David John Merringer, 69, of Ottumwa, died at 5:32 p.m. August 2, 2022 at Mercy Iowa City.
He was born May 10, 1953 in Ottumwa, the son of John Kenneth and Pauline M. Lowe Merringer.
A graduate of Ottumwa High School, David had served in the U.S. Navy. He had worked at Hormel, Excel and Cargill through all the changes.
He was a member of New Frontier in Ottumwa and a 25 year member of Central Iowa Vanners.
Surviving are cousins, Mark (Beverly) Merringer of Ottumwa, Jerry (Suzanne) Derby of Ottumwa and John (Chris) Merringer of Cedar Rapids; his aunt, Barbara Merringer of Albia and close friends, Dale (Bonnie) Ritz and Cindy Grant all of Ottumwa.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
His body has been cremated and a celebration of his life will be at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Heartland Humane Society.
Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.