Laddie Eugene Merryfield, 87, formerly of Russell, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, in Lenexa.

He was born Oct. 20, 1931, in Minneapolis to Clyde E. and Virginia C. (Emery) Merryfield. He was a 1949 graduate of Minneapolis High School.

He married Lola Mae Rasmussen on June 1, 1950. She preceded him in death in 2005. He later married Sally Stokes in 2008. He was offered the State Farm Insurance agency in Russell, which he ran for 40 years. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, David Merryfield and Roger Merryfield; two stepsons, Steve Stokesa and Stan Stokes; his grandchildren; his step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nine step-great-grandchildren.

A gathering service will be from1 to 3 p.m Saturday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell; private inurnment of the ashes will be performed at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery Fund, Russell or Good Samaritan Fund—Lakeview Village Foundation in care of the mortuary.