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“Karen, We are very sorry to learn of the loss of your father. With deepest sympathy. Carl and Judy Cambridge ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Judy Cambridge

“To all of the Wacker family, Sending my sincere sympathies in the loss of Merv. I've got lots of memories of our days at Component Homes. Merv had...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: dorothy greazel lewis - IA

“To Merv and Helen's kids: Your parents were such a fun couple. They always could laugh at whatever happened. They and their marriage were a good...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Lois Bair - Winterset, IA

“Sorry for your loss Merv was a very nice person he was a great inspire r in are Corvair club and had been a great member he will be missed ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: brian Steele - Lisbon, IA


Mervyn C. "Merv" Wacker, 85, died Wednesday, December 9, 2015, having gone home to be reunited with his bride, Helen; whom died earlier this year after nearly 60 years of marriage.

A time celebrating Merv's life will be held from 3 to 6 pm Saturday, December 12, 2015, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. Private interment services will be held at Memory Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Merv's memory to the Iowa City Crisis Center – Food Bank.

Mervyn Charles Wacker was born March 20, 1930, in Davenport, Iowa the son of Paul John Henry and Terry (Ayres) Wacker. He attended schools in Davenport, graduating from Central High School. He was united in marriage to Helen Ruth Havercamp on October 8, 1955, in Davenport. The couple and their family moved to Iowa City in 1970, where Merv worked in sales for Component Homes.

Merv and his wife, Helen loved being together, creating lasting and loving memories between them and their children. Camping was always a part of their summers, along with attending Corvair auto shows, as both he and Helen were members of the Corvair Society of America and the Iowa Corvair Enthusiasts. They enjoyed supporting the Iowa Hawkeyes, but most of all, loved being together as a family, seldom did you see one without the other! Merv has been loved by many and will be missed by those that have had the pleasure and blessing of having him in their lives.

His family includes children, Kimberly D. Wacker of O'Fallon, MO; David C. Wacker of Corpus Christi, TX; Karen W. Tinkey (Bret) of Cedar Rapids; and John R. Wacker (Darla) of Ft. Madison; 3 grandsons, Duane (Leslie), Austin, and Zachary; 3 great-grandsons, Reece, Collin and Wyatt.
Merv was preceded in death by his wife, Helen on July 7, 2015, his parents, Paul and Terry Wacker and sister-in-law, Betty Havercamp.