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Meredith B. Halter, 99, Melbourne

Meredith B. Halter, age 99, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 30, under the care of Iowa River Hospice. Meredith Nicholson was born in Marshalltown, Iowa to Letha Hulin and Ralph Nicholson. She graduated from Marshalltown High School in 1940. She married Lawrence(Jiggs) Halter on March 21, 1942 in San Luis Obispo, California. They lived on the family farm near Rhodes until 1980 when they moved to Melbourne. Meredith is survived by her children, Jim(Sam) and Jerry(Sandy), 6 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 4 step great-grandchildren and 2 step great-great grandchildren, a sister Karen Crumly, brother-in-law Merrill Halter(Joline) and sister-in-law Alice Nicholson. She was preceded in death by her husband Jiggs in 1999, her son Tom and her grandson Jared. Per Meredith’s request, there will be a private burial at a later date. The family wishes to thank the staff at Glenwood Place for their loving care for the last six years. We would also like to thank the staff at Iowa River Hospice for the excellent care they provided at the end of her life. Memorials may be directed to either the Melbourne Public Library or Iowa River Hospice.

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