May 29, 2013


Allyson Merry, 18, died Friday, May 24, 2013, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Grimes.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 31, at Assumption Catholic Church in Granger. Burial will be at Beaver Catholic Cemetery near Granger.

Allyson was born in Petrozavodsk, Russia, on April 26, 1995. She was adopted and arrived in the United States on Jan. 21, 2006. Allyson lived with her family in Granger and attended Assumption Grade School and was a junior at Dowling Catholic High School where she participated in cross country.

Allyson is survived by her parents, Dan and Janet Merry, and her brother, Ian, all of Granger; her brother, Dane (Megan) Merry of Omaha, Neb.; and her grandparents, Shirley Merry of Waterloo, and Richard and Lenore Fiedler of Scranton; 22 aunts and uncles, and 36 first cousins.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Assumption Catholic Church in Granger where a vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Assumption Catholic Church in care of Allyson Merry Scholarship Fund. Online condolences will be welcomed at