In loving memory of

Merle 'Bud' F. Hartsock
June 3, 1929 - July 23, 2021

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Merle F. 'Bud' Hartsock, 92, passed away on Friday, July 23, 2021, at his home.

In honoring his wishes, there will be no visitation or service. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online Condolences:
Bud was born on June 3, 1929, in Wapello, the son of Harold and Carol Beckey Hartsock. He married Shirley Mahaffey. She preceded him in death. He later married Belva Bishop.

He retired from Kent Feeds after 43 years of service.

He will be deeply missed by his wife, Belva Hartsock; son, Michael (Terry) Hartsock; daughter, Susan (Howard) Haynes; three step sons, 'Beaver' (Lisa), Bishop, Jerry (Penny) Bishop, and Brian (Shirley) Bishop; two step daughters Cheryl Bishop and Susan (Chuck) Campbell; two grandchildren; three great grandchildren; 12 step grandchildren; 30 step great grandchildren; two step great great grandchildren; two brothers, Wilbur Hartsock and Robert 'Bob' Jordan; two sisters, Donna Hayes and Carol Ann.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; brother, Gene Hartsock; and step daughter, Lisa Kay Bishop.


Grace Mathias-Quigley wrote on Jul 27, 2021:

"So sorry for your loss Belva and family."

sandra thomas wrote on Jul 26, 2021:

"Belva, we are so sorry for your loss. He was a sweetheart. Dorothy Wetzel and girls"

Kathleen ( Barry) Marshall wrote on Jul 26, 2021:

"Belva and family, We were so sorry to read of your hubby's passing. Ron remembers him well from working at Kent Feeds. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. May your memories bring you comfort. In sympathy, Ron and Kathy ( Barry) Marshall"