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Mervin LeRoy Hanscam


September 25, 2019

July 31, 1924 - September 19, 2019

Mervin LeRoy Hanscam, 95, of Sweet Home passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019.

He was born on July 31, 1924 in Fort Dick, Calif, to Elmer E. and Viola E. (Anderson) Hanscam. He was the youngest child of two daughters and four boys. Mervin was born in Fort Dick, but when he was 3 months old his parents moved the family to Brookings-Harbor, where they purchased a General Merchandise Store.

He grew up working in the store, except to go to school and play sports.

Mervin graduated from Brookings High School in 1942. He was a good student and received an app...

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