Merle Ratliff, 80, of Mason City passed away Saturday, May 22 at his home. He was born on March 3, 1941 to Robert and Bertha Jane (Craig) Ratliff. He married Beverly Nannen on December 10, 1971 in Springfield. Merle is survived by his wife Beverly; one son, Mark (Shanna) Ratliff of Mason City; one daughter, Michele (Mike) McKinney of Mason City; five grandchildren, Isabella, Ava, Madelyn, Drake and Chloe; two great grandchildren, Carter and Cade; and two sisters, Barb (John) Fink of Pekin, and Kate (Gene) Garrett of Springfield. Merle enjoyed spending his mornings at the local coffee shop with his friends. Merle had been a farmer all of his life. A visitation will be held for Merle on Thursday, May 27 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City. A funeral service will be held Friday, May 28 at 10:00 a.m. also at the funeral home. Pastor Abraham Mogerman will officiate. Burial will follow at Mason City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Run. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hurleyfh.com Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City is assisting the family with arrangements.