Wednesday, May 22, 2013 5:23 AM
Kermit Mestad, 89, of Decorah, died Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Wellington Place Nursing Home in Decorah. Funeral services are at 11 a.m., Friday, May 24, at the First Lutheran Church, 604 West Broadway St., Decorah, with Rev. Chad Huebner presiding. Burial is in the Highland Cemetery, rural Decorah. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at the Schluter - Balik Funeral Home, 604 South Avenue, Decorah, and also after 10 a.m. at the church Friday morning. A VFW memorial service is at 6 p.m. Thursday. Military rites at the graveside are by the Helof Holm VFW Chapter No. 1977.