Merlin Kaeberle

Merlin LeMoyne Kaeberle entered this world on September 20, 1928 on a small farm outside Vermillion, South Dakota. His parents were Walter Sherman and Margaret Catherine (Hansen) Kaeberle. They were caring parents that nurtured him through early years and provided gracious support during their lifetime. Merlin passed away in Ames, Iowa at the age of 94.

Merlin attended rural District #21 elementary school, Vermillion High School, and the University of South Dakota, where he received a BA degree. He received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado A and M University in 1954. Following a one-year internship at Kansas State University, he served in the Epidemic Intelligence Service of the US Public Health Service for two years. A Doctorate program of study at the University of Illinois led to an appointment to the faculty at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University in 1960. He continued as a member of that faculty as a Veterinarian immunologist-microbiologist for 41 years.