Merle T. Dowell, 93 year-old resident of Long Prairie, MN passed away Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Valley View Estates Assisted Living in Long Prairie. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at the Swanville Bible Church in Swanville, MN with Rev. David Packo officiating. Burial will take place in the Moses Dane Cemetery in Burtrum, MN. Friends may call from 4-7 P.M. on Tuesday and from 10-11 A.M. on Wednesday at the Swanville Bible Church in Swanville, MN. Funeral arrangements are with the Shelley-Gibson Funeral Chapel in Swanville, MN.