OTHO - James Mernka, 86, of Otho, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home in Fort Dodge. Service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the Gunderson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Richard Laird pastor of the Otho United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Otho Cemetery with military honors conducted by the VFW Post #1856 and the Iowa Army National Guard Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Friday at the Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Fort Dodge.