Monday, May 3rd, 2010
Robert A. Mertz, 82, 4050 North Star- Fort Loramie Road, New Weston, died at 11:50 a.m. May 2, 2010, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater.
He was born May 14, 1927, in Anna to John and Catherine Behr Mertz. On Feb. 24, 1949, he married Alvera J. Steinbrunner, who survives in Burkettsville.
Surviving are nine daughters, Catherine (John) Holthaus, Sidney, Karen (Charlie Bland) Rosengarten, Covington, Irene (Garold) Rismiller, New Weston, Rose (Bill) Payne, Anna, Marie (Jim) Gengler, Coldwater, Dot (Chris) Dues, Coldwater, Bertha (Jim) Hamberg, Tipp City, Barb (Jerry) Fullenkamp, Coldwater, Nancy (Dan) Rindler, Coldwater; four sons, Donald (Donna) Mertz, Chickasaw, John (Bets) Mertz, St. Henry, Paul (Carrol) Mertz, Fort Recovery, and Joe (Deb) Mertz, St. Henry; a sister, Sr. Mary Adeline Mertz, C.P.P.S. Salem Heights; four brothers, Charles (Alma) Mertz, Sidney, Bernard (Rosetta) Mertz, Botkins, Thomas (Norma) Mertz, Minster, and Patrick (Kim) Mertz, Tacoma, Wash.; a brother-in-law, Herbert Quinter, St. Henry; 46 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a grandchild; two sisters, Theresa Fiely and Margaret Quinter; and an infant brother, John Mertz.
He retired from Werling and Son in Burkettsville and was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Burkettsville and its Holy Name Society.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial is at St. Bernard Cemetery in Burkettsville.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Brockman-Boeckman Funeral Home in Fort Recovery.
Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation or State of the Heart Hospice.
Condolences can be left at www.brockmanboeckmanfh.com.