Merle A. "Butch" Mehrtens, 93, of Waterloo, IL, died August 11, 2018, in Waterloo, IL. He was born November 3, 1924, in Maeystown, IL.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years (married in 1949), Arline L. Mehrtens nee Luhr; daughters Brenda & Don Wetters & Barbara & Steve Stapczynski; grandchildren Kyle (Molly) Wetters, Nathan (Cara) Wetters, Kindra (Bret) Hughes, Noah (Courtney) Wetters, Colin (Jenna) Stapczynski, & Jeremy (Hannah) Stapczynski; great-grandchildren Everett & Marie Wetters, Wynn Wetters, Lucas & Hunter Hughes, Natalie & Payton Wetters,& Charlie Stapczynski; sister-in-law Dororthy Pieper; nieces; nephews; cousins; and god children.
He is preceded in death by his parents Walter & Blanche (nee Vogt) Mehrtens and sister Alvina Faust.
Merle was a WWII Army Veteran, member of the Waterloo VFW Post 6504, Renault American Legion Post 1215, St. Paul UCC - Waterloo, former owner/operator of Mehrtens Garage - Fults, and started Fults Baseball Team & played baseball for many years, Butch was inducted into the Mon Clair Baseball league Hall of Fame in 2003.
As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
St. John's Cemetery - Fults
4 PM to 8 PM Monday, August 13, 2018 at Quernheim Funeral Home
9 AM until time of service Tuesday Fults Church
10 AM Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Fults Church in Fults, IL
Pastor R.J. Morgan officiating
Interment at St. John Cemetery in Fults, IL