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Dale J. Mehrtens

October 15, 1931 — January 2, 2021


Dale J. Mehrtens, 89, of Columbia, IL, formerly of Valmeyer, died January 2, 2021, in Columbia, IL. He was born October 15, 1931, in Valmeyer, IL.

He is survived by his children Denise (Joseph) Leiteritz, Dana (Roger) Sherman, Brian (Robyn) Mehrtens, Suzy (Dennis) Homrighausen, Cindy (Scott) Roever; grandchildren Jacob Zollner, Klaire (Patrick) Schatz, Blaise Arriaga, Kristi, Kyle, and Kory Sherman, Annette (Jon Stone) Glotfelty, Elijah (Ivy) Mehrtens, Isaiah (Anna) Mehrtens, Josiah Mehrtens, Ryan Homrighausen, Samuel, Madeline, and Lillian Roever; sister Shirley (Donald) Mehrmann; sister-in-law Elizabeth Mehrtens; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

Dale is preceded in death by his wife Wilma R. Mehrtens (nee Stilts); parents Emil A. & Emma K. (nee Kruse) Mehrtens; sisters Delphine (Gilbert) Pape, and Esther (Roland) Schmidt; brother Gene Mehrtens; and sister-in-law Verna Mehrtens.

He was a lifelong farmer, founded Mehrtens Crop Insurance Agency with his late wife (Wilma), member of Immaculate Conception Church in Columbia, IL, Knights of Columbus (68 years), founding member of Valmeyer Knights of Columbus, lifetime Farm Bureau  member, charter member Maeystown Sportsman's Club, former Valmeyer School Board member, Republican Precinct Committeeman, former Commissioner for Columbia Levee District, lifelong Kloepper player and St. Louis Cardinals fan.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Immaculate Conception Church - Columbia
St. Mary Church - Valmeyer
or Alzheimer's Association

Visitation:
9:30 AM until time of Mass Friday, January 8, 2021 at Immaculate Conception Church
  
Funeral Mass:
11 AM Friday, January 8, 2021 at Immaculate Conception Church in Columbia, IL
Msgr. Carl Scherrer officiating
Interment at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Columbia, IL
 

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Visitation

Friday, January 8, 2021

9:30 - 10:50am (Central time)

SS Peter and Paul Church

204 W Mill St, Waterloo, IL 62298

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Funeral Mass

Friday, January 8, 2021

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

Immaculate Conception Church

411 Palmer Rd, Columbia, IL 62236

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