Gary L. Mehrtens, 60, of Waterloo, IL, died May 3, 2021, in St. Louis, MO. He was born July 22, 1960, in Red Bud, IL.
He is survived by his wife Wanda Mehrtens; children Amanda (Michael) Garavaglia, and Gabriele (Nathaniel) Sandknop; grandchildren Sophia and Mia Garavaglia and Bode Sandknop; sister Lisa (Kevin) Tinsley; brothers Andrew and Sherman Alexander; nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents Herbert Mehrtens, Shirley Coffman, and Arlene Mehrtens; sisters Rebecca Morrison and Julie Vaughn.
He was a US Navy Veteran, retired truck driver, loving husband, father, and grandfather.
As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
American Diabetes association or American Heart Association
12 Noon until time of service Sunday, May 9, 2021 at Quernheim Funeral Home
3 PM Sunday, May 9, 2021 at Quernheim Funeral Home in
Pastor Patrick Poole officiating