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Gary L. Mehrtens

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

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We express our sympathy to the family. I was a second cousin to Gary but did not know him very much his dad and my dad Raymond Mehrtens were cousins. Wills and Doris (Mehrtens) Steiger

Doris Steiger May 9 2021 12:00 AM

To my big brother. My heart breaks that you have left us so soon. But, I know you were tired and you fought such a gallant fight. I pray that you rest in the arms of Jesus and that you were greeted by so many that love you when you reached the gates of heaven. My world will be much smaller without you in it. I'll miss you like crazy, but will see you again one day. Rest in peace my sweet and precious big brother. You are loved.

Lisa Tinsley May 5 2021 12:00 AM