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Funeral Service

Fults Church
Tuesday August 14th, 2018

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Merle A. "Butch" Mehrtens

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


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So sorry for the loss of your father. Jim and I will keep you and your family in our prayers.

Jim and Susie Jenkins Aug 14 2018 12:00 AM

Arline and Brenda, my heart goes out to you at this very sad time and so sorry that we are unable to attend the Wake or the funeral. Tonight, we will be attending another Wake in Fairview Heights of a dear close classmate of mine,
Anne Perry and tomorrow I will be having surgery at SLU at 9:30. However, want you to know that our thoughts and prayers will be with you and please accept our sincere sympathy.

Bill and Mary Jean Westerheide Aug 13 2018 12:00 AM

An A GARDEN PATH was sent on August 12, 2018

Sending our heartfelt condolences to your family. Love Heidi and George Grumley

Expression of Sympathy Aug 12 2018 12:00 AM

A GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent on August 11, 2018

You will be so greatly missed by all who loved you. Uncle Merle, you were always our favorite uncle, we enjoyed the time spent with you in your garage and in the welding shop. Love, Alvina's children and families.

Expression of Sympathy Aug 11 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Merle Mehrtens

Dawn Vogf Aug 11 2018 12:00 AM

So many great memories of times spent in Fults. Forever in my heart!

Patti Sensel Brandt Aug 11 2018 12:00 AM