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In Loving Memory

Mertz, Gerald E.

Mertz, Gerald E., 76, passed away on Saturday April 27, 2024. Born in St. Louis on June 14, 1947 to John J. and Helen C. (nee L’Hote) Mertz. Beloved husband of the late Kathryn D. Mertz (nee Apenbrinck) for 49 years of marriage. Dear brother of Joan (Stan) Mengwasser, Helen “Susie” (Gregg) Stewart, Tom (Mary) Mertz and the late John (survived by Mary) Mertz, Mary Ann (Roger) Otto, Bill (survived by Julie) Mertz, Bob Mertz and Eddie Mertz. Dear brother-in-law of Lillian “Sis” (the late Don) Chandler, Janet (the late Joe) Oshea, Bob (Linda) Apenbrinck, Carol “Tudy” (the late Dennis) Wadlow, Dottie Barresi and the late Jim (Mary) Apenbrinck, Graham “Duke” (Gayle) Apenbrinck and Ed (survived by Michelle) Apenbrinck. Our dear uncle, great uncle, cousin and friend.

Gerald “Jerry” served in the U. S. Army from August 1966 until he was honorably discharged in August 1968.

Visitation at Kutis South County Chapel 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd. Wednesday May 1, 9:30 am until service at 11:30 am. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Diabetes Association, Humane Society of Missouri or A.P.A. appreciated.


3 thoughts on “Mertz, Gerald E.”

  1. “Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there.” – Ray Bradbury

  2. Uncle Jerry was one of a kind and I am proud to have called him my Godfather. I’ll miss his straightforward approach to life. He always spoke his mind and stood strong with his beliefs. When VHS movies were a thing, he had the largest collection I have ever seen. He would let us kids play on his pool table in the basement as long as we didn’t scratch the felt! I’ll miss your humor, cut off sleeves, and loud laugh. Love you!


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