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Otto Raymond Mertz, 92, town of Trenton,

November 18, 2018

Otto Raymond Mertz, 92, of the town of Trenton, passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018.

Visitation for Otto will be held on Friday, Nov. 23, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. A funeral service will follow at the funeral home at noon with the Rev. Mike Giebink officiating. Burial will take place at Annunciation Catholic Cemetery in town of Trenton.

Otto was born the son of William and Elizabeth (Gernetzke) Mertz on Nov. 11, 1926, in Hustisford. On Nov. 14, 1959, he was united in marriage with Marlene Mielke in Fox Lake. Otto was employed by the Kirsh Foundry in Beaver Dam for 29 years.

Otto loved to garden and fish. He was a mini inventor, and a master “putz-er.” Otto enjoyed spending time with his family the most.

He will be missed by his daughters Nancy Mertz of Beaver Dam and Linda Mertz of Pardeeville; two sisters Mabel Schumacher and Vida Stueber both of Fond du Lac; one brother, Ervin (Ruth) Mertz of West Bend. He is further survived by other nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Otto was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Marlene, in 1998, one infant son, sisters and brothers, Della, Hilda, Iva, Erna, Mae, Lyle and Rohen.

Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family. To make an online condolence or for more information, visit KoepsellFH.com.

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