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Dennis Mertz

Dennis Ray "Denny" Mertz Sr.

Wednesday, September 24th, 1941 - Tuesday, July 28th, 2020
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Obituary

Dennis “Denny” Ray Mertz, Sr, 78, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Born in Decatur, Indiana, Denny was the son of the late Raymond and Dorothy Mertz. Denny graduated from Adams Central High School. He worked for General Electric for over 42 years prior to his retirement. Denny also during his working years, worked for the Indiana Auto Auction. Denny enjoyed IU basketball, watching NASCAR on Sundays, going to the casinos, traveling to Florida with his family and being at Hamilton Lake with his children and grandchildren, where he shared his first kiss with the love of his life, Sally McBride whom he then married and enjoyed 57 loving years together. Surviving are his loving wife, Sally Mertz; children, Dennis Mertz, Jr., Darrin (Susan) Mertz, Darcy (Chris Sprow) Dettmer, Dana (Greg) Sistevaris; his 11 grandchildren; Dennis Mertz III, Abbi, Lauren, Madison, Emily, Chase, Spencer, Jacob, Alyssa, Mallory and Anna; Siblings, Bonnie (Don) Walters and Gerry (Marilynn) Simons. Service is 11 am, Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 6606 Maplecrest Road with visitation one hour prior. Visitation also at the church Friday, July 31, 2020 from 4 pm to 8 pm. Memorials may be made to Epiphany Lutheran Church. FairHaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services is handling arrangements.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 31st, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, July 31st, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Epiphany Lutheran Church
    Address
    6606 Maplecrest Rd
    Fort Wayne, Indiana 46835
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, August 1st, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, August 1st, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Epiphany Lutheran Church
    Address
    6606 Maplecrest Rd
    Fort Wayne, Indiana 46835
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Richard Hartman

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LeAnn Helmrich

Posted at 02:23am
I know our families didn't get together often, but when we did I can remember dad and Denny telling stories and always laughing. Sorry for your loss. LeAnn Helmrich
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Keith A. Brown

Posted at 10:55am
With deepest sympathy to Denny's family.
I worked with Denny at the Indiana Auto Auction, those were the best,
I'm so glad I knew him.
God be with you in the days ahead and may your memories of Denny always
bring smiles and joy .
God bless.
Keith Brown

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