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Fred C Mertz

June 27, 1940 - June 10, 2018

Service Date: June 18, 2018


Fred C. Mertz, 77, of Belleville, Illinois, born Thursday, June 27, 1940, in East Saint Louis, IL, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018 at his residence.

Fred worked as an Engineering Project Manager for Ralston Purina. He was a member of  the Belleville Gear Jammers, Southern Illinois Street Rod Association, and Quail Club.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Parents
  • Uncle and Aunt: Al and Bernice McCulley

Surviving are his:

  • Wife: Caroline, nee Vining, Mertz of Belleville, IL
  • 3 Children
    • Tom Mertz of Saint Louis, MO
    • Kris (Gary) Elliott of Godfrey, IL
    • Kerri Mertz-Smith of Fairview Heights, IL
    • 5 Grandchildren
      • Taylor
      • Cody
      • Nicholas
      • Olivia
      • Ethan

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society.

Visitation:  Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Monday, June 18, 2018 at Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Service: Private interment will be held.