Raymond N. Mertzig

Raymond N. Mertzig, 72, of Kewaskum, passed away on Monday, March 17, 2008, at his home.

He was born on July 30, 1935, in West Bend, the son of the late Oliver and Leona (Mueller) Mertzig, and on Nov. 11, 1961, he was united in marriage to Betty Mae Kober at St. Lucas Evangel-ical Lutheran Church in Kewas-kum.

Ray proudly served his country in the U. S. Army.

He was employed by the West Bend Co., retiring after 38 years of service and was a member of its 25-Year Club.

He was a member of St. Lucas Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kewaskum, the Kewaskum Lions Club and the Fillmore Historical Society.

Ray will fondly be remembered for his love of sports, by his participation in sports in his younger years and his attendance at every game a relative played in from grade school through high school.

He also enjoyed refereeing at St. Lucas and high school boys and girls basketball games.

Ray was inducted into the Land O Lakes Hall of Fame, was a member of the Old Timers Baseball Association and a member of the Barton Baseball team for 19 years.

Ray was an avid Brewers, Packers and Marquette fan and enjoyed bowling and golfing.

He will be deeply missed by his wife, his family and by all who knew him.

Survivors include his loving wife of 46 years, Betty; two children, John (Tina) Mertzig of Kewaskum and Rhonda (Tim-othy) Zimdahl of Campbellsport; five grandchildren, Sarah (Erik) Peterson, Wendy and Angel Zimdahl, Faith and Raymond Mertzig; a great-grandson, Liam Peterson; a brother, Dave (Helen) Mertzig of West Bend; a sister, Roseann (Donald) Clark of West Bend; a brother-in-law, William (Beverly) Kober of Kewaskum; a sister-in-law, Bernice (Norman) Krueger of West Bend; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.

Ray was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Julie Zimdahl.

Funeral services for Ray will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 21, at St. Lucas Evangeli-cal Lutheran Church in Kewas-kum.

Rev. Timothy Henning will officiate and burial, with military graveside rites, will follow in Lutheran Memorial Park in Kewaskum.

Relatives and friends may call on Thursday at the Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum from 4 until 8 p.m., and at the church on Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of services.

Additional information and guest book may be found at www.millermartinfh.com.