Donald D. Mertz, 73
Dec. 18, 1943
Feb. 6, 2017

Donald D. Mertz, 73Donald D. Mertz, 73, of West Bend, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at the Samaritan Health Center. He was born Dec. 18, 1943, in Hartford and raised by his mother and stepfather, Dorothy and Robert Gibbons. On Oct.

5, 1963, he was united in marriage to Angeline J. Peaine. She preceded him in death on Nov. 1, 1995.

Don worked for Mayflower Moving Co. for a few years. He then worked for 7-UP Bottling Co. for many years before retiring to care for his wife.

Donald is survived by his four children, Corinna (Don) Blecher of Horicon, Lisa (Terry) Finke of Campbellsport, Tammy (special friend Rod) Mertz of West Bend and Cindy (special friend Mike) Mertz of Jackson; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by his siblings, Sharon (John) Feiereisen of West Bend, Robert (Terri) Gibbons of Medford, Gale Gibbons of Cape Coral, Florida, and Luanne Neuy of Adams Friendship, and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Angie; his parents, Dorothy and Robert Gibbons; his daughter, Sueann Marie Mertz; his sister, Linda Gibbons; and many aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend. The family will greet relatives and friends from 1-3:45 p.m.

The Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences are available at