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Ralph Mertz Obituary

Ralph H. Mertz
Ralph H. Mertz

April 2, 1918 - May 23, 2018
Born in Corunna, Indiana
Resided in Knoxville, Tennessee
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Ralph H. Mertz age 100, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Ben Atchley State Veterans Home. He was a member and elder at First Lutheran Church for over 60 years. Ralph was a retired Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army serving in WWII and the Korean and Vietnam conflicts.

Preceded in death by parents, Edward J. and Lillian Mertz; brothers, Lloyd Mertz, Lester Mertz and Robert Mertz.

Survivors: wife of 73 years, Dorothy Mertz, sons and daughters-in-law, Keith R. and Janie Mertz, David A. and Linda E. Mertz; daughter and son-in-law, Carol Ann and Richard P. Jones; grandson and wife, Christopher A. and Cristin Mertz; granddaughter and husband, Emily L. and Josh Stephens; great-grandchildren, Bailey, Anniston, Sydney, Keeton, Levi and Paisley.

Family will receive friends 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Stevens Mortuary followed by a 7:00 p.m. memorial service with Pastor Floyd Smithey officiating. Family and friends will meet at 11:15 a.m. Monday, June 4, 2018 at East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery on John Sevier HWY for an 11:30 a.m. inurnment service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church, 1207 Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917.




Stevens Mortuary
1304 Oglewood Avenue
Knoxville, TN US 37917
Thursday, May 31, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Stevens Mortuary
1304 Oglewood Avenue
Knoxville, TN US 37917
Thursday, May 31, 2018
7:00 PM
East TN Veterans Cemetery (New)
2200 E. Gov. John Sevier Highway
Knoxville, TN US 37920
Monday, June 4, 2018
11:30 AM



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