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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.

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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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