Jamie K. Mertens
Jamie Kenneth Mertens, 49, passed away suddenly on July 6,
2019. He was born in Fond du Lac on September 12, 1969 to Kenneth and Sandra
Abler Mertens. He attended CPES and graduated from New Holstein High School in
1988. Jamie earned a civil engineering degree at Moraine Park Technical
Jamie married Stacey Loehr, the love of his life, on
September 20, 1997 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Mount Calvary.
He was employed at J.F. Ahern for 29 years.
Jamie loved grilling and cooking. He was a fan of many
sports including baseball, softball, hockey, golf and football.
Jamie loved people. He enjoyed being anywhere there were
people. Many knew him as “Papa Mert” or “Mert.” Growing up, Jamie coached his
boys in all their sports and activities. The kids he coached, the people he met
and the friends he gained through his life, all became his family. He loved his
family with all his heart.
Jamie had a tremendous zest for life that impacted everyone
around him. He loved completely and deeply. Whether you knew Jamie for five
minutes or five years, you gained a friend. Jamie’s smile was infectious and
his hugs were full and warm. He breathed belief into others if they needed a
word of encouragement and celebrated life with others when there was any fun to
be had. Jamie lived every part of his life as full as he possibly could. He was
one-of-a-kind and will be deeply missed.
Jamie is survived by his wife, Stacey; sons, Logan (Brianna
Basolo) and Kaine (Sydney Lavey); parents, Kenneth and Sandra; sister, Jody
(Bob) Heus and their children, Taylor, Carson and Owen and parents-in-law,
Charles and Sheila Loehr and sister-in-law, Bridget (Erik) Voge and their
daughters, Adeline and Georgia. He was preceded in death by his grandparents,
Leander and Alfrieda Abler and Norman and Lyola Mertens and a nephew, Robert
Visitation: Jamie’s family invites relatives and friends for
a time of visitation at Zacherl Funeral Home, 875 E. Division Street, Fond du
Lac, on Friday, July 12th from 3:00 to 7:00 PM and again at St.
Isidore, the Farmer, Catholic Church, 308 Calvary Street, Mount Calvary on
Saturday, July 13th from 9:00 to 10:45 AM.
Service: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at
11:00 AM at the church. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery.
In keeping with Jamie’s spirit, the family will be providing
flowers, memorials be made in Jamie’s name to Mount Calvary Athletic Club for a
special project, New Holstein High School Baseball Program or St. Mary’s
Springs Ledger Hockey.
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