A graveside service will be held at 11:30am on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at St. Bernard's Catholic Cemetery in Thorp, WI.
MARK J. MERTENS, age 54, of Owen, WI, passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at his home. A graveside service will be held at 11:30am on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at St. Bernard's Catholic Cemetery, in Thorp, WI, with Rev. Baskaran Sandhiyagu officiating.
Mark Joseph Mertens was born on March 20, 1965 in Chippewa Falls, WI, the son of Francis O. and Helen H. (Howe) Mertens. He was raised on the family farm and received his education at Thorp area schools. After completing his education, Mark worked on the family farm with his brother, Francis, until the farm was sold in 1997. Afterwards, Mark moved to Owen where he resided until his death.
He had many interests, but especially enjoyed his tractor, his dog Princess, and hanging out with his friends.
Mark is survived by one sister: Becky Noble of Neenah; 3 brothers: Doug Mertens of Wisconsin, Joe (Joann) Mertens of Stetsonville, Todd Mertens of Sioux Falls, SD; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Francis R. Mertens, Jr.