OBITUARY

Robert Eugene Mertens

January 2, 1933November 22, 2019
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Robert Eugene Mertens, 86 of West Melbourne passed on Friday, November 22, 2019. He was born in Plattsburgh, New York on January 2, 1933 the son of William Frederick Mertens and Estelle Ruby Wright Mertens.

Robert honorably served his country with the United States Air Force and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. After his military retirement he worked as an electrical engineer with Harris Corporation. Robert also was active in the Masonic Lodge for many years. He was also a diehard Atlanta Braves fan.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years Dorothy Mertens, his sons Eric (Lisa) Mertens, Joshua Mertens, Robert Mertens and Daryl (Phyllis) Mertens, his daughter, Brenda (Don) Stephenson, and six grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his son, Scott Mertens and his grandson Craig Mertens. Robert will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

There will be a visitation held on Friday, November 29 from 5-7pm at Fountainhead Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 10am on Saturday, November 30 at Fountainhead Funeral Home with entombment following at Fountainhead Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made in Robert’s honor to: the Wounded Warrior Project at https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate or the Gary Sinise Foundation at https://www.garysinisefoundation.org/donate/

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be left at http://www.fountainheadfuneralhome.com. For the Mertens family.

  • FAMILY

  • William Frederick Mertens, Father (deceased)
  • Estelle Ruby Wright Mertens, Mother (deceased)
  • Dorothy Mertens, Loving Wife of 65 Years
  • Eric (Lisa) Mertens, Son
  • Joshua Mertens, Son
  • Robert Mertens, Son
  • Daryl (Phyllis) Mertens, Son
  • Brenda (Don) Stephenson, Daughter
  • Scott Mertens, Son (deceased)
  • Craig Mertens, Grandson (deceased)

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 29, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 30, 2019

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Phyllis Mertens

November 29, 2019

Phyllis Mertens

November 29, 2019

Joe Wagner

November 28, 2019

Aunt Joan and family. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Rest In Peace uncle Bob. Love Joe, Deb and family

Jackie Barrett

November 28, 2019

We first met Bob and Joan through work when they were in the UK some 25 years ago and became firm friends from then on.

We spent many happy vacations over in Florida and Bob always made us feel part of the family.

We were fortunate to be able to come and see Bob earlier this year and will miss him greatly.

We have included a photo of Bob and Joan taken when we met up on vacation in Las Vegas some 15 years ago.

Our thoughts are with Joan and all of the family at this time.

RIP Bob


Dorrie Luncsford-Mays

November 28, 2019

I'm grateful that I had the opportunity to meet Bob. Prayers of peace and comfort for the family during this difficult time.

Sarah Luncsford-Mays

November 28, 2019

It was a joy and an honor knowing Bob. I can't even begin to list all of the great memories I have spending time with your family. Prayers and love for the family during this difficult time. RIP Bob.

lisa mertens

November 28, 2019

Pop, thank you for accepting me into your family with open arms. You always made me feel welcomed and have given me so many wonderful, heart felt memories. I love you as my own dad. I will miss you greatly, as will all the people that got the luck to meet and know you. Keep Craig and Scott smiling. Until we meet again. Always in my heart. Love you.

Richard Brumley

November 27, 2019

Please accept my heartfelt condolences, words cannot begin to express the sadness you are feeling right now, but I wish you to know I am praying for you to get through this. God Bless you and your family and may the soul of Robert rest in everlasting peace of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, Amen

Friend of Don Wagner and Family,
Dick Brumley

John Wagner

November 27, 2019

Thoughts and prayers to the Entire Family,,Rest in peace Uncle Bob,,To many great many memories to list..

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