OBITUARY

Frank John Mehrtens

October 3, 1928January 16, 2021
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Frank John Mehrtens, 92, passed away on January 16, 2021.

Mr. Mehrtens was born in New York and retired as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy. He was preceded in death by his brother Albert and a son Frank.

Survivors include his loving wife of sixty-six years Barbara J. Mehrtens, three children; John Mehrtens and wife Cindy, Michael Mehrtens, Donna Mehrtens Norvell and husband Mark; brother Fred Mehrtens and a sister Patricia King and husband George King; four grandchildren, David Mehrtens and wife Alysson, Matthew Mehrtens and wife Colleen, Kansas Norvell, Mark T. Norvell and wife Victoria.

A Celebration of Life will be celebrated on Friday, January 22, 2021, 5:00 p.m. at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home.

A graveside service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery, Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 11:00.

Friends may offer condolences at www.kellumfuneralhome.com

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Graveside Service

Arlington National Cemetery


Arlington, Virginia

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George/Patricia King

January 23, 2021

Will miss Frank, he was like a brother and deeply miss him in our lives. words can’t put in our sorrow that he passed away. Im sure he’s with the angels now. Love

Tim and Sallie Mehrtens

January 22, 2021

One of my fondest memories with Uncle Frank was going out to dinner with the whole family to an ocean front seafood restaurant. Being a picky eater, I don’t know how he did it, Frank encouraged me to try shrimp for the first time. Frank’s encouraging tone and friendly demeanor had a big influence on all of us. We always enjoyed stories of his childhood and the Navy. I can’t help but think that our daughter’s Navy career track was somehow influenced by Uncle Frank’s wonderful stories that we have shared through the years. It is remarkable how a man like Uncle Frank has had such a positive lasting impact on our whole family. Fran remembers her first time away from home visiting with Uncle Frank and Aunt Bobby often seeing the delightful similarities between brothers. His memory will live on through these stories and in our hearts.
Virtual hugs to Aunt Bobby and the whole family, Uncle Frank will be missed.
With love, Tim, Sallie, Fran, Zach and Izzie

Joyce Wall

January 20, 2021

Mehrtens Family,

I am so sorry for your loss.
Praying you will find peace and strength in precious memories.
God bless!

With love from,

Joyce Wall

Mary Mehrtens-West

January 19, 2021

Where do I begin to share the enormous impact my Uncle Frank had on my life and the lives of others! Thank you Uncle Frank for believing in me! Uncle Frank was an encourager and friend, not just my Uncle. Uncle Frank was a great father, husband, an officer and a gentleman.

Uncle Frank, rest assured that I will call my Dad at 7:30am daily, not because I can share the wisdom and fun facts that you shared with him on a daily basis :) but, I will attempt to fill a void where pain will remain with you gone from this life on earth!

Roy, Will, Nina and I will always be here for your family so, no need to worry they will be safe.

Please look after all of us from heaven - we need your love and an occasional good word with the big man upstairs!

With gratitude and love,
Mary

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Frank John Mehrtens October 3,1928 - January 16, 2021

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Frank and Mom

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C-School Graduate

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Frank as a young adult

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July 2, 1955

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Mert and Bobbie Newlyweds

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Frank John Mehrtens October 3,1928 - January 16, 2021

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Frank and Mom

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C-School Graduate

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Frank as a young adult

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July 2, 1955

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Mert and Bobbie Newlyweds

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Frank and baby

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August 1961

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1962

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April 1964

Biography

Frank John Mehrtens, 92, passed away on January 16, 2021.

Mr. Mehrtens was born in New York and retired as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy. He was preceded in death by his brother Albert and a son Frank.

Survivors include his loving wife of sixty-six years Barbara J. Mehrtens, three children; John Mehrtens and wife Cindy, Michael Mehrtens, Donna Mehrtens Norvell and husband Mark; brother Fred Mehrtens and a sister Patricia King and husband George King; four grandchildren, David Mehrtens and wife Alysson, Matthew Mehrtens and wife Colleen, Kansas Norvell, Mark T. Norvell and wife Victoria.

A Celebration of Life will be celebrated on Friday, January 22, 2021, 5:00 p.m. at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home. Interment will be at a future date at Arlington National Cemetery.

Friends may offer condolences at www.kellumfuneralhome.com