Richard K. Mertz
April 01, 1946 - March 01, 2020
Birthplace: Logan, Iowa
Resided In: Red Oak, Iowa

Visitation 3/5/2020
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Service 3/6/2020
Logan Christian Church
Burial 3/6/2020
Harris Grove Cemetery

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Richard Kent “Dick” Mertz, age 73, of Red Oak, Iowa, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2020 at the Red Oak Rehab and Care Center. Dick was born April 1, 1946 in Logan, Iowa the son of Richard O. and Evelyn (Salts) Mertz. He was raised in Logan graduating from Logan High School in 1964. Dick was united in marriage to Linda Dunn on October 8, 1967 in Logan, Iowa. Three children were born to this union: De Anne, Diana, and Doug. He started driving a stock truck then drove a Standard Oil Tank Wagon. Later he worked as a Logan city cop and then the city of Logan. Eventually the family moved to Red Oak, Iowa, and Dick continued driving truck for a career of 44 plus years. His last job was with Atlantic Carriers. He truly loved the road and trucking. Dick also enjoyed camping, fishing, dirt track racing, playing cards and spending time with family, the grandchildren, and his friends. Family gatherings and the holidays were Dick’s favorite times.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his in-laws: Robert L. and Corrine Dunn; his daughter: De Anne Schaaf; sister-in-law: Jane Ann Sprinkle; brother-in-law: Robert Lynn Dunn; and nephew: Trevore Dunn. Survivors include his wife: Linda Mertz of Red Oak; daughter: Diana Jacobsen and husband Dallas of Peterson, IA; son: Doug Mertz and fiancée Heather Avila of Corning, IA; son-in-law: Jeff Schaaf of Griswold, IA; grandchildren: Colton and Caleb Schaaf of Griswold, IA; Tielar and Tristan Jacobsen of Blair, NE; and McKenna and Tanner Mertz of Red Oak, IA; sister: Marilyn Burnett of Missouri Valley, IA; sister-in-law: Daleth Greer of LaVista, NE; and many other relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

Funeral services will be held 2 PM Friday, March 6, 2020 at the Logan Christian Church in Logan, Iowa. Burial will be in the Harris Grove Cemetery near Logan, Iowa. Visitation with the family will be held 3-8 PM, Thursday, March 5, 2020 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel in Red Oak. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the family.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

 


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