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OBITUARY: Louise M. Mertens

Louise M. Mertens, age 102, formerly of Sherwood, passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at St. Paul Home in Kaukauna.

Louise was born on January 11, 1916 daughter of the late Henry and Kathrine (Koskubar) Sharenbroch.  She married Jacob Mertens on August 31, 1940 and they lived their entire married lives in Sherwood.  She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sherwood, loved playing cribbage and doing puzzles and was an avid walker.

Louise is survived by her son, Gary (Mary) Mertens, six grandchildren, Tammy Baugh, Kristy (Bill) Kennedy, Randy (special friend Sheri) Mertens, Danny (Jennifer) Mertens, Rockie (Amy) Sampson, Tiffany (Jon) Fenlon; six great-grandchildren, Megan and Ian Kennedy, Taleah Mertens, Jake (Jenny)  Sampson, Levi (special friend Hannah) Sampson and Carter Fenlon.  Louise is also survived by a sister, Roselin (Wilmer) Geary, many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathleen, 6 brothers and 4 sisters-in-law, 5 sisters and brothers-in-law, and many in laws from Jacob’s family.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 14, 2018 at St. John-Sacred Heart Catholic Church, N369 Military Rd., Sherwood with Fr. Michael Betley officiating.  Visitation will be at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services.  Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.  A memorial is being established.  For online condolences please visit:

The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at St. Paul Home and also to Dr. Johnson for all the loving care they gave to Louise.


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