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Arlene Mertel

May 8, 1926 February 5, 2020
Arlene Mertel
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Obituary for Arlene Mertel

Arlene G. (Lyle) Mertel, 93, of Oglesby, passed away Wednesday, February 05, 2020 at Heritage Health, Peru.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the Prey-Mueller Funeral Home, Oglesby with Rev. Betty Delgado, pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ, LaSalle officiating. Burial will follow in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, LaSalle. Visitation will be held 9:00 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Mertel was born May 8, 1926 in Ottawa to Earl and Grace (Emrich) Lyle. She married Melvin H. Mertel on February 14, 1944 in Ottawa. Arlene and her husband were farmers, owned a corn shelling business and were owner/operators of Mertel Trucking for 30 years. Mrs. Mertel was the first female in LaSalle County to receive her chauffeur’s license. She enjoyed gardening, crafting, playing cards and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was also a lifetime member of the Midwest Trucker Association and a member of the Antique Car Club.

She is survived by her children, Nancy (Joe) Bernardoni of Utica, Kathy Koscielski of Oglesby and Charlene Heider of Peru; 13 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Melvin; a daughter, Barbara Sarver; a son, Henry Mertel; three sons-in-law, Art Sarver, Ed Koscielski and Ron Heider; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Mertel; three brothers and one sister.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Steve and Kevin Sarver, Lonnie Bernardoni, William and Joseph Michael, James and Melvin Mertel and Michael Heider. Honorary Pallbearers will be her granddaughters, Lori Herrling, LeeAnn Talty, Melissa Baize, Amber Heider and Angela Templeton.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the donor’s choice.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

8

Feb

9:00 AM 2/8/2020 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 2/8/2020 11:00:00 AM
Prey-Mueller Funeral Home, Oglesby

231 West Walnut Street
Oglesby, IL 61348

Prey-Mueller Funeral Home, Oglesby
231 West Walnut Street Oglesby 61348 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

8

Feb

11:00 AM 2/8/2020 11:00:00 AM
Prey-Mueller Funeral Home, Oglesby

231 West Walnut Street
Oglesby, IL 61348

Prey-Mueller Funeral Home, Oglesby
231 West Walnut Street Oglesby 61348 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Vincent's Cemetery Final Resting Place

371 N. 2979th Rd.
LaSalle, IL 61301

371 N. 2979th Rd. LaSalle 61301 IL
United States
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