John A. “Mick” Merz, 73 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017 at Anderson Hospital surrounded by his family.
Mick was born on May 8, 1944 in Granite City, Illinois; the son of the late Phillip and Mary (Ortolan) Merz. Mick was a custodian at the Granite City School District for 29 years, retiring in 1997. He was the former business agent for the Custodial Union Local #98 and in his free time he loved to ride his Honda Goldwing Trike. But most of all Mick loved to spend time with his family and will be remembered for his kind heart and all the special times they shared together.
Mick is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Kathy (Lee) Merz, whom he married on December 9, 1967; his son, Tony (Krystal) Merz of Granite City, Illinois; his daughter, Julie (Mike) Mueller of Granite City, Illinois; his grandchildren, Ethan Merz of Granite City, Illinois, Cameron Merz of Granite City, Illinois, Jordan Mueller of Granite City, Illinois, Morgan Mueller of Granite City, Illinois; his brother, Phillip “Butch” (Shirley) Merz; his half brother, Rick (Sharon) Merz; his step-brother, Jim (Pat) Denham.
Friends may call on Sunday, November 26, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Mick’s life, services will be held on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Edward Linhart officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are suggested to Christmas Baskets sponsored by the Custodial Union Local #98.
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