Peter C. Mertens

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Peter Charles Mertens, 70, of Ruskin, Fla. and Prairie du Chien, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. 

Peter was born in Kaukauna on Oct. 6, 1950. He owned Mertens Homes, and was a member of the Eagle’s Club, Moose Club, and American Legion in Florida and Wisconsin. His philosophy in life was to work hard so he could play hard. He loved spending time with his family, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, road trips and the outdoors. 

Peter is survived by his wife of 47 years, Ruth Lewis Mertens; children, Christina Heiser (Dan) of Fond du Lac, Tracy O’Neill of Tampa, Fla., Amy Thyne (Alex) of Suamico, Angela Mertens of Oshkosh, and Peter Thomas Mertens (Lisa) of McFarland; grandchildren, Lillian Thyne, and Elliott Thyne; uncle, Ken Mertens of McFarland; dog, Daisy; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, family and friends. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Prairie Rod and Gun Club in Prairie du Chien, to support the Youth Fishing and Hunting Education Program at prairierodandgunclub.org. Expressions of condolence can be made at HopewellFuneral.com.

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