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 Melvin Arnold Mertlich

Melvin Arnold Mertlich

Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 26 Jun 1997 (aged 79)
Clearfield, Davis County, Utah, USA
Burial Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA
Plot 25-4-D-7
Memorial ID 135878 · View Source
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Obituary - Melvin Arnold Mertlich, 79, passed away Thursday, June 26, 1997 at his home from complications due to cancer.

He was born June 4, 1918, to Matthias A. and Johanna Schrader Mertlich in Salt Lake City, Utah. He married Ardella Waite, Aug. 17, 1948 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She passed away June 20, 1991. He was raised in Salt Lake City. He lived in California, Nevada, Woods Cross, and for the last 40 years in Clearfield. He graduated from West High, attended LDS Business College in Salt Lake. He owned and operated a family shoe store in Clearfield, "Melvin Shoes" for 27 years, and later on an RV campground in Kaysville.

He served in the California LDS Mission from 1942-1944. He served in World War II, China Theater Replacement Service and Special Services and was a chaplain in the U.S. Army. He was an active member of the LDS Church, serving in its various capacities. He was also a temple ordinance worker, with his wife, in the Ogden LDS Temple. He will always be remembered for his deep love of family, always wanting what was best for them. He had a strong belief in God, a great love for his country and freedom and an uplifting sense of humor.

He, as well as the family, was appreciative of all the doctors that gave him care. They were especially grateful to Dr. Cleo E. Dymott, who gave him special attention and care, also the Columbia Ogden Regional Medical Center Nurses and CNS Hospice for their support.

Surviving are his two sons and two daughters, M. Ross and Julie Mertlich, Roy; Kent D. and Sherilynn Mertlich, Layton; JoAnn and Michael Lyon, Salt Lake; Shawna and Bradley Anderson, Lehi; 18 grandchildren; a brother, Wilford W. and Lois Mertlich and sister, Eveline and Bill Mchlaclan; sisters-in-law, Ruth and Eva Mertlich; and a brother-in-law, John W. and JoLean Waite; and a very special friend, Mary Behra.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 1, 1997 at 11 a.m. at the Clearfield 3rd Ward Chapel, 231 E. 300 No., with Bishop Rand Eberhard officiating. Friends and family may call Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist's Clearfield Mortuary, 1050 So. State, and at the church on Tuesday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

Interment: Kaysville City Cemetery where military honors will be accorded by the DAV/VFW.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 135878
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Melvin Arnold Mertlich (4 Jun 1918–26 Jun 1997), Find A Grave Memorial no. 135878, citing Kaysville City Cemetery, Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Utah State Historical Society (contributor 4) .