Jane E. Mertz

July 19, 2017

Jane E. Mertz, 86, longtime Clinton County resident, died at 11:50 p.m. July 19, 2017 at the home of her daughter, in West Lafayette. Born August 10, 1930 in Indianapolis, Ind. to Howard L. & Pearl A. (Michael) Wilson.  She married Gordon R. Mertz on March 26, 1955 in Michigantown Christian Church and he preceded her in death on July 4, 2013.

Mrs. Mertz was a 1948 graduate of Michigantown High School and grew up in Avery, Ind.  A homemaker, she also worked at Peoples Life and Mallory Control. Jane was a member of the Jefferson United Methodist Church, Washington Township Home Ec. Club, Dayton Indiana Mothers Club, Clinton County Rural Youth, and Clinton County Square Dance Club.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 1-3 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home, Frankfort, Ind. The funeral service will begin at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. On Monday, July 24, 2017, family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home and then proceed to Fair Haven Cemetery, Mulberry, for an 11 a.m. graveside committal service. Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County Cancer Fund.

Survived by:

Daughter: Janice E. (Michael) Lasky of West Lafayette, 1 Sister: Nancy (Ed) Fearnow of Frankfort, 2 Brothers: Mike (Shelia) Wilson of Rising Sun, Ind., Bob (Michaelene) Wilson of Texas, 2 Grandsons: Jacob Lasky of West Lafayette and Matthew Lasky of Gilbert, Arizona.

Preceded by:

a sister, Joanne Record.


Leave your Condolences

20 Condolences for “Jane E. Mertz”

  1. Lou Rogers Watkins July 20, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    So many beautiful memories of the Mertz families, my fathers’ cousins. Jane will especially be remembered for her sweet heart and positive friendships. We send much love to all from your Oklahoma family and are so thankful for the two reunions in recent years.

    • Janny July 21, 2017 at 9:34 pm

      Mom’s last big outing was Easter in Stillwater, OK where she ate how many desserts….She ate all the desserts. Lol. She had a delightful time with the family.

  2. Michelle July 20, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    Lasky family you are in our thoughts and prayers . We will definitely miss your mom cheering at Jake’s football games so now we will just have to cheer louder. Love you Tiger mom Michelle & Tiger son Ryan (Grizz)

    • Janny July 21, 2017 at 9:43 pm

      Yes, Mom loved watching our boys, Ryan and Jake, play football. She was in a football pass and catch competition with me 4 years ago. Amazing! Didn’t lose. Didn’t win. She just loved playing!

  3. Michele Rice July 21, 2017 at 10:04 am

    To the family of Howard and Pearl Wilson:
    Lots of fond memories of Aunt Jane, Aunt Joanne… and ALL…
    Thinking of all of you…
    Rusty & Michele (Wilson) Rice

    • Janny July 21, 2017 at 9:50 pm

      Awe Michele, thanks for your very nice thoughts. Yes we did have fond memories. Miss you a bunch.

  4. Bob and Colleen Rogers, Mulvane KS July 21, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    We are sorry to learn of your mother’s passing.

    • Janny July 21, 2017 at 10:37 pm

      Thank you Bob and Colleen. Mom had special family times with you all.

  5. Jerry Bailey July 21, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Sorry for your loss Jannie. She was always great!

    • Janny July 22, 2017 at 12:30 pm

      Thanks Jerry. Good times on the farm and tossing cats on the garage roof. Mom liked the outdoors, not the kitchen. Lol

  6. Shirley Ricker July 23, 2017 at 8:24 am

    I was sorry to read of Jane’s death. We were friends a long time. We first met at Peoples Life where we both worked. Later in life we would see each other mostly at athletic functions at the high school. She was such a kind person. The picture of her and her husband is really a good picture. Shirley Ricker

    • Janny July 23, 2017 at 9:13 am

      I remember that the two of you were friends and you shared some good memories. Basketball was one of them. Thanks for thinking of her. I hope you are doing well.

    • Janny July 23, 2017 at 9:55 am

      Shirley, Mom talked of the good friendship and fun times you had together. And you were both basketball fans! Thanks for your kind words. Hope you are doing well.

  7. Susan Boldt Richey July 23, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Sorry to hear about your mother. I know my parents enjoyed having your mother and father as their neighbors. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Richard E. Moore July 23, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    Dick and Grayce Moore

    With fond memories, love, and prayers from the Jefferson community.

    • Janny July 24, 2017 at 12:05 am

      Thank you Dick and Grayce. The Jefferson community was an important part of Mom and Dad’s life.

  9. Craig Mundell July 25, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Jan, my condolences to you and your family. I always enjoyed talking hoops with your Mother and believe I last saw you two at Ross-Ade a few years ago.

    • Janny July 26, 2017 at 10:12 pm

      Thanks for your thoughts Craig. She loved sports. My uncle said she would have played basketball in college…she was that good. We sang school fight songs at her service. Just last year she was humming the Notre Dame fight song in the mornings. Thanks again!!

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