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Dorothy Jane Mertz

November 2, 1923 ~ January 14, 2013 (age 89)
Dorothy Jane Mertz, 89, 367 W. Russell Rd., Sidney, Ohio passed away on Monday, January 14, 2013 at her residence. She was born November 2, 1923 in Piqua, Ohio the daughter of George Frederick and Antonia (Hemsteger) Lange and they preceded her in death. She was a 1941 graduate of Piqua High School, Piqua, Ohio. She was married on November 24, 1949 to Jerome Mertz and he died in 1965. Surviving are two sons, Carl and wife Ginny Mertz of Sidney and Joseph and wife Becky Mertz of Greensboro, North Carolina; three grandchildren, Sarah and husband Andrew Roy of Williams Lake, British Columbia, Bill and wife Chelsea Mertz of Alexandria, Virginia and Jason and wife Sara Mertz of Greensboro, North Carolina; six great-grandchildren, Nora Mertz, Grace Roy, Noah Roy, Mae Roy, Elise Roy and Magdalene Roy. Three brothers, Paul, Richard and Bob Lange and one sister, Rita Hennessey are deceased. Mrs. Mertz was a registered nurse and had worked at Piqua Memorial Hospital, Piqua Manor and Greenville Nursing Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Holy Angels Catholic Church with Rev. Daniel Hess. Burial will be at a later date at Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua. Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home on Friday, January 18, 2013 from 5-7 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Angels Catholic Church, 324 S. Ohio Ave., Sidney, Ohio 45365. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the Mertz family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home's web site at: www.salm-mcgillandtangemanfh.com
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