John "Clem" Mertes, 93, of Merrill, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Merrill with the Rev. Dan Greving officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be anytime after 3 p.m. Friday at Assumption Catholic Church in Merrill, where there will be a parish rosary at 4 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume on Saturday morning at the Church for one hour prior to the Funeral Mass.
The Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars is in charge of arrangements.