Anne M. Mertens, age 74, Ashwaubenon, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 29 2021. She was born January 13, 1947 to the late Walter and Rosemary Derenne in Luxemburg.
Anne graduated from Casco High School in 1965 with high honors. On October 23, 1965, she married Melvin G. Mertens in Rosiere, Wisconsin. Anne worked as a cook at Diamond Dave’s, Taco Bell and Brown County Mental Health Center until her retirement in 1997. She loved the Packers, playing bridge and her casino bus trips. She loved to cook and bake. Along with her faith, she was a loving mom, grandma and great-grandma and will be dearly missed by many.
Her survivors include: her loving husband, Melvin Mertens; her children, Melvin (special friend Jil) Mertens, Jr., Philip (Dina) Mertens, Paul (Desiree) Mertens, Melissa Mertens and Melanie (Carl) Schuler; grandkids, Josh (Mallory) Mertens, Alex (special friend, Melissa) Mertens, Zach (Stephanie) Mertens, Jordan (Maria) Mertens, Jerad Mertens, Sydney Mertens, Mitchel Mertens, Lexi Krueger and Alyssa Schuler; great grandkids, Mayson and Asher Mertens, Lance Mertens, and Kyleah Krueger; siblings, Cecilia (special friend, Dennis) Jossart, Dolores (Jerry) Jeanquart, Rita Price, James (Jeannene) Derenne, Jean (Dave) Winters, Cathy (Randy) Fameree, Andrew Derenne, Frank (Debbie) Derenne, Mike (Brenda) Derenne, Charlotte (Randy) Everard and Vicki (Buck) Schmelzer. She is further survived by sister-in-law, Marie Collins, her Uncle Julius Vandenack and Aunt Dorothy Mancheski; cousins, nieces and nephews.
Anne is preceded in death by her son, Lawrence; her maternal grandparents, Anne Smeester and Julius Vandenack; her mother-in-law, Mary Mertens; brother-in-law, Joe Jossart; and sister-in-law, Lori Derenne.
Visitation for Anne will be Saturday, May 8, 2021, at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, 2270 South Oneida Street, from 9:00 am until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am with the Rev. Jack Harper officiating. The family requests that all attending the services wear masks and observe social distancing. Private family burial will take place at Nicolet Memorial Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the staff at Crossroads Nursing Home for all of their care for Anne.
Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos may be shared with Anne's family on her tribute page at www.lyndahl.com