Russell Mertens

Russell Alan Mertens, 67, of Troy, OH, passed away February 11, 2020 at Hospice of Miami County Inpatient Unit in Troy.

A Celebration of Russell’s life will be held at a later date. 

Russell was born July 24, 1952 to Lois Jean (Hall) Mertens and the late Roy Leo Mertens in Staples.

Russell earned an Associates Degree in Web Development.  He worked as a pipe fuser in Michels, MN for 12 years and more recently at Speedway in Troy.  Russell proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War. Russell loved playing golf.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Ann (Kresse) Hall; two daughters: Jennifer Nicole (Michael) Ames of Jacksonville, FL and Megan Christine Mertens of Troy; three brothers, Bradley, Creig and Arnold Mertens and one sister, Darla Hoemberg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Southwestern Regional Office, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206. Condolences may be expressed to the family at 

Arrangements are being handled by Baird Funeral Home in Troy.

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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 100 Staples, MN 56479 Telephone: (218) 894-1112 - Fax: (218) 894-3570 Toll Free: 1-888-894-1112 E Mail:

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