Eileen Mertl


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Posted Online: Dec. 08, 2012, 5:23 pm
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Eileen C. Mertl, 88, of East Moline, formerly of Bettendorf, passed away peacefully on Nov. 23, 2012, at Hope Creek Care Center in East Moline.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Dec. 12 at Edgewood Baptist Church in Rock Island. Her remains will be laid to rest at the Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, next to her husband, Albert, who passed away in January 2011. McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf has assisted the family with arrangements.
Born on Feb. 16, 1924, in Syracuse, Neb., she was the daughter of Fred and Louise Reuter Helm. On Dec. 15, 1945, in Milwaukee, Wis., she married Albert Mertl.
Those left to honor her memory include her daughters, Mary (Sarabacha) Hartman, East Moline, and Linda Wennerstrom, Bloomington, Minn.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be made to Eileen's family by viewing her obituary at www.mcginnis-chambers.com.












 



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