Catherine H. Mertz

September 7, 1943 ~ February 12, 2021 (age 77)


Catherine H. Mertz, 77, of Sheboygan, passed away on Friday, February 12, 2021 at Countryside Manor.  She was born September 7, 1943 in Manitowoc to Henry and Hedwig (Meyer) Baer.  She attended Catholic Schools.  Catherine was married to William Hein and they were blessed with a daughter Sandra Hein.  She later married Clarence “Bucky” Mertz and expanded her family by gaining a stepson Kevin Mertz and a stepdaughter Cindy (Huey) Long.

Catherine loved to sing and dance.  She brought so much joy to those around her with her talents.  In her younger years she was an avid billiard player and won several trophies with the leagues she was on.

Catherine and Bucky were very active with the Red Cross, they were advocates for eye donation and spent years with the harvest team.  Catherine worked for the Sheboygan Paper Box company as a forklift driver and an extremely hard worker, retiring in 1987.

Catherine is survived by her daughter Sandra Hein, stepdaughter Cindy (Huey) Long, three grandsons, one great grandson and two great granddaughters, two brothers; Henry and Donnie Baer, and sister Marcella Baer She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and good friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, stepson Kevin Mertz, brothers; William and Herbert “Elvis Presley” Baer and sister Mary Ann Baer.

Per Catherine’s wishes cremation will take place with no services to follow.

The family would like to express their gratitude to all the nurses and staff at Countryside Manor for all their, care, comfort, and support.

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