Merlin Mehrmann

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Merlin E. Mehrmann, 87, of Smithton, IL, born June 22, 1930, in Floraville, IL, died Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Helia Healthcare of Belleville, Belleville, IL.

Mr. Mehrmann was a parts manager for Empire Comfort Systems for 31 years before his retirement.  He was a member of the Smithton Turner Society and St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Floraville, IL.  He was a U. S. Army Korean War veteran and a member of the Smithton American Legion Post 937.

Merlin was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur C. and Clara M., nee Wagner, Mehrmann; two sisters, Lillian Mehrmann and Verida (Leroy) Franke, and a brother, Walter J. (Virginia) Mehrmann.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Gladys I., nee Kuhn, Mehrmann, whom he married June 30, 1951;
a son, Terry W. (Darla) Mehrmann of Smithton, IL;
a daughter, Connie Sue (Brad) Stiehl of Belleville, IL;
three grandchildren, Jeremy Mehrmann, Jennifer (Keith) Czapla, and Jonathan (Amanda) Mehrmann;
and six great-grandchildren, Victoria Page, Brittaney Page, Allison Page, Mackenzie Czapla, Gavin Mehrmann, and Natalie Mehrmann.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Floraville, IL.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2018, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Floraville, IL. An American Legion ritual will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 25, 2018, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Floraville, IL, with Rev. Matt Friz officiating.

Burial with military honors will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.


5 Comments on Merlin Mehrmann

Gavin said : Guest Report Apr 30, 2021 at 11:01 AM

i am his great grandchild and i miss him alot but he was a good man and he does have my condolences please have a gret life in heaven grandpa

  • cahokia
Linda Haudrich said : Guest Report Jun 23, 2018 at 9:29 PM

Glady, Terry and family I am so sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Merlin was a great man and will be missed by all.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Allen & Dora Garland said : Guest Report Jun 23, 2018 at 8:38 PM

Allen and I send all of you our sincere sympathy. So sorry to hear about Merlin, hoping he did not suffer.

  • Edwards
  • MO
Christopher Starek said : Guest Report Jun 21, 2018 at 12:52 PM

Gladys,Connie and Terry please accept my condolences on your loss you are in my prayers

  • Cape Girardeau
  • Missouri
Larry Dahm said : Guest Report Jun 21, 2018 at 12:27 AM

Hi Terry & Connie. Please accept my sympathy oon the loss of your dad. Hope you are Both well. Blessings Larry

  • San Francisco
  • California

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