Vernell Mertz, 90, of Brenham, Texas, passed from this earth on Tuesday, May 23, 2023. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 30th, at Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham with family present from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, May 31st, also at Memorial Oaks Chapel, with Pastor Charles Parnell officiating. A private burial for family will follow.
Vernell was born on October 24, 1932 to Waldemar and Etta Noak in Round Top, Texas. She was baptized on April 14, 1933 in Round Top, Texas at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She was confirmed on March 30, 1947. On October 24, 1951 she married Elo Mertz.
Vernell was a homemaker and ran an in-home daycare for many years in Bryan, Texas and in Brenham.
Vernell is survived by sons, Welton Mertz, Jimmie Mertz (Sue), Glenn Mertz, Darrell Mertz, Mark Mertz (Theresa); daughters, Karen Dittfurth (Steven), Melissa Baginski (Mike), and Loretta Mertz. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 1 sister. She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Elo Mertz and her son, David Mertz as well as her parents, 3 sisters and 2 brothers.
Memorials may be directed to St. Pauls Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brenham, Texas.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main St., Brenham, TX 77833. To post a tribute to the family, please visit www.memorialoakschapel.com