Joseph Anthony Mertes passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on March 12, 2014, just two days after his 47th birthday.
He is preceded in death by his father, John C. Mertes in 1985.
Joe leaves behind his children, Anthonie Mertes, Brytanie Mertes, Zachari Mertes, and Olivia Mertes; his mother, Sharon (Jim) LeGare; brother, Jack Mertes; sister, Jenna Mertes; the mother of his oldest three children, Robin Mertes, Olivia's mother, Laurie Mertes; many friends and family.
Gathering of family and friends 4-8 PM Monday, March 17th at Roberts Family Funeral Home, 555 Centennial Dr. SW, Forest Lake. Celebration of Joe's Life 11:00 AM, Tuesday, March 18th Eaglebrook Church, White Bear Lake Campus, 2401 East Buffalo Street, White Bear Lake with a gathering of friends and family beginning at 10:00 AM. Interment will be held in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN.