Jeffrey J. “Jeff” Merz, age 59, of Dubuque, IA, completed his earthly journey on August 5, 2022, at MercyOne in Dubuque surrounded by his loving family. To honor Jeff’s life, a private family service is being held. The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Jeff’s family.
Jeff was born on September 17, 1962, in Dubuque, IA, a son to Donald E. and Joan M. (Close) Merz and spent his entire life in the Dubuque area surrounded by family and friends. Jeff worked at the Oral Arts Laboratory for over 22 years and spent some time with Eagle Window and Door as well. In his free time, Jeff enjoyed the outdoors and could easily be found on the golf course, or doing a little fishing/hunting also. He was naturally gifted with the artistic gene and leaves behind many pieces for his loved one’s to treasure for years to come. Our hearts are broken with the sudden absence of Jeff from our daily lives, but we will seek to find what comfort we can in the memories which he leaves behind. Thank you, Jeff, for doing your best when and where you could and may the Lord keep you safe in His loving arms until we meet again.
Those left behind to cherish the memory of Jeff include,
his 3 children,
Sara (Justin Nank) Merz, Dubuque, IA,
Samantha (Timothy Jurisic) Merz, Dubuque, IA,
and Benjamin Merz, Cassville, WI;
Gage Merz and Nolan Nank;
Donald Merz, Durango, IA;
Jackie Rogers, Miles, IA
Lawrence Merz, Dubuque, IA,
Richard Merz, Dubuque, IA,
Christopher (Sheila) Merz, Dubuque, IA,
and Kathy Blackwood, Graf, IA;
his former wife,
Cindy Merz, Cassville, WI;
Cutiellia (Tony Grabow, Joe Larson) Jones, Cassville, WI,
and Cameron Jones, Dubuque, IA;
Christian and Lucius;
along with numerous extended family, friends, and neighbors.
Jeff was preceded in death by his mother, Joan Marie (Close) Merz; and his grandmother, Evelyn Close.
Jeff’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Mercy Hospital for all of their professional and compassionate care.
Online condolences may be shared with Jeff’s family at www.tristatecremationcenter.com
To honor Jeff’s life, a private family service is being held.