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Sandra Mertens March 20, 1939 - Jan. 22, 2009

SPICER -- Sandra Jean Mertens, 69, died Thursday at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.

The service will be in the spring. Memorials preferred to Lymphoma Society of America, hospice, or Spicer Public Library.

She was born March 20, 1939, in Ada to Joseph and Pauline Gress. She graduated from Fargo Shanley High School in Fargo, N.D.

She married Mauris Mertens on Feb. 15, 1958. They lived in El Paso, Texas, Fargo, N.D., New London and Spicer. She was a member of the Mrs. Jaycees Fargo, taught Sunday school, was a member of American Contract Bridge League and was an election judge.

She is survived by her husband; children: Mark Mertens of Spicer, Matt Mertens (and Anne Naas) of Burnsville, Mitch (and Mary) Mertens of Chicago and Marce (and Rick) Selvey of Waconia; seven grandchildren; siblings: Dennis (and Kathy) Gress of Glendale, Ariz., and Nancene (and Bill) Holland of Henderson, Nev.