Anthony Merz, 54

Anthony Joseph Merz, age 54, of Independence, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Sept. 28, 2018.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday, Oct. 5 at 11 a.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 155 Co. Rd. 24, Medina. There will be visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church, prior to the Mass. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.

Arrangements are with the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

Tony was born April 9, 1964, in Minneapolis, to Paul and Rosa (Teich) Merz.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Emil.

Tony is survived by his parents, Paul and Rosa; sister Julianne (Frank) Smaron; brother James (Sheila) Merz; and nieces and nephews, Anna, Matthew, Peter and Natalie Smaron, and Andrew Merz.

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