Dolores M. Merz
Date: Sunday, January 18
Time: 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Pkwy., Wentzville, MO
Date: Monday, January 19
Time: Visitation at the church from 9-10 am, funeral at 10:00 am
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Dardenne Prairie, MO
Our Lady Cemetery
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rural Parish Workers of Christ the King in care of Pitman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 248, Wentzville, MO 63385.
Dolores M. Merz nee Wies passed away on January 15, 2015 at the age of 86. She is survived by her 11 children: Kathleen Prewitt of Dardenne Prairie, MO, Andrea Merz of O'Fallon, MO, Donald Merz of Foristell, MO, Mary Beth Rogers of Wentzville, MO, Rosanne (Jim) Twellman of Lake St. Louis, MO, David (Bonnie) Merz of Wright City, MO, Daryl (Mary Lou) Merz of Lake St. Louis, MO, Jackie (Steve) Henson of Elburn, IL, Dale (Carol Powelson) Merz of Wentzville, MO, Denise Niecikowski of Rolling Meadows, IL, Dean (Rachel) Merz of O'Fallon, MO; 27 grandchildren & 18 great-grandchildren; two brothers: Kenneth Wies of Fayette, MO & Michael Wies of Fayette, MO; four sisters: Betty Suellentrop of St. Charles, MO, Geri Sachs of O'Fallon, MO, Ginny Behlmann of Auxvasse, MO, Terry Smith of Elsberry, MO; She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Merz; parents: Frank & Helen Wies nee Phaff of Cottleville, MO; grandparents: Robert Phaff & Albina Ochs nee Menne, son-in-law, Calvin Prewitt, daughter-in-law, Cheryl Merz, sisters: Margie Collins, Ruth Ellen Boehle & Mary Ann Conoyer and brother, Gerald Wies. Dolores was born in Cottleville, MO, the oldest of 11 children. She moved to Dardenne Prairie in 1949 when she became the bride of Andrew Merz. She devoted her life in the raising of their 11 children. She was a member of Immaculate Conception and active in the life of the parish including singing on the choir for 35+ years, quilting, and working at various parish socials. She was also an election judge for St. Charles County for many years. Dolores enjoyed dancing, putting together jig-saw puzzles, traveling, watching the Cardinals and Blue’s hockey games, and working in the family catering business. But most of all, she enjoyed being with her family, especially her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed.