Donald Mergler

Donald W. Mergler Age 95 passed away on September 9, 2014.  Retired Lt. CFD, Engine Company 58 and WW II Veteran. Cherished husband of the late Adeline “Janet” Mergler. Devoted father of Donna (Nick) Roseto, Heather Dodge, Heidi (Bob) Rowley, Crystal (Bob) Hofer, Lisa (Alan) Ippolito and the late Star Mergler. Proud gramps of Brian & Jeff (Cam) Levitan, Tanya (Dave) Kowalewski , Tony (Christina) Dodge  & Samantha (Mike) Jacobson, David & Donald Fisher, Rob & Rick Hofer, Megan (Jim) Zerby, Mari (Jason) Kors, Nick, Gina & Alyssa Ippolito, Wendy (Chris) Missey and Nick (Mary) Roseto.  Fond great grandfather of Lincoln, London, Hannah, Bella, Zach, Zoe, Justice, Noah, Love, Elijah, Connor, Kaylee, Nicky, Tommy, James, Connor and Madison. Dear brother of the late Evelyn (late George) Burcham, late Ruland (late Annabelle), late Verna Ault and the late Kathlyn (late Amos) Conrad.

Visitation Sunday 2-8pm at Heartland Memorial Center 7151 W. 183rd St., Tinley Park with a service at 7 pm. Cremation services will be private and burial at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery was on October 16, 2014 at 11am.

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  1. My deepest sympathy on the loss of your dad. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Rest in peace Don. Rest with the Angels now. You deserve it. You will be missed but always remembered to be a wonderful man! My heart goes out to his family.

  3. Sherry&Keith Benson

    God be with you and your family during this sad time. In our prayers.

  4. Heidi and Family;

    So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. My prayers go out to you and your family.

    Carol McAlpine

  5. Paul and Joanne Freeland

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. May the peace of the Lord be with you and yours and comfort you every day. God bless.

  6. Susanne Burcham-Bethell-Mollick

    Uncle Donald, even though I didn’t get to see you, you were always in my prayers and thoughts. When I told Al and Steve (your great-nephews) about your passing, their comment was “he was my favorite uncle”. Like Mom, you will never be forgotton.
    I couldn’t have had a better godfather (you) or godmother (Aunt Verna).
    May your soul rest in peace. Enjoy being with mom, Aunt Kate, Aunt Verna, Uncle Bob, Aunt Janet and of course can’t forget grandma.
    Love you, Susanne

  7. Dave, sorry to hear about your Grandfather. From the obituary it seems that there are many generations following him for his legacy to be passed on to.

  8. May you enjoy being with your heavenly family again. You will be missed here on earth but you were very much loved, and will be missed. Now deal the cards and enjoy.

    Love Kathy and family

  9. Crystal and family,

    Sending prayers and love to your family. May you find peace and comfort. God bless you and your whole family in this time.

  10. Donna and family, my deepest condolence in the passing of your Dad. He was a brave man who raised a nice family. He will be missed! Prayers and thoughts for all of you.

  11. I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all as you go this difficult time. May this Hero rest in peace.

    “Rest your head now, weary soldier. Cast your weapons to the ground. Close your eyes and feel the peace…..Heed not our earthly battle cries. There is no post for you to stand. So rest now as He carries you within His loving hand. ….. Walk in the sunlight of the spirit free of war or pain and fear. Your duty here is done now as ours will someday be, so go with Him now to places only heroes ever see.” – Neva Brooks, ”Hero’s Reward”

    Proud Navy Vet and Navy mom
    Corpsman ’71-’76
    Semper Fi

  12. John Pesek, Navy Vet

    Glad I was able to see him return from his Honor Flight to DC. (thanks Don for including me) He looked very proud as he should be. Thank you for your service, Sir! You had a great career and a great life.

  13. Ally Mitchell & Don Kors

    You have our sincerest sympathies in the loss of loved one. May you find comfort in the memories you all have and share. God Bless you; you will be in our prayers.

  14. Chuck & Marsha Harrison :

    We are so sorry for the loss of your father , Heidi & Bob. Our hearts & prayers are with you both & your family . W e are sorry that we cannot be there, but we are thinking about you & praying for comforting thoughts at this very difficult time.

    Love your cousins
    Chuck & Marsha

  15. I went to Berger School with Heidi and remember your sweet Mom. Deepest sympathy.

  16. Simplicity Funeral & Cremation Care


    Thanks for everything that you have given our family…you truly are the best grandfather in the world. I love you and miss you more than I would have imagined.

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