Andrew (Pete) Merges

Andrew “Pete” Merges, age 73 of Albertville, passed away on December 12, 2013, at his residence.Pete Merges 2

He was born on April 3rd, 1940 to Andrew and Lucille (Barthel) Merges on the family homestead in Monticello.

Pete honorably served his country in the United States Army.

On April 23, 1966, Andrew B. “Pete” Merges and Renee Meyer were joined in holy marriage at St. Mary’s Help of Christians Church in St. Augusta.

Pete was formerly employed as an assessor for Wright County for many years.

He was a faithful member of The Church of St. Albert in Albertville.

Survived by his loving wife of forty seven years, Renee Merges; a son, Gary (Missy) Merges; a daughter, Karen (Jim) Kemmetmueller; eight grandchildren, Maddison, Alex, Hannah Merges, Dennis, Katelyn, Jacob, Sara and Emma Kemmetmueller; a brother, Loren Merges; sister-in-law, Mary Merges; many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Peter and Lucille Merges; a brother, Shirley Merges and by a sister-in-law, Kate Merges.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Pete Merges held Tuesday, December 17th at 10:30 A.M. at The Church of St. Albert in Albertville. Father Peter Richards will be the Celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Albert Cemetery. Visitation held Monday, December 16th from 4-8 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home.  Further visitation held Tuesday morning, December 17th at the church from 9-10:30 A.M.

Honorary casket bearers will be Sara and Emma Kemmetmueller.

Casket bearers will be Maddison, Alex, Hannah, Dennis, Katelyn and Jacob.

The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home is serving the family.  Online condolences may be made to