David Alan Mertens

Anchorage, Alaska

Dec 5, 1957 – Mar 12, 2019 (Age 61)


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David Alan Mertens, age 61, died unexpectedly from heart failure at his lake home outside of Anchorage, Alaska, on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. He was born on Dec. 5, 1957, in West Bend, Wis., to Russell and Jean (Lemke) Mertens.Dave was the youngest of four children. He was a 1976 graduate from West...

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Dave, you were one of the original best I got to fly with in the 210th, and to work with in or out of the helicopter. You never shirked from helping a friend or a stranger, and never complained about a flight even when you got sick every time we went out. You will not be forgotten.

Gone but not forgotten. Rest in Peace David Alan Mertens.

Paul Guzman

En Romanos 6:23 Porque el salario que el pecado paga es muerte, pero el don que Dios da es vida eterna por Cristo Jesús nuestro Señor. Todos nosotros hemos heredado el pecado mediante nuestros primeros padres , Adan y Eva. Por eso es que existe el pecado y la muerte . Pero Jehová Dios nos da una esperanza y es vida eterna , ya que él dio a su hijo unigénito por todos nosotros , para poder ser liberados del pecado y la muerte. Qué gran esperanza nos da Jehová , vamos a vivir para siempre , muy...

Dave, I will never forget first meeting you when you responded to my 'for save' ad back in 1997 when I was a college student, and coming across you through the years during my various years working at different places. you will be missed.

Soldier On my friend Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Just needing you to know uncle Dave that I could not have been prouder to be your neice.. The adventures you took me on when you came to visit will forever be in my mind and in my heart it was fun only you and i had and you could not have been prouder to have me next to you as your lil side kick no matter where you went or what you were doing .. When i came with grandma and grandpa up to anchorge you made sure to not have me miss anything and experience ALL that i possibly could and the fact...

Dave, you were one of the nicest people I ever met. I will always remember you feeding those featherless baby birds in the Command Post. You were a credit to your family, your State, and the United States Military. You will be missed. Our condolences to your family and friends.
Catherine and Timothy O'Brien

My condolences to the family and friends of a man I've known for many years. Dave was a unique individual that continued to surprise me during our time together in Alaska. He was also the first man I ever saw who packed a suitcase and television during one of our Denali training exercises. Dave will certainly be missed by all. Carl Brooks

A great American. Rest in Peace Chief Dave.