Marlene M. MertesJuly 31, 1936 ~ August 6, 2017 (age 81)
Marlene M. Mertes. Age 81, formerly of Park Ridge. Beloved sister of Ed (Pauline) Mertes, Gail Finegan and Buzz (Karen) Mertes. Loving aunt of Sue, Jim, Jean, Dan, Colleen, Tim, Brian and Justin. Also survived by many loving great and great-great nieces and nephews. Marlene was a long-time member of Mary, Seat of Wisdom Church, an avid gardener and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Visitation Friday, Aug. 11, 4-8 p.m. at Ryan-Parke Funeral Home, 120 S. Northwest Hwy., Park Ridge. Funeral Saturday, 9:30 a.m. prayers from funeral home to Mary, Seat of Wisdom Church. Mass 10 a.m. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the charity of your choice appreciated.