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Charles Mertensotto

d. August 24, 2019

Charles H. Mertensotto, age 77, formerly of Austin, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 24, 2019. Chuck was born December 1, 1941 in Austin to Peter and Bernice Mertensotto. He was raised in Austin and attended Pacelli Catholic School where he made and retained many lifelong friends. To this day they have an annual reunion which Chuck helped organize and attended. He was a lifelong devout Catholic who gave generously of his time, talent and money. There probably was not a ministry in which Chuck did not contribute. He participated fully in his church community and enjoyed both the companionship and sense of purpose that it brought. His devout belief led him into social justice causes such as ISAIAH and to personally look for ways to provide a hand up to those in need. He generosity to others seemed to know no bounds. Chuck was a Vietnam veteran who worked for Military Intelligence. After Vietnam, he sponsored several families. Chuck eventually started his own business where he found and placed top financial officers into many local Twin Cities corporations. Chuck loved the outdoors. Whether it be camping in the BWCA or hiking in the Rockies, Grand Canyon, and Isle Royal he was both game to take on the adventure and be the chief cook. He even camped in the winter. Chuck really loved his ski house in Ironwood. Survivors include his sister-in-law, Barb Mertensotto; and many cousins and close friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Bernice Mertensotto; and his brother, James Mertensotto. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 12:00 pm on Friday, September 27, 2019 at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Dale Tupper officiating. Friends may call one hour before the Mass at the church on Friday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #91. In lieu of flowers, memorial are preferred to the donor’s choice. Arrangements by Mayer Funeral Home Condolences may be left online at www.mayerfh.com

Service Information


Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery
4th Drive SW
Austin MN 55912


Visitation

Friday, September 27 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

St. Augustine Catholic Church
405 4th Street NW
Austin MN 55912


Service

Friday, September 27 2019
12:00 PM

St. Augustine Catholic Church
405 4th Street NW
Austin MN 55912

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