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Betty D (Bundschuh) Merzke

March 17, 1931 ~ June 2, 2019 (age 88)



Age 88, of Arcanum, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 2, 2019.

Betty was born March 17, 1931 to Harold and Mildred Bundschuh. She would go on to marry her husband of 64 years, Gerald Merzke, on Easter in 1955. She has been a long time member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Pitsburg, Ohio and had a great passion for doing volunteer work. Betty loved her family very much and her grandchildren held a special place in her heart.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents, Harold & Mildred Bundschuh, and a brother, Warren Bundschuh.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Gerald Merzke; children, Jennifer (John Russel) Spalding, Jay (Tammy) Merzke; grandchildren, Emily Spalding, Aaron Merzke, Melanie Merzke, Holly Merzke, Mariah Moreno, Aliana Merzke; 8 great-grandchildren; siblings, Arlene Figler, June Bundschuh, Jack Bundschuh, Bill Bundschuh, Mary Bohn, Mildred Bundschuh; several nieces and nephews, and numerous other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 11 AM Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 8520 Oakes Rd., Pitsburg, OH 45358. Burial to follow at Mote Cemetery. A visitation will be held 10AM-11AM Thursday at the church leading into the funeral services. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church – Building Fund. Arrangements made by Kreitzer Funeral Home, 204 N. Main St., Arcanum, OH 45304. Email condolences and donations may be sent by going online to

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June 6, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church (Oakes Rd, Pitsburg)

Funeral Service
June 6, 2019

11:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church (Oakes Rd, Pitsburg)


Trinity Lutheran Church, Pitsburg
8520 Oakes Rd po box 64, Pitsburg OH 45358

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