January 17, 1934 – December 13, 2014


Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 18, 2014 at St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin, MN for Cyril Mehr, age 80, who died Saturday at his home. Burial will be in the St. Martin Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond. Parish prayers will be at 8:00 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Thursday morning at the funeral home.

Cyril was born in Zion Township to Frank J. and Clara (Heying) Mehr. He married Louise Mackedanz on May 30, 1961 in St. Agnes Catholic Church, Roscoe, MN. Cyril served in the Army Reserves. He lived and worked on the family farm his entire life. Cyril enjoyed playing cards, dancing, listening to music, restoring equipment, and taking care of animals. He was a member of St. Martin Lions, St. Joseph Society, Paynesville K.C.’s and St. Martin Parish. Cyril served on the Paynesville school board from 1982 - 1988.

Survivors include his wife, Louise; children, Deb (Chris) Nistler, Ann (Bill) Vannurden, Ronald, Larry (Anne), Jim (Amy), Brian, Denise (Steve) Congdon, and Gina; special friends, Joe (Stacey) Witte; siblings, Lorraine Bueckers, Caroline (Linus) Heinen, Melvin (Cathie), Susan (Dennis) Wurm; 24 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Patricia and infant daughter, Ruth; his parents and sister, Bernelda Gertken.

Arrangements are with the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond, MN.