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MERTEL, Donald Eugene
MERTEL, Donald Eugene Don passed away unexpectedly at his son's home in Palmdale on April 4, 2014. He is survived by his children, Mark of Seattle, Wash., Melinda of La Quinta, Calif., Kristin of Columbus, Ohio, Kyle of Seattle, Wash.; and Kelly of Palmdale, Calif.; grandchildren, Henry Issac, Spencer, Russell (Mark), Brian and Timmy (Kristin), Annika and Owen (Kyle); several great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his lovely wife, Janice. Don worked in the Aerospace Industry throughout his life, working at Boeing, Rockwell, United Technology, Fleet Industries of Canada and LTV Aerospace. He resided in Palmdale from 1984-1990. He retired from the Aerospace Industry in 1998 and made his home in La Quinta, Calif. Don was an avid bridge player, he enjoyed playing golf and spending time with his family and friends. He will be truly missed by all. Services pending.

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