He was born on June 5, 1953, in Darke County, to the late Clarence and Dorothy (Hittle) Springer.
Mert is survived by his sister, Joan (Ron) DeMange of Versailles; his nephews, Jesse (Molly) DeMange of Versailles, Jon (Maria) DeMange of Maria Stein, and Jake (Alyssa) DeMange of North Star; his great nieces and nephews, Andrew, Jared, Madalyn, Olivia, Ted, Kate, Margaret, Agatha, Lexie, Emmit, Cale, Ben, Abe, Lea, Stella, and Fulton; his lifelong friend, Ralph Byrd; and many cousins.
In addition to his parents, Mert was preceded in death by an infant brother; a great nephew and a great niece; and his grandparents, Henry and Anna Hittle and Jesse and Ethel Springer.
Mert graduated from Ansonia High School in 1973. He worked for Weaver Brothers for many years. Mert enjoyed camping, attending Eldora races, and going to the Great Darke County Fair. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion. Most importantly, Mert loved being with his family and friends.
The family would like to thank all the wonderful nurses and doctors who helped care for Mert.
A celebration of Mert's life will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, June 6, 2021, at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus, with Pastor Tony Price officiating. Mert will be laid to rest in Ansonia Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Guests may visit with Mert's family on Sunday from 1:00 PM until the time of the service at 3:00 PM.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Ansonia Area Emergency Service, P.O. Box 171, Ansonia, Ohio 45303.
Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com.