Charlotte G. Mergen
July 29, 1918 ~ February 16, 2015
Charlotte G. Mergen passed away peacefully Monday, February 16, 2015 at her home in Fischer surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 29, 1918 in Viroqua, WI to Ralph Grover and Jeannette Helgesen Grover. She later married N. Gregory Mergen, who preceded her in death in 1968. In addition, she was also preceded in death by her parents; her brother Ralph, and by grandson Greg Mergen. Survivors include her children: Ralph Mergen and wife, Karen, Carl Mergen and wife, Sandy, Janet Mitchell and husband, Raymond, Richard Mergen and wife, Lynda, Thomas Mergen and wife, Mary Frances, John Mergen and wife, Debra, 12 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Charlotte attended Viroqua High School and went on to earn an Associate Degree in Business from Blackburn College. After her marriage to Greg they lived in Madison, Wisconsin for several years before moving the family to El Paso. She later put her degree to work at Border Machinery and E&M Supply in El Paso. She then went into Civil Service and worked at Fort Bliss and later at White Sands Missile Range. While at White Sands, she got to witness the landing of Space Shuttle Columbia and meet the astronauts. She retired in 1983 and relocated to Fischer, Texas. Charlotte loved the Canyon Lake area and was active in community service. She served as a volunteer at The Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country. She was on the Board of Directors of Fischer Store School Community Center, was active in the Comal County Extension Education Association (Homemakers Club), Comal County Agricultural Extension Advisory Board and Election Poll Worker. She served as treasurer of the Comal County 4H Scholarship Fund and was instrumental in growing it to what it is today. Charlotte held a passion for animals and couldn't resist taking home a cat or a dog. She was a supporter of the ASPCA. She loved flowers and spent many hours grooming her roses. But, her greatest passion was her family. She took great pride in her six children and often could be heard talking about their accomplishments. Memorial services are scheduled for 1:30 PM on Saturday, Feb 28 at North Shore United Methodist Church, 23880 N. Cranes Mill Rd., Canyon Lake, 78133. All services will end at the conclusion of the memorial service at the church. Interment of Charlotte's cremains will be held at a later date in El Paso In lieu of flowers, the family invites donations to North Shore United Methodist Church, Charlotte Mergen Memorial Fund. The family also wishes to thank CIMA Hospice for their caring support.