Eugene D. Mertz, Sr. (Sonny), 75 years, [December 22, 1999] Phoenix AZ, formerly of Omaha. Preceded in death by wife, Barbara Lee; parents; brother, Edward. Survived by son, Gene Mertz, Chandler, AZ; daughters and son-in-law, Linda Butler and Bill Snodgrass, Mesa, AZ, Candace and Jan Gerber, Omaha; grandchildren, Paul, Christopher and Jaymie; sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Al Hibbs, Dallas, TX, Gloria and Merle Debus, Palm Springs, CA; sister-in-law, Carol Mertz, Omaha. Funeral services 1 p.m. Monday, Roeder Mortuary, 108th St. Chapel. Interment Hillcrest Memorial Park. Military Honors by American Legion Post #374. Visitation 5-8 P.M. Sunday, at mortuary. Memorials to First Baptist Church.