Ervin Merztlufft, 79, went home to his Heavenly Father on Monday, April 2, 2018.
There will be a memorial Mass at St. Thomas More Newman Center, Saturday, April 14 at 1:00 p.m. The family will welcome friends afterward at the Country Club of Missouri on 1300 Woodrail Ave, Columbia from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Erv was Schnuck's first store manager in Columbia. When Erv left Schnucks, he entered into the insurance business for Federated Mutual Insurance.
During his retirement, he volunteered for Habitat for Humanity for 25 years as supervisor for the Day Crew. He also volunteered as construction manager for one and a half years building the new Rainbow House.
He is survived by wife, Nancy, of 57 years; son, Joe; daughter, Deanna Gippenrich; grandchildren, Alex Mertzlufft, Kristine and Madison Gipperich.
His daughter, Pam; grandson, Justin; and brother, Don preceded him in death.
In lieu of flowers, Erv would say "Do something for someone else, or contribute to Habitat for Humanity."