ETCS Merton L. Mestler, USCG (Ret)

Published in Shreveport Times on Dec. 20, 2018

Shreveport - Merton Mestler passed away December 15, 2018 with his family by his side. A service to celebrate his life will be 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 18, 2018 at Boone Funeral Home. Officiating will be Rev. Larry Williams of Broadmoor Baptist Church.

Preceding Mert in death are his parents, Ervin and Minnie Mestler; four brothers and three sisters; and grandson, Zachary. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Dora Mestler; daughter, Mindi Craig; granddaughter, Jaycee Craig; and his furry family Princess and Baby Girl.

Honoring Mert as Honorary Pallbearers are the Jack Gulledge Sunday School Class and crew of American Coins.

A Personal Remembrance

Mert was one of the first friends I made aboard SEBAGO. Like most of ET's in that crew he had an outgoing personality. While at CGYard at Curtis Bay he took advantage of USO tickets to the Baltimore Orioles and once or twice I went with him to the ballpark. 

I talked with him a few times before the 2015 reunion and he planned to attend. He was forced to cancel at the last moment, but we kept in touch by Email every few months until he died. 

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