Larry Merten

larry merten

December 2, 1942 ~ April 26, 2023

Born in: Pueblo, CO
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Larry Merten, 80, passed away on April 26, 2023. He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Shirley Merten; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Lisa Merten; grandchildren, Mitchell (Mackenzi) Merten, Luke (McKenna) Merten, and Ian Merten; and great-grandchildren, Kinsley Merten, Kesler Merten, Caruso Merten, and Evelyn Merten.

He was preceded in death by a son, David Merten; father, Gilbert “Dutch” Merten; mother, Thelma Merten; and father and mother-in-law, Henry and Rose Lile.

Larry was born on Dec. 2, 1942, in Pueblo, Colo., and graduated from East High School and Pueblo Junior College. He owned Merten’s Auto Upholstery in downtown Pueblo. Larry enjoyed riding dirt bikes, and his Harley, skiing, going to his cabin in Westcliffe, having morning coffee with his friends, and attending Pueblo Christian Center and First Baptist Church in Westcliffe.

Visitation, at 12:30 p.m., followed by funeral service at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at Pueblo Christian Center, 1605 S. Pueblo Blvd. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Pueblo Christian Center, 1605 S. Pueblo Blvd. Pueblo, CO 81005 or . Online condolences at


Viewing: May 9, 2023 12:30 pm

Pueblo Christian Center
1605 S. Pueblo Boulevard
Pueblo, CO 81005


Funeral Service: May 9, 2023 1:00 pm

Pueblo Christian Center
1605 S. Pueblo Boulevard
Pueblo, CO 81005


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  1. CandleImageShirley, Praise God that this is not the end of the story. On earth there is little to console us but the knowledge of our home in heaven renews our hope and lessens our sorrow. Much love and prayers

  2. Dear Shirley and family, We are holding you in our hearts. Larry was such a gentle man. He will be missed by many. But we know he is resting in the arms of Jesus, and we will see him again.

  3. CandleImageAwesome guy!! He worked miracles with upholstery!! Cannot ask for better and will be greatly missed!! Heartfelt condolences to the family…

  4. Love and prayers to Shirley and family. Larry was the kindest, gentle giant of a man. May God surround all the grieving families and friends with His presence.

  5. CandleImageFond memories of years past, and special times our families spent together, will always remain in our hearts and memories. We have lived in Texas for many years now, but a part of us will ALWAYS remain in our hometown of Pueblo!
    We consider it an honor and blessing to have known Larry! He was a wonderful man who touched the lives of so many, in so many different ways , through his life. May he rest in peace, safe in the arms of his Lord!
    May the Lord’s love, peace, strength, and encouragement be with you all. Please know we share this time with you! YOU ALL remain in our continued thoughts and prayers.
    With love and care,
    Verne and Nancy Luellen and family

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