Tom Mertens, 76, of Carlisle, passed away suddenly on September 1, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother and two sisters. Survived by his wife of 54 years, Sara Seidenschwarz Mertens. Tom was a graduate of Stuttgart High School and a member of Carlisle United Methodist Church. He will be remembered by those who knew him for his “organizational skills.” At his request, Tom will be cremated and no service will be held. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Museum of the Grand Prairie in Stuttgart or Carlisle United Methodist Church.