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Esteemed Peru Businessman Dies

Posted by wlpo on August 11, 2013

A big business name in the Illinois Valley has died.

89-year old Anthony Mertel died Saturday.  Mertel along with his brothers owned Mertel Gravel Company until he retired.  He was also at one time the director of the Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce and former director of La Salle National Bank.

Service information for Anthony Mertel can be heard during In Memoriam on WLPO AM and FM.

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