Remembering Elizabeth Merten

Merten served Buena Vista University for 39 years in a variety of roles, retiring as Vice President of Business Services in 2016.

Elizabeth S. Merten former Vice President for Business Services and member of the Class of 1985, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at the Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.  She was 73.

Merten started at Buena Vista in 1977 as a bookkeeper for Ballou Library and was promoted to the business office in 1978. In 1982, she was named assistant to the vice-president for business services and in 1990 was promoted to business manager. In 1996, she was appointed director of business services, the position she held before being named vice president in 2009. She retired in 2016 after serving BVU for 39 years.

Celebration of Life services will be held on August 17, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. The family requests that you wear your favorite sports team shirt or casual attire. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Elizabeth S. Merten Scholarship Fund.