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Funeral arrangements set for Emma Mertens of 'Emma Loves Dogs'

Posted at 9:26 PM, Nov 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-19 22:26:58-05

HARTLAND — Funeral arrangements for Emma Mertens of "Emma Loves Dogs" have been set after the 8-year-old passed away from an inoperable brain tumor.

Mertens passed away on Sunday in the arms of her mother and father, according to a Facebook post.

The girl's family took to Facebook on Tuesday to announce the funeral arrangements. According to the post, a Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 2:00 p.m. at Spring Creek Church, N35 W22000 W Capitol Dr. Pewaukee. A visitation will be held prior to the service, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Saturday.

The family is encouraging anyone in attendance to wear blue, Mertens' favorite color, or their Team Emma shirts. They are also planning to live stream her service on her Facebook page.