John Hetzel

HETZEL, John Harold, 72, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling.

John was born November 26, 1940, in Wheeling, a son of the late John Lawrence Hetzel and Florence Lillian (Jackson) Hetzel.

John retired from Wheeling Spring Service, after many years working for WTRF TV and US Airways. He was also a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Korea and a former member of the Civil Air Patrol.

John is survived by his wife of 48 years, Laurale “Lee” (Stenger) Hetzel; three sons, Larry and his wife, Brenda, Jim and his wife, Connie and Jerry and his wife, Kim; a brother, Robert; a sister, Linda; an aunt, Mildred Nixon; three grandchildren, Shelby, Jordan and Logan; and three step-granddaughters, Tami, Cari and Tracy.

Friends will be received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, from 10 a.m. until time of funeral services at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Gary P. Naegele officiating.

Interment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heaven Bound Ministries, Inc., 1047 Jefferson Road, Waynesburg, Pa. 15370.

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