Harry Paul Hetzel, age 57, of Temperance, MI left his earthly home on January 28, 2018 for his home in heaven. He was born September 19, 1960, in Toledo, to Greta (DeKeyser) Hetzel and Harry Hetzel, Jr., who preceded him in death.
He was a 1978 Bedford High School graduate and attended the University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University. While in high school and college he participated in musical theater, elite singing groups, and ROTC. Harry was an Eagle Scout in troop 370 in Temperance. During that time he received the Silver Palm and achieved brotherhood in the of the Order of the Arrow. Harry was an expert marksman, crewman in the Gulf of Mexico, world traveler, and lover of the great outdoors. He owned his own business known as Discount Lock & Safe, for many years. His beautiful tenor voice mesmerized all who had the privilege of hearing it. Harry will surely be in God’s choir where his light will again shine brightly.
On the day Harry passed, five bald eagles were circling above his home. It was our sign that Harry was free and God had taken his spirit to heaven to be at peace. We know how happy Harry must be now that he is with his father in heaven. This brings our family comfort to know that he is not alone. He will be forever in our hearts and never forgotten.
Harry leaves behind his mother, Greta (DeKeyser) Hetzel; brothers, Gregory Hetzel (Laura), Rick Hetzel (Michelle), sisters, Kelly Hetzel-Straub (Jay Cousino), Melissa Hetzel (Jeannette Ramos); and beloved nieces and nephews.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Temperance. He will be laid to rest in the church cemetery, near his father. Rest in peace our dearest son and brother.
Arrangements entrusted to Urbanski’s Bedford Funeral Chapel, 8300 Lewis Ave., Temperance, MI.
Harry Hetzel Jr., 84 years, of Lambertville, MI passed away peacefully in his home on May 22, 2017. The son of Harry and Anna (Kwiatkowski) Hetzel he was born on November 21, 1932.
Harry graduated from Bedford High School in 1952. He played basketball, football and ran track. Harry married Greta DeKeyser in 1958 and were devoted in love for 59 years.
Harry graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He was a successful Industrial Salesman his whole life and retired from VSM Abrasives in 2002. He was the owner of North Star Fundraising.
Harry was a proud Korean War Veteran. He was a member of the Lambertville VFW Post #9656 where he served on the Honor Guard and was a lifetime member of the American Legion. He was scoutmaster for many years of Troop 371.
Harry loved dancing, hunting, spending time outdoors where he enjoyed gardening and taking care of his yard. He was a member of the Great Northern Sportsman Club.
Harry was a loving, faithful husband, devoted father and grandfather. He was a very proud man and loved his family. He was kind-hearted, compassionate, unselfish, hardworking, intelligent and a quiet man who took pride in helping others. Anyone who had the pleasure of knowing this great man admired him. Harry had a strong sense of his Catholic faith and will be deeply missed more than any words can say.
Harry is survived by his loving wife, Greta; children, Rick (Micki) Hetzel, Harry Paul Hetzel, Greg (Laura) Hetzel, Kelly (Jay Cousino) Hetzel-Straub, Melissa (Jeanette Ramos) Hetzel; grandchildren, Lindsey (Josh), Alexa, Jaclynn, Garrett, Anna, Paul and Jack; siblings, Robert (Mary) Hetzel, Suzanne (Clifford) Tracy and Dennis (Joann) Hetzel.
Visitation will be held Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Urbanski’s Bedford Funeral Chapel, 8300 Lewis Ave Temperance, MI. The funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Clement Catholic Church 3030 Tremainsville Road, Toledo, OH on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Resurrection Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Lambertville VFW Post 9656. Online condolences may be shared at www.bedfordfuneralchapel.com
Greta, I am sooo sorry for your loss. I am Harry's cousin, Beata Hetzel Hood. My father was George Hetzel - Harry Sr.'s brother. The last time Harry Jr. and I saw each other was three years ago when we both had grandsons in the same pre-school at the Luthern church. It was wonderful to see Harry and Greta there. I wanted to show Harry the penny necklace and bracelet that I have saved for 65 years. His father, Harry Sr. made all the ladies and girls in the family a necklace and bracelet made from Canadian pennies and coated in chrome. I never had a chance to show him = is there any other Hetzel ladies who still have theirs? I have great memories of the Michigan Hetzels. God Bless you and the whole family, He will care for you.