Obit: Hetzel, Ray (1918 - 1987)

Contact:  Steven Lavey

----Source: Loyal Tribune Record-Gleaner, April 22, 1987




STATE: Wisconsin


Ray G. Hetzel, 68, Route 1, Granton, a former member of the Clark County Board of Supervisors, died at 6:25 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 1987, at St. Joseph's Hospice Unit in Marshfield. Death followed a lenghty illness. Services were held at the York Center Church on Wendesday, April 22. Burial took place in York Center Cemetery at 1 p.m. followed by memorial services at 1:30 p.m. at the church, Rev. C. Arlene Denzer, pastor, officiated. Pallbearers were Donald Kirn, Clarence Wegner, Donald Boon, Ronald Froeba, Erin Dahl and James Rudall. He was born 23, 1918 at Neillsville, to George and Mary (nee McKimm) Hetzel and received his education at the Forman School, town of York. He was employed in the area until his marriage to the former Lucy R. Krutsch on Dec. 31, 1938 at Neillsville. They lived in Marshfield where he was employed by the Roddis firm for three years, then moved to a farm in the Loyal area which they operated until 1949 when they moved to their present farm in the town of York. He also owned and operated a trucking business for 37 years. He was a member of the Merry Vale School Board and a trustee of the York Center United Methodist Church and Cemetery Association for many years. In 1968 he was elected to th Clark County Board and held that office until he retired at the end of the past year because of health. While serving on the board he was a member of the following committees: Forestry and Parks, Aging Committee, Veterans, Public Property and Health Care of Clark County. He was a member of the York Center Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Walter (Patricia) Hinkelmann, Grand Junction, Colo.; a son, Ronald, Marshfield; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Wilson, Neillsville, and Mrs. Ronald (Audrey) Weister, Marshfield; three brothers, Gale, Alexandria, La.; Donald, Greenwood, and Verlan, Beloit; six grandchildren and one great-grandson. His parents, and one brother, preceded him in death.



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