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Ferdinand Joseph Hetzel

December 15, 1935 — February 5, 2022


Ferdinand “Fred” Hetzel, age 86, of Metropolis, IL entered into his heavenly reward on Saturday February 5, 2022.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Helen (Henderson) Hetzel, son Paul (Melissa) Hetzel, sister Josephine (Bong Yohl) Kim, niece Debby (Steve) Bieda, nephew Paul (Tammy) Kim, great niece Megan Bieda and great nephew Brian (Savannah) Kim.

He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Matilda Hetzel, granddaughter Kyra Wall and his beloved dog Dusty.

Fred was proud that he hailed from Brooklyn, NY. His time in Brooklyn ended when he was drafted into the Army, where he was an MP (Military Police). When he was discharged from the army, Fred moved to northwest Indiana, where he would spend the next 50 years. Fred worked at Union Tank Car (Graver Tank Car) in East Chicago, IN for over 40 years as a fitter/welder. Upon retirement, Fred and his wife Mary moved to Metropolis, IL.

Over the years Fred was a part of many different Assemblies of God churches: Merrillville Assembly of God (Living Hope Church), Hessville Assembly of God (Life Point Church), Harvest Ridge Church in St. John, IN and Lighthouse Assembly of God in Metropolis, IL. Fred also greatly enjoyed his time, and more importantly his meals, at Happy Hearts Senior Center in Metropolis, IL.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:

Happy Hearts Senior Center

711 Market St.

Metropolis, IL 62960

There will be 2 celebration of life services to honor Fred:

Saturday February 19, 2022

10:30am – 11:30am visitation

11:30am service

Lighthouse Assembly of God

670 Airport Rd.

Metropolis, IL 62960

Saturday March 5, 2022

10am - noon visitation

Noon service

New Pointe Church

676 W Division Rd.

Hebron, IN 46341

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