Alvin R. “Al” Hetzell, 71, a resident at 13054 11 B. Road, Plymouth, for the past 20 years, died at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2000, in the Bremen Health Care Center, Bremen, Indiana. Al had lived in Maryland and Ohio before moving to Plymouth.
Al was born on Sept. 18, 1928 in Sharpsburg, Maryland, the son of Earl and Louvera Otzelberger Hetzell. A 1946 graduate of Williamsport High School, he graduated from the Army Officer Candidates’ School in 1952 and served in the United States Army as a Lieutenant in the Artillery during the Korean Conflict.
On August 2, 1950, in Downsville, Md., Al and Nelda M. Marshall were married.
Al worked in the foundry business for 36 years and later was a security guard for 7 years at Fairmont Homes in Nappanee.
He liked being outdoors and enjoyed nature. He was an avid reader and enjoyed woodworking.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Plymouth.
Al is survived by Nelda, his wife of almost fifty years, and two sons: Robin and Judy Hetzell, Sewickley, Pa., and Rodney Hetzell, Plymouth. Two granddaughters, Rebecca and Brittany Hetzell of Sewickley, Pa., a brother, Malcolm and Carlyne Hetzell, Harleysville, Pa. and a sister, Virginia and Charles Boyer, St. James, Md., survive as well.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Earl, Donald and John.
There will be no visitation or funeral services.
Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, are handling the arrangements.
Interment will be in Rose Hill Burial Park, Hamilton, Ohio.
Memorial gifts in Al’s memory may be made to the Church Restoration Fund of the First United Methodist Church.