Surrounded by his wife and family, Eldor C. Hetzner passed peacefully into heaven on Wednesday. December 26, 2012 after a courageous battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
Eldor was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather with a deep and abiding faith in Christ. He was born on January 27, 1929 to the late Conrad and Katherine (Hammerbacher) Hetzner. Eldor served in the Army during the Korean War. Eldor married Margaret Link in Reese, MI on October 24, 1953; she survives him after 59 years of marriage. Eldor was a motor route carrier for The Saginaw News for 35 years before retiring in 1990. He enjoyed gardening, home projects, euchre, fishing, following the Detroit Tigers, traveling, and spending time with his family at the cottage in Au Gres, MI and the condominium in Lakeland, FL. Eldor was a member of St. Lorenz Lutheran Church in Frankenmuth.
In addition to Margaret, Eldor is survived by his daughter Jayne (Kurt) Heringhausen of Midland; his son Tom (Coleen) Hetzner of Frankenmuth; granddaughters Julie, Jenny, and Jill Heringhausen and Kate Hetzner; and brother Harold Hetzner. He was predeceased by his brothers Albert, Emil, Wilmer, John, and Otto Hetzner and his sisters Loretta Sommerfield and Helen Durrenberg.
Funeral services will take place at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church, 1050 W. Tuscola Street in Frankenmuth, with Pastor Gary Bender officiating. Burial will follow at Eastlawn Cemetery in Frankentrost. Visitation will be at Cederberg Funeral Home, 590 N. Franklin in Frankenmuth, on Friday, December 28, 2012 from 2:00-8:00 PM, as well at the church for one hour before the start of the service.
Per Eldor's wishes, those planning an expression of sympathy may consider the St. Lorenz Praise Ensemble in lieu of flowers.