Lyle H. Hetzel, 83, of Center Street in Waubeka died Thursday, December 27, 2007 at New Perspectives in Brown Deer, Wisconsin.
He was born in Waubeka to Herbert and Irmgard Eichmann Hetzel on June 30, 1924. As a young man he helped out on the family farm and later hauled milk for a local creamery. He married Donna Mae Fedder of Port Washington on June 13, 1953 in Port Washington. He began working for the Ozaukee County Highway Department at the Waubeka Shop and moved to Center Street in Waubeka. Donna Mae died April 15, 1980.
Lyle married Ruth M. Fedder Schmidt on November 6, 1982 at Grand Avenue United Methodist Church in Port Washington. He retired from the Highway Department after over 33 years of service in 1986. She preceded him in death November 19, 1998. He was the family caregiver and volunteered at the Waubeka Flag Day / Americanism Center, cutting the lawn and doing maintenance. He enjoyed camping, polkas, rebuilding and tinkering with his three antique tractors.
He is survived by his daughters Bonnie (Tony) Kirst of Port Washington and Wendy (Tim) Kirst of Lake Church. Further survived by grandchildren Angela Arredondo, Alex Kirst, Brittany Kirst, Natalie Kirst, Erika Kirst, Kyle Kirst and Cameron Kirst and brother Donald (Joan) Hetzel of Texas, other relatives and friends.
Fr. Michael Frankwick, O.C.S. of Allay Hospice will officiate funeral services 7 pm Sunday, December 30, 2007 at the funeral home. Interment Waubeka Union Cemetery. Visitation 4 – 7 pm Sunday at the funeral home.