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Marvin Hentzel

Marvin Hentzel

Marvin William Hentzel, 90, of New Athens, IL; born on June 15, 1926 in Belleville, IL; passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at the New Athens Home for the Aged.

Mr. Hentzel, with his family, operated the International Harvester Dealership and the Chrysler Dealership in New Athens. Later he was an insurance agent with Prudential Insurance Company until his retirement. Marvin was a faithful and active member of St. Agatha Catholic Church. He was a United States Army Air Corps Veteran serving in World War II. Marvin was the last charter member of the New Athens Lions Club. He was a member of American Legion Post 565, New Athens Commercial Club, and board member of the Kaskaskia Water District.

He was preceded in death by his parents – William and Della, nee Huber, Hentzel. One brother – Merle Hentzel. One son-in-law – Alan Schmidt.

He is survived by his loving wife – Dorothy, nee Utz, Hentzel whom he married on September 23, 1950 at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL. His children – Joel (Angie) Hentzel of Mc Calla, AL; Jan (Craig) Schwartz of O’Fallon, IL; Jeana Schmidt of Marissa, IL; Julie (Mike) Crowe of Edwardsville, IL. His grandchildren – Jonathon (fiance – Jill Stuckey) Hentzel; Jennifer Hentzel; Allison (Chad) Carrico; Laura (Brad) Davis; Brad (Katie) Taake; Jackie (Phil) Weaver; Joanna (Matt Lindauer) Schmidt; Megan Crowe; Brian Crowe. Also survived by seven great-grandchildren.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Memorials may be made to St. Agatha Parish.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm (Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 4:00pm) and on Friday, September 2, 2016 from 9:00am to 9:30am.
Funeral: A mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL on Friday, September 2, 2016 at 10:00am with Father James Nall officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held at St. Agatha Catholic Cemetery in New Athens, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    To the Hentzel family; Our sincere sympathy for the loss of your dear husband, father, grandfather and greatgrandfather. I pray that your memories will help you get through this terrible time for all of you. He had to be proud of each and everyone of you. God Bless you all.

    Posted by: Rod & Debbie Huber – Friend Aug 30, 2016

  2. Administrator says:

    Dorothy, Jan, and family,
    May God hold you all in the palm of His hand and comfort you during this time and in the days to come. God gives us memories, savor them sweetly!

    Thoughts and prayers to you all,
    Susie and Keith OwenE79

    Posted by: Susie Owen (Kiefer) – New Athens, IL Aug 30, 2016

  3. Administrator says:

    Dorothy and family,
    So sorry to hear of Marvins passing. Our prayers and sympathy for the whole family.

    Jim, Pam and Norma

    Posted by: Jim and Pam and Norma Volner Hammel – Waterloo, IL – Neighbor Aug 31, 2016

  4. Administrator says:

    Sincere condolences goes out to the Hentzel family for your sad loss. May GOD be with the family as you mourn your loss.

    Posted by: – NJ Sep 01, 2016

  5. Administrator says:


    You are one of our heroes.
    We will remember you always and miss you dearly.
    Take your Warrior’s rest for a duty well done.

    I wish to extend to members of your family my deepest sympathy on their loss.
    May the force of GOD be with them as they walk through this difficult time.
    May the loving promises of our LORD and Savior comfort them and give

    … more

    Posted by: PHIL ODOM – HOUSTON, TX Sep 01, 2016

  6. Administrator says:

    So sorry to hear of Marvin’s passing. Hugs to all the Hentzel family.

    Posted by: Sally Thies Gustin Sep 01, 2016

  7. Administrator says:

    Sending our deepest sympathy to all of the Hentzel family.

    Posted by: Jim and Judy Newman – New Athens, IL – Friend Sep 02, 2016

  8. Administrator says:

    I was looking for someone else’s obituary on the Heil-Schuessler website and happened upon Marvin’s obituary. I am sorry to hear of Marvin’s passing. I remember when he worked at my father’s Chrysler dealership. Marvin was a great person! Julie – I see that you live in Edwardsville. I live in Edwardsville, too! I remember when you used to babysit for us!

    Posted by: Denise Guetterman – Edwardsville, IL – Friend Oct 12, 2016

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