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 www.heilschuessler.com.
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.