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Theresa Hentzel

Theresa Hentzel

Theresa M., nee Strautz, Hentzel, 81, of New Athens, IL, born on April 8, 1933 in East St. Louis, IL; passed away on Monday, July 14, 2014 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Hentzel was a retired farmer. She was a member of the Euchre League and the Kaskaskia Mariners Association. Theresa enjoyed bowling, playing softball, and her favorite activity was playing euchre with her friends and family. She was also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

She was preceded in death by her parents – Charles and Ida, nee Thomure, Strautz. Her husband Herbert F. Hentzel whom she married on July 14, 1956 and who passed away on December 18, 1979. One brother and one sister in infancy.

She is survived by her children – Herbert A. Hentzel of New Athens, IL; Patty (Ken) Proctor of New Athens, IL. Her grandson – Dylan Hentzel of New Athens, IL. Two sisters – Rosemary Kehrer of North Vernon, IN; Eileen (Melvin) Wagner of Hecker, IL.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday, July 18, 2014 from 9:00 a.m to 10:00 a.m..

Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Robert Koch officiating.

Entombment will be held at Valhalla Mausoleum and Memorial Gardens in Belleville, IL.

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

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  1. Administrator says:

    Herbie and Patty and Dylan My deepest sympathy. Your momma was so special! Hugs and tears, condolences and cherished memories, mingle with smiles and deep sorrow at the passing of a wonderful lady. I believe she lived her life on her own terms and it was a full life. Blessing to you all. Love Sally

    Posted by: Sally Griffin – Imperial, MO Jul 16, 2014

  2. Administrator says:

    Herbie, Patty and Dylan, please accept our sympathy on the loss of your mother and grandma. It’s so hard for me to believe she’s gone, I just stopped in to see her last Wednesday night and she was in such a good mood and happy. She was enjoying teaching the other ladies how to play cards. We had a nice visit. I will always remember that special smile that always came when she talked of her family. She will be truly missed. God Bless You All.

    Posted by: Debbie Huber – New Athens, IL – friend Jul 17, 2014

  3. Administrator says:

    We are saddened to learn of the passing of your Mother, Patty, You are in our thoughts and prayers in the coming days. We hope that your memories will give you peace in the coming weeks. We extend our deepest sympathy.

    Posted by: Glen and Marilyn James – Hiawatha, IA Jul 17, 2014

  4. Administrator says:


    My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your mother, grandmother. She was a classy lady and always had a smile. Enjoyed playing euchre with her at L & B’s. She will truly be missed by all her knew her. God Bless you all.

    Tess Schlesinger

    Posted by: Tess Schlesinger – New Athens, IL – Friend Jul 18, 2014

  5. Administrator says:

    Your Mom and Grandma was a very special lady and aunt!! We will miss her very much especially when it comes to playing Euchre and the Horse Race Game! Many more memories too numerous to list but you can be very proud of her and what she has given you in life and memories.

    Posted by: Diane Mueller Jany Boschert – New Athens, IL – Neice Aug 07, 2014

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