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.