Francis “Francie” Joseph Hetzel

Francis Francie Joseph Hetzel

Francis “Francie” J. Hetzel, age 82 of Plain, WI passed away into eternal life on June 14, 2021 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, WI.

He was born on November 27, 1938, to Alois and Clara (Hartl) Hetzel. He was a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Plain, WI.

Survivors include his many siblings starting with J (Sonnie) Hetzel, Betty (Merlyn) Brockman, Sr. Marlene Hetzel, Caroline (the late Jerome) Ballweg, Robert (Dottie) Hetzel, Patricia (Wally) Miller, Bernie (Jim) Grota, David Hetzel, Thomas Hetzel, and many friends and neighbors in the Plain area. Also, included as survivors was his companion Marshall, the neighbor’s beloved dog. The dog’s owners, Judy and Alex, were not only truly wonderful neighbors but caretakers in many ways to Francie.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alois and Clara Hetzel; brothers Valentine, Theodore, and James.

Appreciation is given for all the staff who gave him comfort and wonderful care from Sauk-Prairie Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital and from many neighbors and friends.

Francie worked as a plumber for Prairie Plumbing and Heating in Sauk City. With his knowledge of plumbing, he and other dedicated people started the golf course in Plain, WI. Francie enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, coaching baseball and softball. He also was a farm hand and worked in a cheese factory.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Plain, WI with burial immediately following in the St. Luke’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the church.

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