Frederick Carl Hertel of Bourbon, Missouri was born February 9, 1939 in Butts, Missouri to Carl and Lucille (Gormley) Hertel and passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at the age of 82 years.
He grew up and attended school in Bourbon, Missouri graduating in the Class of 1957. After graduation he furthered his education in Springfield, Missouri where he obtained his Associates Degree. After college he returned home to Bourbon and worked alongside his father at Hertel’s Market.
He married Betty Weber on May 2, 1959.
He soon bought the store from his father, Carl, and served the Bourbon Community as the owner of Hertel’s Market for 45+ years.
Fred was also named the Bourbon Citizen of the Year in the early 90’s. He was always a friendly face within the community and never met a stranger.
Fred was faithful to the Lord and attended several churches in Bourbon, Missouri over the span of his life, serving in ministry as a deacon, treasure and as a Sunday school teacher. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Lucille Hertel; and two brothers-in-law, Bud Remmert and Hillary Gramelspacher.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Betty of Bourbon, Missouri; son, Tracy Hertel and wife Kathy of St. Clair, Missouri; two daughters, Robin Spence and husband Herschel of Union, Missouri and Regina Hertel of Bourbon, Missouri; three grandchildren, Sean Hertel, Jeanine Schmuke and husband Dave and Ryan Pyatt and wife Crystal; six great grandchildren, Tristan, Zaccary, Shaylie, Sydney, Sebastion and Serenity; two sisters, Helen Gramelspacher of Arnold, Missouri and Wilma Jean Remmert of Scottsdale, Arizona; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, December 27, 2021 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri with Mike Delashmit officiating.
Interment followed at the Bourbon Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Sullivan, Missouri.