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Edgar D. "Ed" Hartzell

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PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Edgar "Ed" D. Hartzell, 94, of Pittsfield, died Friday (Jan. 3, 2014) in Liberty Village in Pittsfield.

Ed was born May 21, 1919, in Quincy, a son of Edgar and Ruth Miller Hartzell. He married Genevieve Lewis DeWolf on Oct. 26, 1968, in Chicago, and she died in June 1996.

Ed served in the U.S. Army from 1941-1945 in the 33rd infantry division during World War II. He was stationed in the Philippines and served in the European Theater. Ed was honored with a bronze star and Purple Heart.

He was retired from CIPS, having worked as a lineman.

He was a member of the First Christian Church in Pittsfield, a member of the Pittsfield American Legion Post 152, a founding member of the Old Orchard Country Club and, in his earlier years, was a member of the Pittsfield Fire Department.

Ed was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and enjoyed coffee at the Cardinal Inn with his friends.

He is survived by a son, Jack DeWolf of Key West, Fla.; a daughter, Jill DeWolf of Pittsfield; a grandson, Chad Yaeger of Pittsfield; and very special friend, Bette Cadwallader of Raleigh, N.C.

He was preceded in death by his wife and a brother, Jack.

SERVICES: 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield with the Rev. Michael TenEyck conducting. Military honors will be accorded by the Pittsfield American Legion Post 152 following the service in the funeral home. Interment will be held at a later date in West Cemetery in Pittsfield.

VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.

MEMORIALS: Pittsfield Fire Department or West Cemetery.

ARRANGEMENTS: Niebur Funeral Home.

WEBSITE: www.nieburfh.com.

Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Jan. 5 to Jan. 7, 2014
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