Frank S. Hettesheimer


Frank S. Hettesheimer, 92, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Glenn Park Assisted Living in Defiance. The son of the late Harvey L. and Mabel (Bancroft) Hettesheimer, he was born Oct. 25, 1921, in Toledo. He married Irene M. Schikora on May 9, 1942, in Toledo, and she preceded him in death on July 27, 2011.

Frank was a World War II Navy veteran, spending a major portion of his service time on the USS Salt Lake City. Frank was a tool and die maker, working for Sheridan Manufacturing in Wauseon, retiring in 1985 after 36 years of service. He was a member of the Robinson-Gibbs American Legion Post #265 and the Wauseon VFW Post #7424. He was an avid hunter, a gun enthusiast, and enjoyed riding the many motorcycles he had over the years. He was proficient in Judo. He could be found with his wife Irene at area polka dances, where they enjoyed friends, music, and dancing.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda (Lynn) Casler of Casa Grande, Ariz., and Janet Von Deylen of Sherwood, Ohio; four grandchildren, Scott (Cindy) Casler, David (Rhonda) Casler, Laura Pollick, and Steve Von Deylen; and three great-grandchildren, Neil Casler, Jason Casler, and Aidan Pollick.

He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Irene Collins, Marie Lankey, and Ruby Beckman Brown.

Funeral services for Mr. Hettesheimer will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 206 N. Lynn St., Bryan, with Pastor Mark Holbrook officiating. Interment will follow in Pettisville Cemetery, with military graveside rites conducted by the Robinson-Gibbs American Legion Post #265.

Visitation will be held 5-8 p.m. Monday, June 16, 2014, and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to Heartland Hospice, or to the .

Condolences may be sent to the family or the online guest book may be signed at www.oberlinturnbull.com.

Funeral Home

Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home & Crematory Lynn Street Chapel
206 N Lynn St Bryan, OH 43506
(419) 636-3139

Published in Fulton County Expositor and Swanton Enterprise from June 13 to June 14, 2014