Donald D. Hartzel (1930 - 2016)


Donald D. Hartzel, 85, of Vandalia, formerly of Granite City, died at 6:35 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia, with the Rev. Carl Rhodes officiating. Burial with military rites will be at 3 p.m. on Tuesday at Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until time of services on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials: National Down Syndrome Society or Wounded Warriors Project. Online condolences may be expressed at
Mr. Hartzel was born on July 14, 1930, in Pomona, the son of William and Anna (McQuinney) Hartzel. He married his first wife, Dorothy, and they later separated; he then married Janet Powell in December 1981; she preceded him in death.
Survivors include a son, James Hartzel and his wife Debra of Waller, Texas; and a daughter, Kathy and her husband Denny Randall of Vandalia.
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Hohlt & File Funeral Home Ltd
204 North Fourth Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
(618) 283-3434
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Published in The Leader-Union from Jan. 18 to Jan. 27, 2016