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Harry Hetzer

Phoenix, Arizona

Harry Phillip Hetzer, 65, died January 28, 2014 in Phoenix after a long illness.

Harry was born October 21, 1948, in Des Moines to Harry Hetzer and Bertha Douglas Hetzer. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1965. While attending the University of Iowa, he met the love of his life, Marta Vera. Harry and Marta moved to Arizona and made Phoenix their home. Married on June 1, 1974, they would have celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this year.

Harry read everything he could get his hands on and had an incredible memory. He enjoyed electronics, hiking in the mountains of Arizona and Colorado and debating current issues.

Harry leaves to cherish his memory his wife Marta, mother Bertha Hetzer of Des Moines, brother Steven Hetzer of Atlanta, Georgia, and sister Kathleen Hetzer of Des Moines. He is forever in our hearts and we miss him greatly. If you would like to reach out to the family, please contact Steven at

Published in Des Moines Register on Feb. 7, 2014
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