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Matthias Hertel

1918 - 1992


Matthias Hertel, b. 11 April 1918, d. 29 August 1992


Born on 11 April 1918 at Watertown, WI; son of Matthias J. Hertel and Catherine Frieda Engelhart.


Matthias Hertel was educated at Johnson Creek High School between 1933 and 1937 in Johnson Creek.


Matthias Hertel married Loretta Vorlob on 17 October 1942 at St. Henry's Catholic Church, Watertown.


The following article was printed in the Watertown Daily Times on 18 Oct 1967:


Mathias Hertel, Wife Observe 25th Wedding


Mr. and Mrs. Mathias (Matt) Hertel, 308 O'Connell Street, observed their 25th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, Oct. 17.


They are the parents of seven sons: Peter and Michael, fifth and seventh grade students, respectively, in St. Henry's School; James, Joseph and John, freshman, junior, and senior students at Watertown High School; Robert, employed as a machinist at Hubbard Manufacturing, Helenville; and David, a teacher at Oconomowoc Junior High School.


The occasion was celebrated on Sunday evening with a dinner at Otto's Inn.  Present, besides the honored couple and their sons, were Mrs. Catherine Hertel, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Baurichter, Mr. and Mrs. August Jacquet, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Strege, Miss Joyce Hubbard, Mrs. Edward Lenze, and Elmer Olson.  After dinner, the group enjoyed an evening of cards and dessert at the home of the honored couple.


Lived at 308 O'Connell Street in 1971 in Watertown.


Councilman before 1979 at Watertown.


Matthias Hertel was a machinist at Brandt Inc.  In 1971, his occupation is listed in the city directory as maintenance man.


Served for the 105th Calvary Company E before 1980.


Died on 29 August 1992 at Watertown Memorial Hospital, Watertown, at age 74.





Mathias Hertel's obituary was printed in the Watertown Daily Times on 31 Aug 1992


Mathias "Matt" Hertel, 75, of Watertown, died on Saturday, Aug. 29, at Watertown Memorial Hospital.


Born April 11, 1918, in the Town of Watertown, the son of Mathias J. and Catherine (Engelhart) Hertel, he married Loretta Vorlob on Oct. 17, 1942, at St. Henry Catholic Church.


A 1937 graduate of Johnson Creek High School, he had been employed at Brandt Inc. until his retirement in 1980.


Mr. Hertel was a member of the 20 Year Club; the machinist union; the 105th Calvary Company E; St. Henry Catholic Church and the Watertown Recycling Committee. He served as AFL/CIO secretary-treasurer for many years, was a councilman for the City of Watertown and was active in recycling and salvage.


Survivors include his wife; six sons, David (Lynnette), James (Joanne), Michael and Peter, all of Watertown, John (Purisima) of Jedda, Saudi Arabia, and Joseph (Ellyn) of Madison; one daughter-in-law, Joyce Hertel of Jefferson; 14 grandchildren; a brother, William (Lorraine); two sisters, Catherine Baurichter and Elizabeth (Leo) Reamer of Watertown' nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Robert.


Funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hafemeister Funeral Home and at 5 p.m. at St. Henry Catholic Church, the Rev. Thomas Segerson officiating.


Burial will be in St. Henry Catholic Cemetery.


Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 p.m. Thursday until the time of the service.


Memorials may be given to the St. Henry building fund.


Funeral services were held on 3 September 1992 at Hafemeister Funeral Home and St. Henry Catholic Church, Watertown.1


Children of Matthias Hertel and Loretta Vorlob:


David Hertel

James Hertel

Michael Hertel

Peter Hertel

John Hertel

Joseph Hertel

Robert J. Hertel b. 10 Jan 1945, d. 22 Apr 1969




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