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HENDEL, John

Published:Feb 18, 2014

Event Date:Feb 16, 2014

 

John HENDEL

HENDEL, John Surrounded by his family, passed away peacefully at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener on February 16, 2014, on his 85th birthday. Beloved husband to Sofia (nee Emrich). Loving father to Henry (Debbie), Karin (Randy Harbach) and Gery (Lisa). Cherished Opa to Brent Hendel (Tessa Heffernan), Andrea Pascoe (Shaun), Jeff Harbach, Joel Hendel and Blake Hendel. Dear brother to Mary Vorderhuber and brother-in-law to Anna Emrich, Johann Emrich, Mary Wilging (Philip) and Kathie Hanek. Sadly missed by his many cousins, nieces, nephews and good friends. Predeceased by his sisters Katie Ehrentraut, Rosina Schmidt and parents Martin and Rosina Hendel. John was a long time employee for JM Schneiders in Kitchener and retired in 1989. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and enjoyed the Sunday morning walks with his hounds. A member of the Transylvania Club for 60 years and was one of the proud founding members of the Ontario Saxon Hunting and Fishing Club. His real passion was spending time with his family, especially his grand-children. Special thanks to the Waterloo Regional Police, the Waterloo Fire Department, Waterloo EMS and the Grand River Hospital staff, especially the ICU doctors and nurses for their professional and compassionate care. Friends are invited to share their memories of John with his family during visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service celebrating his life will take place on Thursday, February 20, 2014 in the Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. Rev. Fred Ludolph officiating. A reception will follow in the Fireside Reception Room. Cremation will take place and a private family interment will take place at Parkview Cemetery at a later date. Condolences for the family and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Grand River Hospital Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation may be arranged through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.

 

Category: Obituaries & Death Notices

Newspaper(s): Waterloo Region Record

Location: Kitchener

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