Gordon D. Hetzel

Gordon D. Hetzel, passed away on Dec. 15, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Diana (nee Iwanski); children, Monica (Robert Lyons), Michael and Matthew; grandchildren Jordan, Noah, Austin, Hailey, Leah, Dylan, Keira, Colin; and great- granddaughter, McKenna. He is further survived by brothers, David (Debbie), Jerrold (Nannette) and James (Judy); nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon P. Hetzel and Dolores L. Mayer (nee Schneider).

Gordon was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a graduate of the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

His varied interests included curling, photography, reading, traveling and the great outdoors. However, his main passion was his business, Industrial Technical Services Inc., that began in the basement of their home in 1992 and continues to be a very successful business to this day. Over the years he hired and mentored many engineering students who went on to successful engineering careers.

Gordon was active in his community. He was a former Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 852, a former member of the Mequon-Thiensville Sunrise Rotary Club, an active member of the Mequon-Thiensville Chamber of Commerce, sat on the Homestead Business Advisory Committee, was a dynamic curler with the Milwaukee Curling Club, and participated in other various city and community organizations. His was a life well lived.

Our family wishes to thank the wonderful staff and nurses at Aurora Cancer Center in Grafton, who made treatments just a little more tolerable for Gordon.

Visitation will be at the Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home, 10280 N. Port Washington Road in Mequon on Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 4 p.m. to the time of services at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers or gifts, please donate to a cancer research foundation or the charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be left at www.schmidtandbartelt.com.

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home in Mequon is serving the family.