Michael H. Hertel, age 67, of McHenry, died Thursday, August 28, 2008 at his home.
He was born July 31, 1941 in Round Lake to Herman and Effie (Cox) Hertel. Michael had been a resident of McHenry for over 50 years. He was employed as a truck drive for Meyer Material for 25 years, retiring in 2003. He was a member of the McHenry Moose Lodge 681 since 1991 and was an avid NASCAR fan.
He is survived by his true love, Joann L. Lewis of McHenry; four children, Michael A. (Renee) Hertel of McHenry, Patricia (William Turner) Britton of McHenry, Jennifer (Shawn) Bean of Wonder Lake, Michael (Nanette) Lewis of McHenry; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; four sisters, Ruth Ann (Arnold) Wirtz of Loyal, WI., Barbara Jean (Jack) Baker of Las Vegas, NV., Agnes (John) Sample of Mississippi, Cathy Bentz of North Carolina; and a brother-in-law, Donald Hayda of Phillips, WI.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Victoria Hayda; and a brother-in-law, Mark Bentz.
Visitation and service were private for family.
Inurnment will be private.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, the family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, Janet Smith, Memorials Chairperson, 200 S. Green Street, McHenry, IL 60050.
Arrangements entrusted to Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, Il 60050. You may send the family an on-line condolence at www.justenfh.com or call the funeral home at 815-385-2400.