Condolence & Memory Journal

Bill was a part time neighbor of mine down in Fort Myers. He was an amazing man and I enjoyed the many afternoons and evenings that we spent in the driveway talking about life and sports.

Posted by Jacob Hutchings - Fort Myers, FL - Neighbor   December 03, 2017

I have known Bill for over 40 years in the pigeon hobby and have judged many shows with him in Ohio and Indiana. He will be missed in the hobby and as a friend. Sorry for your loss.

Posted by Lee Faecking - Parma Hts, OH - Friend   December 03, 2017

Bill was a co-worker at Twist Drill on E. 49th Street. Very nice person and had many friends. Sorry to hear of his passing. My sympathy to Mrs. Hetzel and family, may Bill rest in peace.

Hilde Kobetitsch

Posted by Hilde Kobetitsch - Streetsboro, OH - Friend   December 01, 2017

Bill was a good guy and a good friend. We were pigeon buddies and he always looked after rare breed pigeons and the Rare Breed Pigeon Club. Bill will be missed, but never forgotten

Posted by Scott Amo - Cement City, MI - friend   December 01, 2017

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

Posted by Johnson-Romito Funeral Homes - Northfield Center, OH   December 01, 2017

It is with heavy heart to learn of the unexpected loss of Bill. Though we are across the miles and unable to be with you at this time know that you and your wonderful family will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.
Rejoice in all the wonderful memories that you all have and may family and friends help divide your sorrows at this time. Never hesitate to reach out to us for support.

Love to all, Ken,Pam and Kevin Lahn

Posted by Ken, Pam & Kevin Lahn - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Family Friend   November 30, 2017

Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your dear husband and father. May your fond memories and the peace that God gives comfort and strengthen you during this difficult time. Phillipians 4:6,7,13

Posted by TB - Cleveland, OH   November 30, 2017

I have many fond memories of Bill from the pigeon shows. Bill always had the best quality show pigeons and was also one of the best pigeon judges in the country. I knew him from the time I was about 10 years old and he was always kind and friendly.

Posted by Jeff Hitchlock - Parma, OH - Friend   November 30, 2017

We are so sorry to lose our good neighbor Bill. He will be missed. To Sandy and the boys...may great memories of time you spent together keep him alive in your hearts until you see him again. With our sincere sympathy.

Posted by Carol and Greg Heffner - Fort Myers, FL - Neighbor   November 30, 2017

Sandy you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Carol Quinn - Massillon, OH   November 30, 2017

So sorry to hear this unexpected news. Our thoughts and love are with you.

Posted by Anita diomede - Strongsville, OH - Family Friend   November 30, 2017

Fly high my friend

Posted by Brad Endl - Milton, WI - Friend   November 29, 2017

Sandy, to you and kids !

Posted by Tammy Heffernan - Cuyahoga Falls, OH   November 29, 2017

Bill was a very good pigeon man and a great competitor...a good friend and a mentor to many...we will miss you Bill, RIP...fly be free!!!

Posted by Jeff Wozniak - Linwood, MI - Acquaintance   November 29, 2017

I met Bill through a common hobby of raising birds. He was the most genuinely nicest person I have ever had the pleasure to call a friend. His passing came as quite a shock and he will be greatly missed. I looked so forward to seeing him at the shows. Although we all only got together a few times a year. We all enjoyed sharing laughs and a nice meal. RIP Bill...

Posted by Christi Bringe - Beloit, WI - Friend   November 29, 2017

I met Bill through a common hobby of raising birds. He was the most genuinely nicest person I have ever had the pleasure to call a friend. His passing came as quite a shock and he will be greatly missed. I looked so forward to seeing him at the shows. Although we all only got together a few times a year. We all enjoyed sharing laughs and a nice meal. RIP Bill...

Posted by Christi Bringe - Beloit, WI - Friend   November 29, 2017

Sandy, Hedy, Lori, Ryan, Chris, Mike, John, Willy, and the entire Hetzel Family,
We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend to many. Bill was a very good man who was dedicated to his family, his work, and his hobbies. We know Bill will be missed. Please accept our most sincere condolences for the loss of Bill. Rest In Peace Bill Hetzel

Posted by Dorothy and Rick Dudas - Medina, OH   November 29, 2017