Stanley A. Hertel, 74, of Marion, formerly of Middle Amana, passed away Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at Bickford Cottage, Marion, following a lengthy illness. Funeral services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, with Elder Alan Trumpold officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Middle Amana Cemetery. Memorials made be contributed to the charity of your choice.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Max and Helene Hertel; and his beloved wife, Bonnie.
Stan is survived by his brother-in-law, Larry Rettig (Wilma) of South Amana; and sister-in-law, Rosemary Houser (David) of West Virginia. Also surviving are two nieces, Robin Rettig of Cedar Rapids and Kaleigh Houser Kirk (Nick) of West Virginia; a nephew, Keegan Houser (Amy) of California; and two great-nieces, Lorelai and Elliette Kirk, also of West Virginia.
Stan was born June 8, 1943, in Amana, Iowa, the son of Max and Helene Pitz Hertel. He attended Amana schools and graduated from Amana High School in 1960. He went on to the University of Iowa, where he earned his degree in electrical engineering. He married Bonnie Jean Rettig on June 18, 1966, at the Amana Church. The couple moved to Louisville, Ky., where he and a friend established their own business and then later worked for the University of Louisville.
When he and Bonnie retired in 2000, they returned to their newly built home in Middle Amana. Stan was an avid ham radio operator, having contacts all over the world. He also was a connoisseur of fine food and wines and loved cats.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.klosterfuneralhome.com.