Obituary: Martha Hetzler, July 19, 1930 – Dec. 13, 2013 |

Obituary: Martha Hetzler, July 19, 1930 – Dec. 13, 2013

Martha L. Hetzler, 83, of Muscatine, Iowa, died on Friday, December 13, 2013, at Trinity Hospital-Rock Island, Ill.

Martha was born on Sept. 27, 1930, in Muscatine, the daughter of Edgar E. and Beulah French Kemper. She married Herbert Hetzler on July 19,1953, at Sweetland United Methodist Church. He preceded her in death on April 19, 2012.

She spent many summers in the Fraser Valley hiking with her Tuesday hiking group and hosting family and friends.

Those left to honor her memory include two sons, Doug Hetzler (and wife Suzanne), of Santa Cruz, Calif., and Byron Hetzler of Granby; one daughter, Deb Keely (and husband Stan), of Longwood, Fla.; six grandchildren, Elizabeth Ramirez (and husband Leo), Patrick Keely (and wife Leslie), Jeffrey Keely, Connor Hetzler, Emily Hetzler, and Erik Hetzler; two great-grandchildren, Kaylyn Leon Ramirez and Darcy Keely; three brothers, Paul Kemper of Muscatine, Edward Kemper (and wife Judy), of Muscatine, and Mark Kemper (and wife Carol), of Elmwood, Ill.; and three sisters, Mary Hauck of Blue Grass, Iowa, Gladys Mittman of Muscatine, and Catherine Root of Muscatine.

She was preceded in death in by her parents, her husband and two sisters, Ruth Denison and Doris Kruse.

Memorials may be made to the Friends of the Pine Creek Grist Mill. Online condolences:

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