George A. “Jim” Hehl, 95, of Sandusky, died early Wednesday morning, Dec. 5, 2012, in Ohio Veterans Home, Sandusky, following a lengthy illness.
He was born Oct. 15, 1917, in Sandusky. George was a U.S. Army veteran of WW II, serving overseas in the Philippines and New Guinea, and was discharged as a first sergeant In the Quartermaster Depot Company. He was employed at Hinde & Dauch Paper Company and John Thiede Plumbing & Heating, and retired in 1985 from Sandusky Public Schools as the supervisor of Building and Grounds.
After his retirement, he worked part time for Res. Q Marine, Sandusky Boat Line as dockmaster, and Pfeil Funeral Homes.
Jim was a member of St. Stephen United Church of Christ, Sandusky, and Lowell C. Hein Post 2529 of the VFW. In his early years, he was a softball pitcher on the I.A.B. softball team and also an active bowler.
He is survived by one son, Terry (Judy) Hehl, of Sandusky; one grandson, Kevin Hehl, of Sandusky; nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Laverne R. Hehl, in 1988; his parents, August and Mary (Eichel) Hehl; one sister, Dorothy Hofacker; and a close friend, Dolores Fletcher.
Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, until funeral services at 1 p.m. at Pfeil Funeral Home, Sandusky Chapel, 617 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. The Rev. Jerald Fenske will officiate. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Sandusky.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephen United Church of Christ, 905 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky; or to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be shared with the family at pfeilfuneralhome.com.