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Con Francis Hetchler

Con Francis Hetchler Con Francis Hetchler

Con Francis Hetchler, 86, Berlin, died peacefully Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, at Markesan Resident Home.

Con was born July 22, 1934, in Sheboygan, the son of Bernard and Minnie Ferris Hetchler Sr.

He served his country in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years, from 1952-72, stationed at several places stateside and Japan, Taiwan and Canada.

He was united in marriage to Lorraine Gallert Rhode Oct. 23, 1982, at Grace English Lutheran Church in Berlin.

After the military, Con lived in the Amhurst-Plover area, before moving to the Township of Berlin, where he raised pigs on Lorraine’s farm.

Con was a member of Grace English Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife – Lorraine; son – Randy Hetchler; two daughters – Shelly (Mike) Schulner and Debby (Roger) Thieling; stepchildren – Kathy Mink and Debra (Jerry) Fick; five grandchildren – Tanner (Josie), Jayme and Kaleb Schulner, Jacob (Kari) and Tucker Hetchler; six stepgrandchildren – April (Joel) Arnhold, Christopher (Orwella) Fick, Candice (Andy) Reffitt, Eric Fick, Jenifer Rowe and Michael Mink; two great-grandchildren – Macy Hetchler and Addison Schulner; 11 stepgreat-grandchildren – Daniel, Joseph, Chandra, Haylee, Riley, Corrine, Camden, Christian, Michael, Isaiah and Jordon; three stepgreatgreat- grandchildren – Aspen, Bentley and Eleana; his sister – Linda Tolppi; and brother – Don (Joan) Hetchler.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers – Dennis, Ben and Robert Hetchler; and stepgrandson – Terry Fick.

Visitation will be held Monday, Sept. 14, from 10-11 a.m., at Grace English Lutheran Church in Berlin. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., at Grace English Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Stephanie Lorenz officiating.

Interment with military honors will be in the Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Barbola Funeral Chapel of Berlin.

A memorial has been established. Anyone wishing to send a sympathy card to the family, please mail card to: Barbola Funeral Chapel, c/o Con Hetchler, P.O. Box 201, Berlin, WI 54923.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at barbolafc@