The Obit For Joseph Hertel

Joseph M. Hertel

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on April 6, 2011

Joseph M. Hertel of St. Charles Joseph M. Hertel, 95, originally from Buffalo, N.Y., passed away Monday, April 4, 2011.

He was the loving father of Barbara (Lynton) Norstad of St. Charles and Faith (David) Stevens of Denver, Colo.; grandfather to Jennifer Myers (Richard) and Mark Stevens (Kari); and great-grandfather to Jack Myers and Zachary Stevens. Joseph was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Edith.

Joseph played semi-pro baseball as a catcher for the Buffalo Bisons. He worked for Curtiss Wright building P-40 fighter aircraft during World War II, Twin Coach, and Boeing, Inc.

Joe was a key member of Apollo moon project on both the Lunar Rover and the Saturn V rocket.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 2 p.m. Thursday, at Christ Community Church, Randall Road., St. Charles.