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William W. Hoertel

March 7, 1930 February 7, 2018
William W. Hoertel
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Obituary for William W. Hoertel

William W. (Bill) Hoertel was born 1930 in St. Louis, Missouri to Frederick W. Hoertel and Julia W. Hoertel (nee Hewlett) and moved to Rolla, Missouri in 1935 where his father worked at the U.S. Bureau of Mines. He attended Rolla Public Schools and graduated with the Class of 1948. Bill met Helen Marie Hoertel at University of Missouri and they married in 1955.

Bill served during the Korean conflict, primarily in the South Pacific, as a Navy Seabee and was a land surveyor for the building of air strips. He was Honorably Discharged.

He then attended the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy and the University of Missouri-Columbia. He was enrolled at the University of Missouri School of Law-Columbia, graduating in 1959. Bill was engaged in the private practice of law in Rolla, Missouri beginning in 1959 and was elected Phelps County Prosecuting Attorney for two terms. He maintained an active law practice with his son until his retirement in 1995.

Bill was, until recently, a pilot of small, private planes, actually earning a Private Pilot’s License before receiving a driver’s license.

He is survived by JoAnn Brand-Hoertel of the home, a son, Edward D. Hoertel and wife, Mary, of Rolla, and a daughter, Julia H. Veatch and husband, Gary, of Springfield, Missouri. Also surviving are grandchildren, Heather Hoertel and Lori Hoertel, both of St. Louis, Marcus E. Veatch, Kansas City and Ali Veatch, Columbia, Missouri.

A private graveside service will be held on Monday, February 12, 2018 at Rolla Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Phelps County Salvation Army.

Online condolences may be offered at this website.

All arrangements are under the direction of the Null and Son Funeral Home of Rolla.

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