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Allen J. Hatzel

October 13, 1951 ~ March 15, 2019 (age 67)
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Allen J. Hatzel, age 67 of Grand Haven, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2019 at Heartwood Lodge surrounded by his family.  He was born on October 13, 1951 in Newark, NJ to Russell and Mary (Crispina) Hatzel.  Allen married Nancy Routledge on June 23, 1973 in Parsippany, NJ.

Allen worked as a decorated Sheriff's Deputy for the Seminole County Sheriff's Department for 20 years, was raised in the Catholic Church, and was a member of the Sons of the American Legion.  Al was a welcoming, loving, and happy person who would make anyone feel like they were family.  He loved his life, his family and would selflessly do anything to bring happiness and joy to others.  He will be forever remembered for his dedication to his family and friends.

He will be lovingly remembered and missed by his wife of 45 years, Nancy; sons, Brian (Gayle) Hatzel of Grand Haven and CJ (Kirsten) Hatzel of Chuluota, FL; grandchildren, Alyssa, Justin, Kayla, Peyton, and Cole Hatzel; god-daughter, Loran Johnston and her family; brothers, Russell (Barbara) Hatzel, Michael (Pat) Hatzel, Donny (Susan) Hatzel; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 22, 2019 at St. Patrick - St. Anthony Catholic Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be given to Heartwood Lodge-Hospice or St. Jude Children's Hospital.


Donations may be made to:

Heartwood Lodge - Hospice House
1309 Sheldon Rd., Grand Haven MI 49417

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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