Age 67 of Marrero, La. and Crookston native, died April 2.

Donald G. Hetzler passed away on April 2, 2012 at the age of 67 years. He was raised in Crookston, MN and St. Paul, MN and resided in Marrero, LA for the past 35 years.

Don was the beloved husband of Diana Pane Hetzler; father of Jennifer H. Ritchie (Curt) and Matthew D. Hetzler (Laura); grandfather of Caroline and Kate Ritchie and Marion Hetzler; brother of Gerald Hetzler, Joni Egan (Larry), Doug Hetzler (Karen) and Connie Erickson (Reid); and son of the late Margaret Marion Malloy Hetzler and Harold Eugene Hetzler.

Don was a U.S. Army veteran who served during the Vietnam War, attained the rank of 1st Lieutenant and later retired from Jefferson Parish as a Juvenile Probation Officer. He was devoutly spiritual, a devoted family man, a talented craftsman and woodworker and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

A Funeral Mass was held Monday, April 9 at Mothe Funeral Home Chapel in Harvey, LA. Don was interred with Military Honors on April 11 at the Port Hudson National Cemetery in Zachary, LA.

To view and sign the online guest book, please visit: In lieu of flowers, the family is accepting donations to establish a memorial fund for Don to honor his memory.