ROCK HILL -- Howard Fredrick Oertel, 84, of 149 Glenwood Drive, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008, at Willowbrook.
A native of Irvington, N.J., Mr. Oertel was born June 30, 1923, a son of the late Joseph and Beatrice Finch Oertel. He was a retired maintenance supervisor for Palnut, member of Christian Fellowship Church and a U.S. Army veteran who was stationed in India.
Surviving are his wife, Anne Pace Oertel; a son, Alan Oertel and wife, Barbara of Rock Hill; a daughter, Janet Oertel Grassman and husband, Kenny of Kalispell, Mont.; and two grandchildren, Tim and Tommy Oertel.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Mr. Oertel will be held Thursday evening at 7 in The Chapel of Bass-Cauthen Funeral Home, with the Rev. Phil Nodine officiating.
Condolences can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christian Fellowship Church, 1096 McConnell's Highway or Hospice & Community Care of Rock Hill.
Bass-Cauthen Funeral Home is serving the Oertel family.