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douglas e. hetchler

Posted on Sept. 18, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on Sept. 18, 2013 at 2:55 a.m.

Jan. 6, 1938 - Sept. 15, 2013

LAGRANGE — Douglas E. Hetchler, 75, of LaGrange, died Sunday, Sept. 15, at Life Care Center of LaGrange.

He was born Jan. 6, 1938, in Lansing, Mich., to the late Harry G. and Ruth A. (Nickols) Hetchler.

On Nov. 24, 1961, in LaGrange he married Sondra E. Schermerhorn. She preceded him in death on July 16, 1998.

On Oct. 15, 2003, in LaGrange he married Nina M. Slesareva. She survives in LaGrange.

Also surviving are his children, Virginia (David) Elick and James D. Hetchler, both of LaGrange; three stepsons, Igor Trofymov of Russia, Oleg Trofymov of Canada and Ivan Trofymov of Ukraine; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and siblings Delores Curtis of Gering, Neb., Harry A. Hetchler of Lake Odessa, Mich., Thomas Hetchler Sr. of Lansing, and Gerald Hetchler of Omega, Ga.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange, with an IVFA memorial service beginning at 7:30. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange.

Memorials may be made to the LaGrange Fire Department.