IN MEMORIAM: Laborers Local 110’s Lindell ‘Pete’ Hoelzel


Lindell G. “Pete” Hoelzel, a Korean War veteran and 59-year member of Laborers Local 110, passed away on Oct. 27, 2023 in Troy, Ill. at Cedarhurst of Troy. He was 92.

Brother Melzo served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was a very proud member of Laborers Local 110 for 59 years and a Life Member of VFW Post 6883.

A St. Louis Cardinal Baseball fan, he also collected St. Louis Cardinal memorabilia. He  spent countless hours in his gardens at his rural De Soto home and was known for the tomatoes he grew.

An accomplished musician, he enjoyed listening to music performed by Johnny Cash and Ernest Tubb.

Brother Hoelzel is survived by his wife of 68 years Eugenia “Jean” (nee Aubuchon) Hoelzel, Troy, Ill.; a son, Steven (Debbie) Hoelzel, Glen Carbon, Ill.; and four nieces:  Margie (Doug) Urban, Ballwin, Mo.; Marilyn (Don) Hamilton, Bowling Green, Mo.; Joy (Scott) Graves, De Soto, Mo.; and Jan (Stan) Fauth, De Soto, Mo., and their families. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Helmuth Emil and Maude (nee Holdman) Hoelzel, and two brothers: Benno Hoelzel and Charles (Norma) Hoelzel.  As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation, P.O. Box 40726, Nashville, Tenn. 37204 or in the form of Masses c/o St. Joseph Catholic Church, 15 St. Joseph St., Bonne Terre, Mo. 63028.


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