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Obituary: William Francis Ertel Sr., North Vernon


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William Francis Ertel Sr., 80, of North Vernon, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Barnthouse Ertel; a daughter, Helen (Jeff) Brunner of North Vernon; three sons, Bill (Sharlot) Ertel Jr., Joe (Kathy) Ertel and Ed (Paula) Ertel, all of North Vernon; two sisters, Helen Rogers and Ruth Evelyn Helm, both of North Vernon; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in North Vernon with the Rev. Jonathan Meyer officiating. Calling will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Friday at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral & Cremation Service in North Vernon. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to St. Vincent DePaul Building Fund or St. Mary’s School.

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