Mary J. “Mel” Ertel, 92, of Venice, Florida, a former 12-year resident of Oak Park, died in Florida on June 20, 2018. Born in Spragueville, Iowa on Feb. 19, 1926, she was preceded in death by her husbands, the late Donal C. Ertel and the late Norman Felbinger.  

Mary Ertel is survived by her children, Mark (Caren) Ertel and Anita Ertel; her grandchildren, Shelley Wilson and Christopher Ertel and Catie Baggett; and her great-granddaughter, Dorian Baggett. She was the sister of June Hamer and Ralph Reistroffer; and the aunt of 22 nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will be held from 4 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 28 at Oak Park’s Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St., where services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m., with interment at Mt. Emblem Cemetery.

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