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Gerard R. Hetrick

November 3, 1945 — November 25, 2021

Gerard R. Hetrick, 76, of Fremont, passed away on November 25, 2021. He was born in Fremont, Ohio on November 3, 1945, to Franklin P. and Maribel (Michaels) Hetrick. Gerard graduated from Fremont Ross High School in 1963. He was a supervisor and maintenance worker for the Ohio Turnpike for 30 years. Gerard can be best descried as a jack-of-all-trades. He coached soccer, basketball, softball, baseball and football for the youth groups at the Fremont Recreation Center and the YMCA. Working in maintenance for 30 years, he was proven to have mechanical skills and could build anything. However, nothing could surpass the love he had for his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who he adored spending his time with. Gerard also had a passion for his faith. On August 12, 1967, he married the love of his life, Phoebe Eilirich, at St. Ann Catholic Church in Fremont, and she survives.

Also left to cherish his memory are his children: Kyle (Tammy) Hetrick, Jaci (David) Figley, Lance H. Hetrick, grandchildren: Spencer (Megan) Conklin, Kimmie (Derek Shiefer) Hetrick, David J. Hetrick, Maci and Gage Figley, step-granddaughters: Mallory Alspaugh and Shae Figley, great-granddaughters: Brylee and Kinsley, siblings: Sandi (Larry) Kille, Tom (Connie) Hetrick, Pat (James) Winters, Roger (Robin) Hetrick. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 1, 2021, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Crematory, 900 North Street, Fremont, Ohio, 43420. A Funeral Mass will take place on Thursday, December 2, 2021, at 10:00 AM at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 1021 W. State Street, Fremont, Ohio, 43420. Rev. Michael Roemmele will officiate. The family kindly requests that masks be worn at all services.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Sandusky County, 1315 N. River Road, Fremont, Ohio, 43420, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at

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Service Schedule

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Crematory

900 North St, Fremont, OH 43420

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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Ann Catholic Church

1021 W State St, Fremont, OH 43420

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