In Loving Memory

Harold Hartel was born August 11, 1924 in Buffalo, New York. He joined the U.S. Air Force at 18 and spent 28 years as a meteorologist and navigator reaching the rank of Lt Col. After retirement, Bud was a math teacher and coach in Northern California schools, later a resident of Mountain View in Ashland, Ore. until his death on September 29, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Hartel; and by his daughters, Diana and Patti Hartel of Ashland, Ore., Carol Lindsay of Truckee, Calif., and Susan DaSilva of Surrey, B.C., Canada; along with six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Interment with an Honor Guard occurred on October 4, 2013 at Eagle Point National Cemetery. There will be a memorial gathering of family and friends at Ashland First Congregational United Church of Christ, 717 Siskiyou Blvd. on Saturday, October 19, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. A Mass will be offered for Harold Hartel at Our Lady of the Mountain, Hillview Drive, Ashland, Ore. by Father Angelo Te on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 5:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to Weed-Lake Shastina Kiwanis Foundation Fund via Nancy Wallace, 5441 Duck Walk, Weed, CA, 96094. Tel: 530-938-2218.