Donald Hauck Hertzer

  • Born: September 4, 1927
  • Died: April 6, 2021
  • Location: Rocky River, Ohio

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Fairview Park, OH 44116
Tel. (440) 333-9774

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather

Donald Hauck Hertzer was born September 4, 1927 to Robert W. Hertzer and Helen L. Hauck in Tiffin, Ohio. He graduated from Columbian High School where he enjoyed playing the clarinet. He also enjoyed sports and was active with the track team and he was an avid bicyclist.

Immediately post graduation he enlisted into the US Navy and served on the USS Lofberg DD 759. He was an Electrical Technician Seaman and served from 1945 to 1948.
He continued to serve in the Naval Reserves until 1953. He attended Heidelberg University and The Ohio State University, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Accounting. He later received his CPA credential and worked in public accounting for 4 years before transitioning to corporate accounting for the remainder of his career. He served as assistant controller at Work Wear Corporation and a staff accountant at TRW. After his retirement he continued to prepare tax returns in private practice. In his free time he liked to collect stamps, he enjoyed ballroom dancing and camping. He loved watching the OSU Buckeyes play football. Don was an active member of the Bay Village Presbyterian Church and served a Deacon and for years served as a Sunday service usher.

He married Marilyn Balliet, his high school sweetheart in August of 1949. They initially lived in Columbus, Ohio and then moved to Bay Village, Ohio. They had 4 children together. Don remarried Agnes Szabo in 1975. Agnes and Don spent their retirement in Naples, Florida.

Don is survived by Ron(Barbara) Hertzer, Cathy Erickson, Janice Friswold, Dan (Marti) Hertzer. He is also survived by the children of Agnes Szabo from her previous marriage, Ava Flores and Tom Szabo. He had 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Also cousins Bill Hertzer, Martha Hammel, David (Anna-Maria) Hertzer, Marie (James) Mattingly and Ruth(Ken) Walker. (440) 333-9774