JERSEYVILLE - Tessie O. (Hetzel) Mottaz, 96, died at 7:00 p.m., Monday, February 8, 2021 at Calhoun Nursing and Rehab in Hardin, Illinois.
She was born in Kane, Illinois on February 25, 1924, and was the daughter of Virgil C. and Maude A. (Ray) Hetzel.
She married Paul Mottaz on November 15, 1941 in Saint Charles, Missouri, and the two were two weeks shy of celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary before his death on November 28, 1991.
Surviving are a son and daughter in-law, Lonnie and Anne Mottaz of Jerseyville; a daughter and son in-law, Debbie Mottaz and her husband, Alan Masterson of Fosterburg; three grandchildren and their spouses, Rebecca and Lucas Gardner, Sara and Zachary Casselman, all of Jerseyville, and Steve Parker and his fiance' ,Dr. Jennifer Brown of Horseheads, New York; three great grandchildren, Grace, Ben and Mylalea; two sisters and a brother in-law, Pauline Whitlock and Marie and Robert Shanks of Jerseyville; and a brother, Paul Hetzel of Kane.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Deanna (Mottaz) Miller on October 27, 2011; a brother, William June Hetzel; and a sister, Berneice Woolsey.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of funeral services at 12 noon on Monday, February 15, 2021 at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Larry Hayes will officiate.
Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.
Memorials may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools in Jerseyville.
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