Mark M Hartel

December 9th, 1959 to December 30th, 2022

Mark Matthew Hartel, 63, of Fort Gratiot, died Friday, December 30, 2022.

He was born December 9, 1959 in Port Huron to Lawrence and the late Doris Hartel.

Mark was an engineer with Constitutional Mold for many years. He enjoyed hunting, gardening, raising animals and tinkering on things.

He is survived by his father, Lawrence Hartel; brothers, Lawrence “Lenny” (Kim) Hartel Jr. and John (Renee) Hartel; two nephews, Kyle Hartel and Shawn (Caitlyn) Rodegeb; niece, Desiree (Nathan) Wright; three great-nieces, Bayleigh, Hadleigh and Oakleigh; one great nephew, Charlie; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 in Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. The Reverend Bruce Clark will officiate.

Burial will be in Burtchville Township Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Larry “Lenny” Hartel Jr., John Hartel, Kyle Hartel, Nathan Wright, Shawn Rodegeb and Steve Smith.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Water Area Humane Society. To send condolences, visit

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