Most of us just knew three things about Jack Hartel.
He was extermely likable. He was a huge Texas Longhorn fan. And he would always be an important part of Liberty County history mostly because he was the County Attorney for over four decades. People that know his family know he must have been a great father and that his relatives are proud , like anyone would be, to have him in the family tree. Jack was already missed a great deal after his retirement and he will be missed even more with his passing.
A heartfelt salute to you Jack Hartel! You were loved much on this earth and you will be remembered with great affection by many.
The following is a copy of Jack Hartel's obituary and it is worth reading:
In late 1950's, jack is second from the left.
November 19, 1933 -
May 22, 2014
Arthur John "Jack" Hartel, III, passed away very peacefully on May 22, 2014 at the age of 80. The Honorable Jack Hartel, Liberty County Attorney from 1965 to 2008, was born in
Jack was graduated from
After receiving his law degree, Jack returned to
Throughout his life Jack was involved in First Liberty National Bank and from 1960 to 2009 served on the Board of Trustees as well as many committees. Jack was Vice President and board member of the Rotary Club, and for several years served on the board of the Magnolia Ridge Country Club. In addition, Jack served as an officer in the Cancer Society of South Liberty County, March of Dimes Liberty Chapter, Liberty Historical Society, and Chamber of Commerce. Over the years he was also a member of the Elks Lodge and the Liberty Jaycees. Jack was especially proud of the achievements that were made during his tenure as a Board member of the Tri-County Mental Health Mental Retardation system. Jack served actively on the Board from 1986 until his accidental fall in 2009.
Most special thanks and love go to Michael Henderson, Daphne Dickerson, and Ruthie Minix, who showed loyalty, companionship and loving care to Jack in his last years. His family also extends a sincere and heart-felt thank you to all of Jack's doctors, nurses and therapists, especially the staff at Odyssey Hospice, Angels Above Us, Methodist Hospital Houston, and Touchstone Neurorecovery Conroe.
Jack will be deeply missed by his three daughters Laurie Hartel Vaught of
Prayers of the Rosary will be recited on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 5:00pm with visitation immediately following at Allison Funeral Service in