St. George, Utah/ Richard Etzel, age 92 passed away October 4th, 2015. He was born September 23, 1923 in Topeka, KS to Catherine and John Etzel. He served in WWII surviving the beach assault at Normandy. He retired as an Engineer from Southwestern Bell Company, where he received the Theodore N. Vail Medal for saving the lives of two men involved in an automobile accident.
He married Maurine McDonald October 6, 1981 after a fairytale courtship. He is survived by his wife, and 5 children, Terry Etzel and Karen Tallman of Tucson, AZ; Bob (Meggan) Etzel, Lawrence, KS; Mary Ann (Steve) Marshall, Topeka, KS; Therese Hopkins, Blue Springs, MO; Randy (Bethann) McDonald, Washington, Utah. 19 Grandchildren; 19 Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Ruth and a daughter Debbie (Greg) Arroyo, Missouri City, TX. A viewing will be held Wednesday evening from 6-8pm at Hughes Mortuary, 1037 East 700 South, St. George, Utah.