WINTER HAVEN - Alan H. Hemenway of Winter Haven passed away Friday, October 29, 2010 at the Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale from respiratory failure. A native of Rutherford, NJ, born October 12, 1926, Alan moved to Winter Haven in 1938 from Sacramento, CA. He graduated Winter Haven High School Class of 1944, and was a football standout.
Alan enlisted in the US Army in 1944 and was in the Pacific Theater, Philippines, and helped liberate Corregidor. He was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor. Later he was in the occupation force in Japan. After World War II he was stationed at Ft. Knox where he helped develop the Patton Tank. He attended Davidson College and Graduated from the University of Florida, College of Agriculture in 1952, and was a member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity.
He Married Charmaine Linzmayer in 1951. After Graduation, Alan worked for Wilson-Toomer Fertilizer Company, and was Production Manager forHemenway.html#CharHemenway Mountain Lake Corporation. He went to work with Ben Hill Griffin, Inc. in 1961 were He served as Vice President & General Manager of Griffin Fertilizer until 1993. He retired as a Senior Vice President of Griffin in 1994. Professionally he was President of Independent Ag, President and Chairman of Florida Fertilizer & Agrichemical Association, Numerous IFAS Committees, Director of the Florida Horticulture Society, and Appointed by Agriculture Commissioner Doyle Connor to the Florida Agriculture Council.
Alan served as Mayor, City Commission President and on the Frostproof City Commission from the 1970's to 1990. He was Frostproof Man of the Year, Past President of the Frostproof Rotary Club, Deacon and Elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Frostproof, 42nd Degree Mason, Exalted Ruler of Winter Haven Elks Lodge, Member of the American Legion, Ridge Art Association, Florida Beef Council, Florida Citrus Showcase, and the Lake Wales Country Club. He was an avid Hunter and Fisherman, enjoyed his family and friends and was a lifelong "Gator".
Predeceased by parents, M.H. and Bernice Hemenway, Wife Charmaine Hemenway, daughter Claudia Gene Hemenway and sister Gene H.Viertel.
Alan is survived by his son and daughter in law, Rick and Christy Hemenway, Granddaughters Leigh-Anne and Ashley Hemenway, and grandson Martin Hemenway, all of Winter Haven and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be Wednesday, November 3, 2010,at Lakeside Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to: Ridge Art Association New Gallery Fund, 210 Cypress Gardens Blvd. SW, Winter Haven, FL 33880.
Ledger, Nov. 1, 2010
– 83 - Homemaker
WINTER HAVEN -- Mrs. Gene Viertel of Winter Haven died of heart failure Tuesday (April 1, 2003) at Baylor Medical Center in Richardson, Texas. Gene was born in Watertown, Mass., on July 21, 1919, she came to Winter Haven from Massachusetts in 1945. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Beymer Memorial United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Viertel was preceded in death by her husband, Edmond Viertel.
She is survived by her daughter, Pamela Brickett, Richardson, Texas; brother, Alan Hemenway, Winter Haven; one grandchild.
Graveside services will be Friday at Lakeside Memorial Park, Winter Haven.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in Dallas. Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, Winter Haven. – Ledger, April 3, 2003
75 - Homemaker - Concert Pianist
WINTER HAVEN -- Mrs. Charmaine Marie Hemenway of Winter Haven died of cancer Wednesday (Oct. 29, 2003) at Life Care Center in Winter Haven. Born in Ormand Beach on May 23, 1928, she came to Winter Haven from Gainesville in 1952. She was a homemaker and formerly a concert pianist and organist. She graduated from the University of Florida where she was in the first coed class. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Frostproof.
Mrs. Hemenway is survived by her husband of 53 years, Alan H. Hemenway; son, Richard A. Hemenway, Winter Haven; brothers, George J. Linzmayer III, Jacob B. Linzmayer, William Linzmayer, all of Gainesville; sisters, Teresa L. McKinney, Marie L. Parker, both of Gainesville, Matilda L. Wilcox, Keystone Heights; three grandchildren.
Graveside services will be Saturday at Lakeside Memorial Park, Winter Haven.Memorials may be made to the Charmaine Hemenway music scholarship, C/O Grace Lutheran Church in Winter Haven. Oak Ridge Funeral Care, Winter Haven. - Ledger on Oct. 30, 2003
WINTER HAVEN - Herbert R. Viertel, 89, passed away Friday, December 4, 2009 from leukemia. Herbert was born April 6, 1920 in Winter Haven, Florida. He was a Captain in the U.S. Army where he served as a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division during WW II, and later in the Korean War. Herbert received 3 Purple Hearts and was an ex-prisoner of war. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and all around outdoorsman.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy Viertel of Winter Haven, Fl.; son, Bob Viertel of Lakeland, Fl.; sister, Joanne Alderman of Winter Haven, Fl.; and 2 grandchildren, Michael Viertel and Karen Viertel.
Graveside service will be on Thursday, December 10, 2009 at Oaklawn Cemetery, Winter Haven, Fl. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Avenue, Winter Haven, Fl. 33823. – Ledger, Dec. 8, 2009
>CHARLES W. HEMENWAY, Sr. – 86 - Chemical Operator
LAKELAND - Charles W. Hemenway, Sr., of Lakeland, Fla., formerly of Linden, died Sunday, April 20, 2008 at the Lakeland Regional Medical Center of heart failure. >Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the funeral from the Leonard-Lee Funeral Home, 301 East Blancke Street, Linden on Friday, April 25 2008. Cremation Rosehill Crematory, Linden. The funeral Mass will be offered in St. Elizabeth R.C. Church, Linden. > Charles was born in Milburn and lived in Linden from 1962-1985 before moving to Lakeland, Fla. Charles was employed by E.I. Dupont Co., Linden as a chemical operator for 15 years before retiring in 1985. Previously he was employed by Koppers Chemical Co., Perth Amboy and the Exxon Corp., Linden as a chemical operator. >Charles was a veteran of WWII serving with the United States Marine Corps on the Pacific. He was awarded the Navy Cross for Heroism on Cape Gloucester, New Britain for destroying a Japanese snipers nest. He was nicknamed the "One Man Blitz". Charles was a former member of the Rahway Elks Club, Linden Loyal Order of Moose and John Russell Wheeler V.F.W. Post 1397. Charles was a member of the Lakeland Moose Lodge 2295 and the American Legion and AmVets, both of Lakeland. > Charles was the beloved husband of 61 years to Mary Keen Hemenway, devoted father of Charles W. Jr. of Fla., Dennis J. of Colonia, Mary Allphin of New Jersey and the late John J., dearest brother of Josephine Melise of Linden, loving grandfather of 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 10,2008 at the Elks Lodge #1291. - Ledger April 23, 2008