John Hirzel

Obituary of John Randall Hirzel

John Randall Hirzel of Fort Walton Beach, Florida passed peacefully on April 22, 2024.

He was born in Missouri on the 19th of July of 1958 to Lewis and Betty Hirzel. He grew up and graduated from Fort Walton Beach in 1977. In 1981 he married Cathy Arthur who he met while serving in the Army together.

Randy proudly served his country in the US Army 82nd Airborne Infantry Division from 1977-1981. He then worked as an automotive mechanic for 20 years before taking contracting jobs in Iraq and Afghanistan. Randy lived in the Philippines between contracts and really enjoyed his time there before moving back to Ft Walton Beach. He worked as a trucker and for automotive stores then retired at age 62. 

Randy loved his family and enjoyed spending time with friends and his sons. His hobbies included football/racing/billiards, a passion for Camaros, and being with his loved ones.

He is survived by his older sister, Rosa Hirzel; daughter, Tabitha Santaliz; sons, Steven and Bryan Hirzel; daughter in-laws, Joanne and Genevieve Hirzel; grandaughters, Connie, Alyssa, Lily and Mya Hirzel; grandsons, Blake and Tanner Santaliz. 


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