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Denali LeeAnn Hetzel

Denali LeeAnn Hetzel

Denali LeeAnn Hetzel was welcomed with great joy on December 27, 2013 at Providence Alaska Medical Center and passed away on December 30, 2013. She received the sacrament of baptism immediately after birth. She died in the same manner in which she lived; in the arms of her parents and surrounded by loved ones. Her death was due to complications of anencephaly, a neural tube defect.

She is preceded in death by her brother, Kellen.

She is survived by her father, John Hetzel and mother, Stacey Maddox Hetzel of Anchorage, AK; grandparents Tom and Kim Hetzel of Gladstone, ND, Brian and Carol Maddox of Hurt, VA; great-aunt Cynthia Johnson of Lynchburg, VA; uncles Aaron Hetzel of Gladstone, ND, Benjamin and Samuel Maddox of Hurt, VA, Derek and Hannah Powell Maddox of Madison Heights, VA; aunts Christine Hetzel of Odessa, TX, Marie and Jamie Hetzel of Gladstone, ND.

Denali's family requests that donations be made in her name to: Duke Research on Anencephaly, Donors must write-in 391-2359. Or String of Pearls