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Michael S. Ettel

 Ettel, Michael S. 'Mike' went home to be with Jesus, Tuesday, June 6, 2006.
Beloved husband of Debra A. Ettel (nee Wiesner); beloved son of Capt. Calvin E. and Annabel (Jones) Ettel; beloved brother of Rebecca (Ettel) and Robert Burnard; beloved uncle of Kathleen and Matthew Burnard, Andrea and Sarah Wiesner; beloved son-in-law of Rev. Dr. David E. and Joyce M. (Joggerst) Wiesner; beloved brother-in-law of Rev. Mark and Patricia Wiesner; dearest nephew, cousin and friend to so many.
Mike graduated from Parks College of St. Louis University in 1972. Following his service in the U. S. Air Force Reserves, Mike followed in his father's footsteps and became a pilot for Ozark Air Lines in April of 1974. He joined TWA during the merger of 1986. At the time of his illness Mike was employed as a 767 international captain for American Airlines. Mike was also a lifetime member of the AMA and was an enthusiastic modeler.

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08/05/09 09:33 AM #1    

Barbara Taylor (Mathis)

Mike was an all-around Mr. Nice Guy. He always had a smile for you and would help in anyway he could. He will be sorely missed.

Barbara Taylor Mathis

08/06/09 11:42 PM #2    

Robert Mantler

Mike and I lived in the same neighborhood close to the high school at that time. Castlereigh Estates, which sounds so cool! It seemed we were so far from everything... Village Square was like the city back then. Mike and I became close and enjoyed going to the river, hiking down behind Diane Krupps house for a short cut. Mike was with me the day I broke my ankle jumping into the river from a tree stub that was perched out of what seemed to be a deep area... it wasn't! When I hit bottom at about 2 feet I knew I broke something, and glad and hadn't decided to dive head first! He and I think Tom Gais (Sue Gais little brother) carried me all the way home. Oh and I did break my ankle. Mike also played a great keyboard in our little band when we teamed with Bob Mason and Mark Rogers. Mike was a heck of a guy and with an infectious laugh!

08/12/09 08:20 PM #3    

Janet Finley (Landry)

I saw Mike's obit in the Post and recognized that wonderful smile right away. He was truly a nice person and will be missed.

04/07/10 11:08 PM #4    

Donna J. Hill

always nice person Never got to know each other much, but shared some classes together.

09/22/20 05:46 PM #5    

Daniel J. Wright

Mike was taking flight lessons from my best friend's Father Mr. Evans who was a retired Air Force Master Sargent. So one day Mr. Evans suggested Mike take up for a ride in the Cessna. It made me a little nervous. Mike was a great guy and may he RIP.

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