Rev. James W. Hertel, former president of Frankfort Pilgrim College in Frankfort, Ind., died on July 20, 2014, in Greenwood, Ind., at the age of 99. He served as college president from 1959 to 1966.
In addition, he served as an evangelist and pastored several churches in the Indiana South District, both before and after his presidency, served on numerous district boards and committees, and taught countless students at the Indiana South District Seminars, a forerunner of today’s FLAME program.
He and his wife traveled internationally, including 30 trips to the Holy Land.
He is survived by his wife of 77 years, Martha L. Hertel; children, Dr. Marti Eicholz (Robert) of San Diego and Dr. J. Wesley Hertel (Pat) of Greenwood; seven grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren. His funeral service was held on July 24 at Mount Auburn United Methodist Church in Greenwood.