Age 89, of Lansing, Michigan, passed away December 1, 2018. Born July 28, 1929, to Lewis and Nora (Hayes) Hethorn. He graduated from Eastern High School and served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Wright (1949 – 1952).
Mack worked for the Lansing Fire Department for nearly 29 years, retiring as a captain. On February 1, 1980, he married Marjory A. (Haight) Rogers and his family grew from 4 children to 9. He enjoyed fishing, card games, golf and travel. He and Marjory spent many years splitting their time between Blue Lake, MI and New Port Richey, FL.
He is survived by daughters Lisa (Bobbi) Hethorn, Hollie (Steve) McCafferty, son Paul Hethorn, extended family Jim Rogers, David Rogers, Rhonda (Gary) Lewis, Ann Rogers, Patty Mitchell, sister-in-law Judy (Larry) Litterst, 17 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Marjory, parents Lewis and Nora, son Gregory, and sisters Carlene (Pat) Crossett, Lucille (Larry) Chapman.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019. The location and time will be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Mack to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.