Rites Held for John Hartwig Sr.
Funeral services for John Ernest Hartwig, Sr., 78, of the Town of Grover were held Sunday, May 10 at 2 p.m. at St. John Lutheran church in Grover. Rev. Joel Sauer officiated and burial was in Forest Home Cemetery.
Mr. Hartwig died unexpectedly Thursday, May 7 at his home.
He was born Jan. 7, 1892 in the Town of Grover. In 1913 he married the former Martha Rhode at St. John Lutheran church in Grover and the couple moved to Marinette. They moved to the Town of Grover in 1929, where he was engaged in farming, retiring in 1960. He was a former member of St. John church board and served as president.
Surviving with his widow are two sons, John Jr., and Lester both of the Town of Grover; five daughters, Mrs. Ruth Warnecke of Milwaukee, Mrs. Leland Polzin and Mrs. Donald Polzin of the Town of Grover, Mrs. Ira Behnke of Lena and Mrs. Ronald Grom of Peshtigo; one brother, Christ Hartwig of Pound; two sisters, Mrs. Louise Brown of Menomonee Falls and Mrs. Martha Rhode of Marinette; 25 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.Berth and Rosenthal funeral home was in charge of arrangements.