Ronald Dennis Hartwig, 78, died on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at the CHI Community Memorial Hospital in Missouri Valley. He was born on Jan. 20, 1943, in Dunlap, to parents Lloyd and Ethel (Olson) Hartwig. Ron grew up in the Dunlap area and graduated from Dunlap High School in 1961. After high school, Ron went to Kansas City to a trade school. He then joined the Air Force under the buddy plan with Merrill Lantz. After Ron’s discharge in 1966, he started working for Western Electric and attending a computer school in Omaha, Neb. On Feb. 4, 1967, Ron married Delores Schaefer. Ron worked 35 years for Western Electric/AT&T/Lucent. After his retirement he worked as a custodian at the Logan Magnolia Schools for six years.
Ron was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church in Dunlap. He enjoyed his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, woodworking and his country living.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Delores Hartwig of Logan; three children, Christopher Hartwig and his friend Tricia Sheer of Logan, Anita and her husband Jim Walsh of Solon and Jeffrey Hartwig and his wife Tracy of Des Moines; five grandchildren, Taylor (Alex) Hartwig, Kacie (Colby) McIntosh, Kael Hartwig, Ashley Walsh and Ryan Walsh; two great-grandchildren, Brantly and Coen Hartwig; two brothers, Gary Hartwig and his wife Rose of Gretna, Neb. and Alan Hartwig and his wife Ruth of Dunlap and other relatives and friends.
A Memorial Service was held on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at the Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine. Pastor Chip Borgstadt presided over the service. The musicians were Nancy Foutch and Beulah Meints singing “Amazing Grace” and “In The Garden”. The honorary Pallbearers Taylor Hartwig, Kacie McIntosh, Kael Hartwig, Ashley Walsh and Ryan Walsh. Military graveside rites courtesy of the Logan VFW Post #6256. Ron’s final resting place is at Harris Grove Cemetery rural Logan, Iowa.
Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine was in charge of arrangements. www.foutsfuneralhome.com