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Thomas E. Hartwig

Obituary for Thomas E. Hartwig

December 17, 1925 - March 6, 2020
Mayville, Wisconsin | Age 94

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Thomas E. Hartwig, age 94, of Mayville passed away on Friday, March 6, 2020 at Prairie Ridge Assisted Living in Mayville with his wife and family by his side.

Thomas was born the son of Rudolph 'Rudy' and Louise (Sauerherring) Hartwig on December 17, 1925 in Fond du Lac. Tom was a 1943 graduate of Mayville High School. Tom proudly served his country in the US Air Force during WWII where he was a tail gunner on a B-17 bomber. He was united in marriage to Verona Luedtke on September 11, 1948 in Mayville. In between hunting seasons, Tom worked for and retired from the Mayville Post Office. Earlier in his life, Tom loved playing baseball and was inducted in the Rock River League Hall of Fame and was also voted as the best shortstop in the league. Tom was an avid outdoorsman and loved to be out in nature while hunting and fishing and tending to his apple trees. He was known for his generosity, always being there to lend a helping hand, and his humor. Tom attended St. Paul Lutheran Church in Mayville. He was also a member of the Mayville American Legion Post #69 and the Mayville VFW.

Tom is survived by his wife of 71 years- Verona of Mayville. His children- Ken (Laurie) Hartwig of Pinedale, WY., Sue Weinberger of Knowles, and David (Kathy) Hartwig of Montello. His grandchildren- Garrett (Emily) Hartwig, Derrick (Jenny) Weinberger, Tom Weinberger, Tammy (Andrew) Severtson, and Julie Hartwig. His great grandchildren- Weston, Marley, Holden, Maeve, Vivian, Elle, Ava, Will, and Emma. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, McKenzie.

A funeral service for Tom will take place on Tuesday, March 10 at 1 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Mayville with the Rev. Sara Gillespie officiating. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, March 10 from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. at the church in Mayville. Military Honors conducted by the Mayville American Legion Post #69 and burial will take place at St. Paul Cemetery.

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