Margaret Hartwig

Monday, April 11, 2005

Margaret Hartwig, 87, of Blackburn, died Saturday, April 9, 2005, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Blackburn. Rev. Paul Wobus will officiate. Organist Julie Lewis will play congregational hymns "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" and "In the Garden." Pallbearers will be Raymond Fiene, Ron Fiene, Harry Meyer, John Purdy, Bruce Hartwig and Albert Limback. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in Blackburn Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Paul's United Church of Christ or family choice in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall.

Born March 26, 1918, in Lafayette County, she was the daughter of the late Otto Meyer and Elizabeth Meinershagen Meyer. On March 20, 1947, in Topeka, Kan., she married Edward Hartwig, who preceded her in death April 22, 1984. She had lived in the Blackburn area her entire life and was a homemaker. She was a graduate of Alma High School and a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ and its Dorcas Society. She was a member of the La Saline Homemaker Club and was active in the Quilters' Guild.

Survivors include three daughters, Betty Schlichting of Oak Grove, Barbara Kennedy of Blackburn and Tamara Bredehoeft of Alma; one son, Dennis Hartwig of Blackburn; two sisters, Ruth Johnson of Apache Junction, Ariz., and Vivian Fiene of Concordia; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one grandson.