Erwin J. Hartwig, 84, of Concordia, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Concordia with Rev. Lee Hagan officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Corder. Visitation will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Concordia. Memorials may be made to His Little Lambs Child Development Center and friends may sign an online guestbook at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born Jan. 18, 1926, in rural Corder, he was the son of the late Henry Hartwig and Mary Klussman Hartwig. On Aug. 13, 1950, he married Geraldine Bodenstab who survives of the home. Erwin had lived in the Concordia area most of his life and worked as a tool setter for 26 years, retiring from Remington Arms in 1988. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater of Operations and Western Pacific Theater of Operations. In addition to being a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, he was a member of V.F.W. Post 5649 and American Legion Post 0258, all in Concordia.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children: Bruce Hartwig, of Concordia, Bret Hartwig, of Warrensburg, Sandra Elwell, of Lee's Summit and Brian Hartwig, of Nixa; 15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers: Arthur, Henry and Edward Hartwig; five sisters: Elsie Nevels, Hilda Custer, Marie Brinkman, Viola Hightower and Olinda Hartwig.