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John E. Hartrick of West Dundee John E. Hartrick, 89, passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2012, at his home. John was born on Aug. 15, 1922, in Seymour, Ill. He was the son of the late Dr. Louis E. and Ruth E. (nee Anderson) Hartrick. On Nov. 24, 1948, he married Mary Elizabeth Geissendoerfer. Mary preceded John in death on April 24, 2007, after 58 years of marriage. John was a resident of the Dundee area for the past 55 years and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in West Dundee. He was a 1947 graduate of the University of Illinois, where he earned his bachelor's degree in civil engineering. John was a World War II Army veteran, serving as a combat engineer in the 7th Army and earned the rank of captain. John and Mary were also former members of Club 70 and he was an avid golfer and bridge player. They enjoyed travel and their winters in Mesa, Ariz. Survivors include his children, John D. (Liz) Hartrick and Nancy (Dr. David) Forbes; his grandchildren, Andy Hartrick, Katie (John) Snickers, Colin and Tristan Forbes; and his great-grandchildren, Alexa Rose and Isaiah. In addition to his parents and wife, John was preceded in death by his brother, Louis E. Hartrick Jr. Funeral services will be held on Friday, at 10:30 a.m. at the Miller Funeral Home, 504 W. Main St., West Dundee. Burial will follow in the River Valley Memorial Gardens, West Dundee. Visitation will be held on Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Please omit flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of West Dundee. To share a memory or condolence, visit www.millerfuneralhomedundee.com or for information, call 847-426-3436.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from June 19 to June 20, 2012
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