Russell Dean Hartwig, 74, a loving father, passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in Fort Worth. Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at West Bay Azle. Russell D. Hartwig was born April 27, 1939, in Osage, Iowa, to Edwin and Mary McGill Hartwig. He graduated in 1957 from Osage High School. After graduation, he began a career with AT&T as a cable splicer except for enlistment in the Army
from 1962 to 1964. He retired 1991 at a lakeside community where he was known as "the mayor." He enjoyed bowling, fishing and jigsaw puzzles. Survivors: Mother, Mary Hartwig of Osage, Iowa; daughter, Heidi Ervin of Arlington; sons, Darin of Dallas and Dirk of Arlington; grandsons, Brian, David and Jonathan; sisters, Sandra Young of East Moline, Ill., Judy Miller of Rudd, Iowa, Diann Lanum of Hampton, Ill., and Kathy Esber of Foster City, Calif.