John Henry Hartwig
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October 19, 1924 - June 28, 2014
John (Bud) Hartwig passed away on June 28, 2014, at home of natural causes. He was born in Superior, Wyoming to Emma and Edward Hartwig, the youngest child with five older sisters. His family moved to Parma, Idaho, a few years later where Bud attended school.
Shortly after graduation, John was drafted into the United States Army in 1943, shipped overseas and was the third wave to land on Omaha Beach. He was a Gunner in a Sherman Tank with Patton's 4th Armored Division. John was Honorably Discharged with a Purple Heart and 2 Bronze Stars in 1945.
John was the Office Manager at Burns Chevrolet for many years and later retired in 1988 from Kit Manufacturing, Mobile Home Division as Controller.
He was a member of the Mt. Moriah Lodge #39 A.F. & A.M. for 57 years, El Korah Shrine and held many offices of the Caldwell Shrine Club, and the Nampa and Caldwell Elks.
John loved his Sunday drives with his family and collecting a rock from the various interesting picnic lunch stops. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and spent many days and nights at his cabin with family, their weekend home. In recent years he enjoyed his "coffee hour" friends at Edward Jones.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Ismer, Emma(Babe), Naoma, Margaret, Marion; and the brothers-in-law.
John is survived by his wife, Betty; 5 children, David (Kier) Hartwig, Deanna Hartwig and Mitch Frye all of Oregon, Connie (Perry) Chadez, Dan (Bev) Hartwig and Dean (Laura) Hartwig all of Idaho. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 7th at Dakan Funeral Chapel in Caldwell with graveside services at Parma Cemetery followed by a gathering at the Caldwell Elks Lodge. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.dakanfuneralchapel.com
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Fairfax Rd at Virginia St, Salt Lake City, UT 84103.
Dakan Funeral Chapel
504 South Kimball Avenue Caldwell, ID 83605
Published in Idaho Press Tribune on July 4, 2014