Frances Marie Hartwick

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Frances Marie Hartwick, RN CALEDONIA, WI – Mrs. Frances Marie Hartwick, 92, passed away at St. Monica’s Senior Living on Monday, June 2, 2014. She was born in Ontario, WI on October 8, 1921, the daughter of the late Henry and Mary (nee: Deitelhoff) Bredlow. She graduated from St. Francis School of Nursing (Viterbo University) in LaCrosse, WI in 1943. On February 8, 1944, she married Harold Robert Hartwick in Cashton, WI. He preceded her in death on March 2, 2002. Mrs. Hartwick worked many years as a registered nurse. During and shortly after World War II, Mrs. Hartwick worked at hospitals around the country, including; Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas and South Dakota. She put her nursing career on hiatus to raise her family. She continued nursing in her later years, last working at High Ridge Nursing Home. She was a longtime member of St. Lucy Catholic Church where she also served on the Altar Society. She also volunteered with the Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Hospice and RING (Retired Inactive Nurses Group). Mrs. Hartwick loved playing in her Bridge groups as well. However, she was happiest when in the presence of her family. She is survived by her children, Robert (Phyllis) Hartwick of Burlington, Mary (Gary) Coffey of Racine, Sharon (Craig) Conde of McKinney, TX, Richard (Lori) Hartwick of Spring Grove, IL., her dear grandchildren, Brian (Crystal) Hartwick of Lake Mills, Sean (Stephanie) Hartwick of Beloit, Erik (Beckie) Habetler of DePere, Thomas Hartwick and Jeremy Hartwick of Spring Grove, IL, Christine (John) Anderson of Sturtevant; her great grandchildren, Ethan, Abby, Isaac, Jordyn, Tylor, Phoebe and Bailey; her sister-in-law, Betty Dykstra of Webster City, IA; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Hartwick was also preceded in death by her brothers, Philip, Walter and Robert Bredlow. Family and friends are invited to meet in the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m. The celebration of her life and funeral Mass will take place in St. Lucy Catholic Church (3101 Drexel Ave.) on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Mark R. Jones officiating. There will also be a visitation in the church from 10:00 until 10:30 a.m. A private interment will take place in the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mrs. Hartwick’s name have been suggested to St. Monica’s Senior Living. Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home 4600 County Line Rd. 552-9000

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Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory
4600 County Line Rd.
Racine, WI 53403
(262) 552-9000
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Published in Racine Journal Times on June 3, 2014
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