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Arthur Douglas Hartelt


1921 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Hartelt, Arthur Douglas 06/25/1921 ~ 09/11/2013 SAN DIEGO -- Arthur Douglas Hartelt "Doug" of San Diego, CA, passed away peacefully on September 11, 2013. He was born in South Dakota on June 25, 1921. In 1937, Doug was introduced to the world of drag racing. One accomplishment was breaking the 200 mph speed barrier with the Post Special Streamliner. Doug was a man that exhibited a personal power that commanded respect. He demonstrated great patience, honesty and humility. Doug was a devoted husband for 67 years to his wife Iris Rose Hartelt and a loving father to his children, Susan Whitney, Robert Hartelt, Don Hartelt and Julie Wheat. Doug is survived by his grandchildren, Cheri Corneloup, Tracy Whitney, Kayla Ward, Maile Hartelt, Catherine Wheat; his great-grand- children, Chloe Kolberg, Joe and Ben Corneloup; and his children's spouses, Ron Whitney and Doug Wheat. Doug was preceded in death by his parents and oldest son, Robert Hartelt. A memorial in Doug's honor will be held on Monday 9/16/13 at 11am at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1376 Felspar St., San Diego, CA 92109.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Sept. 15, 2013
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