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HARTKE, Melvin M. 1925-2000


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/21/2016 at 13:58:54

Melvin Martin Hartke, 74, of Grundy Center, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000, at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center of natural causes.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 22, at the Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. Burial followed in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Grundy Center. A memorial fund has been established.

Melvin was born on Feb. 7, 1925, in Grundy Center the son of August and Grace (Barkhoff) Hartke. He worked for Copeman Hatchery for many years and retired from the city of Grundy Center after 18 years. On Oct. 14, 1987, he was united in marriage with Elaine Cooper in the Little Brown Church in Nashua.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Fred, Henry, Enno, Bill and John; and two sisters, Christine and Marie.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine of Grundy Center; brother, Louis F. Hartke and wife Junice of Grundy Center; and one sister, Trena Lowder of New Bedford, IL.

The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home, Grundy Center, was in charge of the arrangements.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 27 January 2000, pg 8


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