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Robert D. Hartung

Robert D. Hartung

Robert Donald Hartung, 92, of Elmwood, passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and family on Thursday,  January 27, 2022 at his home in Elmwood. 

Robert (Bob) was born May 3, 1929 in Eau Galle.  He was the son of Edward and Maude (Weinzirl) Hartung.  He grew up in Eau Galle and attended elementary at Weber Country School and then transferred to the new St. Henry's Parochial School in Eau Galle.  Bob continued to work on his family's farm after completing school and met the love of his life, Betty Brunner of Lima, Wisconsin

Bob married Betty in June of 1949 in Lima, Wisconsin. They were happily married for 72 years. Bob was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic in Elmwood. Shortly after marriage, Bob and Betty began a family while continuing to help on Bob’s family farm with his older brother Wayne. In 1957 they eventually purchased a farm on Farm Hill of rural Elmwood, which became the home farm. Here they continued to raise their eight children. Bob was very good with getting to know people and gaining their trust which allowed him to supplement income for a growing family in various sales roles outside the farm which included, insurance and agriculture products such as fertilizer, pesticides, and seed. One of his favorites was custom combining for area farmers.

Bob had many interests and hobbies which included playing cards, sitting in a boat or a shack fishing, traveling, operating the combine, reminiscing, teasing, enjoying a glass of EJ, and just getting to know people.  He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren reminiscing.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Maude, his brothers Fr. Edward, James, Carl, Wayne, a sister Margaret, and his son Robert Joseph (Bobby).

Bob is survived by his wife Betty of Elmwood; his children, Lynda (Rick) Condon of Seattle, WA, John of Sarasota FL, Richard (Marla) of Pearland, TX, Randy (Ruth) of Elmwood, Mary (Bob) Milliren of Plum City, Terri of Elmwood, Becky (Dave) Will of Ellsworth; a sister Betty Plummer of Durand and sister-in- law, Goldine Weiss of Elmwood.

His grandchildren included Missy Baycroft, Chris Condon, Jason Hartung, Desirae Stotts, Kelli Brown, Bobby Joe Olson, Nichole Hartung, Danielle Hartung, Dominick Hartung, Joshua Hartung, Noah Hartung, Andrew Hartung, Anthony Hartung, Isaac Hartung, Karen Beard, Rebecca Hoyt, Kristen Cheuvront, Hannah Milliren, April Johnson, Laura Kowalczyk, Corey Bechel, Ryan Bechel, Katie Bauer, Jessica Bechel, Nickolas Bechel, Megan Olson, Chelsea Offord, as well as many great and great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday February 4, 2022 at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Eau Galle with Rev. Eugene Wolf officiating. Burial will be immediately following the services at Sacred Heart Cemetery-Farm Hill.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:30 PM Thursday at Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand


Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Durand is serving the family. 


  1. James Krause

    My sympathy to Bob's family.

  2. John & Jodell Marson

    Extending our sincere condolences to the Hartung family

  3. Suzi Crownhart

    My sympathy to the Hartung Family.

  4. Mary Baier

    You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. Remembering good neighbors on farm hill.

  5. Jayne & Jerry Holt

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Joe and Jan Drier

    Sending our Sympathy and Prayers to the Family!

  7. Maribeth (Bates)

    My deepest sympathy to the whole family. He was a good neighbor.

  8. Gina Zurek

    Sorry for your loss. Praying for the family.

  9. Gary & Judi Bauer

    Our sympathy Betty and to your family. May Bob RIP

  10. Peggy (Bates) Snyder

    So sorry to hear of Bobs passing. Sympathy to all the family.

  11. Kay

    Mary, so sorry to hear of the death of your father. With deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    God Bless?

  12. Jackie Sailer

    Sending my thoughts and prayers to the Hartung family on the loss of your loved one.

  13. Don and Bonnie Miller

    Randy and all,
    We are saddened to see the loss of Bob. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  14. Jean Gardner

    Sorry for your loss and condolences to family & friends. May he RIP!jofu

  15. Nick and Sue Sperger

    Sorry for the loss of your loved one. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time

  16. Helfenstein Connie

    RIP Uncle Bob. You remind me so much of our dad Wayne. Say hi to him and mom in heaven ❤️

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