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Gerald L Hartung

Gerald L Hartung

Gerald L. “Jerry” Hartung, age 89 of Elmwood, died Monday, December 11, 2023 at his home in rural Elmwood after watching a disappointing Packer Game.

Jerry was born on November 16, 1934 at home, one half mile down the road from his current home. He was the son of Frederick and Florence (Styer) Hartung. Jerry married Marjorie Kasel on May 4, 1957 in St. Boniface Catholic Church in Hastings, MN. Jerry farmed with his wife Marjorie near Eau Galle. Together they enjoyed collecting, restoring and displaying antiques.

Jerry served as a director for over 20 years on the board of West Wisconsin Telecom. He also served God and his church. Jerry could be counted on to lend a helping hand whenever needed. He appreciated long country drives, clean windows, the Green Bay Packers, and ice cream with homemade chocolate sauce. He will be missed by all.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 66½ years, Marjorie, six children, Ruth (Jack) Luebker, Jerry Joe (Martha), Tom (Jeanne), Jeff (Margaret), Steve (Jill), Beth (Kazuya Agata) Hartung, 17 grandchildren, 22.5 great grandchildren, sister, Joan Lewis, brother, Richard (Kris), sister-in-law, Lorraine Hartung, maternal aunt Annabelle McClelland, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Frederick and Florence, brother, Donald (Rosemary), sisters, Lorraine (Leonard) Weber, Jean (George) Weber, Bernadine (Ray) Asher and Elaine (Delbert) Weber, brother-in-law, John Lewis and sister-in-law, Joann Hartung.

Memorial Mass will be 11:00AM Monday, December 18, 2023 at St. Henry Catholic Church in Eau Galle with Rev. Jerry Hoeser officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 4:00PM-7:00PM Sunday at Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. A Celebration of Life will be held at Molly’s On Main in Plum City following the Mass.

Memorials are preferred in Jerry’s name to a charity of your choice.

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


  1. Dawn Robelia

    SOOO Sorry for Your Loss … My Sympathy at This Time …

  2. marge binkowski

    Ruth , Marge and Families. Sympathy for your loss.

  3. Rick and Carol Richardson

    Our sympathy to all.

  4. Mary Agnes (Raway) Smith

    Marjorie and family, I was sorry to hear about Jerry passing away. I pray for God to comfort you and your family!

  5. Harold Matter

    I'm so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. He was a close friend of mine, and anyone who knew Jerry will miss him. My best wishes go out to Jerry's family in dealing with their loss. I will include Jerry in my daily prayers. God bless this family!

  6. Dave and Shari (Bauer) Biskey

    Sending our love and prayers during this difficult time. (Unable to come to his final goodbye as we are in Arizona for the winter) Jim and Jerry were great friends and had many good times together.

  7. Shari Biskey

    Sending our sympathy to "the Hartung" family during this difficult time. Our hugs and prayers are with you all! (unable to come for his final goodbye as we are in Arizona for the winter) Jerry, you were a special friend to Jim.

  8. Bill and Catherine Livingston

    Marjorie and Family we are so sorry for your loss. Gerald was a wonderful husband, father and Grandfather. You are in our Prayers. We donated to the Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue in Gerald’s name. God bless All of Your Family.

  9. Elizabeth Bauer

    I'm very sorry for your loss, a good life

  10. Joe and Jan Drier

    Sending our Deepest Sympathies to all the

  11. Nick and Sue Sperger

    We are so sorry for your loss of your loved one. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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