George Hartwig, 92


George E. Hartwig, 92, of Le Center died at The Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine Monday, March 4, 2013.
George was born in Lexington Township on May 24, 1920, a son of Emil and Josephine (Picka) Hartwig.  He entered the U. S. Army on May 22, 1942, serving stateside, Hawaii and Saipan, and  receiving his honorable discharge on November 20, 1945. George married Opal Meyer on October 24, 1946, at St. John Lutheran Church in Montgomery. He worked as a farmer for most of his life, receiving the Century Farm Award in 2011. Upon his retirement from farming, he worked for Westerman Lumber Company in Montgomery. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW of Le Center and the Le Center Community Club.  George enjoyed fishing on area lakes and visiting with friends.
He is survived by sons Leslie (Bonnie) Hartwig, Le Center, and Gary (Jacquelyn) Hartwig, Le Center; grandchildren Ryan and Chris Hartwig and Michelle and Adam Nelson; great-grandchildren Kaitlyn, Carly, Cami, Nora and Emmy Hartwig, Levi and Jamie Nelson and Cy Raaen;  sister Elsie Rotter, New Prague; and sister-in-law Louise Meyer, Montgomery.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings  Dorothy Ruehling, Agnes Prendegast and Benjamin Hartwig.
Funeral services were held at St. John Lutheran Church in Montgomery  on Thursday, March 7, at 11 a.m.
  Burial will be at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Montgomery in spring.  Military honors provided by the Le Center Area Veterans Honor Guard.  
  Visitation was held at the church from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday. 
Arrangements were with the Le Center Funeral Home in Le Center.