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July 1, 2021

Richard D. Hartwig Sr.

Richard D. Hartwig Sr., age 93 of Belleville, passed away on Monday, June 28, 2021, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. He was born on November 12, 1927, at St. Mary's Hospital, the son of William and Evelyn (Tourdot) Hartwig.

On February 12, 1955, he was united in marriage to Lorraine Phillips at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Evansville. Richard was a lifelong farmer, farming in the Dayton-Attica area. Until recently he loved to go over to the farm to help Steve by driving a tractor or combine, and checking on fields. He also enjoyed playing cards, bowling, trips to the casino, going out to eat, and get-togethers with his family, especially the holidays. He was a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Belleville.

Richard is survived by his sons, Richard Hartwig Jr., and Steve (Colleen) Hartwig; daughter, Judy (Lonnie) Gill; ten grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He is further survived by a sister, Gladys Hartwig; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lorraine; grandson, Eric Hartwig; sisters, Bernice Steinhauer and Eleanor Albertson; and brothers, Jack and Clarence Hartwig.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, July 1, 2021, at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 338 S. Harrison Street, Belleville, WI, with the Rev. Michael Moon officiating. Burial will be in the St. James Cemetery, Belleville, WI. Relatives and friends may call from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at the Becker-Beal Funeral Home, 109 Greenway Cross, Belleville, WI.

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