Ronald Dennis Hartwig was born on January 20, 1943, in Dunlap, Iowa to Lloyd and Ethel (Olson) Hartwig. Ron grew up in the Dunlap area; graduating from Dunlap High School in 1961. After high school, Ron went to Kansas City to a trade school. He then joined the Air Force under the buddy plan with Merrill Lantz. After Ron’s honorable discharge in 1966, he started working for Western Electric and attended a computer school in Omaha. On February 4, 1967, Ron married Delores Schaefer. Ron worked 35 years for Western Electric/AT&T/Lucent. After his retirement he worked as a custodian at the Logan Magnolia Schools for six years.
Ron was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Dunlap. He enjoyed his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren, woodworking, and country living.
Ron died on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at the CHI Community Memorial Hospital in Missouri Valley at the age of 78 years, two months and seven days.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Delores Hartwig of Logan, Iowa; three children, Christopher Hartwig and his friend Tricia Sheer of Logan, Iowa, Anita and her husband Jim Walsh of Solon, Iowa and Jeffrey Hartwig and his wife Tracy of Des Moines, Iowa; five grandchildren, Taylor (Alex) Hartwig, Kacie (Colby) McIntosh, Kael Hartwig, Ashley Walsh and Ryan Walsh; two great grandchildren, Brantly and Coen Hartwig; two brothers, Gary Hartwig and his wife Rose of Gretna, Nebraska and Allen Hartwig and his wife Ruth of Dunlap, Iowa and many other relatives and friends.