Fredrick L. Hartung of Sullivan, Missouri was born on July 31, 1942 in Bourbon, Missouri to Willard Harland and Oma Virginia (Richardson) Hartung and passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the age of 76 years.
He was known as Fred and grew up and attended school in Bourbon, Missouri.
Fred worked with his father at Bourbon Redi-Mix.
He married Ruth Schweer on July 13, 1963 in Gerald, Missouri.
They lived their lives and raised their family in Bourbon. Fred was employed by the State Highway Department and retired after 29 years of service. After his retirement, Fred operated his own dump truck, and then later spent four years as the Crawford County Commissioner.
Fred and Ruth were able to travel in their RV for several years. Fred also enjoyed music, especially singing, playing the guitar and having jam sessions. He also enjoyed hanging out at Uncle Ernie’s Restaurant in Bourbon, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willard “Jess” and Oma Hartung; two brothers, Willard Hartung and Martin Hartung; and one sister, Joan Summers.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ruth A. (Schweer) Hartung of Sullivan, Missouri; two children, Brian Hartung of Sullivan, Missouri and Carol Henry of Sullivan, Missouri; two brothers, Ernie Hartung of Bourbon, Missouri and Paul Hartung and wife Judy of Warrenton, Missouri; three grandchildren, Courtney Henry of Sullivan, Missouri, Brittaney Gargus and husband Clayton, of Bourbon, Missouri and Ethan Henry of Sullivan, Missouri; two great grandchildren, Lillian Callahan and Madilyn Gargus; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, March 25, 2019 at the Eaton Funeral Home Southside Chapel in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 25, 2019 at the Eaton Funeral Home Southside Chapel in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor Matt Dudley officiating.
Interment followed in the Bourbon Cemetery, Bourbon, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home of Sullivan and Bourbon, Missouri.