Greg Hartung, 41, St. Joseph

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Greg Hartung, 41

St. Joseph

Sept. 3, 1978-May 2, 2020

Greg Hartung, 41 of St. Joseph, died May 2 at his home from a possible heart attack.

Funeral services were held May 7 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in St. Anthony. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Hartung was born Sept. 3, 1978 in Melrose to Gerald and Bernice (Kunstleben) Hartung. He grew up in Holdingford and graduated from the Holdingford High School. He married Ema Urness on May 3, 2003. The couple moved to St. Joseph. Hartung was the manager at Casey’s General Store in St. Joseph. He was very active in his children’s activities, including sports, plays and Boy Scouts. He volunteered at Bethlehem Lutheran in St. Cloud, St. Anthony Catholic Church in St. Anthony and the Holdingford public schools. He was a member of the St. Anthony Catholic Church in St. Anthony.

Survivors include the following: his parents, Gerald and Bernice Hartung, Freeport; his wife, Ema Hartung, St. Joseph; his seven children, Anna, Erin, Emily, Seth, Landon, Avery and Ella Hartung, all at home in St. Joseph; his siblings, Randy (Amanda) Hartung, Freeport; Daniel (Sue) Hartung, Avon; Cheryl Hartung, Holdingford; Kim (Jacob) Wiechman, St. Rosa; Lynn (Jake) Brutger, Holdingford; and his mother-in-law, Jean Urness, St. Cloud.

He is preceded in death by his father-in-law, Harlan Urness.

Because of the particular circumstances, donations to the family are requested in lieu of flowers.

Author: Janelle Von Pinnon

Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.

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