Robert Hartung

Robert C Hartung

Friday, September 6th, 1940 - Monday, August 5th, 2019
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Robert C. Hartung, 78, passed away peacefully at his home in Mercersburg on Monday, August 5, 2019 with his family by his side.
Born on September 6, 1940 in Easton, PA, he was the son of the late Charles G. and Charlotte Quig Hartung of Hope, New Jersey.
A lifelong dairy farmer, Bob and his family moved to Mercersburg in 1989 from Belvidere, NJ with his sons where they farmed until 2016. Bob was a true steward of the soil and an excellent dairyman.
Robert was devoted to his family and is survived by his wife of 60 years Kathy J. Hartung, four children: Karen Lifsey of Raleigh, NC, Susan (Brad) Beidel of Newburg PA, Robert C. (Debra) Hartung Jr. of Mercersburg, and Thomas (Jennifer) Hartung of Westminster, SC. Bob is survived by six grandchildren, Brandon Beidel of Charlotte, NC, Benjamin Beidel of Boise, Idaho, Charlotte Lifsey of Raleigh, NC, Heather (Brandon) Markovich of Mercersburg, Robert (Hailey) Hartung Jr. III of Mercersburg, and Kayla Hartung of Mercersburg. The light of his life, three great- grandchildren, Willow and Mack Hartung, and Stella Markovich.
Robert is preceded in death by his son-in-law Andy Lifsey, and two brothers and two sisters.
A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc. Mercersburg with Pastor David Moore officiating. The family will receive friends and family 1 hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers and in honor of Robert’s children and grandchildren, contributions can be made to Franklin County 4-H Beef Club, Duane Hawbaker 11897 Welsh Run Rd Mercersburg, PA 17236, or Conococheague FFA Alumni 12868 Johnstons Lane Mercersburg, PA 17236.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 17th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Saturday, August 17th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, Inc.
    47 North Park Avenue
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  • Service

    Saturday, August 17th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, August 17th, 2019 2:00pm
    Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, Inc.
    47 North Park Avenue
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Waide & Kathrine McDaniel

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Sue Duimstra

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May fond memories of your Father, Husband, Grandpa, & Great Grandpa, bring you comfort during this hard time in your lives.
Look back on all the good memories you were able to have and smile at the fact that you were able to share these before he passed away. Praying for comfort in the days ahead for you all.

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Posted at 07:31pm
We always appreciated talking to Bob. Sorry we cannot attend the service. Sending lots of love and prayers. Lloyd & Rachel Gingrich
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