Funeral services will be held at 1:30 P.M. today at the United Church of Christ in Manson. Pastor Bill Howie will officiate. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Manson. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service at the church. The Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.greenwoodfuneral.com.
He was born Aug. 28, 1915 to John and Nina (Harmon) Hartig in Pocahontas. When he was a small child, the family moved to Manson where he eventually went to Manson High School and graduated.
On Aug. 18, 1941, he married Deloris Barnhardt at the Little Brown Church. They had three children: Richard, Lavonne, and LaDonna.
During their years in Manson, he served in his church as a Sunday School Superintendent and was a member of the Manson Fire Department for 40 years where he served as Fire Chief for part of that time. He was an avid woodworker and enjoyed the outdoors. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and friends.
Wayne had a cream route for many years. Later he worked for Zehr and Geoders Appliance, Scharf and Beanblossom Plumbing and Heating, and then for Oyer's Plumbing and Heating until he started his own plumbing and heating business from his home. He retired from work at the age of 74.
In 2004, he moved to Larrabee, next door to his daughter so he could be closer to his family.
Wayne was preceded in death by his wife Deloris Hartig in 1994; one son, Richard Hartig in 2001; his parents, John and Nina Hartig; four brothers; and five sisters.
Wayne is survived by his daughters, Lavonne Hartig of Cherokee, and LaDonna (Mike) Enderlin of Larrabee; daughter-in-law, Katey Hartig of Ill.; grandchildren: Christine Enderlin of Larrabee, David (Dee) Enderlin of Cherokee, Allen (Isabel) Hartig of Mo., and Sherry (Andy) Brunner of Ill.; great-grandchildren: Daniel and Matthew Enderlin of Cherokee, Cole Hartig of Mo., Annabelle Brunner, Pierce Brunner, of Ill., one brother, Don (Velma) Hartig of Manson; and many nieces and nephews.