Mary Louise Hartke, 94, Stendal

Mary Louise Hartke, 94, of Stendal, died Tuesday, April 6, at her home. She was born in Stendal May 18, 1926, to Walter and Clara (Siebe) Roettger. She married Oliver Hartke April 12, 1946. He died June 23, 1974.

Mary Louise was a 1944 graduate of Stendal High School. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Stendal where she taught bible school. She loved her church, family, and grandchildren.

She is survived by one son, Dayne Kay Hartke and wife Bertha, Stendal; her caregivers, Joe and Karen Thomas, Holland; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one son, Dordon “Duke” Hartke, and one sister, Ruth Margaret Bailey.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Peter’s Church. Online condolences can be shared at Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg is in charge of arrangements. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Friday at the church with burial following in the church cemetery. Pastor Ed Wicks will officiate.


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