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Magda Peterson Hartwig
November 10, 1913–April 3, 2008
Magda Hartwig, 94, of Anamosa and previously of Wyoming, died at Jones County Regional Medical Center, Anamosa on Thursday, April 3, 2008, following a short illness.
A celebration of her life was held Monday, April 7, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at Zion American Lutheran Church in Wyoming, with the Rev. David C. Vigen and Rev. Allen Biere officiating.
Burial will be in the Olin Cemetery, Olin, Iowa. Friends called from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Lahey Funeral Home in Wyoming.
Magda Peterson Hartwig was born November 10, 1913, in Husum, Germany, the daughter of Johannes and Pauline (Conrad) Petersen. In November of 1923, the family immigrated to Jones County, Iowa, where she lived the rest of her life. She became a citizen of the United States on April 1, 1940. Magda attended rural schools and Wyoming High School for one semester. On April 20, 1933, she and Leonard Hartwig were united in marriage. They farmed near Hale, Iowa, until 1961 when they purchased the store in Hale and Magda became certified to be postmaster in the Hale Post Office. Leonard preceded her in death on March 11, 1970.
Magda was a faithful member of Zion American Lutheran Church in Wyoming. She was especially active in worship, WELCA, quilting, and the fall harvest. She loved doing crafts, gardening, and golf. She touched the lives of many people and will be missed by friends and family.
Magda is survived by one daughter, Karen (Hank) Biere, of Anamosa; 2 daughters-in-law, Madlyne Hartwig of Wyoming and Janice Hartwig of Long Grove; 6 grandchildren, Allen (Brenda) Biere, James Biere, Karla (David) Grether, Thomas (Jennifer) Hartwig, Heath (Micki) Hartwig and Kent (Megan) Hartwig; 6 great-grandchildren, Rachel (Branden) Hundt, Andrew Biere, Laune, Keith, Shelby and Bailey Hartwig; and one sister, Johanna Koranda of Oxford Junction.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two sons, Mark on February 16, 1995 and Loren on July 7, 2001, three sisters, Ann Paulsen, Christine Ketchum and Toni Hahn and one brother, Peter Petersen.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be directed to Zion Lutheran Church in Wyoming, Jones County Regional Medical Center Foundation or donor's choice.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, April 11, 2008

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