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Avis Hartung

avis hartung obituary photoAvis Hartung, age 90, of Huron, died Thursday, June 23, 2011, at the Bryant Parkview Care Center at Bryant, South Dakota.  Her funeral service was at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, June 28th, at the Grace Lutheran Church with Vicar Jonathon Boynton at Willow Lake.  Military rites were conducted by the Johnny Fonken American Legion Post #113.  Burial was at 3:00 PM, Wednesday, June 29th, in the Dickinson Cemetery at Dickinson, North Dakota.

Avis G. Haug was born September 1, 1920, to Edwin and Margaret (Rekstad) Haug on the family farm at Willow Lake.  She was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in Willow Lake.  Avis attended grade school at Collins #34 and graduated from Willow Lake High School in 1939.

She worked locally and then in the Minneapolis area before entering the U.S. WAVES on March 23, 1944.  She took her basic training in New York and spent the rest of her two years and four months in the service at Washington D.C. working in the offices of the Armed Forces.  Upon her honorable discharge on July 18, 1946, Avis moved to Huron where she worked and met her future husband, Warren Hartung.  They married on September 1, 1947.  After their marriage, the couple lived in Colorado, Oregon, and made California their home for thirty-five years.

They traveled extensively both in the United States and abroad until Warren passed away in 1985.   Avis moved to Huron in June 1995. She moved to the Assisted Living in Bryant, South Dakota in December 2008 and into the Parkview Care Center in July of 2010.

She was a lifetime member of the Grace Lutheran Church of Willow Lake, the American Legion and the Huron Area Senior Center.

Avis enjoyed all types of puzzles, scrapbooks, and made many granny square afghans.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Warren; four brothers, Lyle Haug, Harvey Haug, Kenneth Haug, and Roger Haug; and three sisters, Grayce Herron, Lucille Vastola, and LaVonne McShane.

Grateful for having shared her life are her two sisters, Marlyce (John) Peterson of Willow Lake, and Marlene (Verdon) Lamb of Vienna; two sisters-in-law, Marion Haug of Sioux Falls, and Dorothy Haug of Willow Lake; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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