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3/22/2013 Email this articlePrint this article 
Gerald “Jerry” Hartung
Gerald "Jerry" Matthew Hartung
Gerald "Jerry" Matthew Hartung, 57, of Preston died March 22, 2013, at his home after a battle with cancer.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 27, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Preston.

Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Preston.

Visitation was 3-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 26, at the church, with a scripture wake service at 7:30 p.m.

Law-Jones Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Jerry was born Nov. 8, 1955, to Joseph and Bernadine Michel Hartung in Clinton. He graduated from Preston High School with the class of 1973.

He married Susan Ames-Hornung Aug. 11, 1995.

Jerry farmed locally with his parents and his brother and co-owned Hartung Feed and Grain with his wife.

He was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, where he was active in the Knights of Columbus.

Jerry enjoyed custom chopping, being outdoors, four-wheeling, riding his motorcycleand playing basketball and baseball with his children.

He treasured spending time with his family and loved family vacations.

Jerry is survived by his wife; a son, Michael; a daughter, Sara; stepchildren, Lisa Hornung of Bettendorf, Brian (Lydia) Hornung of Des Moines and Robbie (Vanessa) Hornung of Ankeny; a grandson; his mother, Bernadine of Springbrook; brothers, Patrick (Rhonda) of Preston, Jeff (Kim) of Clinton and Philip of Iowa City; sisters, Kay (Larry) McGlamory of Houston, Texas, Sue (fiancé Bob Koons) Hartung of Goose Lake, Jeanette (Dennis) Schroeder of Bellevue, Jackie (Al) Tibbs of Alden and Paula (Larry) Ticknor of Waterloo; in-laws and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, grandparents and a brother in infancy.

A memorial fund has been established.

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