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“My condolences to both Jane & Robert. We grew up across the street from each other, went to Bible Camp every year and I have nothing but the fondest...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Gale E Rockwell Rockwell - OR

“Helen was such a sweet lady. I got to know her when she subbed for the Catholic school. Cherish her kindness. Deepest sympathy. ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Marti Rose - Dunlap, IA - Friend

“Hello Bob and Elle,So sorry to hear about your mom. You are in our thoughts and prayers.Brad, Kelly, Kaitlyn and Jerry ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Kelly Malone - Dunlap, IA

“Condolences to the family . She was my Sunday school teacher, enjoyed her so much. My late Mom Mrs. Beryl Horn enjoyed visiting with her . ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Nancy Horn - Boga - Wimberley, TX

“Mrs. Hartwig was my favorite teacher. She cared about our learning and loved us as individuals. Heaven has received a wonderful woman who will be...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Kathy Harris (Miller) - TX

“Thinking of you all! I know she will be missed. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Barb Krause - Waverly, IA

“Bob. Sorry to hear about your mom ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Mary Michael - Omaha, NE - Friend

“Mrs Hartwig was one of my favorite teachers, she loved teaching. I remember her saying that we all were her children. She will be remembered and...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Barb Kolpin - Dow City, IA

“Bob, Jane and families. So sorry to hear of Helen's passing. You have deepest sympathy. Helen went to sleep and woke up with God, Paul and other...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Byron Hartwig - Battle Creek, IA

“So sorry for your loss!! What a wonderful teacher she was! ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Julie Dobernecker - Charter oak, IA

“She was a Great Teacher , always polite, friendly , fun to talk with , always dressed very classy, she will b missed by lots of ppl , God bless her...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Teresa Gorden. Beazor - Wall lake, IA

“Mrs. Hartwig was one of my favorite teachers. She was strict, yet caring and kind. I was lucky enough to see her a few years ago and catch up with...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Angela Heistand Bahntge - York, NE


Helen Irene Hartwig was born on March 13, 1927, to William and Cora (Stephenson) Turner in Dow City, Iowa. She was raised in Dow City and graduated from Dow City High School. At age 17 Helen started teaching school, and she taught sixth grade for 27 years in Dow City. Helen married Paul Hartwig on June 5, 1949. Paul died on November 21, 2010.

Helen especially loved spending time with her family. She also enjoyed canning, gardening, and reading. Helen loved to have company to visit with, especially her former students. Paul and Helen both enjoyed taking their elderly friends to their various doctor's appointments.

Helen died Monday, March 12, 2018, at her son's home in Dunlap at the age of 90 years, 11 months and 29 days.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul Hartwig; and two brothers, Gerald and James Turner. She is survived by her daughter, Jane and her husband Dan Burroughs of Ute, Iowa; son, Robert and his wife Ellie Hartwig of Dunlap, Iowa; seven grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.