October 19, 1926 - December 30, 2017
Carol Jeanette Graedel Hartung; the daughter of Paulus and Emma Swanson Graedel was born in Odessa, Washington on October 19, 1926 and passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 30, 2017 in Moses Lake, Washington. Carol's Mother died when Carol was two years old so her paternal Aunt and Uncle, Ed and Elizabeth Miller raised her at their home south of Spangle, Washington. She attended the North Pine one room school which preceded her graduation from Rosalia High School in 1943. Her favorite class was Accounting and she was the baton-twirling Majorette for the band! After graduation at the age of sixteen she worked for Rosalia Producers where she met a local wheat grower named Stanley Hartung. Stanley offered to teach her how to skate on ice and she skated all the way to the altar with him.They were married at the Rosalia Methodist Church in February 1945. She concentrated on raising five children; running a successful household and farm. During grain harvest she drove trucks of grain to the elevator. After the children were all in school she returned to an accounting position and worked for several years for C.A. Damron. She was affiliated with the Rosalia Methodist Church and Rebekah Lodge. In retirement she helped raise her grandson Garrett Hartung. She was preceded in death by her husband Stanley and celebrated her ninetieth birthday in Moses Lake with over forty family members. Surviving family members include : Cheryl (Charli) Hartung Barnum, Edmonds, Washington : Miriam Hartung Hart, Tucson, Arizona: Darryl Hartung, Selah, Washington : Charlotte Hartung Jones, Warden, Washington and Gregory Hartung who resides on the family farm in Rosalia, Washington. Carol was the proud Grandmother of seven boys and eleven Great Grandchildren from Washington, Oregon and California. A Memorial Service will be arranged at the Rosalia Methodist church at a later date. Donations in her name may be addressed to the Rosalia Methodist Church.
Carol Jeanette Graedel Hartung; the daughter of Paulus and Emma Swanson Graedel was born in Odessa, Washington on October 19, 1926 and passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 30, 2017 in Moses Lake, Washington. Carol's Mother died when... View Obituary & Service Information
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