Funeral Service for Linton "Doug" Hartwig, age 75, of Wheaton, Minnesota will be held Friday, March 23, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at Bethlehem Covenant Church in Wheaton. Pallbearers will be Greg Hartwig, Jon Block, Jeff Wild, Philip Hartwig Will Wild, Leon Murray and Kevin Olson. Honorary Pallbearers will be James Helm, The Rosholt Area Threshing Association and all of Dougs many friends. Organist will be Cheryl Shekleton with special music by Dennis Johnson. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 22nd from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. with a 6:30 P.M. Time of Sharing at the Ranney-Bainbridge Funeral Home in Wheaton. Visitation will continue Friday morning one hour prior to service time at the church. Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Wheaton with military rites provided by the US Navy Honor Guard, Wheaton American Legion and VFW. Linton Douglas Doug Hartwig was born on January 30, 1937 in Wheaton, Minnesota to Linton Elmer Theodore and Ruth Ophilia (Rhyne) Hartwig. Doug was baptized and confirmed at Hope Lutheran Church in Wheaton. He graduated from Wheaton High School in 1955. Doug entered the United States Navy in 1956 and served until his honorable discharge in 1974. For his service he received the National Air Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. While in the Navy he was stationed mostly in California and Tennessee. He served tours on the USS Bonnie Dick (Far East Tour, 1959) USS Bon Homme Richard CVA 31, USS Ranger and the USS Oriskanny. He belonged to many different squadrons and was also a Seabee. Doug was united in marriage to Sharyn Kaye Olson on April 14, 1962 at the Mission Covenant Church Parsonage in Wheaton. After his service he furthered his education at vocational school at Mankato Auto Body graduating in 1976. Doug worked in the auto body field for several years owning and operating his own body shop. Doug later attended school at the University of Minnesota Morris receiving his degree in Agriculture. He farmed north of Wheaton for several years before his retirement. Doug also worked at a gas station and worked at a beet plant as a security guard. Doug thoroughly enjoyed tractors, especially Allis Chalmers. He restored many tractors, collected Allis Chalmers toy tractors and had a large collection of pedal cars. He enjoyed his many trips to the Rosholt Threshing Bee. Doug was diagnosed with cancer, COPD and CHF which limited his activity over the past several years. Doug passed away on Monday, March 19, 2012 at the Veterans Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota. Doug is survived by his wife Sharyn Hartwig of Wheaton, three children: Wendy (Jeff) Wild of Mankato, Minnesota; Kristie Voss of Hankinson, North Dakota; and Sandra (Jon) Block of Wheaton; twelve grandchildren: James Helm, Leon Murray, William Wild, Gregory Hartwig, Jessica Voss, Rachel Hartwig, Nicholas Shockley, Adam Shockley, Takara Shockley, Jacklyn Miller, Philip Hartwig and Morgan Block, eleven great-grandchildren: Samantha Hartwig, Jade Hartwig, Trystyn Hartwig, Mikiya Hartwig, Grace Krump, Reece Krump, Isaac Murray, Emilee Murray, Leala Murray, Verena Murray and Atreau Deheer; one brother William "Bill" (Chris) Hartwig of Bloomington, Minnesota, one sister-in-law Myrna Olson of Wheaton, one brother-in-law Pete Calene of Elk River, Idaho, and numerous nieces and nephews. Doug was preceded in death by his son Linton Danny "Dan" Hartwig, parents, sister Betsy Calene and brother-in-law Marlon Olson.