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Milbert Hartjen

June 10, 1916 — April 22, 2008

Milbert Hartjen

Funeral Service for Milbert Hartjen, 91, of Scottsdale, Arizona, formerly of Dumont, Minnnesota will be held June 21, 2008 at the Ranney Funeral Home in Wheaton, Minnesota. Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Wheaton. Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Voeltz, Marc Hartjen, Todd Hartjen, David Hein, Chad Rambow, Bradly Shilts, Alex Ramirez and Nicholas Nielson. Milbert passed away on April 22, 2008 at the Hospice of the Valley in Scottsdale, Arizona. Milbert "POT'S" was born on June 10, 1916 at Dumont, Minnesota to August and Anna (Kruger) Hartjen. He attended the Dumont School through the 8th grade and was confirmed at the St. John's Lutheran Church in Dumont. On September 27, 1936, he was married to Leona Anna Babst at the Babst farm near Wheaton, Minnesota. They lived in Dumont, where Milbert worked with his father carpentering. Four children were born: Yvonne (Vonnie) Mae, Arnold LeRoy, Rodney Earl, and Karen Leona. He served with the U.S. Navy from March 1, 1944, to November 25, 1945 and was stationed at Hilo, Hawaii. After being in the service, he owned his own gravel truck and other jobs around Dumont. Milbert was employed with the State of Minnesota as Inspector of Weights and Measures. In 1962, they sold their home in Dumont and bought a home on Rush Lake near Perham, Minnesota. After he retired, they traveled all over the United States in their 5th Wheel camper, and finally settled in Apache Junction, Arizona. In 1980, they sold the camper and bought a mobile home to spend the winters in Arizona and the summers back in Minnesota with family and friends. Leona suffered a stroke in 1997 and 2001; they both went into Amore Care Home in Mesa, Arizona. His wife, Leona of 70 years of marriage passed away on January 26, 2007. Milbert is survivbed by his daughters: Yvonne (Floyd) Voeltz of Scottsdale, Arizona, Karen (Doyle) Hein of Park River, North Dakota, Sons: Arnold (Shirley) Hartjen of Wadena, Minnesota and Rodney (Sherri) Hartjen of Mesa, Arizona, Nine Grandchildren & Fifteeen Great-Grandchildren, Sisters: Violet Nelson of Glenwood, Minnesota & Bernice Niss of Fairmount, Minnesota.
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