Melba L. Hartke, 81, Huntingburg

Melba L. Hartke, 81, Huntingburg, died at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at The Waters of Huntingburg.

She was born in Huntingburg on Feb. 24, 1932, to Leo and Alvina (Hachmeister) Miller. She married Loma W. Hartke in September 1951 in Huntingburg United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Loma W. Hartke; two sons, David Hartke and wife Brenda and Jeff Hartke and wife Vicki of Huntingburg; a brother, Bob Miller of Huntingburg; a sister, Doris Reutepohler of Huntingburg; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Russell and Ray “Junior” Hesson, and two sisters, Leona Weaver and Norena Werremeyer.

Mrs. Hartke worked as treasurer of the Huntingburg school district for more than seven years and then as fiscal officer for Tri-Cap for 19 years. After her retirement, she served seven years on the Tri-Cap board of directors. She was a member of Salem United Church of Christ in Huntingburg.

The funeral will be at noon Saturday, Dec. 28, at Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery in Huntingburg.

Friends may call after 10 a.m. Dec. 28 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Dubois County Leukemia Association.

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