Kenneth Hartrich (73) of Newton

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Published on May 17 2013 3:26 pm

Kenneth Hartrich, 73, of Newton died at 8:47am Friday, May 17, 2013 at his home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM – Monday, May 20, 2013 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, IL with Fr. Al Kemme celebrating mass.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Ste. Marie, IL.  Visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 PM – Sunday, May 19, 2013 at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Newton Community High School Academic Foundation or the American Diabetes Association.  Arrangements are under the care of the Blake-Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton, IL.

Kenneth was born on October 23, 1939 in Ste. Marie, Illinois the son of Albert “Snook” and Marjorie (Barthelme) Hartrich.  Kenneth attended Millikin University where he was the captain of the track team and was also a line backer on the football team.  Kenneth married Sandra Bixler on June 11, 1960 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, IL.  Kenneth was a teacher in Bradford, IL from 1961 to 1965 and then in Oakwood, IL from 1965 till 1974.  He then owned and operated Hartrich Star Market in Newton IL.  In 1997 he returned to teaching at ROE 12 in Robinson until his retirement.  Kenneth was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Newton, IL.  He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus #1704 and a former member of the Lions and Elks club.  He was an avid Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears fan.

Kenneth is survived by: Wife of 52 years- Sandra Hartrich of Newton, IL...Mother- Marjorie Hartrich of Decatur, IL...Children- Lana (Doug) Dhom of Newton, IL, Bruce (Traci) Hartrich of Godfrey, IL and Eric (Terry) Hartrich of Smyrna, GA...Grandchildren- Kendra (Ryan) Litteken of Troy, IL, Tyson (Dana) Dhom of St. Louis, MO, Kelcie, Bailey and Christopher Hartrich of Godfrey, IL and Sterling Hartrich of Smyrna, GA...Great-Grandchildren- Brayden and Averie Litteken of Troy, IL...Brothers- Dennis (Judy) Hartrich of White House, TN, and David (Earlene) Hartrich of Decatur, IL

Kenneth was preceded in death by his father.