SIKESTON -- Gordon W. "G.W." Hartlein, 81, died June 17, 2007, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center.
Born Sept. 8, 1925, in Harmony, Ark., son of the late T.O. and Georgie Hess Hartlein, he was a truck driver for Commercial Trucking before retiring.
On Sept. 13, 1942, in New Madrid, he married Dorothy Houser who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: four sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Charlotte Hartlein of Callihan, Texas, Don and Suzanne Hartlein of Portageville, Jerry and Margie Hartlein of Gainesville, Fla., and Larry and Nelda Hartlein of Salem; one brother and sister-in-law, Gorman and Jean Hartlein of Sikeston; 10 grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren, six great-grandchildren and 14 step great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and close friends.
Four sisters and three brothers preceded him in death in addition to his parents.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston where services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. A.J. Wollenburg, pastor of Concordia Lutheran Church, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston.