Burnell L. “Barney” Hartlieb, 71

July 1, 2014 

Burnell L. “Barney” Hartlieb, 71, of Highland died Sunday, June 29, 2014, at his home.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on July 2 at Grantfork United Church of Christ and from 9 to 10 a.m. on July 3 at Grantfork United Church of Christ. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on July 3 at Grantfork United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Tim A. Darmour-Paul, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.

He was born on Jan. 11, 1943, in Highland to Chester F. and Evelyn L. (Kesner) Hartlieb. On Sept. 5, 1964, he married Judith A. Durr. She survives in Highland.

Mr. Hartlieb was reared on a farm east of Grantfork and graduated from Highland High School in 1960.

He served with the U.S. Army with duty in Texas from 1960 to 1961.

He worked for Clyde Weder Implement Co., and Kesner Gas Station in Marine. He also worked for 10 years at Molitor Motors (Ford) in Collinsville. In 1974, he began working for Tri Ford in Highland and retired in 2005.

He restored old cars and trucks. One of them was his 1934 Dodge pickup truck. He also built and flew ultralight aircraft. He enjoyed camping, boating, fishing and hunting.

He was a member of Grantfork United Church of Christ and the Men’s Brotherhood at the church. He was also a member of the Silver Creek Campers Association, the Rusty Rodz Car Club, and he was a former Grantfork volunteer firefighter. Other survivors include sons, Bill C. (Marit Fischer) Hartlieb of Park City, Utah, and Thomas L. (Marilyn) Hartlieb of Highland; grandchildren, Cauy L. Hartlieb of Highland, Sophia E. Hartlieb of Highland, and Hazel L. Hartlieb of Park City, Utah; a brother, Duane E. (Norma Jean) Hartlieb of Highland; and sisters, Diann M. (Dale) Mettler of Aurora, Ky., and Phyllis J. (Ronald) Sandlin of Highland. He was preceded in death by his father, who died on June 22, 1991; his mother, who died on April 27, 2000; and a brother, Jerry R. Hartlieb, who died on Jan. 16, 1996.

Memorials may be made to the Myeloma Maniacs Highland Relay for Life team, Meals On Wheels, or Grantfork United Church of Christ.

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