Patricia "Pat" Hartung
Pat Hartung of Lake Forest, Illinois was born on May 28, 1934 in Culver City, California, where she and her brothers, the late Bill (Chris) and the late Jack (Sherry) were raised by their parents, Howard and Cecile Lawrence. She attended Alexander Hamilton High School in West Los Angeles. During her senior year, she met Phil Hartung, who was a junior at UCLA. Pat joined Phil at UCLA the next year, where she was member of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. In 1954, she and Phil married and she moved to Nuremberg, Germany where they lived for 2 years while he was served as an officer in the US Army.
In 1956, she and Phil moved back to Southern California and settled in Santa Barbara, where completed her BA degree in Kindergarten-Primary Education at UC Santa Barbara. After graduation, she and Phil moved back to the Los Angeles area, where she taught grade school. There, they started a family of three children, Jeff, Teri and Craig. In 1970, Pat and her family moved to Lake Forest where she taught in District 67 as a substitute teacher while also immersed herself serving in countless volunteer organizations. Some of these included Chair of the Newcomers Club of LBLF, Editor of the Focus magazine for Hadley School for the Blind, volunteer at Friends of the Lake Forest Library, Cub Scouts Den Mother, Girl Scouts Troop Leader, Chair for the First Presbyterian Church Annual Rummage Sale, APT volunteer and also donated her time to the Ragdale Foundation.
Pat was an avid reader, who loved gardening, short walks to the beach and being with children, especially her own. She passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Wednesday, July 11th after a long, courageous battle following complications from multiple strokes. She is survived by her husband, Philip Hartung, by her three children, Jeff Hartung, Teri Albus (Allen) and Craig Hartung (Melanie), eleven loving grandchildren and nine nieces and nephews. Services will be held Monday July 16, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, 700 Sheridan Road. Viewing will begin at 1:30 followed by a funeral service at 2:00. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial gifts be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, Spirit of 67 Foundation, JourneyCare hospice, the Salvation Army, or to another charity of your choice. Info: Wenban Funeral Home (847)234-0022 or www.wenbanfh.com