Hartig, Dr. Paul R. Paul R. Hartig, MD, of Edina, passed away peacefully on Monday September 3 at the age of 87. He was born in Minneapolis on March 26, 1931, the only child of Dr. Paul C. Hartig and Hazel M. (Daggett) Hartig. He graduated from Mpls. West High in the class of 1949, and attended the University of Minnesota for seven years, graduating from medical school in 1956 with an MD degree. While at the U of M he met the love of his life, Marilyn L. (Merry) Johnson. They were married in August of 1953 at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church. Following medical school graduation, Dr. Hartig interned at Ancker Hospital in St. Paul. After internship he served for two years as a Captain in the US Army Medical Corps in the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Lewis, Washington. He then returned to the Twin Cities for a four year residency training program in surgery and urology in the U of M and Veterans' Hospital program. Upon completion of his specialty training, he practiced urology in Minneapolis from 1963 through 1994. Dr. Hartig was a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology, as well as Clinical Associate Professor of Urology at the U of M Medical School. He was a member of several hospital medical staffs and a charter member of the Fairview Southdale medical staff in 1965. During his years in practice, Dr. Hartig served the medical community in several capacities. He was Chief of Staff at Fairview Southdale Hospital and President and Chairman of the Board of the Hennepin County Medical Society. In addition, he was President of the Twin City Urology Society and Secretary and President of the North Central Section of the American Urological Association. He was an over 50 year member of Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, where he served on several church boards. He adored his family and is preceded in death by his wife Merry. He is survived by three children: daughter Betsy (Dr. Charles) McKiel of Lake Bluff IL; son Steven of Inver Grove Heights; and son John (Christa) of Apple Valley. He is also survived by five grandchildren Molly, Charlie, and Jennifer McKiel and Michael and Lauren Hartig. Visitation will be held at Washburn McReavy Edina Chapel from 5-7 pm on Thursday September 6. Funeral service at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, 5025 Knox Ave. S. Mpls. on Friday September 7 at 11 am with visitation one hour before. Interment at Lakewood Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to Cathedral of the Pines Camp in care of Mount Olivet or the American Diabetes Association. Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Published on September 5, 2018