|Birth: ||May 10, 1930|
|Death: ||Nov. 15, 1984|
Adam E. "Speed" Hartung started the International Heat and Frost Union Local No. 101 in Billings in 1946 and was its business agent for 15 years. He was also the international supervisor for the union in the Pacific Northwest for two years. He was called Mr. Union.
He was a 300 bowler and an avid fisherman.
Mr. Hartung, 75, of 506 S. 31st St., died at Valley Nursing Home Thursday.
He was born in Tacoma, Wash., the son of Henry and Annie Hartung, and attended Laurel schools. On May 10, 1930, he married Lois LaPoint in Columbus. They lived in Billings where he worked for the Great Western Sugar Co. and was instrumental in getting the CIO union started there. They lived in Tacoma, Wash., during World War II where he worked in the shipyards as an insulator, before returning to Billings Great Western Sugar as a yard foreman.
He later worked as an insulator for various companies including Armstrong Contracting and Supply for 15 years in Washington state and other areas, retiring in 1966.
Mrs. Hartung died Oct. 26, 1981.
He was a member of the Rimrock Lodge 149 AF & AM, Scottish Rite Bodies, Al Bedoo Shrine Temple, Eagles Lodge and International Heat and Frost Local No. 82 in Spokane, Wash.
Survivors include a daughter, Jo Ann H. Rosselot of Kennewick, Wash.; three brothers, Alex of Billings, Karl of Vancouver, Wash., and Herman of Camas, Wash.; two sisters, Pauline Barney and Eva Schneider, both of Billings; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Pilgrim Congregational Church with burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Smiths Downtown Chapel is in charge.
Saturday, November 17, 1984
Henry Hartung (1869 - 1954)
Ann Elizabeth Reiber Hartung (1875 - 1942)
Lois LaPoint Hartung (1913 - 1981)*
Sunset Memorial Gardens
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