In memory of

David G. Hartnett, age 83, of Helena

February 13, 1936 – May 18, 2019

David G. Hartnett, age 83, joined his savior on Saturday May 18, 2019.

He was born February 13,1936, and was the youngest of five children. Dave attended St. Helena Grade School and graduated from Helena High School. After graduation, Dave joined the Army, where he became a mechanic. Upon completion of his service in the Army, Dave attended and graduated from Carol College with a degree in Accounting. Dave was active in his catholic faith Dave participated in many organizations the Hibernians, Veterans Association, Elks, American Legion and attained 46 years in the AA program.

Dave loved singing, he participated in the Barber Shop Quartet, sang in the parish choir, and went caroling every Christmas at the VA Hospital. Dave also loved to dance, he was active in the local square-dancing groups and attended most dances at the local Elks. When a polka would get played there was always a loud “ONE MORE TIME” coming from a smiling Dave on the dance floor.

The best years of his life were spent with the love of his life Dorothy.

He is survived by 3 step children: Tom (Margie) Mattice, Chris Alsager, Steve (Alicia) Mattice; seven grandchildren: Ben (Claudia) Mattice, Julia Mattice, Brian Kelley, Dorothy Lowe, Nadene (Shawn) Wadsworth, Erick (Crystal) Alsager, Cody Mattice; several nieces and nephews, and his five beautiful great-granddaughters.

He is preceded in Death by his Mother and Father, two brothers Jack Hartnett, Jim Hartnett, two sisters Marie, Margaret, His beloved wife Dorothy, step daughter Marylin Kelley, and son in law Don Alsager.

A Funeral Mass will be held, June 7, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church. A potluck luncheon will follow at the church, bringing a side dish would be much appreciated. Rite of Committal will follow the luncheon at Resurrection Cemetery. He will forever be next to his love, Dorothy. Please visit www.retzfuneralhome.com to offer the family a condolence or share a memory of Dave.

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  1. Laurie Crutcher says

    Dave was a truly sweet man. Grateful to have known him.

  2. Carol G Dagenais says

    I will miss those twinkling Irish eyes, his quiet strength, and his kind and loving heart. When he saw you, his smile was so happy and welcoming! He lived his faith, and I was blessed to have known him!

  3. Barbagello Family says

    Dave always a gentleman and always ready to dance. Blessings and prayers for all of you.

  4. Sara Graveley-Moody says

    Uncle Dave rest peacefully with Aunt Dorothy (Serumgard) . Your love was one of a kind. Thank you for your warm heart.

  5. Tom Juhl says

    Dave was a great guy, work with Dave at Tower Texico in the 60s R.I.P. Dave…..

  6. Margie Vollmer Rabdau says

    So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. He will be greatly missed at the 65th reunions coming up, as he was cause for celebration himself!

  7. Jeane Didriksen says

    Dear Chris & family, I hope you know you’re being thought about, and hope you find comfort in knowing that your dad and all he meant to you will remain in your hearts forever. No words seem adequate, my friends. Love, Jeane

  8. Jack Weiser says

    Dave was a dear friend from grade school through Carroll College. We started Carroll together as we both were just discharged from the US Army about the same time and I have many fond memories of him as he was a very special person.

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