John Joseph Hartnett


John Joseph Hartnett ‘Joe’, 91, of Superior, WI, formerly of Willmar, MN died at home on Friday, July 8, 2022.

Joe was born in Sioux City, IA on January 22, 1931, the oldest of the six children of John and Lucille (née Donahoe) Hartnett. He grew up in Nebraska and Illinois.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Janie Hartnett Resner; brother, David Hartnett; and first wife, Lou Hartnett.

Joe is survived by his wife, Fran; children, David Hartnett of St. Cloud, Jackie (Bob) Maine of Staples, MN, Tessa (Al) Gilbertson of Baltic, SD, Jill (Pete) Sajevic of Shoreview, MN, and Paul Hartnett of St. Louis Park, MN; son-in-law, Larry Resner; 10 grandchildren (Katie, Jill, Sarah, Jacin, Mackenzie, Nick, Cara, Aidan, Quinn and Keira); siblings, Jane Phillips of Texas, Ann (Jack) Watson of Florida, Rod (Sandy) Hartnett of Colorado, and Bob Hartnett of North Carolina and Fran’s children, Liz, Jeff, Greg, Rusty and Rhonda, of the Superior area.

Visitation will be held on Monday July 18th from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. funeral service at Downs Funeral Home, 1617 N 19th St., with Rev. Darrell Kyle as officiant.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Essentia Hospice.

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