Belated sympathy wishes to the Hartvigsen Family. I became acquainted when I had the good fortune of rooming with daughter Harv at Luther College. Harv is great - just like her parents, who allowed four college girls to drive ther NEW car to California for an entire month, They were gracious, welcoming and fun. Rest in peace, Don - now you've joinied Della.
Harv and Mark and girls, we mourn for your loss -
Mary and David Rettig
Sorry to hear of Don's passing. Now with Della. Such a nice man. My Mom and I would see him at Senior Exercise and Senior dining. Condolences to Denny and the rest of Don's family.
Off to the next chapter for my friend Don. Great guy, great laugh and sense of humor. He and his wife were the best 'Old Coralvile" people around! Don was 'always' busy and had a LOT of friends. WE also THANK DON for his service to our Country. (ARMY)
13th Avenue won't be that same.
I counted Don as a great guy and good friend. My condolences to the Family.
Don was my best friend and golf partner. He was/is a gentle, wonderful soul and I will miss him every day. We had so many great times together, mostly around golf, but also just sitting in his living room, deep in conversation. He could always remember names, dates and places that I couldn’t recall. So we had many a good discussion about all of it. I have known Don & Della for over 50 years. Deb and I really enjoyed playing golf with them. We participated in many couples events. They were a wonderful, happy couple, who were always upbeat and supportive of each other.
So Don, I hope you are getting a lot more aces and continuing to be the “best putter in Johnson County”. I’ll see you again some day on the first tee.
Don and Della were patients of my husband, Dr. Philip McLaughlin. Don was a great teacher for the Coralville Rec Center Senior Exercise Group. Della and I had great fun together in that class. I honor and thank them both for their friendship, and contributions to the Coralville community. I dearly miss them both.
We first met Don and Della at Coralville’s Recreation Senior Exercise class. Together they led us with encouragement and happy smiles. Their love of family and the Hawkeyes were the connections that formed a lasting friendship. Dennis and Diane, you were raised by the best. Sending sincere condolences, Stan and Judy Baker
Don and Del were the nicest people, and were always so caring. I enjoyed getting to know them over the years at the Coralville Recreation Center, including having Del in my aquacise class. They were proud citizens of Coralville, and always showed their positive attitudes in everything they did. Sending our sincere sympathy to the family. Kari and Colin Dirks
Uncle Don... such as kind and caring man. Always there with a smile and never a harsh word. The Wenman family has been blessed to have you at many family gatherings sharing a fun golf story or recent event that usually ended up with some laughter. Truly a man of few words but the words that were used were filled with happiness and love. You will be missed by many but never forgotten. Denny and Dee, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today and every day.
I grew up hearing the name "Donnie Hartvigsen" . He was my Uncle Emery L Duffy's close friend. The two were in Korea together. My Dad Charley Duffy knew him too, but he and Emery who later moved to Crystal Lake, Illinois, were especially good friends. I would be remiss if I didn't send our family's condolences to his family on behalf of Uncle Emery who passed away a couple years ago.
Don was an integral part of the success of the Senior Exercise Class at the Coralville Rec Center. He showed us the way and will be greatly missed. Say hi to Del from all of us. Love to his family.
To Don's Family
I met Don thru the Brown Deer Seniors Golf League. He quickly became my favorite teammate when the pairings were announced. I knew I was going to be playing with a gentleman, a great player, and an interesting conversationalist during the round. I'll always cherish my friendship with Don. He was a good man. I'll miss him.
Don's family is in my thoughts an prayers.
To the Hartvigsen family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Don and Della were great neighbors and always so happy and friendly. Our condolences. The Strub family.
Don and Del were always the heart and soul of 13 th Avenue. We enjoyed many a neighborly visit and he will be missed! I’ll think of him every holiday season when I make his caramel recipe. Rest In Peace.
I always loved my visits with Don. Once we got it figured out that I was "Dea" and his daughter was "Dee" and Doug Dee was "Doug," we could talk for a long spell. He was so fiercely proud of his kids and his granddaughters. I never tired of hearing about his romance with Della. He would never have been happy in a nursing home and in recent conversations talked about taking a road trip together to Denver so that we could see his family there. (He would do most of the driving of course! ) He would have never been content in a nursing home for a long period of time. He would want to be playing golf in the heavens, and that is how I envision him now. Lifting up prayers up comfort. Dea Epley Birtwistle