Glenn Joseph Hartung

July 26, 1935October 28, 2020

Glenn J. Hartung, age 85, of Marco Island, Florida and formerly Schaumburg, Illinois, passed away on October 28, 2020. It was his last wish to “slide out gracefully” and he did so at home on Marco Island with his three daughters at his side. Glenn was born on July 26, 1935, to Clarence and Wilhelmina (Lolwing) Hartung in Cuba City, Wisconsin. He spent most of his young life in Platteville, Wisconsin and especially enjoyed working with his parents at their grocery store on Main Street and playing basketball with friends. Glenn earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1957.

Following college, Glenn took a job with Touche Ross Bailey & Smart (Touche), now Deloitte, and moved to the Chicago area. While there he was drafted and served in the US Army in Aberdeen, Maryland. After returning home, he worked for Touche for nine years before leaving to serve as Chief Financial Officer of Wally Findlay Galleries which ignited his love of art. He was a passionate art collector and greatly enjoyed sharing stories about his art. During this time, he and his former wife, Carole, raised their three girls in Mt. Prospect, Illinois. Glenn eventually left the art business to partner in a real estate development firm, Walden Investment Corporation. He spent the next thirty years as a General Partner and Chief Financial Officer developing apartment, office and hotel projects primarily in the Chicago area. In his final working years, he partnered with his daughter, Kristin, to launch a management consulting firm focused on the federal government marketplace.

Glenn loved playing and watching golf and was particularly happy when, at the height of his game, he broke 80. He was especially thrilled when he had his first hole in one at age 77. He was passionate about teaching his daughters how to play golf, sending them to golf school at Pinehurst, and introducing them to the infamous pot bunkers at St. Andrews. He was also well-known among family and friends for his putting lessons. Glenn also enjoyed spending time, and especially playing cribbage and cards, with his family and friends on his visits to Wisconsin. Glenn was a proud member, and former President, of Rolling Green Country Club in Arlington Heights, Illinois for 50 years. In 1978, he “discovered” Marco Island and started visiting regularly with his family. He moved to Marco Island full-time in 2017, where he relished the views from his lanai and visits from his children and grandchildren.

Glenn’s love for Wisconsin sports was unwavering. Having come of age during the Lombardi years, he immensely enjoyed the Green Bay Packers and was a die-hard University of Wisconsin (UW) Badger fan. He started college during the decade in which Al Ameche won the Heisman and Wisconsin was the National Champion runner up. Then he suffered patiently and optimistically through 30 years of mediocre Badger sports, but benefited from the next 30 years of the Badgers return to glory in football and basketball with the onset of the Alvarez era in 1990. He famously claims to have predicted the colossal success of former UW basketball coach Bo Ryan, a UW-Platteville product. He shared Badger football tickets with his brother, Paul, in Section V of Camp Randall Stadium which he considered “his” spot and held those tickets for more than 50 years.

Glenn lived a joyful life with unwavering optimism. He was a gentle man with a kind soul who always thought of others first. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. Glenn was an extraordinary son, brother, father, uncle, grandfather and friend. He is survived by his three daughters Kristin (Brian) Berry of McLean, Virginia, Cynthia Hartung (Doug Scambler) of Laramie, Wyoming, and Nicole Hartung of Cheyenne, Wyoming and his four adoring grandchildren Billie, Austin, Nicole, and Ben. Glenn is also survived by his sisters, Jean Jones and Doris Grotkin, and his adoring nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Wilhelmina, his brother Paul Hartung, and brother-in-law’s Court Grotkin and Jerry Jones.

A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2020, at 1:00 pm Eastern Time at San Marco Catholic Church in Marco Island, Florida. His dear friend, Father Medard Laz of Ft. Lauderdale, formerly of Holy Family Catholic Church in Inverness, Illinois will officiate. The mass will be available via Facebook Live video conferencing. A private Christian interment will be held at San Marco Catholic Parish at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Food for the Poor interdenominational Christian ministry that serves those living in poverty in 17 countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. For additional information and/or the Facebook Live link, please contact or

Memories of Glenn, photos, and expressions of sympathy may be shared at Any donations may be submitted to: ATTN: Trichina Chue/Special Events Food For The Poor, Inc. 6401 Lyons Rd Coconut Creek, FL 33073. Please include a note with “SC149851” inside the envelope so that the donation may be directed to Father Laz’s current project to build a new school in Haiti.



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Kim Christenson

November 9, 2020

I grew up in Mt. Prospect, Illinois, about a mile from Rolling Green Country Club. Starting in the late 60's I was a caddy at the club for many years. For a while I caddied solely for Glenn. It was an honor when he asked me to be his regular caddy. (Not only did I not have to wait for a "loop", it was also a lot of fun.) I remember vividly many of the rounds he played with Lou Westol and Ciro Rossini.)

In fact, for a couple summers I also rode my bike to the Hartung house in Mt. Prospect on a weekly basis to cut their lawn.

One summer I was promoted to the next grade of caddy. After I excitedly gave the news to Glenn his immediate reply was "Great, now it will cost me more money." Of course I knew he was joking, and it was flattering that he was comfortable joking with me. I remember it as if it was yesterday

To Glenn's family, please know that the relationship I had with him did a lot to instill in me responsibility, honesty, and loyalty, all traits that I am sure contributed to the successes that I had in my own adult life. I'm sure many people have told you what I am about to - he was a nice man. Even 50 years later, I have many fond memories of our time on the golf course. Each of them brings a smile to my face.

My thoughts, prayers and condolences to the entire family.

James P. Tatooles

November 1, 2020

Glen was a good friend. At Rolling Green Country Club, always friendly and with a smile. I was honored to have his friendship, may his memory be eternal
James P. Tatooles
Wheeling, Illinois

John Jones

October 31, 2020

There were many references during the service today about Glenn's generosity. I feel I saw that generosity to its fullest - a 17 year old being able to drive Glenn's Mercedes (very cool), creating an affinity for horse racing by spending a lot of time in his box at Arlington, getting tickets six rows up from the on deck circle to see your first Cubs game (The Sandberg Game), staying at the Marco condo with buddies and then Diane and our friends, or letting a college kid hang around his Chicago office for a day. The last few years we conversed a lot on the phone, and traded emails & texts, over Woodbury High School and Davidson Basketball. It meant so much to me to have a father figure to share that with in Jerry's absence (and he was just as passionate as Jerry would have been). It was great to have shared all of these memories with Glenn. I also remember all the family gatherings, and he, Paul, Jerry, and Court always having so much fun. I trust they were standing there ready to meet him at heaven's gate when Glenn went there earlier this week. We will miss you Uncle Glenn, but your mark on our lives will always be there.


Your Nephew John & Di (Jones)

Patrick Runde

October 31, 2020

Glenn’s mother and mine were sisters and dear friends so, naturally, Glenn and I also were friends being less than a year difference in age. Our families shared visits in our early years. I know he loved golf and I imagine that he is teeing up right now on his heavenly golf course. I hope he and God, as partners, both get a hole in one an the first tee. I can only imagine how they will laugh together—and celebrate. I loved his laugh as he raised my spirits. Best wishes to his families. He was fun to be with. Our prayers go out for him and you children, aunt Rosie, sister Jean, and sister Doris. God bless all of you.
Pat and Alvina Runde

Carol Berry

October 31, 2020

Dear Kristin, Cynthia and Nicole, Our deepest sympathy at this very sad time.
Glenn was a good friend and we enjoyed many happy memories in DC, the UWM Rose Bowl win , and the games at UWM.
He will be missed by many. Carol and Dick

Louisa Gantley

October 31, 2020

I learned so much working with and for Glenn. I will always smile when I hear someone mention the treble of my voice :-) One of my proudest and happiest moments is when Glenn welcomed me to the team.
His sharp mind, constant guidance and kind heart will be missed.

Deb Hartung

October 30, 2020

Kristin,Cindy and Nicole- Your dad was a very special man and will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. I've included several photos here from my wedding. He made it to this event even though he traveled from Florida to Virginia then Wisconsin within days . We were so glad that he shared part of that weekend with us and some other relatives.

Laura Bock-Botas

October 30, 2020

Many men are fathers, but less
than that are dads;
It takes a special kind of man
to know this to be true
Your dad was one of those
who really truly did.
Please accept my heartfelt expression of my sympathy on the death of your dad. I am heartbroken. I have many fond memories of him and will cherish them always. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.

Betty Bock

October 30, 2020

Kristin , Cindy and Nicole
Heartfelt condolences to you and your families.
My heart is broke as well as my family’s , Glenn meant so very much to us . We shared so many wonderful memories, I was hoping to see Glenn just once more , however life has a way of taking your hopes away sometimes.
I am so grateful you girls were with him in the end .
I loved Glenn dearly .. May He Rest In Peace
Betty Bock

Michael Grendys

October 30, 2020

Thanks for teaching me how to golf. I still remember my 1st communion party at the rolling green conference room.


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