GREENVILLE, S.C. — Malcolm Keith Hartwig Sr., “Mal”, of Greenville, South Carolina, went to be with the Lord on March 5, 2019. A private family memorial service will be held in Northern California at a date to be determined.
Mal was born in Hollywood, California on February 18, 1932. He graduated from Quincy High School, Quincy, California on June 6, 1950 and attended Chico State College for one year. Mal joined the US Army in 1953 and served two years. Mal was married to Margie Tillman on September 13, 1952.
They were married 10 years and had five children. Mal married Margaret Winstine on August 8, 1964. They were married 31 years; their loving union brought three more children to their family. Mal never stopped working, spending many years as a Tom’s Snack distributor in Fresno where he and his wife Margaret raised their family. In 1975 ,Mal and his wife relocated to Sloat, California where he started Hartwig Rock Crushing on the Feather River. In 1981, Mal and his wife relocated back to the Fresno area where he returned to Tom’s until 1986 when they started up their successful business, Grape Harvesters Sales & Parts, out of their home in Clovis until his wife passed away in 1995.
Mal sold the business and moved to Hereford, Arizona in 1998 where he started to acquire commercial real estate in Sierra Vista, Hereford, and Augusta, Georgia. Mal loved working, whether on his businesses or in the yard cutting wood; he was never idle. Mal’s hobbies included gardening, working his tractor or his backhoe, bee keeping, watching hummingbirds, and enjoying family get-togethers. Mal was very proud of all his children.
Mal was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Margaret of 31 years; his wife, Margie of 10 years; brother, Karl Hartwig; sister, Shirley Packer; his sons, Eugene Rhodeaver and Mackie Hartwig.
Mal is survived by: half-brother, Andrew Carisio of Mariposa, California; six children, Keith Hartwig of Dallas, Texas, Carter Hartwig of Payson, Arizona, Matt Hartwig (wife Rubina) of Magalia, California, Geneva Chrostowski (husband Ken) of Canyon, Texas, Ron Hartwig (wife Kathryn) of Greenville, South Carolina, and Georganne Hartwig of Tucson, Arizona; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
…”And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.” 1 Peter 5:10