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Laurence "Larry" Hartzog Obituary


Laurence "Larry" David Hartzog

October 4, 1940 - May 5, 2017
Born in El Centro, California
Resided in Hayden, ID
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Laurence "Larry" D. Hartzog, P.E., passed away peacefully May 5, 2017 at the Schneidmiller Hospice House in Coeur d' Alene, ID. He is survived by his college sweetheart and wife of 54 years, Jane, sister, Marilyn, sons Gregory (Josetta), Timothy (Sherrill), grandchildren Arionne (Waylon) and Zackery.

Larry earned a BS in Metallurgical Engineering from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and an MS in Metallurgical Engineering from the Nevada MacKay School of Mines. He then joined the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corp. His initial USPHS assignment was monitoring underground nuclear testing in Nevada. He had a lengthy career as a metallurgist and was a member of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers. He was a recipient of the prestigious Robert H. Richards Award for Mining. Throughout his career he focused primarily on precious metals production at such mines as OK Tedi, Candelaria and Coeur D' Alene mines Rochester in Nevada. He had his own international consulting practice.

As a DeMolay he proceeded to a 33rd Degree Mason and Scottish Rite. After an early life passion for driving sprint cars in southern California, he became an enthusiastic fan of anything NASCAR. He was a competitive skeet shooter, earning over 130, 000 registered targets with numerous awards throughout the years.

During his final days with us, the staff and volunteers at the Hospice House provided compassionate and valuable care that assisted the family during this critical life event. The Hartzog family would like to thank them for all their care, compassion and advice during this time.

At his request, there will be no services.

In lieu of gifts, please consider a donation to Hospice of North Idaho. Please remember Larry by continuing his never ending ability and desire to enthrall others by telling stories of his personal and professional exploits.

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Yates Funeral Home, Coeur d' Alene Chapel & Crematory
744 N. 4th Street
Coeur d' Alene, ID US 83814


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9493 North Government Way
Hayden, ID US 83835
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