Doris Merna Hartung (1913-2002)

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Doris Merna Hartung Swiss
Hartung, Doris M.jpg
Class of 1931
Born: 13 Jun 1913 Alanson, Michigan
Died: 6 Sep 2002 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Father: George Balsfor Hartung
Mother: Ida Marie Robinson
Siblings: Doris Merna Hartung
Waunetta J. Hartung
Helen May Hartung
Alice Lela Hartung
Mavis Muriel Hartung
Spouse: Francis Mac Swiss
Married: 1944 Michigan
Children: Thomas Mac Swiss
Douglas Swiss

Death Notice

Petoskey News-Review, Thursday, September 5, 2002:

Doris M. Swiss, 89

Doris M. Swiss, 89, of Harbor Springs, died Sept. 6, 2002, at the Emmet County Medical Care Facility in Harbor Springs.

Arrangements are pending at the Schiller Funeral Home in Harbor Springs.


Petoskey News-Review, Monday, September 9, 2002:

Doris M. Swiss, 89

Doris M. Swiss, 89, of Harbor Springs, died Sept. 6, 2002, at the Emmet County Medical Care Facility.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the United Methodist Church of Harbor Springs. Pastor Larry Wood will officiate and interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.

Doris was born on June 13, 1913, in Alanson, the daughter of George B. and Ida (Robinson) Hartung. She graduated from Harbor Springs High School and then from nursing school in 1935.

She worked at the Petoskey Hospital and also did private duty nursing. She moved to Northville to work in a doctor's office.

In 1944, she married Frank Swiss. They retired and returned to Harbor Springs in 1973.

Doris was a member of the United Methodist Church. She was known for her gardening and canning.

She is survived by two sons, Tom, of Haslett, Mich., and Douglas and his wife, Marcia, of Saline, Mich.; six grandchildren; one stepgrandson; two great-granddaughters; and one stepgranddaughter. Doris was preceded in death by her husband in 1981.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Emmet County Medical Care Facility. Envelopes will be available at Schiller Funeral Home in Harbor Springs, where friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13.


from Ada C. Tolbert's yearbook of 1933


  • Birth: Emmet County, Michigan, Birth Record:
Number: 287
Name: Hartung, Doris Merna
Date of Birth: June 13, 1913
Date of Record: July 7, 1913
Color/Sex/Legitimacy: W, F, Leg.
Birthplace: Harbor Springs
Residence of Parents: Harbor Springs
Father: George S. Hartung
Birth place: Michigan
Occupation: Farmer
Mother: Ida Robinson
Birth Place: Michigan
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
Swiss, Doris M.
Date of Death: 9/6/2002
Liber: 2002
Folio: 329
Place of Death: Harbor Springs, MI
Lakeview Cemetery, Harbor Springs, Michigan
Swiss, Doris M. (Hartung)
Age: 89
Born: 6/13/1913
Died: 9/6/2002
Burial: 9/14/2002
Cemetery: Lakeview, Harbor Springs
Obituary: on file
  • Death: Social Security Death Index:
Swiss, Doris
Birth Date: 13 Jun 1913
Death Date: 6 Sep 2002
Social Security Number: 385-22-2775
State Number Was Issued: Michigan
Death Residence Zip Code: 49740
Localities: Harbor Springs, Emmet, Michigan