Gayle Jeanette Hartung (1918-1996)

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Gayle Jeanette Hartung Swenor
Swenor, Gordon,Gayle and kids.jpg
Gordon & Gayle Swenor and kids
Born: 6 Jul 1918 Carp Lake, Michigan
Died: 26 Jan 1996 Petoskey, Michigan
Father: Edmund Hartung
Mother: Hazel May Srigley
Siblings: Maurice Leo Hartung
Niles Wellington Hartung
Gayle Jeanette Hartung
Marion Donna Hartung
Donald Edmund Hartung
Spouse: Gordon LaVern Swenor
Married: 22 Apr 1939 Charlevoix, Michigan
Children: Gordon Dwayne Swenor
Donna Gayle Swenor
Richard Swenor
Dawn Swenor


Petoskey News-Review, Monday, 29 Jan 1996:

Gayle Jeanette Swenor

Gayle Jeanette Swenor, 77, of Petoskey, died Jan. 26, 1996, at Northern Michigan Hospital.

Funeral was at 11 a.m. today, Jan. 29, at the Petoskey United Methodist Church. The Rev. Don Eddy, pastor of the United Methodist Church, officiated. Burial will be in Carp Lake Township Cemetery.

Mrs. Swenor was born July 6, 1918, in Levering, the daughter of Edmund and Hazel (Srigley) Hartung. She grew up and attended school in Levering, graduating from Petoskey High School. She also completed several courses on child care through the state of Michigan Department of Public Health.

On April 22, 1939, she married Gordon Swenor in Charlevoix.

After their marriage, the couple lived in several places in Northern Michigan. From 1944-1954, they resided in Flint. In 1954, they moved back to Petoskey where they have lived since.

Mrs. Swenor was a day care provider for 27 years. She retired in 1979. Since her retirement, Mr. and Mrs. Swenor spent a good deal of time traveling around the country.

She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, knitting, sewing, gardening and camping.

Mrs. Swenor was a member of the United Methodist Church of Petoskey.

Survivors include her husband, Gordon; four children, Dwayne Swenor and his wife, Peggy, of Levering, Donna Gayle Burnison and her husband, John, of Manchester, Dick Swenor and his wife, Pam, of Charlevoix, and Dawn Swenor of Petoskey; 19 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Donald Hartung and his wife, Shirley, of Mobile, Ala.; and by many nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the United Methodist Church Youth Group.

Visitation was held Sunday evening, Jan. 28, at the Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey.


  • Birth: Emmet County Michigan, Birth Records:
Page 106A
Number: 171
Hartung, Gayle Jeanette
Born: 6 Jul 1918
At: Carp Lake, Mich
Parents Residence: Carp Lake, Mich
Recorded: 14 Oct 1918
Female, white, Legitimate
Father: Edmund Hartung, born in Michigan, Farmer
Mother: Hazel Srigley, Born in Michigan
  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
Date: 4/22/1939
Liber: 5
Folio: 26
  • Petoskey News-Review, Friday, 14 Feb 1992, Obituary: Hartung, Niles Wellington
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search Deaths:
SWENOR, Gayle Jeanette
Date: 1/26/1996
Liber: 1996
Folio: 45
Place of Death: Petoskey, Michigan
  • Death: Petoskey News Review -1996 Index:
SWENOR, Gayle Jeanette (HARTUNG)
Age: 77
Place of Death: Petoskey Michigan
Paper Date: 1996-1-29
  • Death: Social Security Death Index:
Swenor, Gayle
Birth Date: 6 Jul 1918
Death Date: 26 Jan 1996
Social Security Number: 057-16-7963
State Number Was Issued: New York
Death Residence Zip Code: 49770
Localities: Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan
Carp Lake Cemetery
Swenor, Gayle Jeanette (Hartung)
Age: 77
Born: 07/06/1918
Died: 01/26/1996
Cemetery: Carp Lake, Emmet Co., MI
Obituary: on file
  • Petoskey News-Review, Wednesday, July 16, 1997, Obituary: Burnison, Donna Gayle Swenor
Hazel May SRIGLEY. Born on 28 Dec 1893 in Forrestville, Sanilac County, Michigan. Hazel May died in Petoskey, Emmett County, Michigan on 27 Apr 1978, she was 84. Buried on 1 May 1978.
Hazel May first married Edmond HARTUNG, son of David HARTUNG & Mary WILLIAMS. Born on 18 May 1893. Edmond died on 11 Apr 1954, he was 60.
They had the following children:
(1) Maurice Leo. Born on 28 Feb 1914 in Levering, Emmet County, Michigan. Maurice Leo died in Charlevoix, Charlevoix County, Michigan on 5 Aug 1992, he was 78.
On 10 Feb 1945 when Maurice Leo was 30, he married Eva CANNON, in Flint, Genesee County, Michigan.
Children: Niles, Marion.
(2) Gayle Jeannette. Born on 6 Jul 1918 in Carp Lake, Emmet County, Michigan. Gayle Jeannette died in Petoskey, Emmett County, Michigan on 26 Jan 1996, she was 77.
On 22 Apr 1939 when Gayle Jeannette was 20, she married Gordon SWENOR, in Charlevoix, Michigan.
Children: Donald.
Hazel May second married OVERHOLT.