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March 17, 1967 – Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Service Information
Church of St. Francis in Buffalo, MN
Monday, April 15, 2013
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Sunday, April 14, 2013
2-5 P.M.

Kelly J. Hartneck, age 46, of Buffalo & formerly of Annandale passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Abbott-Northwestern Hosptial in Minneapolis.

He was born on March 17, 1967 in Minneapolis the son of Roger Hartneck and Karen Kelly.

Kelly was the proprietor of KJH Construction.

He loved fishing, hunting, was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed cooking, antique collecting, liked working with his hands, was a former businessman who was a giving person who always gave to others.

Survived by children: Michael & Kyle Horton and K.J. Hartneck; parents: Roger Hartneck of Annandale and Karen Hartneck of Crystal; siblings: Dori (Ed) Slicer of Buffalo, Brad Hartneck of St. Michael and Ryan (Cassie) Hartneck of New Hope; 4 nieces and 2 nephews; other relatives and friends.

Kelly’s love for life and generous spirit was felt by all his loved ones. He will be deeply missed!

A Mass of Christian Burial for Kelly Hartneck was held on Monday, April 15th at 11:00 A.M. Church of St. Francis in Buffalo. Father David Hennen was the Celebrant.

A visitation was held from 2-5 P.M. Sunday, April 14th at The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home, 300 N. Main, St. Michael. Further visitation was held at the church Monday morning, April 15th, 2013 one hour prior to services.

Casket Bearers were Michael Horton-son, Kyle Horton-son, Joe Slicer-nephew, Ed Slicer-brother-in-law, Brad Hartneck-brother and Ryan Hartneck-brother.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to

11 Guestbook Entries

  1. Shannon Blum


    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.


  2. Nancy and Kevin Smith

    Our hearts and prayers go out to the Hartneck family. Kelly always had a smile on his face and was a truly loving friend to everyone he met. Hugs to you all!
    Kevin and Nancy Smith
    Elk River

  3. marcia jepson

    KJ and Family, Wyatt, Dale and I are very sorry for the loss of your Dad. We are thinking of you and if you need us, please call. love from Marcia

  4. Tom Wright

    Kelly Was A Good Guy Will Be Missed

  5. Brian Saastamoinen

    I was so sad to hear of kellys passing. So many great times as kids. From motorcycles, mini bikes and hours of football and baseball.Kellys smile and laugh was one of a kind. So kind and sweet by nature Im sure he only got better with time.I still think back and hear the words ” Saasy where’s your assy ” and laugh every time. Thinking of all of you in the time and keeping you all in prayer. Rest in knowing that one day when we are all in the kingdom Kelly will be there to grab your hands and say ” let me show you around”.

  6. Tony Broughton

    Our prayers go out to Kelly’s family.

  7. Coleen Hartneck Sherman

    Doreen, Brad, Ryan and family

    I read this poem (Anon) for my brother Dennis when he passed to God in 2001.
    Hoping it might help even a little.

    I will continue to pray that the angel’s will surround you with love and comfort


    Don’t Grieve For Me For Now I’m Free

    Don’t grieve for me now I’m free
    I’m following the path God laid for me.
    I took His hand when I heard Him call;
    I turned my back and left it all.

    I could not stay another day,
    To laugh, to love, to work or play.
    Tasks left undone must stay that way;
    I found that place at the close of day.

    If my parting has left a void,
    Then fill it with remembered joy.
    A friendship shared a laugh, a kiss;
    Ah yes, these things, I too will miss.

    Be not burdened with times of sorrow
    I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
    My life’s been full, I savored much;
    Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.

    Perhaps my time seems all to brief;
    Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
    Lift up your heart and share with me,
    God wanted me now, He set me free.


  8. mike & debbie horsch

    Dear Hartneck family, We are so sorry for he loss of Kelly. He was a great person and great friend. He will be greatly missed. May god be with you all. Love, Mike and Debbie Horsch

  9. Mary Jindrich Helgeson

    Blackie and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Kelly’s passing. Kelly is at peace now, and may God give you comfort at this time.

  10. mary jindrich helgeson

    Blackie and family, I am so sorry to hear of Kelly’s passing. May you find peace and comfort in the knowledge that he is at peace in heaven above. God bless you all.

  11. Karen and Tom Rekowski

    I am so sorry to hear this about Kelly. My husband, Tom, will miss seeing him out on Lake Pulaski ice fishing. I will miss seeing Kelly’s little white truck going up and down the road and his friendly wave each time he would pass by with some kind of lumber or supply hanging out the back of his truck. He always had a project going on at his house. He will be missed!


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