Don Martin Hartung Jr., age 57, of Colorado Springs passed away unexpectedly on February 28, 2023.

He was born on February 25, 1966, at Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

Don is survived by his wife, Jill; daughter, Meg; mother, Joyce Hartung; sister Annette Conlon and brother-in-law Doug Conlon; sister Carolyn Leonhardt and brother-in-law Curt Leonhardt and brother-in-law Michael Evers.

Don was a master craftsman and had an incredible love for the outdoors as well as music.   He was an avid adventure seeker; and his love for mountain biking, snowboarding, camping and more will live on through his family and incredible friends.

Don donated his bone, heart valves, soft tissue and corneas through the Donor Alliance. His bone will benefit those with cancer or trauma and can prevent amputation of these limbs.  His corneas will be transplanted in up to two individuals to completely restore their eyesight.

A celebration of Don’s life is currently being planned for June of 2023 in Colorado Springs.  Please reach out to his family for more details.


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11 thoughts on “Don Hartung Jr.”

  1. My heart is broken, and I struggle to find the right words. My beautiful, kind, sweet, funny brother has left this world, and there is no consolation.

    There is an enormous, gaping vacuum that echoes with your laughter. Generous to the end, your body helped people in need, and I am so grateful for every lesson you have taught us in life and death. I will miss you forever, brother.
    Till we meet again. xa

  2. Your love for your wife, daughter and nature will light the path for all that knew and loved you! Gone too soon, may you rest in peace.

  3. Jill and Meg, there are no words that can express my deepest regrets over the loss of Don. I pray his memory will bring you peace and comfort over the coming months. if you need anything, I’m here for you.

  4. A beautiful tribute Jill and thoughtful donations to help others. Love to you and Miss Meg

  5. Jill. We are at a loss for words. Our hearts go out to you and Meg. So very sorry for your loss.

  6. My heart is broken for your whole family. I can’t imagine the pain and sadness you must feel. Don was a kind, funny and easy going guy and I loved spending time with him. I’m so sorry for your loss and I’m thinking about him and y’all daily. He was one of the good ones and left this earth way too soon. Love to everyone and hope to see you in June, XO Anna and family.

  7. Dear Jill, Joyce, Carolyn and Annette,. I know there are no words that can ease your pain. I just wanted to reach out to you and let you know that I’m so very sorry for your loss.
    Keeping you in my prayers,
    Theresa Jackson

  8. Jill – It was such a joy to see you and Don last year at the comedy club. I miss his joyful approach with the work we tackled together in earlier years. Don was always a positive influence. I was deeply saddened to learn of his passing. For you, Jill, I hope you find comfort in the love you shared. He cared so much for his family.

  9. Not sure if I’m related to Mr. Don Hartung. But my Fathers mothers name Was Mae Joy Hartung. Beautiful photography and family. Deepest condolences. God bless.

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