Obituary: Kathleen Hartl

May 9, 1931 ~ August 22, 2021

Kathleen “Katie” Hartl, 90, of Sturgeon Bay died at Door County Medical Center on August 22, 2021.  She was born May 9, 1931, in Sturgeon Bay to Carl and Ida (Miller) Mistlebauer. 

Katie married Lawrence “Larry” Hartl on August 20, 1949, at St. Joseph Church.  She and Larry recently celebrated 72 years of marriage, living at the same address for all those years.

Katie and Larry owned and operated the Pilot House Restaurant on Jefferson Street for several years.  Katie also worked at Emerson Motors.  She enjoyed performing in her and her husband’s band (Melody Four) and sitting outside in her yard.  She especially enjoyed time spent with her great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Larry; two grandchildren, Carrie (David) Herlache and Aaron “Cubby” (Chastity) Hartl; three great-grandchildren, Alana (Nathan) Hadley, Mia Hartl and Matthew Hartl; one great-great-granddaughter Amanda Hadley; in-laws, Avery Mistlebauer and Kay Mistlebauer; many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Lawrence “Bear” Hartl; two brothers, Robert Mistlebauer and Karl Mistlebauer; and many in-laws.

Private Graveside services will be conducted at St. Joseph Cemetery.  A celebration of life will be held in the near future.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.