Emmy W. Hartz, widow of Fritz Hartz, died Feb. 13, 2010. Emmy was born in Elmshorn, Germany, on April 15, 1915, the daughter of Rudolf Josef Wiesner and Emilie Regiena (Meyer) Wiesner.

She married Fritz Hartz in Germany in 1938. Fritz was in the German Army in North Africa during World War II and was captured and spent time in the western United States in prisoner of war camps. At the conclusion of the war, Emmy was reunited with Fritz, and in 1955 they immigrated to the United States and Maine to work for family. They soon found their own careers with Fritz working at Marine Colloids and Emmy serving as a domestic helper at the Bancroft School, for the Honorable Samuel W. and Dorothy Collins, and others in Rockland and Owls Head. They purchased land and built a house in Owls Head. Their yard is remembered for the beautiful flower gardens Fritz and Emmy kept around the house.

She is survived by her niece, Waltraud Bormann of Cuxhaven, Germany; and her great-nephews, Jan Gregor Bormann of Munich, Germany, and Kai Hendrik Bormann of Hanover, Germany. Among her many friends in Owls Head, she is fondly remembered by Marita Stanley and Maria Salo whose regular visits to Emmy after she left her house were greatly appreciated.

Graveside services at Achorn Cemetery will be announced in the spring. Arrangements are with the Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home in Rockland.

Donations in Emmy’s memory may be made to the Talbot Home, 73 Talbot Ave., Rockland, ME 04841.