Robert “Bob” Charles Hartman Jr. (Butch, Mole), 74, of Chetek passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. The Lord called him home after 2 years of struggling health issues. Bob was born on June 20, 1945 in Hackensack, New Jersey the son of Marge (Gray) and Robert Hartman Sr.
Bob received his Industrial Arts and Teaching degrees at the University of Plateville where met his lifetime partner Lois and married July 2, 1966. During his high school and college years, he played basketball, football, and track receiving many awards. He was in the Marine ROTC while in college.
He taught high school, college and vocational school. He worked as a manager of tool and die departments at Belanka Aircraft, Osceola, WI, Melroe, Bismark, ND; Dairy Equipment, Madison, WI; Big Joe Forklift in WI Dells, WI. He owned Kingfish Resort and Nelson Real-estate in Chetek. He just retired from Coldwell Bank in Rice Lake this past summer. His most favorite occupation was dairy farming in Cushing, WI in the 70’s. He loved fishing, hunting and model railroading.
Bob leaves to celebrate his memory, wife, Lois Hartman of Chetek, brothers, David (Rebecca) Hartman, Roanoke, VA; Mark (Laura) Hartman, Waxhaw, NC; sister, Jeryl (Garry) Booth, Dallas, TX; brother in-law, Ervin Allen, Browntown, WI; special cousins, Mary (Bob) Gardner, Floyd, VA and Kurt Geisler, Butler, NJ; other cousins, nephews and family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marge and Robert.
A Celebration of Bob’s Life will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at the Chetek Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held at the church at 10:00 A.M. until the time of service. Please join Lois and family for lunch and continued fellowship following the service which will be held in the church basement.
The family wishes to thank the EMT’s and all the different health personal for their wonderful care.
The Burnham-Ours-Kolstad Family Funeral Home of Chetek has been entrusted with arrangements.
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