THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Richard W. Hartman
Richard Warren Hartman, 69, of New Glarus passed away Saturday, May 6 at Meriter Hospital in Madison, surrounded by family.
Born April 10, 1948 in Kenosha, to Louis and Beverly Hartman, he graduated from Kenosah Tremper High School in 1966 and UW-Whitewater with a bachelor's and master's degree in School Psychology in 1974. He married Virgiann (Borchardt) in 1969. He worked in the Manitowoc/Two Rivers Schools as a School Psychologist from 1974 to 1976 and Oconto Unified School District as a School Psychologist and Director of Special Education from 1976 to 1997. He then worked as Director of Special Education in the Marinette School District until retiring in 2005.
A social, active man, he was involved in all the communities he lived in, was currently a dedicated member of Primrose Lutheran Church and loved singing in the choir. He was treasurer of the New Glarus Lions Club and a Board Member of the Edelweiss Chalet Country Club in New Glarus. A great family man, he will be remembered as an avid golfer and a good source of entertainment.
He is survived by his wife, Virgiann; two children, Benjamin (Anna) Hartman of San Diego, Ca. and Nicole (Jesse) Maynard of New Glarus; five grandchildren; his mother, Beverly Hartman of Kenosha; a brother, David (Debra) Hartman of Two Rivers; many nieces; nephews and special friends, Tim and Sondra Abraham of New Glarus.
He was preceded in death by his father, Louis Hartman and grandparents, Warren and Doris House.
Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate his life from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 11 at the Edelweiss Chalet Country Club, W4764 Edelweiss Rd., New Glarus. Family and friends are invited to gather at Primrose Lutheran Church, 8770 Ridge Dr., Belleville on Friday, May 12 from 10 a.m. until time of a Memorial Service at 11:30 a.m. Rev. Nicole Espe will officiate followed by inurnment of cremains in Primrose East Cemetery. Zentner Beal Funeral Home of New Glarus is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials are appreciated at Primrose Lutheran Church Music Program or the New Glarus Lions Club.