Leonard J. Hartman, 87, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side Friday, Feb. 12, 2016.
Leonard was born Nov. 3, 1928, in Marshall County to John Richard and Daisy (McCullough) Hartman. On Aug. 18, 1948, Leonard married the former Tyrus L. Wallace in a ceremony in Plymouth. They were blessed with six children.
Leonard worked in construction and was proud to say he built the Hartman family home. Prior to retirement, Leonard worked for Bomarko, McCord’s, Viger Tone Feed Company, Eisenhour Siding and Swan Lake Golf Course. Leonard enjoyed woodworking, playing euchre and other card games with his family and friends. He especially liked spending time outdoors, fishing, camping and farming.
Leonard was a treasured 4-H leader, a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.
Leonard is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Tyrus L. Hartman, Plymouth; four daughters: Patricia (Charlie) Nettrouer, Plymouth, Debra (Mike) Emenaker, Plymouth, Barbara Hartman, Gilbert, Ariz., and Rhonda (Jim) Ferguson, Argos; two sons: Michael (Twyla) Hartman, Argos, and Garry (Barb) Hartman, Plymouth; five sisters: Marcille Craft, Plymouth, Mary (Carl) Fox, Plymouth, June Smith, Bremen, Treva (Ralph) Magnuson, Sebring, Fla., and Martha (Denny) Nicolas, Bremen; 26 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Leonard is preceded in passing by his parents and his grandson, Matthew Rex.
Van Gilder Funeral Home is caring for the Hartman family. A funeral service in honor of Leonard will be at St. Michael Catholic Church, Plymouth, at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, with Fr. John Korcsmar officiating. Burial will follow in New Oak Hill Cemetery.
A time of visiting and sharing memories with the Hartman family will be held at Van Gilder Funeral Home, Plymouth, from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. A one-hour visitation prior to the church service will be held Thursday at the funeral home.
The Hartman family requests memorial contributions are given to the Saint Michaels Building Fund or Center of Hospice Care.