Harold J. Hartman, 94

Harold J. Hartman, 94, longtime resident of the town of Trenton, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, at Eastview Medical and Rehabilitation Center in Antigo.

He was born on July 6, 1916, in Belgium to William and Amelia (nee Mahn) Hartman.

Harold married Lorraine Kraniak in 1939, who preceded him in death in 1982. In March of 1985, he married Lillian Crampton. Harold attended Pleasant Hill School. He managed a farm for most of his life while also working as a skilled welder. He shared his talents with neighboring farmers in repairing their equipment. He was recognized by the Department of Defense during WWII as having one of the highest welder certifications for the defense projects. Harold was employed at Stolper Industries in Menomonee Falls until his retirement in 1980.

Harold is survived by his wife, Lillian; children, Deacon Thomas (Clara) Hartman of Antigo, Charles (Stevie) Hartman of Ishpeming, Mich., and Caron (Norm) Wallman of Cherokee Village, Ark., six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; step-daughters, Lori Weiss of West Bend, Jane Raymer of Milwaukee and Lydell (Bob Wood) Weiss of Sheboygan; step-son, David (Cindy) Weiss of Racine; six grandchildren and 11 greatgrandchildren

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Lorraine; his parents; two sisters and a brother.

A private family service for Harold was held on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel in West Bend with the Rev. Donald Koehn presiding. Interment of ashes will take place at a later date at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery in Newburg. Memorials are appreciated to either First Presbyterian Church, 2281 Highway 164 in Richfield or to the family at 555 Veterans Drive, West Bend, WI, 53095.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.