July 31, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Ronald Allan Hartmann, 80, of West Bend, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at The Kathy Hospice surrounded by his family.
Ronald was born on February 21, 1939 to the late Wallace and Mildred (nee Dettmann) Hartmann. On October 17, 1959 Ron married Beverly (nee Potter). Together they raised 5 children. He was a 1957 graduate of Random Lake High School.
Upon graduation, he worked at West Bend Co. for a short time. He then worked at Gehl Co. for 27 years as a Foreman in the machine shop. Later, he worked at Midas International in Hartford retiring in 2002. Ronald enjoyed his part time job at Bumper to Bumper for many years. He enjoyed spending time up north, snowmobiling, attending grandchildren’s games and events, coffee with friends at McDonald’s and playing cards at Senior Center. He was a member of Fifth Avenue Methodist Church.
Ronald is survived by his wife Beverly, children Beth (David) Schmitt, Jeffrey (Kelly) Hartmann, Amy (George) Bush, Lisa (David) Renner and Jennifer (Bradley) Preder; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson; six brothers; Jerome (Patricia) Hartmann, Dale (Mariann) Hartmann, Bill Hartmann, Robert (Janice) Hartmann, Glenn Hartmann, Vilas (Kathy) Hartmann, a foster brother Tom (Judi) Schluechtermann, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and a sister in law Leah Hartmann.
A Funeral Service for Ron will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 2, 2019 at Fifth Avenue Methodist Church, 323 S. Fifth Avenue, West Bend, WI, with Rev. Clarissa Martinelli presiding. A visitation will be at the church on Friday, August 2 from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service at 7:00 p.m.
Memorials in Ron’s honor are appreciated to Fifth Avenue Methodist Church (323 S. Fifth Ave, West Bend, WI, 53095) or The Kathy Hospice (3232 Pleasant Valley Road, West Bend, WI, 53095).