Condolence & Memory Journal

Growing up in Cool Creek, Ron Hartman ("Mr. Hartman") was so much more than a neighbor, and even more than "Mike's Dad" (which says a lot -- just look at Alex and Jenna to see all the evidence you will need!). He was the prankster who would "lock" the back wheel of my bike to its frame with kite string, so I couldn't seem to get it moving and couldn't figure out why! He was the quiet but ever present parent, keeping the watchful eye without us ever knowing, encouraging us to grow. And he and Marilyn were there for my family in some of the most difficult times in our lives, with dignity and care. Though I know he is at peace, I am so sorry for his loss -- all my love to Marilyn, Mike, Alex, Jenna, Jeff and Jacob.

Posted by Barron Orr - Alicante, Spain - Friend   September 29, 2015

I miss you and I love you grandpa I hope your doing ok where your at.

Posted by Alex hartman - Davenport, IA - Grandson   September 22, 2015

My Dad was my hero. I was truly blessed to be his son. Growing up, Dad either coached or attended every event that I participated in. I was extremely lucky to have a father that taught me the difference between right and wrong. Dad taught me the importance of how to work hard and how to always believe in myself. He always treated my friends as part of the family.

As an adult, when I needed help, Dad was always by my side. When I was hurting, Dad stepped in and saved my life. He was my best friend.

Dad loved his family. He loved spending time with his grandkids. Alex and Jenna loved spending time in Carmel with grandma and grandpa.

My Dad taught me to recognize those things that really matter in life: faith, love, family and friends.

My Dad was my hero

I miss you

Posted by Mike Hartman - Davenport, IA - Son   September 22, 2015

Hartman Family (Mike),
So very sorry for your loss. Your dad was my baseball coach and had a large impact on my life. He was a great coach and even better man.

Posted by Tom Ardaiolo Jr - Westfield, IN - Friend   September 21, 2015

Dear Hartman Family, My deepest condolences to all of you. I remember Ron's easy going demeanor and kind smile!!! Thoughts, prayers, and support are with you during this difficult time.

Posted by Beth Bagnell (Landberg) - Friend   September 20, 2015

Marilyn - so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. He was a longtime friend. God Bless!

Posted by Joyce Imhoff - richmond, IN - Friend   September 20, 2015

Very sorry to hear of Ron's passing. I can only imagine how you feel, Marilyn. May the good Lord comfort you & your family.

Posted by Linda Pepper    September 19, 2015

Marilyn, Michael and Jeff. I know there are no words that will ease the pain of your loss. Just know I have such fond memories of Ron. He always made me feel part of the family. He will be missed.
My thoughts and prayers with you,
Linda Jennings

Posted by Linda Jennings - Kenner, LA - Niece in-law   September 18, 2015

Dear Hartman Family,
There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. I am honored that you have chosen our family to care for your family during this time. Please let me know if there is more we can do to help celebrate your loved-one's life.

My Warmest Regards,

Bruce W. Buchanan
4th Generation Owner
Since 1881

Posted by Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers    September 16, 2015