Richard  Hartman
Richard Hartman, 90, passed away peacefully Dec. 31, 2019.
Richard was a lifelong resident of Oldenburg, Indiana, and of Holy Family Catholic Church, Oldenburg. He was the first born of ten children to Joseph and Rose Hartman.
He worked alongside his father every day at the family farm where they raised cattle, grew a huge vegetable garden and rotated crops such as corn, wheat and hay. Prior to getting their first tractor, Richard would help in the fields as the horses pulled the plows. When the time came, Richard fought for the United States Army in the Korean War on the front lines facing the Chinese. Upon his return to the United States, he continued to work with his father on the farm and even bought his own farm. Surviving several farm machine accidents, Richard was a hard worker and dedicated to the family farm. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Oldenburg Knights of St. John and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Richard will be greatly missed by his siblings Dorothy (Francis) Flaspohler, Alfred (Erma) Hartman, Laurine Gramman, George Hartman and Rose Eckstein; 50 nieces and nephews; and several grandnieces and grandnephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents Joseph A. and Rose C. Hartman; and siblings Joseph B. Hartman, Ruth Harpring, Martin Hartman and Evelyn Elsner.
Visitation for Richard will be Saturday, Jan. 4, from 9:30-11 a.m. at Holy Family Church, Oldenburg. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. with burial immediately following.
Memorials can be made to the Marie Elaine Hartman Scholarship Fund, Masses and family wishes. To sign the online guestbook or offer condolences, please visit
Published on January 3, 2020


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Ann Wissel
Jan 08, 2020
Thinking of your family during this time of loss.