Donald Hartmann


Donald Hartmann

Donald Hartmann

Donald R. Hartmann, 79, of Mount Vernon, passed away Friday, August 15, 2014 at his home, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born March 1, 1935 to William and Anna (Folz) Hartmann of Caborn.
Don attended St. Matthews and Mount Vernon High School, graduating in 1953. Don was a talented carpenter and was most proud of his work on Memorial Stadium, and other buildings, at IU-Bloomington; and construction on many buildings near downtown Evansville. Don enlisted in the Naval Reserve in 1953 and served eight years as a Seabee. He worked thirty-five years at General Electric before retiring, and was well known for his ability to fix anything. Don was a member of St. Matthews Catholic Church, the Eagles, O.W.L.S., Moose lodges, and the Mount Vernon Conservation Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter, Laura; and sister, Dorothy Kissel of Evansville.
Don is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Jeanette (Weinzapfel) Hartmann; sons, Thomas (Kenda) Hartmann of Mount Vernon, Dr. Gregory (Susan) Hartmann of Kirkwood, Missouri, and Gary (Tammy) Hartmann of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Nicholas (Jennifer) Hartmann of Tucson, Arizona, and Erin and Gabriel Hartmann of Houston; great-granddaughters, Marieve and Rosalie Hartmann of Tucson; siblings, Rita Hasenour of Haubstadt, William (Sharon) Hartmann of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Mary (Herman) Rexing of Evansville, Pauline Denning, and Robert (Mary Ann) Hartmann of Mount Vernon; and numerous nieces and nephews he cherished.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at St. Matthews Catholic Church, 421 Mulberry St. Mount Vernon, Ind. with burial to follow in St. Matthews Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, August 18, 2014 at Schneider Funeral Home, 512 Main St. Mount Vernon, Ind.
A special thank-you to Dr. Christopher Braden and staff; M.D. Anderson in Houston; Deaconess VNA Plus; Sherry Weatherford and Sharon Barbarette; and the family, friends, and neighbors that helped care, tend to any needs, and all the prayers, during Don’s illness.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Matthews Catholic Church or any charity of choice in Don’s memory.
Condolences may be made online at www.schneiderfuneralhome.com

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