He was born October 7, 1934 in LaGrange, son of the late Evert S. and Belva H. (Summey) Hartman.
Bob was a longtime Sturgis resident and also lived in Norwalk, Ohio and Fort Myers Beach, Florida.
He first married Betty Lou Hoovert October 11, 1952 in Sturgis. She preceded him in death June 30, 1963. On March 14, 1964 he married Carolyn Elizabeth Wegner in Sturgis. She preceded him in death May 24, 2013.
Bob owned and operated a Tom’s Snack Distributorship in Sturgis and Norwalk, Ohio.
He was a member of the Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sturgis.
Bob enjoyed fishing, especially chasing Walleye on Lake Erie. He also enjoyed hunting, raising honey bees, boating and while living in Florida playing shuffleboard.
He is survived by his children: Michael (Judy) Hartman of Sturgis, Robin (Gary) Garramone of Gallatin, Tennessee, Steven (Penny) Hartman of Sturgis, David (Teri) Hartman of Fort Myers Beach, Florida, Patty (Eric) Weeks and Jolee (Scott) Cebull both of Norwalk, Ohio, and Robert V. (Tina) Hartman of Waterford; 19 grandchildren: Brandon, Keri, Shane, Keith, Kasey, Rachel, Leah, Amy, Rebecca, Nehemiah, Reno, Angie, Candy, Adam, Nicholas, Randee, Abby, Libby and Joshua; 35 great grandchildren; one sister: Velma Green of Sturgis; one brother: William Hartman of Waterford and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wives, granddaughter: Christa Garramone; sister: Juanita Matthes; sister-in-law: Dixie Hartman and brothers-in-law: Clifford Green and Edwin Matthes.
In accordance with his wishes cremation has taken place. A gathering of friends and family to celebrate and honor the life of Robert A. Hartman will be held in the spring of 2022, date and time to be announced.
The Hackman Family Funeral Homes of Sturgis is entrusted with the arrangements.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mr. Hartman’s memory consider the Alzheimer’s Association, 200 Turwill Lane Suite 6, Kalamazoo, MI 49006.
Relatives and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.