The Reverend Henry J. Hartman, 79, died Sept. 25, 2019, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. He was born June 5, 1940, in Cuero, Texas, to Henry W. and Emma (Blank) Hartman.
Pastor Hartman graduated from Cuero High School, Cuero, Texas. He then served in the United States Navy for three years. Pastor Hartman then attended Midland Lutheran College, Fremont, Nebraska, and Hamma School of Theology, Springfield, Ohio. He was ordained into the Lutheran Church in America ministry June 21, 1970, at St. Mark Lutheran Church, Cuero, Texas. Pastor Hartman served parishes in Snyder, Texas, Windom, Kansas, Russell, Kansas, and Hutchinson, Kansas.
On June 5, 1966, he married Rebecca ‘Becky’ Lovdahl in Monmouth, IL.
Pastor Hartman is survived by: his wife of 53 years, Rebecca, Nickerson, Kansas; children, daughter, Cynthia Wright (Wade), Little River, Kansas, and their five children, Lynae Maust (Marcus) and their daughter, Marlin, Emily Leonard (David) and their son, Jaxon, Ethan Wright (Samantha), Madison Wright and Lucy Wright; son, Matthew Hartman (Allison) of Bentonville, Arkansas, and their daughter, Natalie; Patricia Stinchcomb (Jason) of Aledo, Texas, and their children, Jenna and Charlie; sister, Doris Kay Purinton of Houston, Texas, and her two sons and daughter and their families.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; brother, Charles Lee Hartman; and sister, Charlene G. Hartman.
A Service of Thanksgiving will be 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 140 E. 30th Avenue, Hutchinson, with Pastor Tim Carey officiating. Internment will follow in the church columbarium, with military honors conducted by the United States Navy Honor Guard. Friends may sign the book from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Elliott Mortuary. The family will greet friends from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in the Emanuel Lutheran Church sanctuary. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to BrightHouse (formerly known as the Sexual Assault-Domestic Violence Center), or the church, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.