Marvin Hartman, 85, of Dixon, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 at Providence Medical Center in Wayne.
Services will be held Friday, Feb. 23 at 1:30 p.m. at Concord Evangelical Free Church in Concord. Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Concord Evangelical Free Church with family present. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Burial with military rites will be in the Concord Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the Hartman family for later designation.
Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home of Laurel.
Marvin Eugene Hartman, son of Ellis and Edith (Curry) Hartman was born in Sumner, Wash. on July 19, 1932. He attended grade school at Powder Creek Country School. He graduated from Newcastle High School in Newcastle, NE. He took Normal Training out of high school so he could teach. He taught country school for three years until 1950, before entering the service in 1953. Marvin served in the U.S. Army for two years. He then attended summer school at Wayne State and taught two more years at Wallace Magnuson School. On Dec. 26, 1955 he married Janice Lisle. They lived and farmed in the Dixon area since March of 1956. Marvin was active in the Dixon United Methodist Church as a teacher, youth leader, lay leader, Board Chairman, and Vice-Chairman. He was active in the Dixon community as a chair person for Dixon County Farm Bureau board, Secretary of Dixon Public School Board, and an active member of the Concord Gideon Camp. Marvin and his wife, Janice, helped to organize Dad's Helpers 4-H Club in Dixon County in 1968, and the club is still active today. Marvin and Janice were a great influence in many of their nieces and nephews' lives in their early years together. They also had a great impact in the lives of young men, as they chose to be house parents at Omaha Home For Boys. Marvin also worked at Farmers Coop delivering propane, operating a floater, and fixing tires. He loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, good cattle, and “Life on the Farm”.
At the time of death, Marvin was a member of the Concord Evangelical Free Church and had served as Elder. He loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and enjoyed attending in person, or by phone, his children and grandchildren's activities. The grandchildren have many fond memories of time with Grandma and Grandpa on the farm.
Survivors include his son Clayton (Sandy) Hartman of Dixon, and daughter, Lori (Bill) Johnson of Broken Arrow, Okla., seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Beverly (Floyd) Bloom of Laurel and Bernadine Lowry of Hooper.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Janice, in March of 2007; parents, Ellis and Edith Hartman, and sister, Joy Hartman.