Ernest E. Hartman, 96
Sept. 1, 1917 - Nov. 1, 2013
GOSHEN — Ernest E. Hartman, 96, died late Friday evening, Nov. 1, 2013, at Courtyard Healthcare, where he had been a resident for a month.
He was born Sept. 1, 1917, in Kokomo to George D. and Anna K. (Hoffman) Hartman.
On June 17, 1951, he married Martha J. Groom at Middlebury Methodist Church.
She survives along with a son, Gregory of Goshen.
He was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers and two sisters.
Mr. Hartman was an alumnus of Howard County High School and a 1939 graduate of Purdue University, where he was a member of the Beta Sigma P.S.I. and the choir.
He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1941 and was honorably discharged in order to reenlist in the U.S. Naval Reserves, where he served until 1954. From 1946 to 1974, he owned and operated Hartman’s Pharmacy in Elkhart. He continued to work as a pharmacist for Hooks-Revco until his retirement.
He was a member of the American Legion, Goshen Post 30, and Lutheran Laymans League.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, funeral service at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Goshen. The Rev. Robert J. Schallhorn, the Rev. Spencer Mielke and the Rev. Mel Meyer will officiate.
Entombment will take place in Rice Cemetery with military honors provided by the Goshen Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Trinity Memorial Endowment Fund or the Lutheran Worship for shut-ins.
Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.