Joanne Hartman, 81, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. Visitation will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2013 at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel. A graveside service will follow the visitation at 3:15 p.m. at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines, IA.
Joanne was born on December 23, 1931 in Des Moines to Carl and Beda (Pearson) Thulin. She graduated from Roosevelt High School and the University of Iowa. She married Phillip Eugene Hartman on July 8, 1955. She worked for over 20 years at Bankers Life Company. She was a member of PEO, the Des Moines Women's Club, Boone Jayceettes, and various Lutheran churches.
She was proud of her Swedish heritage and enjoyed University of Iowa football and basketball, visiting Prairie Meadows, and playing cards. She loved being "Granny" and the Sunday family dinners.
Joanne will be missed by her husband of 57 years, Phillip Hartman of Urbandale; daughters, Marsha (Tom) Frakes of Urbandale and Judy (Phil) Bentley of Waukee; and grandchildren, Alyssa Frakes and Abby Frakes of Urbandale, Nate Bentley and Matt Bentley of Waukee. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Beda Thulin and brother, Bill Thulin.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Special Olympics or a hospice of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be shared at IlesCares.com.
Published in Des Moines Register on Apr. 25, 2013