Rita Hartman

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Hartman, Rita R.

Rita R. Hartman, age 80, a resident of Harmony West, 2115 Cappaert Road, Manitowoc, died Friday morning, November 16, 2012 at Harmony West.

She was born on June 3, 1932 in Manitowoc, daughter of the late Hugo and Susan (Vanderbloemen) Reindl. Rita was a graduate of St. Paul Parochial Grade School and also Manitowoc Lincoln High School, Class of 1950. On May 8, 1954 she married Wilfred Hartman at St. Paul Catholic Church, Manitowoc. He preceded her in death on October 29, 2009. Rita was employed as the secretary for St. Boniface Catholic Church for 30 years, retiring in 1999. She was a member of and Support Group Facilitator for Wisconsin Parkinson Association for 20 years and also the Catholic Women's Club.

Survivors include four sons and three daughters-in-law: Jeffrey & Julie Hartman, Newton, David & Geralyn Hartman, Appleton, Steven Hartman & Joni Karnofsky, Manitowoc, John Hartman, Manitowoc; five grandchildren: Jennifer (Ryan) Ott, Ryan (Sara) Hartman, Lauren (Tyler) Arkens, Brooke (Tyler) Brefczynski, Joshua Hartman; one great granddaughter: Lily Arkens; one great grandson: Nicholas Hartman; and two sisters-in-law: Betty Reindl, Elgin, Illinois and Lois Hlavachek, Manitowoc. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. She was also preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers-in-law: Monica (Reindl) Wisniewski and her husband, Roman, Marie (Reindl) Hartluab and her husband, Henry, Elaine (Reindl) Woolf and her husband, Robert; and three brothers and two sisters-in-law: Gregory (Bud) Reindl & his wife, Oriet, Hugh (Itch) Reindl & his wife, Ann, and Jerome Reindl.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Richard Klingeisen with Rev. Gerald Prusakowski O.F.M. con-celebrating. Entombment will follow at Calvary Mausoleum, Manitowoc.

The family will greet relatives and friends on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand, Manitowoc, from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.

The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.pfefferfuneralhome.com

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff of Harmony West and Southern Care Hospice for their loving care and compassion given to Rita and her family.

The family wishes that memorials be directed to the Wisconsin Parkinson Association: 945 N. 12th Street Suite 4602, Milwaukee, WI 53233 or the Wisconsin Chapter of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: 20875 Crossroads Circle Suite 350 Waukesha, WI, 53186.

Funeral Home
Pfeffer Funeral Home
928 South 14th Street Manitowoc, WI 54220
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Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter from Nov. 17 to Nov. 20, 2012