VICTOR 'VIC' M. HARTMANN, 88 COUDERAY, Wis. - Victor "Vic" M. Hartmann, 88, of Couderay, Wis., formerly of Rockford, passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire. Vic was born on April 20, 1925, to the late Victor and Alyce (Reith) Hartmann in Rockford, Illinois. He graduated from St. Thomas High School in Rockford, and then from Oregon State University with a degree in Business. Vic had a deep love for football - playing in high school, in college for Oregon State and was a high school football and basketball official for over 25 years for the Rockford area schools. On July 13, 1946, he married his childhood sweetheart, Marian McEntee, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Rockford. They lovingly spent their years together raising their children, being devoted grandparents, traveling, and being at their cabin. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the Pacific Arena. Vic worked nearly 40 years at Cotta Transmission, retiring as plant superintendent in 1987. After his wife and family, his deep love was for his cabin on Blueberry Lake which he owned for over 50 years. Vic's love for life, which he lived fully and robustly, will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Marian; children, Kathleen (Tom) Morgan, Christine (Larry) Woelflin, John (Brigid) Hartmann; grandchildren, Jessica (Josh) Weiss, Theresa (Joe Hansen) Morgan, Sara Woelflin, Derek Woelflin, Jeffrey Hartmann, Bradley Hartmann, Heidi Hartmann; great-grandchildren, Hans, Silas, Griffin Weiss; sister, Mary Louise Partoll; many other family members and friends. Victor was preceded in death by his son, Michael; brother, John Hartmann. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Monday, November 25, 2013, at St. James the Greater Catholic Church, 2502 11th Street in Eau Claire, with the Father John Schultz officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to mass at church. Interment will be at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery in Couderay, Wis. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. To send your condolence to the family, please visit our obituaries at evergreenfuneralhome.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Nov. 23 to Nov. 24, 2013