In loving memory of

Ronald E. Hartman
January 10, 1948 - January 26, 2019

Ronald E. Hartman, 71, of Mediapolis, died Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Morning Sun Care Center. He was born January 10, 1948 in Sperry, Iowa to Lester Sr. and Winifred Ilene Anhalt Hartman.
He was a 1966 graduate of Morning Sun High School, then served in the United States Army. He was of the Methodist faith and was baptized at Stronghurst Methodist Church in 1985. Ron loved driving a truck and drove for Spears Trucking, R & R Transport and the Stronghurst grain elevator.
He enjoyed fishing with his kids, coaching their baseball teams, loved NASCAR and was a Vikings fan. Ron loved his job, riding his motorcycle, and being with family; especially his grandchildren.
Survivors include five children; Lori (Byron) Johns of Gower, MO., Krystal (Mike Campbell) Johnson of Burlington, Tanner (Ashley) Hartman of West Point, Cameron (Sarah) Hartman of Morning Sun, and Austin (Marissa) Hartman of Monmouth, Illinois; six grandchildren, Bradley, Lucas, Lauren, Piper, Blakeley and Ella; two brothers, Larry (Carmen) Hartman of Oquawka, Illinois, and Dennis (Debbie) Hartman of Washington, IA and one sister, Judy(Jim) Strasser of Morning Sun. Besides his parents, Ron is preceded in death by one sister, Alice Wiley and four brothers, Lester Jr., Rick, Fred and Kenny.
A Celebration of Life for Ronald Hartman will be 11:00 Thursday at Elliott Chapel, New London, with military rites by Henry County Honor Guard. Rev. Michael Campbell will officiate. The family will greet friends for one hour prior to the service. According to his wishes, his body has been cremated with inurnment at Burge Cemetery at a later date. In memory of Mr. Hartman a memorial has been established for Morning Sun Care Center. Online condolences may be left at


Sunny and Bob Lane wrote on Feb 1, 2019:

"Sending our love and prayers to your family. Its always a sad time to lose someone you love, but try to hang on to your memories and allow time to heal. The lord will strengthen you and give you peace."

Amber Micka wrote on Jan 30, 2019:

"My condolences to the family for your loss of Mr. Hartman. May God strengthen and comfort you with his promise of the resurrection. Acts 24:15"

Alex Edmonds wrote on Jan 28, 2019:

"I never knew his family, but I got to work partly along side with him at times the summer of 2017, I was working for Clayton Spears, and would see Ron once in a while he was great to be around, and loved listening to his stories wish I had more time with him to hear more of them, one great thing I learned from him was when a bus or a snow plow is going in the opposite direction, you should get over and give them room.???"

David Hollingsworth wrote on Jan 28, 2019:

"Condolences. Did not realize he was ill, my father (Don) always spoke highly of Ron. "

William N. Bannier wrote on Jan 28, 2019:

"Never a dull moment with Ron. My deepest condolences to all of his family and friends "

Mike Davis wrote on Jan 28, 2019:

"Please accept my condolances. I remember many good times at family picnics. I?m suur he is missed. RIP. Mike Davis. ( married to the late Linda Kay Anhalt )"