Janice L. Hartman, age 80, of Ashley-Hudson passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at Northern Lakes Nursing Home in Angola.
Mrs. Hartman was born on November 24, 1939 in Saginaw, Michigan to Evert and Jennie (Rosetti) Stevens. She was a 1957 graduate of St. Charles High School.
She met and fell in love with John E. Hartman, they later were married on August 8, 1964 at the Pleasant Chapel Church in Ashley.
Jan moved to the Fremont-Angola area in 1961 and worked at Dana Weatherhead in Angola for 30 years retiring in 1993. She and John worked alongside each other on the farm and at Dana Weatherhead for many years.
She was a member of the Helmer United Methodist Church. She loved to knit afghans for her family. She enjoyed doing puzzles, playing cards and bingo and she was an avid reader. Jan couldn’t pass up a good Sudoku puzzle. She was obsessed with dolphins. She and John enjoyed traveling together taking many trips, including Europe and visiting 49 of the 50 states, all but Louisiana. They wintered in Texas together for 15 years. Jan will be forever remembered for her famous spaghetti dinners.
Her husband of 55 years; John Hartman of Ashley.
Daughter; Carmen Haifley (Butch) of Angola.
Daughter; Val Hartman of Ashley.
Daughter; Lisa Hartman-McCarthy (Kathy) of Valparaiso.
Daughter; MaryLou Hartman (Valerie Loebach) of Ashley.
7 grandchildren; Aubree Ritter, Scott Hartman (Danielle), Chelsey Hartman, Ana Halligan, David Halligan, Kaden Hartman-Crowell and Makayelee Hartman-Crowell.
4 great grandchildren; Madilynn Ritter, Katelynn Ritter, Marion Sicard and Navy Rae Hartman.
Several nieces and nephews.
Family friends; John Brazzell and Joyce Crager of Auburn.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son; Timothy Hartman, 2 sisters; Phyllis Fink and Shirley Elrod and sister-in-law and brother-in-law; Nina and Robert Dove II.
Casual visitation (the family would like the attire to be casual) will be held on Friday, February 7, 2020 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM at the Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 875 South Wayne Street in Waterloo. Additional visitation will be held on Saturday prior to the service from 10:00 to 11:00 AM.
Casual funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Waterloo with Pastor Donna Holcomb and Pastor Kim Nusbaum officiating.
Burial will take place at Fairfield Cemetery in rural Corunna.
Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be directed to Heartland Home Health Care & Hospice, 1315 Directors Row, Suite 210, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46808 or Alzheimer's Association, 6324 Constitution Drive, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46804.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.fellerandclark.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Waterloo.
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