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“We were so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Thomas and Phyllis Popp - PA

“I am sorry to learn of Gerry's passing. He and I were colleagues at Northwestern Steel and Wire in he 1990's. We lost contact with each other after...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Richard Way

“What a blessing to have gotten to know Jerry and all the family! Sad to have missed his service. He and Rosie created a wonderful, loving family!...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Lori Todhunter - Sterling, IL

“So sorry to read this. We always enjoyed the fish fries in Deland with you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Jan and Herb Jennings - Deland, FL

“We extend our Sincere Sympathy, Love and Prayers to all the Family during this time.Love Gloria and Family. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Gloria J Anderson - Princeton, IL

“So sorry for your loss. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Terry Hutto - TOWNSEND, GA

“Our sympathy for all of your family. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Cynthia Wiltshire - Lake Ozark, MO

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Philip and Joan McKenzie - Niles, MI

“So sorry for your loss Hartman family. Have been and will continue to pray for you during this difficult time. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: DeeAnne Dudley - Mendota, IL

“So sorry to lose such a good neighbor. Have a lot of memories to keep. Wishing the family the best in such a hard time. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Timothy Schmitt - Harmon, IL

“What a wonderful man he was and what great memories you have! Thinking of the Hartman family with love and sympathy. ❤❤ ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Jan & Greg Andersen - Sterling, IL

“Sorry for your loss he will be missed dearly he was one of my favorite uncles love you all ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Doug Hartman - Family


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Gerald L. Hartman, age 80 of Rock Falls died Friday, July 19, 2019 at Rock River Hospice and Home, Sterling.

Gerald was born on April 23, 1939 in Sterling, the son of Clifton and Laverne (Eilers) Hartman. He married Rosalie Anderson on September 6, 1959 in Sterling. Gerald was a plant manager at Northwestern Steel and Wire where he had worked for 34 years before retirement. He enjoyed farming, woodworking and beekeeping.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 60 years, Rosalie; three daughters, Jandy (Kenneth) Arnold of Princeton, Julie (Trenton) Thompson of Chatham, IL and Jennifer (Calvin) Deetz of Rock Falls; one son, James (Dawn) Hartman of Rock Falls; one sister, Ruth Ramirez of Sterling; one brother, Ronald Hartman of Sterling; and five grandchildren, Kelby, Celine, Alec, Bryce and Brady.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Wallace and Gene.

A gathering of family and friends will be Tuesday, July 23, 2019 from 4:30-6:00 P.M. at Bethel Church in Sterling. Memorial service will follow 6:00 P.M. with Reverend Ken Zuithoff officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rock River Hospice and Home, Sterling.