• February 18, 2018

Hartman - Herscher Pilot: Obituaries


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Posted: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 11:48 am

Russell L. Hartman, 86, of Kankakee passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.  He was born on April 29, 1930 in Irving, the son of Henry and Ida (Franklin) Hartman.  Russell married JoAnn Anderson on February 4, 1953 in East St. Louis.

Russell worked for Phillips Pipeline and Kankakee Community College.  He enjoyed being outside, especially doing yardwork.  He was a fan of all Chicago sports teams including the Bulls, Bears and Cubs.  He was a Veteran of the United States Navy.

He is survived by his wife JoAnn Hartman of Kankakee; one son, David (Jeannie) Hartman of Buckeye, AZ; two daughters, Mary Donley of Bourbonnais and Kathy (Brian) Deatherage of Momence; one sister, Pat Roberson of NV; one brother LeMar Hartman of Irving; six grandchildren Clayton (Linda) Donley of Los Altos, CA, Phillip (Kendyl) Donley of North Bend, WA, Justin (Stacy) Donley of Minneapolis, MN, Matthew (Heather) Hartman of Wheaton, Tony (Paranee) Hartman of Frisco, TX and Stefanie (Ryan) Perryman of Belleville; and eleven great-grandchildren Ethan, Emma, Russell, Harrison, MacKenzie, Zoe, Elsie, Inessa, Grace, Cole, Reese and one more on the way.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, one brother and one son-in-law LeRoy Donley.

Cremation rites have been accorded.  Inurnment will be held at a later date at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood.  Please sign his guestbook at www.schrefflerfuneralhomes.com

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