Roger D. Hartman
OREGON — Roger D. Hartman, 75, of Oregon, Illinois, passed away February 26, 2023 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling, Illinois, following a brief illness.
Roger was born January 12, 1948, in Freeport, Illinois, the son of Joseph W. and Mabel (Broege) Hartman. Raised and educated in Mount Carroll, Illinois, he graduated from Mount Carroll High School in 1966. Roger married Janice Brunner on November 25, 1967, in Mount Carroll. He worked as a quality control technician at Clinton Corn Processing Company for 13 years. Roger graduated from Sauk Valley Community College in 1988 and returned to work as a quality control technician at Loparex (Daubert) in Dixon, Illinois, until his retirement in 2011. He was a proud union member, and an enthusiastic Democrat. Roger and Janice made their home in Fulton, Illinois, and raised three children, later moving to Oregon, Illinois. Roger's greatest priority was his family, always showing his love and devotion to his children and grandsons. Enjoying family meals, going fishing, building O-gauge model train layouts, and supporting the Chicago Cubs were among his favorite pastimes.
He is survived by his wife, Janice Hartman of Oregon, Illinois; his children, Kate Hartman of DeKalb, Illinois, Phillip Hartman of Sterling, Illinois, and Benjamin and Dawn Hartman, and grandsons, Owen and Emmett Hartman, of Batavia, Illinois; his sister, Nancy Zink of Shannon, Illinois; and his niece, April Zink, of Alachua, Florida. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Karen Coulter of Texarkana, Texas; his brothers-in-law, Robert (Sheila) Brunner of Chadwick, Illinois, and Kurt (Pam Naples) Brunner of Mount Carroll, Illinois; two nieces, Hillary Brunner and Elizabeth (Chris Zwolan) Brunner; and nephew, Nicholas (Noel Leckemby) Brunner of Sacramento, California.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Joseph E. and Frank W. Hartman; and a niece, Emily Coulter.
Family and friends will be invited to a memorial service to be announced at a later date.
Join us in honoring Roger's memory by supporting the important work of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley https://www.catholiccharitiesrgv.org/Donations.aspx or Rock River Hospice and Home https://hospicerockriver.org/donate/