Edward Louis Hartman, 82, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away peacefully at 8:21 a.m., Sunday, June 27, 2021 in his home with his wife and his nurse granddaughter, Sarah, by his side.
He was born May 25, 1939, in Pittsburgh, PA, to Carl Daniel and Helen Martha (Thompson) Hartman.
After attending Grove City College in Pennsylvania, Edward honorably served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He was a prior deacon of the First Presbyterian Church in Michigan City. Ed had success as an industrial salesman in the steel area. Later in life, he was an entrepreneur of many businesses. Among his accomplishments, Ed was proud of having his pilot's license and making many friends. He was known to have the gift of gab. Ed never met a stranger and he had a unique sense of humor. He loved to tell stories, especially of his Marine Corps days. After all, "once a Marine, always a Marine." Throughout his lifetime, he had been a member of many social clubs; most recently he was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #2439.
On December 5, 1980, in Michigan City, Indiana, he married Margaret “Peggy” Kay (Ault) Hartman, who survives.
Also surviving are four children, Dianne (Jim) Foran of La Porte, Paul (Kimberly Ritter) Hartman of Michigan City, Douglas (Doreen) Hartman of Walkerton and Lori (Pat) Baugh of Delphi; three siblings, John (Mary) Hartman of Hendersonville, Tennessee, Neil (Alexa) Hartman of Marion, Texas and Danette York of Michigan City; four grandchildren, Sarah Murphy, Lisa (Josh) Copp, Jay Baugh and Marissa Sullivan; and four great-grandchildren, Sophia and Everett Murphy and Russell and Caroline Copp.
Preceding in death were his parents; son, David Harner; and brother, Carl Hartman.
Cremation will take place. A private celebration of his life will be held. Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory, 247 W. Johnson Rd., La Porte, (219) 362-3100 is caring for the arrangements.
Please send condolences to the family at www.LakeviewFHC.com.