Hartman, Nicholas Charles Passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014. He was born to the late Joseph and Elizabeth (née Sesselman) Hartman on September 22, 1930 in Batavia, Illinois. Nick graduated from East Aurora High School in 1950 and served in the Illinois National Guard until 1953. Nick's tenure with the Illinois National Guard included a tour to Korea with the 43rd Transportation Truck Company, I Corp where he was awarded the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Medal, and National Defense Medal. Nick married Nyla Jean Wheeler at St. Therese June 27, 1959 in Aurora, Illinois. Nick apprenticed as a carpenter under his father's company J.E. Hartman & Sons in 1950. Thereafter, he was a carpenter with Local 916 until he retired in 1992. Nick was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars
, and Loyal Order of the Moose where he had received their highest award, the Pilgrim Degree of Merit. Both Nick and Nyla are longtime member of St. Therese Catholic Church. Nick is survived by his wife, Nyla and two children, Charles (Brenda) Hartman of Sandwich, Illinois and Shonda (Steven) Hartman Turner of Wichita, Kansas. In addition, he is survived by eight grandchildren, Carrie Redding of Macomb, Illinois), Cody (Kimberly) Hartman of Montgomery, Illinois, Erica Hartman of Russellville, Alabama, Jessica (Ben) Beach of Jacksonville, Florida, Nichole (Jesse) Moore of Scott Air Force Base, Belleville, Illinois, Miranda Hartman of Chicago, Illinois, Edward Hartman Jr. of Macomb, Illinois, and Bryce Chapa, currently serving in the United States Marine Corp overseas. Nick is survived by six great-grandchildren including Savannah and Megan Redding, Justin and Aiden Beach, and Dallas and Vincent Moore. Nick is survived by his sister, Barbara (Brian) Pennington and his brother, Robert (Patricia) Hartman, and one sister-in-law, Patricia F. Hartman. Nick was preceded in death by three sons, John Patrick, Ronald Dean, and Edward Vernon; his parents, Joseph and Elizabeth, and his brothers, Eugene, Charles, Joseph, and Edward. The family is appreciative of Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Naperville, Illinois including their field and hospital staff for all of their care and support. Please forward any donations to Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, www.jdrf.org
Family will be receiving guests on Monday, April 14, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 S. Broadway Ave. Montgomery, IL. Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday, April 15th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Therese Catholic Church 271 N. Farnsworth Ave. Aurora, IL. Interment will follow at Lincoln Memorial Park, Aurora, IL.