Darwin Hartmann Sr, 64, Prentice, died in the Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau on Thursday, October 3, 2013.
He was born in Phillips on March 4, 1949, the son of Ralph and Lela (Stade) Hartmann. He was a 1967 graduate of the Prentice High School. He was married to Beverly Marheine in Prentice on October 10, 1987. In his working career, he was employed as a welder by the Surge Company, drove over the road, logging and gravel trucks and, in latter years, was employed as a crane operator by Biewer Sawmill. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Prentice. In his free time he enjoyed fishing, hunting and watching sports, especially the Packers and Brewers.
Darwin is survived by his wife, Beverly; by four children, Dawn (Todd) Pomrening, Hughes, Alaska, Donna (Kelley) Akey, Athens, Darwin Bruce (Tennille) Hartmann Jr, Athens and Josie Bacholl, Prentice; by four step children, Kris (Ron) Gerstberger, Rib Lake, Kari (Corky) Rodman, Rib Lake, Kathi (Brian) Nutting, Medford, and Kelli Bacholl Rib Lake; by 19 grandchildren; by three brothers, Dennis (Walda) Hartmann, Prentice, Duke (Ann) Hartmann, Prentice, and Dale Hartmann, Prentice; and by two sisters, Darlene Teele, Prentice and Dorie Anklam, Prentice. One infant sister, Donna, precedes him in death.
Memorial services will be held on Sunday, October 6 at 3:00 P.M. at the First Lutheran Church in Prentice with Pastor Richard Hall officiating. Interment will be in the Lakeside Cemetery in Phillips. Friends may call at the church on Sunday from 2:00 P.M. until time of services at 3:00 P.M.
The Heindl Funeral Home in Prentice is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.