Robert “Bob”, 80, died Thursday April 1 in Salem. He was born
to Angeline and Alfred Hartmann in Portland and was raised in
Sublimity. Bob married Marlene Odenthal on February 9, 1952 in
Stayton. Bob served in the US Navy, stationed in Hawaii during the
Korean War. Upon returning to the mainland, he farmed row crops
from 1954 – 1972. From 1971 – 1976 he taught photo and
construction skills at Cascade High School. In 1973 Bob joined the
1042nd M.I. Oregon Army National Guard where he rose to rank of
Master Sergeant. In 1976 Bob began working as an Operations
Specialist for the US Government. Bob retired in 1991 after a
total of 29 years of service to his country.
sailing, painting, photography, woodworking, teaching art to local
area students and all things Hawaiian. Bob was a member of
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, American Legion and was a Knights of Columbus honorary life member. Bob served as the
organizer of the Stayton blood drives for 11 years, he also served
on the Stayton Telephone Cooperative Board for more than 25 years,
the Santiam Memorial Hospital Board and the Board of Directors for
the Santiam Stampede.
He is survived
by his wife and first mate of 58 years: Marlene of West Stayton;
Children, Beckie (Donn) Roth of Salem, Jim (Mary) Hartmann
of Lakewood, CO. Robin (Greg) Billie of Glenview, IL., Brenda
(Todd) Gescher and Karen (Joe) Lulay both of Sublimity; Siblings,
Geri (Bob) Kottre of Anchorage, AK., Leland (Molly) Hartmann of
Sherwood; Linda (Al)
Fleener, of Anchorage, AK., Sandra Gustetter of Sacramento, CA.;
and Dennis (Lorraine) Hartmann of Seattle, WA.; Grandchildren,
Kerri (Daniel) Roy, Tommy Hartmann, Danny Hartmann, Regan Billie,
Sean Billie, Nikki Hendricks, Tara Hendricks, Jack Gescher,
Charlie Gescher, Robbie Lulay and Erin Lulay; great-granddaughter,
Iris Roy and many beloved nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by
his parents and sons, Christopher and Thomas.
Viewing will be
from 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Thursday, April 8, 2010 at North
Santiam Funeral Service. Recitation of Rosary will be 10:00 AM
Friday, April 9, 2010, Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday,
April 9, 2010 at 11:00 AM both at Immaculate Conception Catholic
Church in Stayton. Interment in St. Mary Cemetery in Stayton.
Contributions may be made to Regis High School, St. Mary Grade
School, Right to Life or St. Brigid’s. Serving the family is North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.