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Eugene Hartman
Popkess Mortuary in Sabetha
Sabetha , KS

Eugene Carl Hartman, 84, of Sabetha, Kansas, died on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at the Sabetha Community Hospital.

Gene was born on May 2, 1937 in Sabetha, Kansas the only child born to Carl and Louise Hartman.  They lived on a farm west of Bern, Kansas then moved to Sabetha when Gene was in the 2nd grade.  Gene graduated from Sabetha High School in the class of 1955.  

After graduation, he attended Clarks Business School in Topeka, Kansas.  Then, he returned to Sabetha and worked at Wenger Manufacturing until he was drafted into the United States Air Force in 1959.  He attended boot camp at Lackland Air Force base in San Antonio, Texas.  Then, he was stationed at Fort McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento, California.  He served 15 months in Pakistan where he was a food inspector.

After being honorably discharged from the Air Force, he returned to Sabetha and worked as a parts man for McFall Motors.  Then, he became a parts man for International Harvester.  He was united in marriage to Doris June Shroyer on December 28, 1963 and to this union one son was born, Louis Hartman.  He was also a father to Kathy, Renee, Billy, and Mike.  

Gene enjoyed music and was a member of the band, “Jim and the Countrymen” for many years playing lead guitar.  Gene had many interests including racing of any kind, model planes, and he enjoyed working on cars.  He was a member of the Sabetha Twisters Car Club and the Sabetha V.F.W. Post #7285.   

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Doris.

He is survived by his children, Kathy Davis of Sabetha, Renee (Gary) Koch of Fairview, Kansas, Billy Shroyer of Sabetha, Mike (Brenda) Shroyer of Morrill, Kansas, and Louis Hartman of Whiting, Kansas; 11 grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Joyce Alspach of Sabetha.  

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Popkess Mortuary in Sabetha, Kansas with military honors conducted by the Sabetha V.F.W. Post #7285.  Memorial contributions may be made to Sabetha Twisters Car Club sent in care of the Popkess Mortuary, 823 Virginia Street, Sabetha, Kansas   66534.  Online condolences can be left for the family at www.popkessmortuaries.com

 


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