Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Alvin O. “Bub” Hartmann, 89, of Paynesville will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Bub died on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at home with family by his side. Reverend Glenn Krystosek will officiate. Burial with military honors provided by the Paynesville American Legion Post #271 will be in the parish cemetery. Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday and after 9:00 a.m. on Saturday at St. Louis Catholic Church.
Arrangements are with Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home.
Bub was born on October 27, 1922 in Paynesville, Minnesota to the late Raymond and Mathilda (Lenner) Hartmann. He was a World War II Veteran serving in the Philippines. He married Victoria B. Lieser on June 26, 1951 at St. Louis Catholic Church. He took on the family Hartmann Ice Company in Paynesville, cutting ice off Lake Koronis and later sold ice cubes made by machines. Bub was also a truck driver, farmer and worked road maintenance. He plowed snow for the Paynesville area for over 50 years. He worked with his brother Jim in partnership for many years. Bub was also a volunteer fireman for over 30 years, serving as Fire Chief for 13 of those years. He was instrumental in getting mutual aid agreements with area townships and cities which enabled Paynesville to purchase one of the first large fire trucks in outstate Minnesota. Bub served on the Public Works Street Committee for many years, was a lifetime member of St. Louis Parish, Knights of Columbus Council #3820 and the former Paynesville Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He loved watching sports, hunting, fishing and the outdoors.
Bub is survived by his wife, Vicky; children, David (Shirley) of Alexandria, Wayne (Debra) of Fargo, Mike of Paynesville, Susan (John) Teicher of Paynesville, Paul (Jeri) of Bismarck; (six grandchildren, Ryan Hartmann, Lindsay Hample, Jamie Teicher, Josh Teicher, Michelle Hartmann, Eric Hartmann); and brother, Jim (Marge) of Paynesville.
He was preceded in death by his son, Gary in 1969; and siblings; Lorraine, Bernadine and Willard.
Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.