Thomas A. Hartmann, 59, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at home.
Interment will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday in Blue Point Baptist Church Cemetery at Lake Sara, 8014 E. 1600th Ave., Shumway. Memorial contributions may be made to Make A Wish Foundation at illinois.wish.org. Bauer Funeral Home, Effingham, is assisting with local arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.bauerfh.com.
He was born Feb. 7, 1954, in Effingham. Thomas began his career as Operations Manager in Effingham, with Yellow Freight Corporation and retired after 35 years from the Chicago Ridge location. Thomas was a dedicated sports fan of the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears. An avid fisherman who was proud of the 15-inch crappie he caught on May 15, 1975.
Loving husband of Elaine (Schumacher); son of Dr. Richard A. and Glenna (Rumford) Hartmann; cherished brother of Joe (Sharon) Hartmann of Naperville, Mary (late Dick) Wikoff of Decatur, Mark (Pat) Hartmann of Arlington Heights, David (Dee) Hartmann of Chicago and the late Laura (Greg) Spalding of St. Charles; nephew of Marge Rumford; loving uncle of many nieces and nephews; son-in-law of John and Patricia Schumacher of Sigel.
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