Charles F. Hartman formerly of Warsaw, Indiana passed away at 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester, Indiana at the age of 84.
He was born on September 3, 1938 in Warsaw, Indiana to Charlene (Arnsberger) Hartman and Frederick Charles Hartman. Charles enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on September 19, 1961 and proudly served until his honorable discharge on September 7, 1965.
He graduated from Ferris State University. Charles lived in Homewood, Illinois for 20 years where he worked as an auxiliary police officer before retiring and moving back to Warsaw. He served as past Commander of the American Legion Post #49 in Warsaw where he was a member. Charles enjoyed the simple things in life - a good meal, watching I.U. basketball, fishing, and he especially loved spending time with his family.
He leaves behind his son, Jeffrey Hartman (Seattle, WA); daughter, Amy (Jeff) Piunti (St. John, IN); and five grandchildren, Giovanni Keels, Brianna Hartman, Jaylen Hartman, Dominic Piunti, and Nicholas Piunti. Also surviving is his brother, John Hartman (Bloomington, IN); sister, Mary Beth (Dr. Tom) Hollingsworth (Bloomington, IN); and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law, Gretchen Hartman.
Charles’ life will be celebrated with a private family graveside service at Oakwood Cemetery in Warsaw with military rites conducted by members of the American Legion Post #49, V.F.W. #1126 both of Warsaw and active-duty members of the Air Force Honor Guard. Arrangements were entrusted to Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana.
Memorial donations may be directed to American Legion Post #49, 301 N. Buffalo St. Warsaw, IN 46580; or to Heart to Heart Hospice, 5646 Coventry Lane, Fort Wayne, IN 47804.