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“I met Ben at the wedding of my brother, Jason Roe, last summer. He was a very nice young man,we spoke breifly at the church. He meant alot to my...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Kim (Roe) Kester

“I read the article about your son,Ben, in our Toledo,Ohio newspaper and never made the connection. I and my husband Ron send our deepest sympathy to...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Yvonne LeDuc Hawkins

“Dear Hartman family: I am truely sorry for your loss and pray that God gives you strength and courage to overcome this obsticle here on earth. I...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Brian Schmiege

“We are truly sorry for your untimely loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Hartman Family. ”
4 of 23 | Posted by: Doug & LeighAnn Muterspaugh

“Bonnie- I was sorry sorry to hear about your loss. (It is so odd considering we all spent the afternoon together at Julie\'s wedding just a short...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: monica malden

“Please except my sympathy.. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Ben IS a Great man. We worked together at Walmart and he was loved by many. We will...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Javonna Hatfield

“Mr.Hartman, We are thinking of you at this time and are so sorry for your loss. Chris and Courtney Arnt ”
7 of 23 | Posted by: Chris and Courtney Arnt

“Bonnie-Even though we only worked together for a short time at Morton School, I want to extend my most sincere sympathy to you. You are in my prayers...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Heather Dellay

“Mrs. Hartman, We are so sorry for your loss and the pain you have to endure. Please remember \"weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Angela Reeves-Price and Family

“Mr. Hartman, I am sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers go out to you and your family in this tragic time. Cpl Duane J. Muterspaugh USMC ”
10 of 23 | Posted by: Cpl Duane Muterspaugh

“You are in our thoughts and prayers....May our loving Heavenly Father comfort you and give you His peace. Suzanne & Charles Veverka (Stephen Watson\...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Suzanne & Charles Veverka

“Warren and family, we are so very sorry to hear about your son. Please accept our condolences, thoughts and prayers at this time of great need. ”
12 of 23 | Posted by: Roland and Betty Dinges and family

“Bonnie, Lois and Warren and all the family: All of your librarian friends are keeping you in their prayers through this difficult time. We know that...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Ann Greene

“Dear Lois,Warren,Bonnie, and Family. The daily material fellowship of Ben has ended, however our memories of him shall live with us forever. Ben\'s...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Robert Umbenhaur

“Dear Warren & Lois,Sorry to hear about the passing of your Son in that diving accident. ”
15 of 23 | Posted by: Duane & Sandy Brassow

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of terrible personal tragedy. Ben was such a wonderful man--he was so giving with his time...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Vicki Karns

“Mr. Hartman, We were so sorry to hear of your tragic loss. Our prayers are with You and Your Family. Vicki, Mike,& Mick Muterspaugh ”
17 of 23 | Posted by: Vicki & Mike Muterspaugh & Mick

“Our Love and Prayers are tthere with all of you. I have had you all on my mind continually since I heard this awful news, as have the girls. I would...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Florence Rachuig

“Dear Lois, Warren and family, Even though we cannot be with you tomorrow, we want you to know you have been in our thoughts and prayers daily. May...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Kurt and Sherry Mau

“Lois & Family, I am deeply saddened for your loss-Our prayers are with you and your family-May God comfort you and give you peace. Love,\' Angie...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Angie Hoffman

“The entire staff wishes to extend our sympathy to your family. ”
21 of 23 | Posted by: Starks & Menchinger Family Funeral Home

“Bonnie -- We are sorry to learn about Ben\'s death; he looks and sounds like a really good person. We wish the best for you too as you recover from...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: James H. Schaarsmith

“Bonnie, We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. David, Becke Nicole & Jordan Beatty ”
23 of 23 | Posted by: Becke Beatty

Benjamin Scott Hartman, 26, of Stevensville, entered into
Life Eternal with his Savior on Sunday, June 1, 2003, as a
result of a scuba diving mishap in Findlay, Ohio.

A funeral service celebrating his life will be held at 1:00pm,
Thursday, June 5, at the Stevensville United Methodist
Church with Rev. Eugene Lewis officiating. Visitation will be
Wednesday, June 4, from 4-8pm, at Starks & Menchinger
Family Funeral Home, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Memorials
may be made to the Lincoln Township Fire Department or
Animal Aid, P.O. Box 407, St. Joseph, MI 49085. Friends
wishing to share a memory or sign the family guest book on
line may do so at

Ben was born on September 24, 1976, in Saginaw, Michigan.
He attended St. Matthew?s and Good Shepherd Lutheran
schools as well as Michigan Lutheran High School. Ben
worked as a plumber for Town and Country Plumbing
Service. He also served as a volunteer fireman for the Lincoln
Township Fire Department. Ben was an avid outdoorsman,
and in his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, and
scuba diving along with always helping others.

Ben is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie (Shadle) Hartman,
whom he married on July 29, 2000, in Stevensville; his
parents, Warren and Lois (Scheele) Hartman; father and
mother-in-law, Larry and Joan Shadle; sisters ? Jennifer
(Hartman) Scribner of Sister Lakes, Nicole Hartman of
Libertyville, Illinois, Angela (Hartman) Rimmert of Oakfield,
Wisconsin, and Rebecca Hartman of Libertyville, Illinois;
sister-in-law, Nancy (Shadle) Batch of Muskegon;
Brothers-in-law ? Todd Scribner, Jason Rimmert and Terry
Batch; grandfather, Warren Hartman of Cassopolis;
grandmother, Viola Scheele of Sleepy Eye, Minnesota; nieces
? Christina, Meghan and Amber Scribner, Ashley Rimmert
and Laura Batch; nephews - Andrew Scribner, Brodie
Rimmert and Adam Batch; and also many aunts, uncles and

Ben touched the lives of many people in his brief time on
Earth. His presence among us will be deeply missed.