Gary A. Hartmann, age 89, of LeSueur and formerly of Arlington, Minnesota died on Friday, August 9,
2019 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, August
14, 2019 at 11 a.m. at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in LeSueur with Fr. Chris Shofner, celebrating the mass.
Military rites will be provided by the Arlington Honor Guard followIng the mass at the church. Interment
will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Church Cemetery in Arlington at a later date. Visitation will be from 4 to 7
p.m. on Tuesday at the Kolden Funeral Home in LeSueur with a K of C Rosary at 7 p.m.. The visitation
will continue at the funeral home on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:40 a.m.. Following the
services, lunch will be served at St. Anne’s School.
Gary was born on May 24, 1930 at Buckman, Minnesota to Herbert and Helen (Neuman) Hartmann. He
graduated from LeSueur High School and attended Mankato State College for a short time before
entering the U. S. Air Force. While in the Air Force he had the honor of being a part of the Honor Guard
for the inauguration of Dwight D. Eisenhower. He married Lila Annexstad on June 14, 1951 at St. Anne’s
Church in LeSueur. They lived in LeSueur and worked with the family owned Hartmann Department
Store and later moved to Arlington and operated the expanded branch Hartmann Department Store
there for many years. He was active in Arlington with the Commercial Club, Lions Club, was a
coordinator for Legion Baseball, enjoyed bowling, fishing, golfing in LeSueur and Glencoe and playing
cards. He was an enthusiast of amateur to professional sports of any kind and enjoyed watching family
participation in sporting events.
He is survived by his Sons, David and Brian of LeSueur and Michael (Robin) of Red Wing.
Daughters, Susan and Gene Schultz of Arlington
Catherine and Steve Hansen of Cold Spring
Patricia and Randy Geister of Prior Lake
Jean and Rick Stevens of Ortonville
Julie and Don Rachel of Maple Lake
24 Grandchildren and 20 Great-grandchildren
Sisters-in-law, Harriet Hartmann of LeSueur and Delores Richardson of Colorado and Brother-in-law, Al
(Cathy) Annexstad of Georgia.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Lila in 1994 and brothers, Dan and Peter “Buster” Hartmann and
sisters, Betty Lindgren and Mary Sullivan