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Louis Hartman

January 29, 2016

LOUIS A. HARTMAN
Louis A. Hartman, 83, of La Grange, Texas, formerly of Yorktown, died on January 29, 2016, at his home in La Grange.
Mr. Hartman was born on August 21, 1932 in Skidmore, Texas, to Lee R. and Alice J. (Hector) Hartman. Louis graduated from Yorktown High School in 1951 where he was a member of the Wildcat football and basketball teams. On February 13, 1955, he and his high school sweetheart, Drucelle Broughton, were married at the First Presbyterian Church in Yorktown.
The Hartman’s resided in Houston, Texas, for over 40 years where Louis was employed in Houston’s oil tool manufacturing sector. A supervisor with BJ-Hughes, Inc., he retired in 1986 after 23 years with the company.
Mr. Hartman was a veteran of the United States Air Force and attained the rank of Airman First Class before being honorably discharged in December, 1955. He was ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church in 1965 and at the time of his death was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of La Grange, Texas. He was also a member of the Friends of Monument Hill State Park and the Sons of the Republic of Texas. He was proud to have been a member of the first football team of Klein High School in Spring, Texas.
While living in Houston, Louis and Dru enjoyed square dancing and their monthly “42” games with friends. During retirement Louis filled many hours putting together jigsaw puzzles, especially those featuring military aircraft.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Drucelle Hartman; his son Michael B. Hartman of Spring; five grandchildren, Cody Hartman and Kylie Hartman of San Rafael, California, Samantha Hartman, Victoria Hartman, and Katelyn Hartman of Spring, and three great- grandchildren. Also surviving him are two sisters, two brothers, numerous nieces and nephews, and other friends and relatives.
A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, La Grange, on Friday, February 5, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with interment at Memorial Oaks Cemetery in Houston, Texas.
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