Richard E. Hartman

May 26, 1945 - March 2, 2022
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Richard E. ‘Dick’ Hartman age 76 of Westminster passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family and fur baby, Axel. He was born May 26, 1945 in Defiance, Ohio to James Richard and Wilma Jean (Plaugher) Hartman. He married Pamela Musselman Nov. 7, 1965 and she survives in Westminster.
Dick was the owner of Hartman Motor Sales in Westminster and also worked for the Lima Auto Mall. He loved working on cars, riding motorcycles, watching NASCAR, attending sprint car races and spending time with his friends & family. He enjoyed his early morning breakfasts with the crew at Kewpee East and especially loved going to car shows and working on antique cars with Rodger McClain & the guys at Lima Auto Mall. He had served in Vietnam with the U.S. Army and was a member of the VFW Post 1275 and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 370. He was a member of First Church of God, Lima and attended Lima Baptist Temple.
Additional survivors include his mother Wilma in Westminster, son Shane (Patricia) Hartman of Westminster, daughter Ginger R. Hartman of Denver, CO; granddaughter Samantha Hartman of Westminster and sister Nancy Littleton of Arlington, TX.
He was preceded in death by his father James ‘Dick’ Hartman Feb. 16, 2011.
As per his wishes, there will be no visitation, a celebration of life will be held 10 to 3 Saturday, June 4th at Lima Auto Mall car show, 2200 North Cable Road. Military rites will be observed at noon. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Westminster Fire Department.

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Date: Saturday, June 4, 2022

Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


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Born: May 26, 1945
March 5, 2022
Died: March 2, 2022

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Duke Mauk posted on 5/2/22

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Nancy Littleton posted on 3/8/22

Will miss going to sprint car races with you when I would come to Ohio. Trying to keep the tears from my eyes every day! Love U & miss U everyday!❤️🙏


Nita Gilroy posted on 3/7/22

So sorry for your loss. I remember him from coming in at McDonald's


Russ Conkle posted on 3/6/22

Regrets and condolences to family and friends. Truly enjoyed Dick’s company on earth. So sorry for your loss, our loss.


djnorris posted on 3/5/22

Dear cousin Pam and all your family, Sending thoughts and prayers. We so look forward to God's Promises of eternal life and being reunited with our loved ones. May God speed that day. Come soon Lord Jesus when there will be no more sorrow or pain or sickness and death. Amen Love, Denise & Jeff


Randy Wentz posted on 3/5/22

Dick was a frequent visitor at Niswonger Chevrolet during my 25 years there. I always looked forward to him stopping in for a chat.


Sandra Jo Edwards posted on 3/5/22

I’m sure going to miss you . Who is going to work on my Van now. You was a great BIL. I will continue to pray for my Sister, Pam, and the rest of the family. No more pain Dick 😇 Love ❤️ You ❤️ Will see you one day 😘❤️🇺🇸


Shirley A Ratzmann posted on 3/4/22

I am so sorry of the loss of Dick. My sympathy goes out to Pam and the family. I have so many good memories of Dick as he was growing up. So sad.


Jim Hefner posted on 3/4/22

Tough to say goodbye to great friend. Prayers to the family.j


Donny Miner posted on 3/4/22

Farewell man you'll always be the on the huge motored bike ,enjoy the ride into eturnity. RIP


David Merricle posted on 3/4/22

Sorry you're gone old friend. Maybe we'll meet again again. My condolences to the family.


The Bible family posted on 3/4/22

So sorry to hear of Dick passing always liked stopping in to chat.


Amanda Kelly posted on 3/4/22

I will miss seeing your face at the top of the stands at Waynesfield Raceway and talking to you during intermission. The kids always looked forward to hearing your stories and joking around with you. Thanks for being such a kind and genuine guy! Heaven sure does take the best!


Michelle Riddle posted on 3/4/22

You always made me laugh with your sassy sense of humor. I will forever cherish my memories of my time spent with you and Auntie Pam before you had Shane & Ginger. I always looked forward to my sleepovers and felt like one special little girl. I love you❣️I will miss you Uncle Dick❣️


David Fetter posted on 3/4/22

Dick was a good friend, since first grade. A lot of good memories since then. So sorry for family, he will be missed by family and friends. David Fetter


Teresa Hawk posted on 3/4/22

So sorry for your loss. You was a very good man. You will be missed.


Kevin Cox posted on 3/4/22

I always new Dick forever. I will really miss him. He really was a good person and friend. Thanks for everything Dick.


Mark Gullette posted on 3/3/22

Very sorry for Your families loss Shane. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers


Wanda Coolidge Newland posted on 3/3/22

Pam so sorry to hear of Dick 's passiing. We always had a nice chat when I would see him.


cathy and brad clark posted on 3/3/22

We are so sorry for the family. Dick and us go way back to Elida School - cars- and Kruses gas station. Our prayers are with you


Dennis and Sue Shaffer posted on 3/3/22

So very sorry for all of us who remain on earth that Dick is not here to make us all smile....But Heaven gained a good guy and good friend. R I P Dick


Nancy Littleton posted on 3/3/22

Dick....best brother a sister could ever have! I will miss you every day! ❤️🙏