Thomas A. Hartmann (59) of Lake Sara


Published on September 24 2013 9:39 am

Thomas A. Hartmann, 59, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, September 22, 2013.

Interment will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 at Blue Point Baptist Church Cemetery at Lake Sara, 8014 E. 1600th Avenue, Shumway. Memorial contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation at

Thomas was born Feb. 7, 1954 in Effingham. He began his career as Operations Manager in Effingham with Yellow Freight Corporation and retired after 35 years from the Chicago Ridge location. Thomas was a dedicated sports fan of the Chicago Cubs & Chicago Bears. An avid fisherman who was proud of the 15 inch crappie, he caught on May 15, 1975.

Thomas was the loving husband of Elaine (nee Schumacher); son of Dr. Richard A. & Glenna (nee Rumford) Hartmann; cherished brother of Joe (Sharon) Hartmann of Naperville, Mary (late Dick) Wikoff of Decatur, Mark (Pat) Hartmann of Arlington Heights, David (Dee) Hartmann of Chicago and late Laura (Greg) Spalding of St. Charles; nephew of Marge Rumford; loving uncle of many nieces & nephews; son-in-law of John & Patricia Schumacher of Sigel.