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Alan L. "Smiley"
Hartman

June 2, 1935 – January 24, 2020

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Obituary for Alan L. "Smiley" Hartman

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Obituary as will be printed in Pioneer Press- Thursday January 30, 2020
Hartman
Alan “Smiley”
Age 84
Longtime Eastsider
Called to join his wife, Alda and infant son, Math on January 24, 2020. Also preceded in death by parents and siblings. Survived by children Cheryl Ryder, Gary Hartman & Vicki Hartman; grandchildren Nicole (Josh), Ashley (Brandon) & Brayden; great grandchildren Olivia, MacKenzie, Katelyn & Addison; twin sister Alice Schanus and many nieces & nephews. Longtime member of Moose Lodge 963 and retired after many years with Kraus-Anderson Construction. Memorial Mass Monday (2/3) at 11:00 am at SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH, 840 East 6th Street with visitation one hour before the Mass. Interment Union Cemetery. Alan’s family would like to thank the staff of Maplewood Good Samaritan and HealthEast Hospice for their exceptional care and the regular cribbage players, he enjoyed every game.

Life Story

Alan Lawrence Hartman

Alan was born near St. Benedict, Minnesota on June 2, 1935. He was the son of Clara Wick and Edward Hartman. When he was only two, his dad passed away. His mom remarried a gentleman named Math Schommer and they raised the family in St. Benedict. As a child, Alan knew a family with a young daughter named Alda. When she was five years old, they moved to the city, but they continued to visit family members back home. Eventually, Alan would marry Alda Miller and move to the city to be with her. Following graduation, Alan enlisted in the United States Army and admirably served his country. After being honorably discharged, he married Alda on July 1, 1961on St. Paul’s Eastside at Sacred Heart Catholic Parish. They raised three of their children on the Eastside and continued to be involved with Sacred Heart Parish and School. They were dedicated parishioners for almost 60 years and could be found volunteering with the fall festival and other events at church. Alan had a long career in construction with Kraus-Anderson Company. Anyone that worked with him likely did not know his real name because he was known as “Smiley” at work. When he was not working or spending time with his family, Alan loved to go to the casino, go polka dancing, play cribbage, or watch the Twins and Vikings play on television. He enjoyed polka on tv as well as westerns and the Price is Right. Alan will be remembered for his social personality and his witty sense of humor.

Alan is preceded in death by his father, Edward Hartman; his mother, Clara (Math) Schommer; his wife, Alda Hartman; his infant son, Math Hartman; and several siblings. He is survived by his three children, Cheryl Ryder of Maplewood, Gary Hartman of Hastings, and Vicki Hartman of St. Paul; his three grandchildren, Nicole (Josh) Wojcik of Lindstrom, Ashley Ryder (Brandon) of Wyoming, and Brayden Hartman of Hastings; his four great-grandchildren, Olivia, MacKenzie, Katelyn, and Addison Wojcik; his twin sister, Alice Schaunas; and many other family and friends.

First Visitation

When Monday, February 3rd, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
Location
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Address
840 E. 6th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55106
Additional Information

Memorial mass Information

When
Monday, February 3rd, 2020 11:00am
Location
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Address
840 E. 6th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55106

Interment Information

When
Monday, February 3rd, 2020
Location
Union Cemetery of Maplewood
Address
2505 E Minnehaha Ave
Maplewood, Mn 55119
Interment Extra Info
Directly following the Mass

Reception Information

When
Monday, February 3rd, 2020
Location
American Legion
Address
1129 Arcade St
St. Paul, MN 55106
Reception Extra Info
Directly following the burial
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