Mildred “Mid” Hartman, 97

Published 7:39 am Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Mildred “Mid” Hartman, 97, of Austin, Minnesota, died Sunday, July 22, 2018, at the Comforcare Good Samaritan Center.

Mildred “Mid” Hartman, 97

Mid was born on April 13, 1921, in Flandreau, South Dakota, to Wright and Fae (McFarland) Snell. In 1926, her family moved to Austin, where Mid graduated from Austin High School in 1939. She married William “Bill” on Oct. 20, 1940, at First United Methodist Church.

She worked as a receptionist at the Austin Clinic before going with Bill to Norfolk, Virginia, where he was in the U. S. Navy. They returned to Austin after duty and she went back to work at the clinic as an insurance secretary.

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Mid was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Y Matrons, Unity Chapter 29 O.E.S. and The Hormel Historic Home. She enjoyed playing bridge, being with friends and volunteering in the church and community. She was an avid Twins fan and attended many sporting events throughout her life.

Mid was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill, in 1988; sister, Harriet; and brothers, Wayne and Jim.

Mid is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, David and Nancy Hartman, Hudson, Ohio, and Douglas and Kathy Hartman, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin; daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Scott Becker, North Oaks, Minnesota; eight grandchildren, Jen, Mark (Leslie) Hartman, Jesse, Sarah, Joe (Breanna) Hartman, Jenna (Cory) Christensen, Ellie (Connor) O”Neill and Brett Becker;  seven great-grandchildren, Avery, Lily, Saige, Mardell, Emmet, McKenzie and Charlie; and five nephews, Tom Hartman, Tom and Gary Snell, Bruce and Michael McAnnany.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, at Westminster Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Michael Olmsted officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, and for one hour before the service on Tuesday at the church. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Memorials are preferred to Westminster Presbyterian Church, Austin Public Education Foundation or AHS Athletic Hall of Fame, c/o Austin High School.