Jerry Hartman was born Sept. 4, 1943, in Norfolk, Neb., the son of William and Bernice (Meyer) Hartman.
Jerry was a longtime truck driver. He drove for many different companies. He was also a police officer in Le Mars and a construction worker for Irving F. Jensen. In the last 10 years, Jerry drove for W.R. Johnson Trucking.
Jerry married Mary Ann Anderson Nov. 9, 1962, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. They had five children: Brenda (Dan) Pierce of Cherokee, Brad (deceased), Bruce of California, Byron (deceased) and Brent (Heather) of Le Mars.
He has eight grandchildren: Brittney, Dustin and Allison Pierce, MIchael and Daniel Hartman, and Brad, Elizabeth and William Hartman.
Jerry is survived by a sister, Jackie Herbold of Pierson and many nieces and nephews. He is is also survived by his wife, Jodie Hartman of Demming, N.M.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Bill and Darrell; two sons, Brad and Bryon; and a brother-in-law, Gene Herbold.
He was cremated by his wishes.