Obituary - Richard Michael "Mike" Hartman


Last updated 7/5/2022 at 7:06pm

Richard Michael "Mike" Hartman of Columbia Falls, MT, age 67, passed away June 30, 2022.

He was born July 11, 1954, in Kalispell, MT, to Shirley Ann Winn (Kellett) of Bryan, TX, and the late Richard E. Hartman.

Mike was a hard worker and served our nation in the Navy and Coast Guard. He worked for the aluminum plant for a brief period of time in Columbia Falls. Some of Mike's hobbies included gun collecting, reloading ammo, hunting, fishing, camping, and "going for a drive." He was involved in national events as a boy scout and later would become a scout master. Mike was an outgoing person that always had a story to tell. Mike leaves behind a legacy of honesty, integrity, and a great love for his fellow man. He never met a stranger and was a friend to many.

Mike is survived by his wife of 39 years, Jennifer J. Wells; daughter, Katie Hartman; son, Matthew Hartman; sisters, Dianne Cardinal, Roberta Robinson, and Stacy Berry; mother, Shirley Ann Winn; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Richard Michael Hartman's life was held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at Columbia Mortuary, 1010 Fourth Ave. West, Columbia Falls, MT 59912. Family and friends could visit Wednesday starting at 10:30 a.m.

Inurnment followed at St. Richard Catholic Cemetery.

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