Lee Robert Hartmann
July 5, 1937 – September 26, 2013
Lee Robert Hartmann, age 76, of Orlando, Florida, formerly of Bradenton, passed away peacefully on September 26 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was constantly surrounded by his loving family the last months of his life.
Lee was born in Jersey City, NJ to William and Adele (Muller) Hartmann on July 5, 1937. He graduated from Mount Herman Prep School and the University of Minnesota. He married Nancy Mae Lumppio on February 16, 1957 in Cloquet, MN. He was a member of the American Stock Exchange before moving to Bradenton where he and Nancy lived for 35 years. While living in Waldwick and Allendale, NJ for 15 years he was involved in coaching little league baseball for many years and enjoyed watching his children play sports. He was active in the local Jaycee’s Club as well as Kiwanis. Lee’s true passion was designing and woodworking, anything from his grandson’s playhouse, children’s toys to beautiful pieces of furniture. He was also an avid Florida State fan. For many years Lee enjoyed boating off Anna Maria Island, FL and his many travels visiting friends and family across the US, Hawaii, Finland, Italy and many other destinations. His great joy was to watch his children grow up and to spend precious time with all of his grandchildren, watching them play sports and countless dance recitals. He was known affectionately as grandpa and papa and also loved his beloved grand dogs and cats.
Lee is preceded in death by his parents William and Adele (Muller) Hartmann and his brother Richard. Along with his wife of 56 years Nancy, he is survived by one son David of Jacksonville, three daughters and their spouses, Debbie and John O’Donoghue of Little Silver, NJ, Lori and Brian Wall of Priest River, ID, and Diane and Tim Lytle of Kissimmee, FL. His sister-in-law Remy of Honolulu, HI, brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Carol Lumppio of Eden Prairie, MN. Grandchildren John Patrick and wife Lucy, Brendan, Jeff, Drew, Emma, Faith, Sarah and Ethan. A Celebration of Life service will take place on November 9th at the First Christian Church of Kissimmee, FL. Memorials may be given to Family & Children’s Services of Monmouth County, 191 Bath Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740 and Vitas Hospice, 1200 N. Central Avenue, #200, Kissimmee, FL 34741. The family of Lee wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Pastor Paul of Palma Sola Presbyterian Church, Heritage Park Rehab Center and his wonderful nurses, aides and therapists, Dr. Mandel Miller, Vitas Hospice for their compassion, Pastors James Book and Adam Robbins of First Christian Church for embracing our family and countless others who have been there for Lee these past 9 months. Arrangements have been entrusted to Grissom Funeral Home of Kissimmee. www.grissomfh.com.
- Celebration of Life Memorial Service Saturday, November 9, 2013
Lee Robert Hartmann
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Gregg & Jo-Ellen Wall
November 4, 2013
Dear Lori & Family,
Very sorry to hear about your father's passing. We enjoyed viewing all of the photos which helped us get a sense for his life and love of family.
Jo-Ellen and I will make a donation to the American Cancer Society in his name.
October 8, 2013
Nancy and Family,
My sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved husband, father and
grandfather. Your photos demonstrate the many happy years and memories
you built together. May they and the love and comfort of God sustain you
during this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
October 6, 2013
Dear Nancy, .coming home from a trip to Europe, we were shocked to read about Lee's passing. Both Jan and I want to send you our sincere condolences, and also for your family. We are sure that your children and grandchildren will be your rock. Now you have to get strength out of your memories, which will be so many. We too, keep some good memories about times we spent together. It is a blessing that you moved to Orlando, so that now you are lose to Diane and her family. We wish you all the best, you are in our thoughts. Love Marianne and Jan
October 3, 2013
I was so sorry to hear of Lee's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are sent your way, and I hope you have a bit of comfort knowing that you have family and friends all over thinking and praying for you and your entire family. We love you.
Elisa, Alec, Adam & Ana Rose
Grissom Funeral Home
October 1, 2013
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead. The staff at Grissom Funeral Home and Crematory
Raoul Guerra - BrightStar Care
September 30, 2013
Dear Nancy, our BrightStar team wishes to send our condolences to you and your family. You are correct in saying, "Now Lee is in heaven and is no longer in pain". He is home with our Lord and savior with his new and perfect body.
It was a privilege to get to know your husband and to assist with his care. From all of our caregivers and staff... God be with you and strengthen you at this time.
September 30, 2013
Dad you were the best father and grandfather anyone could ask for. We will miss you dearly and take care of mom. You are finally at peace now and we are thankful for that. Love you always, Debbie, John, J.P. Lucy and Brendan
September 29, 2013
Nancy I'm so sorry to her about Lee's passing. You have a wonderful family which will help you through this tough time. My sympathy to all, please stay in touch, would always love to talk with you. I will call you soon. Love Carol
September 28, 2013
Lee was a dear friend for us from the day we met him and Nancy in Bradenton ten years ago. We enjoyed his and Nancy's company in Brandenton but also in London and Italy during their travels. Lee's and Nancy's love and friendship has meant a lot for us, we miss Lee's humor and wise thoughts and advise about life. We have learnt a lot from him.
We now have beautiful memories of the time we spent with Lee and Nancy. He knows that life continues. He is there to wish beautiful things - to Nancy and to all his loved ones.
Pirjo and Reijo
September 27, 2013
Nancy I did not know Lee but I was very much aware of your devotion to him and your love for him. My deepest sympathy.
September 27, 2013
My dad was an amazing dad. He loved his family so much, he loved boating and FL, he loved wood working and loved life. This past year had been such a struggle for him from his cancer diagnosis to his leg amputation and everything in between. He fought his courageous battle with cancer and I am proud of all he did to try to get well. Before he passed I told him how much he taught my children about courage. He was very courageous in these past months. He showed my children how to persevere even when your circumstances seem impossible. I will really miss him dearly and will always love him.
HIs daughter Diane