Alvina A. Hartman

February 17, 1920October 2, 2013

Alvina A. Hartman, 93, of Victoria passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2013. She was born in Shiner on February 17, 1920, to the late Adolph and Martha Gerloff Maeker. She was a homemaker, a member and volunteer of Trinity Lutheran Church and member of the Afternoon Circle. She was also an active member and past President of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 4146, and a member of the Dacosta Sons of Hermann. Through church and the auxiliary she volunteered services at the VA clinic and Twin Pines Nursing for many years. Alvina was the most wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved to cook for all her family and friends.

Survivors include her daughter, Delores Steen (Victoria); four grandchildren, Cheryl (Gary) Garrison, Jerome Kaiser, Rebecca (Rodney) Adkison, and Rhonda (Paul) Brzozowske; six great-grandchildren and two great great-grandsons.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence “Pinky” Hartman, daughter, Sandra Kaiser, and sister, Hilda Migl.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm Thursday, October 3, 2013, at Rosewood Funeral Chapels.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Friday, October 4, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Rev. Barney Matocha officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Otto Migl, Jr., Ray Cracknell, Logan Garrison, Preston Moczygemba, Darren Gisler and James Huddleston.

Special thanks goes to the “D” Wing Staff at Twin Pines for their wonderful and caring treatment of our loved one, as well as special caregiver, Toni Hanys, and Hospice of South Texas.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church Growth Fund or Hospice of South Texas in Victoria.

Words of comfort may be shared at


  • Funeral Service Friday, October 4, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, October 3, 2013

Alvina A. Hartman

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October 5, 2013

Delores, my dear friend; I am so sorry for your loss, Mrs. Hartman was truly a lady ; my sincere sympathy to you and the family.

Judy Eddleman

October 4, 2013

Delores and family: Alvina was one of the most special persons God put on Earth. My whole family loves her so much and we will miss her every day. She will be in our hearts forever.

Linda Weber McAdams and family

October 4, 2013

May god bless your family in this time of saddness and sorrow.

Patricia Patterson-Williams

October 3, 2013

Delores and family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and I will miss your sweet Mother. I always enjoyed taking her to Bunco with me and missed her when she could no longer attend. I am sorry I was unable to come by and visit with the family.

May God Bless you and your family in this sad time.