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John Leoniel Hartman

August 18, 1944 ~ April 7, 2024

John Leoniel Hartman, 79, passed away at his home on Sunday, April 7, 2024, surrounded by loved ones. John was born in Texas City, TX, on August 18,1944, and moved to Lake Charles at age five, where he lived for the remainder of his life.

John received his bachelor’s degree in business from McNeese State University. He served in the United States Air Force for four years and treasured his time overseas, especially due to the fact that he met the love of his life, Ann, while there.  He owned John L. Hartman Contractors for over 35 years and was known by everyone for his strong work ethic. John was a devout Christian and was very active at First United Methodist Church. He served on multiple boards and committees at the church and was a member of the choir for over 40 years. John was always looking for ways to help others and served on the board at the Women’s Shelter and Habitat for Humanity. He also volunteered for United Way and the Literacy Council to name a few.

John was a true family man and treasured the time he spent with them. He coached all of his daughters’ softball teams, loved traveling as a family, and relaxing at home. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed reading and watching all sports, but especially his beloved Saints.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 52 years, Ann Gabrielle Ryan Hartman, daughters; Erin Hartman, Christine Hartman, and Jennifer Hartman Heemer and her husband Grant. His pride and joy were his two grandchildren, Jack and Charlotte.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Maurice and Jeanne Hartman and his sister, Marcia Bancroft.

The family would like to express their gratitude to LeeAnna’s Caregiving Service and the staff at Harbor Hospice for the care and compassion shown to John in his final days.

Services will be at First United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 20, 2024, at 11 AM with visitation starting at 9AM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to Oasis- A Safe Haven or a charity of your choice.

Services

Visitation: Saturday, April 20, 2024
9:00 am - 11:00 am

First United Methodist Church
812 Kirkman Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601


Funeral Service: Saturday, April 20, 2024
11:00 am

First United Methodist Church
812 Kirkman Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601


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  1. Candle 1Thank you for the love John. We will miss you so much but will carry you in our memories forever and to me, you will always be “ My Mr Good Lookin” “ RIP now and sleep well. God Bless. With love Maureen Mick and your family in the UK. Xxxx

  2. Candle 4Dearest uncle John, thinking of you and the lovely times we spent together as a family when we visited you in Lake Charles and the holidays you spent in the UK with Ann and the girls. I am forever grateful that you were able to join us at our wedding, it made it very special. You will be deeply missed but forever in our hearts. We love you very much xx

  3. Thank you for the memories you made for me as a child; whether it was letting me come over every morning at 7 AM to play ALL DAY, taking me on your family vacations, or always taking me to church. Mr. John didn’t just take me with his family to Sunday church, but to youth group activities like out-of-state mission trips, choir and play practices. Looking back, I believe it was the bond you had with my mom that lead you to treat me like a daughter. Either way you left your mark on my life to treat and love others how the Lord loves us. Thank you Mr. John for all of the love, for instilling the importance of a faith-filled life and thank you to his family (Ms. Ann, Jennifer, Christine, and Erin) for sharing him with me.

    Sincerely,
    Mandi Lawrence LeDoux

    • Hi Mandi, what a beautiful tribute to John! You were such a huge part of our lives and John & I loved (still do) you like a daughter. Yes, your sweet mom was such a big part of John’s youth and we enjoy her company to this day (Will too) Love you, Mandi, Joey & boys ❤️❤️

  4. Candle 4Dearest John , it was always a pleasure to see you when you visited the U.K. you will be very much missed.I loved hearing about you, your family and your beautiful home when Maureen and Mick returned home after a visit to Lake Charles . You were a true Gentleman. RIP John.
    Love dot and Brian x 🌹❤️🌹

  5. Candle 4Dearest John , it was always a pleasure to see you when you visited the U.K. you will be very much missed.I loved hearing about you, your family and your beautiful home when Maureen and Mick returned home after a visit to Lake Charles . You were a true Gentleman. RIP John.
    Love dot and Brian x 🌹❤️🌹

  6. Your union was one to admire. You two were the perfect fit and I’m sorry for the loss of your best friend. You have my support during this difficult time.

  7. To the Hartman family,
    What a great friend I had in “Johnny”. We met up many times at Abes Grocery Store to ride our bikes to Central School. Gosh, he was everybody’s best friend. I haven’t talked to John in years but I never forgot him. I have many fond memories from LCHS & Central. See ya later Johnny. Gerry Streater LCHS’62

  8. Prayers for peace and the knowledge that Johnny is in a better place.
    I remember Johnny in high school as a really nice guy with a big heart.
    Blessings for his family left behind, I know he will be missed.

  9. Ann and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. Sending hugs and prayers my friend.

  10. Candle 1My husband Arthur (J.R) Moreno knew John from the Jaycee’s.So sorry to hear of your loss prayers for you and family

  11. We have been friends since we were toddlers and our parents errr in the 20/20 club. Many, many memories including jumping off the bunk beds while are parents were having their parties. We were a wonderful man and will be missed. Prayers for Ann and the girls. I may not be able to attend the service but I will be thinking of you.

  12. Dear John,
    Thank you for so many good times.
    Thank you for your smiles, kindness, love, generosity, wisdom and wonderful example throughout your life.
    You will be forever missed but forever in my heart and I look forward to rejoicing with you in heaven one day.
    We pray for you and your dear family and friends missing you so very much.
    John

  13. Candle 1Jennifer and family, So sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. Sending love and many prayers to help during this difficult time. You will always have memories to cherish.

  14. Candle 1Dear John & Family,
    You will all always be in our hearts & on our minds. Our prayers, love & deep sympathy. May you find comfort in the happy memories with such a beloved man. Cousin Johnny you made this world a better place. Thank you for your loving, kind & fun legacy.


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