homepage logo


Viola Hartman

Aug 26, 2009

ESTHERVILLE – Mass of Christian Burial for Viola Hartman, 84, of Estherville will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Estherville with Father Brian Hughes as Celebrant. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church only on Thursday. Interment will be at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Estherville.

She died Monday, Aug. 24, 2009, at Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville.

Viola Eleanor (Pierce) Hartman, the daughter of William Charles and Alma Edith (Bush) Pierce, was born Nov. 6, 1924, in Auburn. She received her education in the Lake City and Lainesburro schools.

On June 23, 1953, Viola was united in marriage to Donald Hartman in Graettinger. Following their marriage the couple made their home in Estherville and Viola was employed with Holy Family Hospital as a certified nurse’s aide for 35 years, retiring in 1984. Viola enjoyed visiting, fishing and going to Kyle and Kevin’s sporting and music events.

Viola was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Estherville.

Left to cherish Viola’s memory are her husband, Donald Hartman; son, Robert Hartman; daughter, Vicki Grems and her husband, Tom; grandchildren, Kevin and Kyle Grems, all of Estherville; brother and sisters, Larry Pierce of Indianola; Betty Green of Lake City and Erma Ellerston of Cheyenne, Wyo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers, Dennis, Fred, Lyle, George, Glenn and Raymond and also two sisters, Helen Strickland and Mildred Lamb.

On-line condolences may be sent to www.henryolsonfuneral.com