Barbara Hartman, 73, of Spooner died on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Spooner Health in Spooner.
Barb was born in Spooner on December 23, 1945, to Richard and Florence (Campbell) Lester. The family moved around northern Wisconsin for a few years before finally settling down in the Springbrook area. She attended the Lampson School and then graduated from Spooner High School with the class of 1963.
On November 7, 1964, she was united in marriage to David Hartman at the Trego Church. The couple then moved to the Spooner/Trego area.
Barb was a member of Sweet Adelines International for many years singing soprano.She volunteered at the Spooner Nursing Home for several years and was then hired as the Assistant Activities Director, a position in which she continued for another year or so. Barb loved her flower gardens, watching Minnesota Wild hockey, and challenging her grandkids in 500 rummy. She loved trying new recipes but will always be remembered for her famous spaghetti sauce.
Barbara is survived by her husband, David, of Spooner; daughter, Shellie (Steve) Stariha, of Trego; sons Steve (Brenda) Hartman of Janesville and Tim (Aubrey Cox) Hartman of Spooner; seven grandchildren, Heather, Zach, Emily, Hannah, Lathan, Jacob, and Logan; two great-grandsons; two great-granddaughters; three god children; and many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, sister Mae Hoyt, brother Richard Lester, sister Peggy Zillmer, brother Randy Lester, and infant brother Billy Lester.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, at Spooner Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Hermanson officiating.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Private interment will take place at a later time.
Memories and condolences may be shared at bratley-nelsonchapels.com.