Betty Hartmann

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Betty J. Hartmann, nee Brauer, 90, of Swansea, IL, born February 12, 1931, in Belleville, IL, died peacefully Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at Four Fountains Convalescent Center, Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Hartmann was a devoted mother to her children. She was a former member of the Bunsen Elementary School Mother’s Club, the P.T.A., and a Cub Scout Den Mother. She worked as a sales associate at Bollmeiers Hobby Shop for 20 years, then at Blanquart Jewelers, Belleville, IL, for 15 years. She thoroughly enjoyed her employment at both stores where co-workers and customers alike were like one big happy family.

She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL, and belonged to the Child Study Guild and the Women’s Guild at the church. A life member of the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Betty was also a member of the Fairview Heights Elks Lodge BPOE 664.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Marshall L. Hartmann, whom she married on March 20, 1948, and who died on November 4, 2011; a daughter, Judi Herzog who died in 2015; a granddaughter, Jamie Wiegand; her parents, George C. and Lillian M., nee Felts, Brauer; seven brothers; and two sisters.

Surviving are a daughter, Peggy (Steve Woods) Hartmann of Belleville, IL;
four sons, Lee (Jeanne) Hartmann of Belleville, IL,
Wayne (Tina) Hartmann of Fort Myers, FL,
Roger (Barb) Hartmann of Mississippi,
and John (Lisa) Hartmann of Belleville, IL;
a son-in-law, Rick Herzog of Millstadt, IL;
13 grandchildren;
23 great-grandchildren;
a brother, Bill (Betty) Brauer of Smithton, IL;
a sister, Marilyn Ackerman of Swansea, IL;
two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Brauer and Carol Brauer;
many nieces and nephews;
and many good friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, February 4, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Masks are required.


23 Comments on Betty Hartmann

Danny & Michelle Schwoebel said : Guest Report Feb 06, 2022 at 2:46 PM

Danny & I are truly sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. We would always see her at the store and she was a pleasure to talk to. She was a lovely lady and she will be greatly missed. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.💗🙏🏻

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Michael D Henderson said : Guest Report Feb 05, 2022 at 6:08 PM

Thank you for rolling back the curtain of memory now and then showing where you brought us from and where we could have been. I am fortunate you are my Den Mother. Fortunate for the spiritual support of Judy, Lee, Wayne, Roger, Peggy, John. By example you and Marshall taught us to play hard and work harder than we played. You introduced us to a world of hobbies, arts, and crafts. It was you as well that inspired inspired us to love City, Country, and the Flag. True volunteer your service is immeasurable. Love you eternally Mike Henderson and family

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Theresa Henderson said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2022 at 2:10 PM

Mr. and Mrs. Hartmann were always together. A fond memory is of them sitting side by side in the gazebo in their backyard. They would wave and say something nice or funny as we went up the street. Mr. and Mrs. Hartmann were very kind, friendly people who added a lot to the neighborhood. With deepest sympathy, the Henderson family.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Renée Ignatz said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2022 at 10:58 AM

My sincere sympathy to the Hartmann family. Betty was a wonderful lady. She will be greatly missed. Prayers for comfort for all of her loved ones.

  • O'Fallon
  • Illinois
Chris and Don Hubert said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2022 at 10:26 AM

Our deepest sympathies to your family. Betty was one of the most delightful people we have ever known. Just loved her smile and sunny personality.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Patti (Demers) Gryder said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2022 at 10:19 AM

Aunt Betty was the best as a mother, wife, sister, friend and "mom" to me. She saved my childhood and became a wonderful friend until she passed. I will always miss our talks and laughter. To the Brauers and Hartmanns, I miss you all. Love, Patti.

  • The Woodlands
  • TX
Kathy Defosset said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2022 at 9:39 AM

Our sincere sympathy to Lee and family.Your Mother always remembered Gary when we ran into her.Such a sweet lady. Gary and Kathy DeFosset

  • Albers
  • IL
Laura Phelps said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2022 at 9:09 AM

Praying for you all. It was always a joy when Aunt Betty came into the bank for business and a short visit. A very caring person who will be missed.

  • Collinsville
  • Illinois
Robert and Margy Hartmann said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2022 at 9:07 AM

Holding you all close at this time. Aunt Betty was dearly loved by us. Wonderful memories from the past and more recent. As much as we would like to see all, we won't be able to make it.

  • Collinsville
  • Illinois
Carole Middendorf said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2022 at 7:05 AM

Betty was a delightful lady. I knew her and Marshall through the Auxiliary and was honored to know them both. My deepest sympathy to the family on losing a wonderful lady.

  • Venedy
  • Illinois
Gary Hopfinger said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2022 at 2:09 AM

Peggy So sorry to see your mother’s passing. She was a super sweet person. Cherish the memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Lake Placid
  • FL
Marlene Cummins said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2022 at 12:31 AM

May God' surround you in your time of sorrow. Betty was a good friend and she will be missed.

  • Troy
  • IL
Christine Petteway said : Guest Report Feb 03, 2022 at 5:11 PM

I am sorry to hear about Ms. Hartmann. Prayers! She was an amazing lady who was always happy and smiling.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Kevin arnold said : Guest Report Feb 03, 2022 at 3:57 PM

So sorry for your loss

  • Belleville
  • IL
Paulette (Hartmann)Corson said : Guest Report Feb 03, 2022 at 3:40 PM

Our love and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Albion
  • Maine
Marlene Cummins said : Guest Report Feb 03, 2022 at 11:33 AM

My God's love surround you all. Betty has always been there for me and will be missed.

  • Troy
  • IL
Linda (Hartmann) Thompson said : Guest Report Feb 03, 2022 at 11:07 AM

Lee, Roger, Wayne, Peggy and John. My heart is broken. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your families. Hopefully weather permitting Tony and I will be there tomorrow. Your mom was a wonderful person. She will greatly be missed. Love to all of you

  • Wildwood
  • Missouri
Paulette Corson (Haartmann) said : Guest Report Feb 03, 2022 at 9:34 AM

Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. I spent many hours with you when you were small babysitting for Uncle Lee and your Mother, Aunt Betty.Love to all wish I could be with you at this time.

  • ALbion
  • Maine
Michael, Sheri, & Parker Mertens said : Guest Report Feb 03, 2022 at 8:29 AM

John, Lisa, and Family - May God's grace bring strength, comfort and healing during this time of incredible loss. We are praying for all of you.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Doug Yocks said : Guest Report Feb 02, 2022 at 10:50 AM

Deepest Condolences from the Yocks family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Donna Wolf said : Guest Report Feb 02, 2022 at 8:27 AM

My sympathy to the entire family. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

  • New Athens
  • IL
Roger Hartman said : Guest Report Feb 01, 2022 at 9:13 PM

My deepest sympathy She was a second mom to me she will b missed RIP 2nd Mom

  • Belleville
  • Il
Doris Hartmann-Forgy said : Guest Report Feb 01, 2022 at 6:01 PM

Peggy, Lee, Wayne, Roger and John we are so sorry to hear of your mom's passing! You all are in our thoughts and prayers during these difficult days.

  • LaSalle
  • IL

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