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In Memory of Lilly Ann Hartmon


11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at St. Anne Catholic Church in Somerset, WI

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1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at St. Anne Catholic Church in Somerset, WI

Lilly Ann Hartmon, age 89 of Burkhardt, WI passed away at her home on Friday, August 4, 18 days short of her 90th birthday. She was born the daughter of André and Anna (Devine) Rivard on August 22, 1927 in Somerset, WI. Lilly Ann lived in and around the Somerset area growing up. She attended St. Anne School, and graduated from Somerset High School, class of 1945. Lilly Ann was united in marriage to Robert J. Hartmon on September 22, 1945 at St. Anne Catholic Church in Somerset. The couple moved to Burkhardt and continued to live on the same farm for the rest of their days. They were blessed with eight children: Kathy, Jim, Bob, Colleen, Mike, Rick, John and Tom.

For Lilly Ann, her faith, her family and her friends were the most important things to her. She was a true farmer’s wife; she took great pride in raising the children, making sure the cows were milked and the garden attended to. She was known for her canned goods, especially her wonderful dill pickles. In their younger days, she and Bob enjoyed snowmobiling and camping. Lilly Ann was a 4-H leader for 25 years; her Worthwhile 4-H Club often served as examples to other clubs. She was active in and a reliable volunteer for St. Anne’s church. Many will also remember Lilly Ann for the wedding cakes she made. She was a master cake decorator and made cakes for almost 30 years, including all of her children’s.

Lilly Ann will remain in the hearts of her children: Kathy (Shawn) Cain, Jim (Carolyn) Hartmon, Bob (Mary Ann) Hartmon, Colleen (Bill) Peterson, Mike (Gena) Hartmon, Rick Hartmon, John (Connie) Hartmon, and Tom (Kristi) Hartmon; 18 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Aryliss Plourde; nieces, nephews, and extended family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; her parents; and sisters, Adeline Emerson, Eileen DeCosse, and Helen Johnson. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Lilly Ann at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 9 at St. Anne Catholic Church, 141 Church Hill Road, Somerset. Visitation will take place from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. prior to the Mass at church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

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    • So very sorry to hear about your mom passing away. She sounds like a wonderful woman , mother and grandmother. I wish we would have known her. May her soul Rest In Peace ?? Sincerely Marie and Chuck xxoo

    • Lilly Ann’s laugh and smile will be missed by all who ever had the chance to meet her. She was the true embodiment of what it meant to be a neighbor.

    • We were truly blessed to have known Lilly Ann.
      Among so many things, she enjoyed both a good laugh, friendship and a robust game of cards. Lilly Ann always had a twinkle in her eye as she recalled numerous stories involving herself and her husband, “Big Bob.” One such adventure places them, with friends at our lake cabin on a hot summer day. The heat was stifling …and they wanted to play cards … so they simply hauled their chairs plus the table into the lake, sat down in the water, and enjoyed a full afternoon of card games! Our lake neighbors still smile when they recount the laughter and fun of those senior citizens loving life and friendship to the fullest!!!!
      We think of that laughter in the north woods as never ending, ringing across the lake and through the tree lined shores.
      Such a happy memory of Lilly Ann, her sweet husband, Bob and their life long friends.
      Lilly Ann will be greatly missed.