Dr. Thomas Charles Hartman, 88, of Jefferson City, passed away Sunday, August 1, 2021, at his residence with his family at his side.
He was born February 4, 1933, in St. Joseph, MO the son of Charles A. and Lois Virginia (Ferguson) Hartman.
Dr. Hartman was a 1951 graduate of Topeka High School in Topeka, Kansas. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1955 from the Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina, a Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies in 1957; and a PhD in 1961. In 1967, he received a second PhD in Mediterranean Studies from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.
He was united in marriage on April 25, 1992, in Duluth, Minnesota to Claudia E Johnson who survives at the home.
Dr. Hartman was a professor of history, Chairman of the Department of History, and Dean of Humanities and Social
Sciences at the University of Wisconsin for twenty-seven years, retiring in May 1995.
As a lifelong student, he had a love for knowledge especially about the Bible. Through his years of study, he could read
thirteen different ancient languages.
He was a member of St. Martin Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Claudia; three children, Melissa (Timothy) Wilding, Jefferson City; Gretchen Tiede, Fort Collins,
Colorado, and Jeremy (Kevelyn) Johnson, Lakeville, Minnesota; five grandchildren, Grace Wilding, Hannah Tiede, Charlie Tiede, Carter Johnson, and Bryce Johnson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Phyllis Taylor.
Private family visitation will be 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, August 7, 2021, at St. Martin Catholic Church, in Jefferson
Private Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, August 7, 2021, for the family, at St. Martin Catholic Church with the Rev. Jason Doke and Rev. Louis Nelen concelebrating. The service will be live streamed for those who wish to watch from home on St. Martin Catholic Church Facebook page.
Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum.
Memorials are suggested to St. Martin Catholic Church, Samaritan Center, or to Central Missouri Hospice.
Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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