Graveside funeral services for Walter A. Hartman, age 93, of Abilene, will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 10, 2021 at the Greenwood Cemetery in Clay Center with Pastor Lindsey Brummer officiating.  Mr. Hartman passed away July 7, 2021 at the Chapman Valley Manor in Chapman.

He was born July 11, 1927 in Clay Center the son of Walter W. and Elida Mae (Palmeeter) Hartman.

He graduated from Clay Center High School and served his country in the United State Navy during WWII.  Walter worked for RCA as a telemetry engineer from 1955 – 1966, then from 1967 – 1971 for Sperry Rand as an electrical engineer for the Saturn V Apollo Missions, and from 1975 – 1990 for Black and Veach Engineering Company as a records manager before retiring. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Kiwanis, and the American Legion, all in Abilene.

On June 13, 1948 Walter was united in marriage to Dorothy Sawin in LaPrairie, Illinois. She passed away September 25, 2014.  Walter is also preceded in death by his sister, Dora Deane Lips.

Walter is survived by his son, Gene and his wife Jan Hartman of Abilene; grandchildren, Brian Hartman, Brad and his wife Jenell Hartman, and Cristin and her husband Pat Casteel; and five great-grandchildren. 

Friends may sign the register book until 8:00 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home. 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Chapman Valley Manor and may be sent in care of the Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 NW 3rd, Abilene, Kansas 67410. Condolences may be sent to the family at:

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