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1928 Edith 2021

Edith Hartman

July 3, 1928 — October 13, 2021

Former Elgin, IL resident Dr. Edith D. Hartman, 93, passed away Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at Tiffany Square Care Center, Grand Island, NE.

Services will be held at a later date at Parkview Cemetery Columbarium in Hastings. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date.

Edith was born July 3, 1928, to Felix and Frieda (Janke) Fonrobert in Flatow, Germany. Edith and her family fled Germany during the Russian Army invasion in 1945. She was 17 when the family fled their home and sadly never returned. She was a refugee after the war for five years.

She received her medical training in Germany before coming to the United States. She was a board-certified doctor, surgeon, and psychiatrist. She worked at the Elgin Mental Health Center in Elgin, IL for 40 years. Due to her dedicated service at the Elgin Mental Health Center, she has a wing named after her.

Edith married Burnell Hartman in 1960. They enjoyed reading, traveling, attending the opera, and spending time together. She loved to go shopping not always buying but loved to look. Burnell passed away in February 2021.

Edith was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Burnell W. “Bernie” Hartman.

Brother & Sister-in-law:
Wilfried & Barbara Fonrobert – Hilden, Germany
Loving Nieces and Nephews:
Connie Uden – Prosser, NE
Cindy Kohout – Prosser, NE
Julie Groshans – Doniphan, NE
Steve Owens – Indio, CA
Ric Owens – Manson, WA
Johannes Fonrobert – Berlin, Germany
Charlotte Fonrobert – Stanford, CA
Christoph Fonrobert – Cologne, Germany
Juliana Fonrobert – Düsseldorf, Germany
Many friends

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