Paul, age 81, of Lansing, Delta Twp., went to his heavenly home June 19, 2012. Born in Kalamazoo, MI, June 4, 1931 to Millard and Marian (Mouw) Hartgerink. He lived in the Lansing area since 1941, graduated from Sexton High, and served in the U.S. Air Force in Germany. Paul married Darthea Gillison on Nov. 23, 1955, and retired from Michigan Bell after 31 years.
Surviving are his wife “Dart”; son, Mark (Vicki); daughter, Mary Lou (David) Smith; 3 grandchildren, Nicholas (KC) Smith, Megan (Josh) Gleason, Dustin Hartgerink; a great-grandson, Bentley; and sister-in-law, Judy. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Ronald and grandson Christopher Smith.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2012, at First Presbyterian Church, 510 W. Ottawa St., Lansing. The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 5-8 p.m. at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel and 1 hour prior to the service at the Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Hospice House of Mid-Michigan or the Alzheimer’s Association.