Paul L. Hartgerink

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.

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LuAnn Bebee
June 20, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Great Aunt Dart,

I am so sorry for your loss. Uncle Paul will be missed by all.



Trish Powers
June 21, 2012 at 12:04 am

Dart – and family,

You and Paul have been part of our family since everyone moved onto Madeira. It is hard to imagine the neighborhood without him, but I’m thinking that my Dad was waiting right there for him and giving him the lowdown on everything…

Just know of my prayers and love during these crazy first days, and for all the time to come. I’ll miss him –

Bill and Nancy Madtes
June 21, 2012 at 10:02 am

Sorry to learn of your husband’s death, Dart. We appreciated your service when we purchased our home. Our best wishes for you in the years to come.

Scott Wright
June 21, 2012 at 11:47 am


I am so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. I pray for peace and comfort for you and your family.


Brenda Gostnell
June 22, 2012 at 2:23 pm


It was a pleasure placing a volunteer with you and Mr. Hartgerink. Patrick and Paul really hit it off and both of them seemed to enjoy their visits together for these past two years.

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Brenda Gostnell
Capital Area Interfaith Respite (CAIR)

George and Terrie Bruchmann
June 22, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Your family has been in our prayers for quite some time. We pray you find comfort in the knowledge that he was thought of kindly and will be clearly missed by many friends. You will remain in our thoughts and prayers.


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