Alvin “Hugh” Hartz Jr., 74, passed away on Friday February 12, 2021 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Culver.
Born on September 18, 1946 in Plymouth, Indiana, Hugh was the son of the late Alvin H. Hartz Sr. and Vonabelle (White). He graduated from Culver High School with the class of 1965.
He proudly served for our country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War until his Honorable Discharge in 1967.
On January 6, 1968, Hugh took as his wife, Sharon A. Hoffman.
Hugh worked for Delmonte Corporation in Plymouth as a machinist until his retirement. He was an avid woodworker and gardener. Hugh was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Culver.
He is survived by his loving wife, Sharon, of Culver; his sons, Jeff (Lynn) Hartz of Argos and Troy (Sandra) Hartz of Plymouth; grandchildren: Austen, Kaylee, and Meghan; and siblings: Nick (Aggie) Hartz, Doug (Judy) Hartz and Pam (Douglass) Miller.
Friends are welcome on Saturday, February 20, 2021 from 11-1 p.m. at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth. A Memorial Service will begin at 1 p.m. with Pastor Tom Harzula officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 511 School Street, Culver, IN 46511.
Terrie Davis says
Sharon, sorry to hear of the loss of Alvin. I know he will be greatly missed. Praying for your families 🙏🙏🙏.
Kevin Kersey says
So sorry for your loss prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.
Theresa Erwin says
Sharon and family so sorry for your loss. Prayers to all
Charles Nimon says
I was so sorry to see this. Worked with Hugh for many years at Del Monte. Truly was one of the people that made Del Monte such a great place to be.
Mike and Ruby Leonard says
Sharon Jeff and Troy And families, so sorry for your loss what a great neighbor . The Leonards
Diana Butler says
So sorry for your loss. I worked at Del Monte for 30 years. Hugh was a great person. He will be missed.
Deb and Mike Overmyer says
I’m so sorry to hear about Hugh. He was a great guy. I know he will be missed by many. My deepest sympathies to the family. May it comfort you to know many care and are praying for you and your family at this time.
Olga Ruiz says
So sorry to hear about Hugh, he was always so nice. Sharon. Doug and Pam I’m thinking of you.
Sandy (Newman) Thomas says
Sharon, Nick, Doug, and Pam,
We are so very sorry to about Hugh. We will be keeping all of you and your families in our thoughts and prayers.
Dick & Karen Stettler says
Sharon and Family. Karen and I are so saddened to hear of Hugh’s passing. Our deepest condolences and prayers for all of you. Hugh was a great guy to work with and he’d always be there to help when we needed parts made or needed a helping hand. We know he will be missed by his family. Do know though that he will also be missed by many of us of which his life touched. Prayers for all of you and may Hugh R.I.P.
Barbara Winters says
My deepest sympathy at the loss of Hugh. He will be missed by us all. May he Rest In Peace.
Janice Yeager says
Sharon, Sorry for your loss. I know how you feel. I didn’t know Hugh well Your mom has talked to me about him and he sound like a very good person I know you and am very sorry. Sending God’s love to you. Love and prayers Janice Yeager
Olga Ruiz says
Sorry to hear this, he was such a nice person.
Suzanne Gibson says
WE THE MEMBERS OF THE VFW 1162 AUXILIARY IN PLYMOUTH INDIANA ARE SADDEN TO HEAR OF “HUGH’S” PASSING OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH HIS ENTIRE FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS MAY GOD’S LOVING ARMS BE AROUND YOU ALL DURING THIS TIME OF GREAT SORROW
WE WANT TO THANK HUGH FOR HIS SERIVICE TO THIS COUNTRY
GOD BLESS HIM
VFW AUXILIARY 1162 CHAPLAIN
Sheila Fish Shepherd says
Please accept my condolences. I’ll always remember Hugh fondly as one of the sweetest guys in the class of ‘65.
Sally Ricciardi says
Sharon, I am sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family during this difficult time.
Jim and Tina Hopple says
To the Hartz ‘s families our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time .
David Lee says
Hugh was my good friend and I had nothing but high respect for him. He was always friendly, cheerful, cordial and warm. He was a great neighbor and the very best neighbor a person could ask for. This is a very sad day as he will be surely missed. Hugh I am very grateful for knowing you these past 20+ years. I will miss your charming and genuine personality and Culver will not be the same with you gone. I know you are gone but you will always be there in my heart.
David and Sherri Lee
Dianne Johnson says
Sharon, so sorry to hear this news. My prayers are with you and the rest of your family during this difficult time. Hugs from afar… Dianne Johnson
Prof Craighton Hippenhammer says
I’m three months older than Hugh and also participated in the Vietnam War (1st Lieutenant, USAF). What a loss. History really interferes with decisions one has to make in one’s life that we’d really prefer to not have to make. I wish the family peace and strength through the knowledge and faith that we have through our Lord Jesus Christ. Love you all.
Kevin chaney says
Very sorry to learn of Hugh’s passing. Hugh was such a nice person and always interested in helping others. His various talents were certainly an asset for Delmonte Foods as well as his family and friends. May he rest in piece.
Andy & Jenny Dorrel says
Hugh will be remembered as a friend to all. Truly appreciate the kindness he shared with our family and friends of Wesley. We will be thinking of your family during these long days.
Allen Jones says
So sorry to hear of Hugh’s passing. Keeping you all in thoughts and prayers. May your memories bring comfort during this sad time.
Allen & Linda Jones
Charlotte (Brucker) Rymph says
So sorry to hear of Hugh’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
Dan and MaryAnn Nusbaum says
We will miss our dear neighbor. Sharon, let us know how we can help.
Larry&Jackye Berger says
Sharon, you have our deepest sympathy. We will miss seeing the big guy sitting in church! Larry and Jackye
Phil & Judy Hampton says
Sharon & family, Judy and I were so saddened to hear of Hugh’s passing. Though we never met you and Hugh, you seemed like family. I always enjoyed our conversations. Our last one was about a month ago. The conversation ended as always by Hugh saying, give Judy a hug for us! What a way to be remembered. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Phil & Judy Hampton
Stephen Myers says
So sorry for your loss. I worked with Hugh many years at Del Monte. Always enjoyed talking with Hugh. Prayer and thoughts for the family.
Martin and Lillian Kelman says
Lillian and I are so very sorry for your loss, Sharon. We are glad we had last Valentine’s Day dinner with you both. We love you and we loved Hugh. Hugh was one of the most authentic people we have ever known. He had integrity, more than most. He was a gentle man in word and deed. His creative woodworking endeavours were works of art. We marveled over his rollup desks and antique guns. It was always a great pleasure to be in his presence and we will miss him dearly. We love you Sharon and know it will be difficult to adjust. We want you to know that we are here for you and you are in our prayers.
With respect and great love
Martin and Lillian