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2/24/2014 11:57:00 AM
Mel Hartmeier

Mel Hartmeier died Feb. 19. He was 82.

Mr. Hartmeier was born Dec. 9, 1931, in Spokane, Wash. He attended Gonzaga Prep, graduating in 1949. He served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict from 1951-‘53. After his discharge from the service, he worked for a financial lender in Colorado Springs and married Paula in 1956. They moved to Sioux Falls, S.D. in 1960 where he worked for International Paper. He took a job at Boise Cascade and moved to Portland in 1967. He helped found Trimac Panel Products in 1972 and Precision Prefinishing Inc. in 1979.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Paula; children, Adrienne, Mark, Mike, David (Tina) and Steve (Shelly); eight grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at St. Thomas More Church.

Reader Comments

Posted: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Article comment by: Glenn Feest

I knew Mel briefly while we both served as volunteers at Catholic Family Services in Portland. He was a pleasure to be around and I grew to respect him as a man of God who was willing to and did share his many talents. My condolences to the family but I am sure you can take comfort in the fact that he is with the Lord. May we all get there someday.

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