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.