Harold was born on February 25, 1951 in Slayton, Minnesota to Donald and Elsie (Ostheimer) Hartman.
He attended school at Wilmont and Fulda. Harold entered in the US Army during the Viet Nam War and served from April 18, 1969 to April 13, 1971. After his discharge, Harold lived in Worthington and began working at the Campbell Soup Company.
Harold married Nancy Martens on November 4, 1972 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Rushmore, Minnesota. After leaving Campbell Soup, Harold worked for Harvestore Company, Albert and Marie Donkersloot, Andy Slone, Jess and Lori Donkersloot, Packerland Meat Processors and Monfort in Worthington. He also kept busy going to auctions and hauling machinery. In his free time, Harold enjoyed going fishing and hunting.
Harold was 70 years old when he passed away on September 25, 2021 at the VA Regional Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Grateful for having shared in his life is his wife, Nancy; three children, Kevin Hartman of Rushmore, Lance Hartman of Rushmore and Stacie Harvey of Luverne; three grandchildren, Anthony Hartman of Japan, Sarah Drummond of Rushmore and Christopher Drummond of Rushmore; a great granddaughter, Tea Hartman of Japan; a brother-in-law, Wally Slinger of Pipestone.
He is preceded in death by his parents; four siblings, David Hartman, Mary Peters, Jan Abrams and Julie Slinger; and a daughter, Annette Godinez.