William Hartman, was born October 7, 1930, in LeMars, Iowa. He was the twelfth child of a family of
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thirteen children and the last surviving one. He met Sandy, his wife, in 1955 in Omaha, Nebreska, at a dance. Both moved to California in 1956 and subsequently married at the Methodist Church at Highland & Hollywood Boulevard. They were blessed with two children, LeAnn And Scott. Bill is survived by his wife, Sandy, his daughter LeAnn Bassi, and his son, Scott, three grandchildren - Nick Bassi, Laura Bassi, and Joshua Hartman.
He started on the order desk of industrial Electronics Engineers (IEE) in 1959. The company grew from 40 employees to 400 and Bill grew with it. He had different titles during his 30 yera tenure, but eventually rose to the position of president. His professional duties required a lot of world travel.He toured the Orient 32 times and Europe five conducting business with companies that represented IEE products--digital displays. At age 60 he retired and pursued his favorite passtime--golf. As a member of Wood Ranch Golf Club he played almost everyday for 22 years. Poor health took its toll, and he and Sandy left the club approximately seven years ago. He also enjoyed jazz festivals, poker, bridge, cruises, pool, bowling, beach camping when the children were young, and, of course, he loved interacting with his grandchildren and trying to beat them at games,, Bill and Sandy would have celebrated 63 years of marriage in November. Sandy states that it was easy being married to Bill for so many years as he was such a pleasant man of good disposition