WILMINGTON, N.C. — Beloved husband and father, Mr. Forest Hartman, 48, passed away suddenly Tuesday morning, March 25, 2014.
Mr. Hartman, known as “Bob” or “Bobby” by his family and childhood friends and neighbors, was born July 3, 1965, and grew up in rural Bowling Green, Ind., and was the son of the late Gladys Phipps Hartman and the late Thomas Hartman. He attended Patricksburg Elementary in Patricksburg, Ind., and graduated in 1983 from Owen Valley Community High School in Spencer, Ind. He graduated in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Ind.
Forest was a “faithful” man. He and his family attended several different churches throughout the years, including Center Point United Methodist Church in Center Point, Ind., Clay City United Methodist Church in Clay City, Ind., and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Greene, N.Y.
Forest was a “family” man. He married his wife of 22 years, Stefanie Fogleman, June 20, 1992, at the United Methodist Church in Center Point, Ind. He was very proud of his four children, and he spent most of his free time volunteering, coaching and watching their many activities. He enjoyed going to the beach and having picnics with his family.
Forest was a “forklift” man. His entire 27-year career was in the forklift industry. He held various growing engineering management positions in both design and manufacturing at Hyster in Danville, Ill., Toyota Material Handling in Columbus, Ind., Carlisle Brake & Friction in Bloomington, Ind., Crown Equipment Corporation in Greencastle, Ind., The Raymond Corporation in Greene, N.Y., and NACCO Materials Handling Group in Greenville, N.C.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Gladys Phipps Hartman, of Bowling Green, Ind.; his father, Thomas Hartman of Bowling Green, Ind.; an infant son, Andrew Hartman; and an infant daughter, Phoebe Hartman.
He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Stefanie Fogleman Hartman; and his children: son, Forest Jr “Bobby”; son, Jacob; daughter, Andrea; and son, Luke, all of Wilmington, N.C.; sister, Karen Hartman Lovett and husband, Myron, of Brazil, Ind.; brother Bill Hartman and wife, Karen, of Clinton, Ind.; brother Thomas Hartman, of Bowling Green, Ind.; brother Arnold Hartman of Bowling Green, Ind.; mother-in-law, Carol Sue Davis Fogleman of Cayuga, Ind.; and father-in-law, Gene Fogleman of Cayuga, Ind.; sister in-law Kim Fogleman Travis and husband, David, of Columbus, Ind.; sister-in-law Peggy Fogleman Strawser and husband, Marc, of Fishers, Ind.; and brother-in-law, Chris Fogleman of Los Angeles, Calif.; and nieces and nephews and extended family.