John T. Hartt


MENDOTA - John T. Hartt, 76, of Mendota died Sept. 17, 2020 in his home surrounded by his family.

Private family funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at the Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota with Rev. Mary Bohall officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded after the funeral and private burial will be at Restland Cemetery, Mendota at a later date. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21 at the funeral home. Facemasks are required for entrance. 

John was born April 1, 1944 in Galesburg to Omer and Frances (Cooke) Hartt. He married Carolyn Carr on June 16, 1963 in Mendota.

Survivors include his wife of Mendota; three daughters, Cindy (Jerry) Saylor of Mendota, Sandy Barkman of Mendota and Kelly Hartt of Chandler, Ariz.; one son, Rick (Jennifer) Hartt of Mendota; 11 grandchildren, Nick (Rachel) Kennedy, Adam (Tonya) Kennedy, Eric Salander, Tyler (Brittini) Salander, Delaney Lockard, Kassidy Barkman, Tyce Barkman, Dylan Schultz, Spencer (Madi) Evans, Macy Hartt and Brody Hartt; five great-grandchildren, Michael Rosales, Jonathon Rosales, Liam and Abby Salander and Laikyn Evans; and one sister, Mary Donnell of Mendota.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Bill Hartt.

John was a 1962 graduate of Mendota High School. He worked at Wayside Press in Mendota for 25 years and retired from Growmark in Yorkville.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

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