July 28, 1934 ~ December 24, 2019
Born in: Titusville, PA
Resided in: Pueblo, CO
Claudette Ann (Erickson) Hartbauer, 85, passed away at Sangre de Cristo Hospice on December 24, 2019. Claudette was born in Titusville, Pennsylvania on July 28, 1934 to Clarence and Myrna Erickson. Claudette spent her childhood in Titusville and moved to Westcliffe, Colorado as a teenager, where she met her future husband Stanley Hartbauer. They were married on June 26, 1953. Claudette was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother who loved her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Stanley Hartbauer, her parents, Clarence and Myrna Erickson, and in-laws, Emil and Edna Hartbauer. She is survived by her children Julie (Branston) DiBrell of Security, Colorado, Jeff (Susan) Hartbauer of Pueblo, and Lisa (Bill) Ripke of Pueblo. She is also survived by her sister Pamela (Tom) Yinger of Buckeye Lake, Ohio, brother-in-law Donald Hartbauer of Alaska, as well as her seven grandchildren: Tim (Cassie) Hartbauer, Tiffany (Josh) Thompson, Zach Hartbauer, Jordane Hartbauer, Mollie DiBrell, Alarik (Amber) Ripke, Laura (Jeffrey) Holm, and great grandchildren Jaden DiBrell, Hunter Hartbauer, Austin Moore, Jesse Thompson. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, and close friends.
Claudette was an active member of Bethany Lutheran Church and a long-standing, active member of AGLOW Fellowship for Women. She enjoyed Bible studies, playing bingo, and painting pictures—a talent that she discovered later in life.
During her life, Claudette held numerous jobs. She retired from Industrial Gas as a bookkeeper and then worked 12 years at Trinity Lutheran School as the custodian.
The most important thing of all was that she was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.
A memorial service will be held for Claudette on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Bethany Lutheran Church, 1802 Sheridan Rd., Pueblo, CO.
Those who desire may make memorial contributions to: Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Blvd Way, Pueblo, CO 81005; Aglow International, PO Box 1749, Edmonds, WA 98020; or Bethany Lutheran Church.
Your life was a blessing. Your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.
Memorial Service: January 11, 2020 2:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church
1802 Sheridan Rd.
Pueblo, CO 81001