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Michael J. Hartsock, 60, of 535 Elma, died at 9:55 a.m. August 17, 2017 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.
He was born February 8, 1957 in California to Jim and Betty Nelson Hartsock.
Moving to Iowa at a young age, he had lived in Oklahoma for 35 years before returning to live in Ottumwa in 2006.
Michael was a semi truck driver for multiple companies. He was a member of Rivers of Life Church while living in Oklahoma.
He loved riding his motorcycle and especially loved spending time with his family.
Surviving are three children, Latisha (Thomas) Maggio of Ottumwa, James (Nela) Hartsock of Duncan, OK; Jeramie (Casey) Hartsock of Missouri; four grandchildren, Hannah, Gracie, Abbie and Ally; his fiancée, Cheri Ellis of Ottumwa; three sisters, Vicki Hunter, Sheryl Raines, and Pamela Dodd; an uncle and aunt, Ronald and Barbara Jean Sheets.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a step-father, Robert Raines; two sisters, Barbara Lewis and Debra Chitwood; a brother, Jimmy Hartsock.
Graveside services and burial will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Beacon Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Published on August 18, 2017
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