James was born on May 10, 1946 and passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017. James was a resident of Iowa at the time of passing. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Denver CO in 1964. He served in the U.S. Army stationed in California Hawaii from 1965 until 1967. James was married to LuJuan. Visitation will be from noon until 8:00 PM with the family to receive friends from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Thursday April 20 2017 at PrughThielen Funeral Home.The funeral service for Mr. Hartman will be 11:00 AM Friday April 21 2017 at PrughThielen Funeral Home with Very Rev. Father Marty Goetz officiating. Full military honors will be rendered by the Burlington Area Veterans Honor Guard. A time of food and fellowship will be held at Big Muddy's following the service. Jim was a strong advocate for medical research and following the service his body will be donated to the University of Iowa for the advancement of science. Burial will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials have been established for the Garrett M. Brockway Foundation Garrett's Path and Great River Hospice House.