Lauren Elizabeth Hartman, 26, of

Reading, Pennsylvania, passed away

November 1, 2017 in the care of Hershey

Medical Center, surrounded by her family.

Born September 22, 1991, Lauren

attended both the Reading Hospital School of Nursing and Drexel University, where she earned her RN and BSN, respectively. Lauren worked at the Reading

Hospital, Haven Behavioral Health and most recently Grifols Plasma in Reading.

Lauren possessed an unparalleled sense of adventure and a craving for new experiences. Her innate desire to care for others was apparent through both her career as a nurse, and her love of animals. Her constant companion, Bella, is a registered therapy beagle. Bella would accompany Lauren to various hospitals and nursing homes. Lauren loved

surfing, hiking, biking, skiing, horseback riding, rock

climbing, kayaking, camping and was an avid skydiver.

Becoming a National Ski Patrol member in high school led to her decision to become an RN. She participated in

numerous running and biking events, her favorite being Bethany Beach Tri-Du-Aquabike, benefitting First Responders. She was an active member of the Civil Air

Patrol Squadron 811 since joining at age 12. Lauren

participated in emergency services, cadet programs and aerospace, as well as her favorite, Hawk Mountain Ranger School, achieving the rank of 1st Lieutenant. She remained active as a senior staff member and medic at Hawk


Energetic, persistent and determined, Lauren will be

remembered by her contagious laugh and unrelenting courage.

She is survived by her parents, Michael and Deborah Hartman, of Sinking Spring; and her two sisters, Kelsey Hartman and Christen Haas (Hartman). She also leaves her maternal grandmother, Marian Ertel; aunts; uncles; and cousins. She was preceded in death by her maternal

grandfather, Thomas Ertel; and paternal grandparents, Sterling and Mary Hartman.

Family, friends and others whose lives Lauren touched are invited to St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish, 2810 St. Albans Drive, Reading, PA 19608, on Wednesday, November 8. The viewing will be held from 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., with Mass following at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Gethsemane Cemetery for the immediate family only. Arrangements are under the direction of Kuhn Funeral Home, West Reading, Pennsylvania.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Humane Society of Reading or Civil Air Patrol Hawk Mt. Ranger School at

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