Peter Douglas Hartleben passed away suddenly on Friday September 18th of a massive heart attack. Pete was a beloved husband and father, and until an auto accident eight years ago which shattered his hip, he was a faithful volunteer at the Little Chapel Food Pantry in Divide. Pete was a quiet man who loved his family and was always there to help anyone in need. Friends and family alike greatly appreciated his willingness to work on their cars and trucks at no charge; he used his tremendous knowledge of mechanics to benefit anyone who asked for his help.

Pete recently retired from the Woodland Park School District where he had worked for many years as the head of the maintenance department. He was born in Appleton, Wisconsin, on August 29th, 1965, to Douglas J. and Faye (Reimers) Hartleben.

He is survived by his parents; his wife, Rachel; his sons: Jonathan and Erik; his daughter, Kathrine; his brother, Fred (Marla Goldman) Hartleben; his nephews: Joseph P. and Jacob L. of Spring Hill, Tennessee, and various aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins in Colorado and Wisconsin.

Pete attended Rosholt, Wisconsin schools and graduated from Woodland Park High School after the family moved to Colorado.

Online condolences may also be posted at where you can also find a link to the GoFundMe page to help with his funeral expenses by clicking on “Ways to Help”. 

Memorial services will be at Little Chapel of the Hills, 69 CR 5 in Divide, CO on Sunday, September 27th at 4:00 pm.

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  1. Pete was my best friend growing up in Wisconsin. We had so much fun roaming around in the woods and fields, getting in all kinds of trouble and denying it afterwards. He knew more about Volkswagens and Volvos than anyone else I ever met, and he’s the reason I got interested in working on old Beetles. It was really hard not having him down the road when the family moved out west. I remember Pete as kind, funny, and always smiling. He was the big brother I never had. Rest In Peace, buddy.

  2. Oh man Pete! What the hell? Losing you is like losing part of my childhood. We used to have so much fun playing after school. You and Fred and Eric and I. Wasn’t there a game where you were a gorilla named Ape-y? So many incredible memories. You are gone way too soon my dear friend. Until we see each other again, keep laughing and smiling.

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