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Hackman, Jerome Edward 1928-2008


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 9/4/2012 at 11:52:37

Jerome Hackman, age 80, of Decorah, Iowa, died on Thursday, August 28, 2008, at the Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah, Iowa, following a short illness.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 2, 2008, at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Decorah, Iowa, with Rev. Phillip Gibbs officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, and also after 12:00 noon on Tuesday, at the Schluter – Balik Funeral Home in Decorah, Iowa. There will be a Catholic Order of the Foresters Rosary at 4:00 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Jerome Edward Hackman was born on February 28, 1928, the son of Joe and Theresa (Schmitt) Hackman on the family farm near St. Lucas, Iowa. Jerome attended St. Luke’s Catholic School in St. Lucas. He married Darlyne Rilling on September 26, 1950, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Fort Atkinson, Iowa. Together they farmed between Ft. Atkinson and St. Lucas for thirty years, retiring and moving to Decorah in 1980. Jerome then worked in the maintenance department at Aase Haugen Nursing Home from 1981 – 1992. Jerome was a hard worker and enjoyed doing anything. He liked to collect John Deere memorabilia, and still had his 1949 John Deere B, that he first started farming with. Jerome was a member of St. Luke’s and St. Benedict’s Catholic Church and the Catholic Order of the Foresters for over 50 years.

Jerome’s survivors include his wife: Darlyne Hackman, Decorah, IA. Three sons: Gary (Deborah) Hackman, Lee Allen Hackman, and Jerry Hackman, all of Decorah, IA. Seven grandchildren: Jennifer (Jason) Kleppe, Jill (Brock) Helgerson, Jackie (fiancé, Brian Lahey) Hackman, Crystal Hackman, William “Billy” Hackman, Ryan Hackman and Andrew Hackman. One step-grandson: Nicholas (Nikki) England. Three great grandchildren: Cole & Chase Kleppe and Josie Helgerson. Two brothers: Joe (Agnes) Hackman, Ft. Atkinson, IA and Florian (Lorraine) Hackman, New Hampton, IA. One sister: Dorothy Bohach, Ft. Atkinson, IA. Two sisters-in-law: Rita Hackman, Ft. Atkinson, IA, and Lavina Rilling, LaMesa, CA,. One brother-in-law: Merlin (Rose) Rilling, Ft. Atkinson, IA, and several nieces and nephews.

Jerome was preceded in death by his parents: Joe and Theresa Hackman. One daughter-in-law: Wanda Hackman in 1985. One sister: Margaret (Felix) Wenthold. Three brothers: Alphonse (Betty) Hackman, Anselm (Lenora) Hackman and Leo Hackman. Four brothers-in-law: William Bohach, Dean Rilling, Glen (Rose) Rilling and Leo (Jeanette) Schmitt. His father and mother-in-law: Chris and Rose Rilling.

Source: Schluter - Balik Funeral Home database

St. Benedict’s Catholic cemetery

Winneshiek Obituaries maintained by Bruce Kuennen.
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