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Ron Hackman

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Ron Hackman, age 61 of Waucoma, Iowa died Thursday, May 28, 2009, at his home of cancer. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10: 30 a.m. Saturday May 30, 2009, at St. Mary‘s Catholic Church in Waucoma with Rev. Marvin Salz celebrating the Mass. Organist for the service will be Mary Dietzenbach with Lynette Wheeler as vocalist. Lector for the service is Pat Bouska. Presenting the offertory gifts will be Ron's children, Brad Hackman, Eric Hackman, Melissa Kruse and Kelly Schiller. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Waucoma with Shawn Langreck, Lynn Panos, Mike Panos, David Hackman, Larry Busta and Tom Sabelka serving as pallbearers. Military rites will be conducted by the Waucoma American Legion. Visitation will be held 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Friday at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waucoma where there will be a 7:00 p.m. Scripture Service. Ron was born February 21, 1948, in Decorah, IA, the son of Hugo John and Mildred Catherine (Wieling) Hackman. He received his education at the Turkey Valley School District and attended an agricultural program at NICC- Calmar for a year. On January 16, 1969, he was inducted into the United States Army where he served until being honorably discharged on January 15, 1971. While serving his country, he was awarded a Purple Heart, Vietnam Service Medal and National Defense Service Medal. On June 12, 1971, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Protivin, Ron was united in marriage to Norma Panos. To this union four children were born. The couple farmed the Hackman family farm east of Waucoma since 1971. Ron also worked as a carpenter for Protivin Builders and JP Building Service. He operated a custom matting and framing business from his home for many years. Ron enjoyed woodworking, carpentry, Oliver tractors, Nascar, playing cards, horse-shoes and time with his family and grandchildren. He was a member of the Purple Heart Association and the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Norma; two sons, Brad R. Hackman of Waucoma and Eric J. Hackman of Council Bluffs; two daughters, Melissa (Daniel) Kruse of Ft. Atkinson and Kelly (Eric) Schiller of Council Bluffs; three grandchildren, Garrison, Kade and Cambree Kruse; his father, Hugo Hackman of Ft. Atkinson; one brother, Jerry (Mary) Hackman of Ft. Atkinson; four sisters, Jeannie (Gerald) Pechota of Protivin, IA, Joann (Norbert) Busta of Little Turkey, Norma Sabelka of Lawler and Kathleen Gerstenkorn of Waterloo; his mother-in-law, Adelyne Panos of Protivin; one brother-in-law, Bob “Rabbi” Balk of Coulee City, WA. Ron was preceded in death by his mother; a sister, Elaine Balk; a brother-in-law, Bill Sabelka and his father-in-law, Emil Panos.

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  1. Norma, Just wanted to say I am sorry for your lose. He will be missed greatly. Again my sympathy Dot Huber Evango

  2. Norma and family, So sorry to hear of the passing of Ron. Know that he is in no more pain and he is watching over you. Cherish your memories and take care.

  3. Brad – I am sorry to hear about your father! My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. God Bless!

  4. Norma and family, I was so sad to hear about Ron’s passing, you have our deepest sympathy. The video tribute was beautiful! We’ll keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Jeff and Pat Sommerlot

  5. Norma,& all, We are with you all. At the loss of Ron. Tom had to work at Lynch Livestork this week end is why we didn’t make the wake or the funeral of Ron Hackman.Plus Friday,May 29,2009 Tom got home late or we would of been to the wake. Each one of you all are in are thoughts,prays, hearts,love, WE are with you all. With All Are Iove! ALICE,& TOM RASING Norma,&Family (ALICE,& TOM RASING )We are going to see you (Norma) very soon Love you all.

  6. To The Family of Ron Hackman, You all have are Deepist Sympathy!No one can take away from each one of you all the special memories, treasures,thoughts,special times each one of you have of your Husband,Dad,Grandpa,Ron’s Father,All the love ones,& All who touched Ron’s in any why! Ron is in Heaven. God took Ron by his hand an took Rod to Heaven! Ron is in Heaven whatching over all of us. Ron didn’t leave Ron just went to heaven, and Ron is with all of yous for ever plus all who touched Ron in any way. Ron is very wonderfull Person,Ron alway had the special smile, Ron, wanderfull person Ron, always was their to help in any way. Norma,Brad,Eric,Melissa(Daniel)Kruse,Kelly(Eric)Schiller Grandchildren Garreson,Kade,&Carmbree Kruse, Ron’s Dad( Hugo Hackman)1 BrotherJerry(Mary)Hackman,4 Sisters Jeannie(Gerald) Pechota,Joann(Norb)Busta,Norma Sabelka,Kathleen Gerstenkorn,Ron’s Mother-In-Law Adelyne Panos,1 Brother-In-Law Bob’Rabbi’Balk We didn’t loose Ron’s in each ones life for ever,Ron is in each one heart for ever. Ron well be watching over ever one until we go to heaven,& Ron well be there waiting for you to come. Ron,God Bless Ron,& God watch Over Ron.Remember all the special moments,To Ron Hackman Families,& All, We are with each one you All !God Bless Each one of you all! God Watch Over all the love ones for ever,&all who were in touch in Ron’s any way. Are thoughts, prays,memories,special moments, special times you have, No one can take all Your treasures ect… We know in the lose of love one,&all Who Ron touched. going to be missed Ron, But remember Ron live on in each one for ever. Ron, was an super person who is an great person to look up to Ron.well live on for ever no one can take away!Please Norma,& Family ect…We are here in the time of love one dealing with Ron Hackman death Ron, is no longer having to deal with cancer,Plus the Family,&all. It wasn’t good for all the poeple,Watching their love one dieing. We love you all very much,if we can help in any way please let us know right know you all have so very much going on We well always be their any time to help all if you need any thing so fell free to get in touch with us Phone # (641)-394-3568 God watch over each one in the lose of Ron Hackman Love ones,&all ALICE.& TOM RASING! WITH ARE LOVE FOR EVER!PLUS RON, WELL LIVE ON FOR EVER HE IS HERE WITH US ALL FOR LIFE, RON IS EVERTHING GOOD RON WILL LIVE ON FOR EVER TAKE CARE,ALICE,& TOM RASING ACKTVR

  7. Norma and Family, An e-mail from John and MaryJo Schmitt told me of Ron’s death. Know of my prayers for him and for all of you.

  8. Kelley, JR, and family My thoughts and prayers are with you at your time of sorrow. God bless you and your family Teresa Fahrenkrug

  9. Norma and family, Thinking of You, in your loss. May the memories of your time together, be a comfort in days to come. My sympathy to you all. Joyce

  10. To Mom, Brad, Eric, Melissa, Daniel, Garrison, Kade, Cambree, Schiller, Grandpa, and Dad’s Sisters, Brother, and In-Laws, Looking back over the time of Dad’s cancer and especially this last week, it’s been a long and trying week. All of the memories we shared, all of the laughs, all of the tears, I have come to realize how much closer we have all become and how strong we are together. I keep thinking about one of our mottos for the week was “together we are strong”. I also think about how many times we’ve had a household full of people remembering and sharing the good times, which were laughed about, maybe cried about, and having a good time. Dad wouldn’t have had it any other way. I’ve had a song in my head this morning now that Dad must have put in there. One of my favorite country ballads by my favorite country singer – Garth Brooks’s “The Dance”. Thank you everyone for the prayers, for the help at Mom and Dad’s, and for the laughs and hugs. We love you, Dad, and you will “always be in our hearts”.

  11. Norma, We are so sorry to hear of Ron’s death. May you be comforted with all the happy memories you have of Ron during your marriage. Ufortunately, we are unable to come to the visitation or funeral but our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. A memorial will follow this message in the mail. I have the beautiful angel you gave to us at mom’s funeral setting on my end table. I think of you ofter as I look at it. May the angels give you strength and faith during the coming days Ed and Marlene Hayek

  12. Norma, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. I regret that cancer WON; but it always seems to in the end. I’m sure he treasured every day he was granted once the diagnosis was handed down; and for that every cancer patient is thankful. Your family is in our prayers. Vern & Bernice Dietzenbach

  13. Our deepest sympathies for your loss. Though we never met Ron we know that he’s done well in raising a wonderful family and his legacy will live on through them.

  14. Norma–we are very sorry to hear about Ron. We plan to be at his funeral. Our heartfelt prayers are with you at this most difficult time. God Bless. John (Jack) and Mary Jo Schmitt

  15. We are so sorry for your loss…We love Ron very much! and he will be missed by many. He has touched many with his warm smile and firm hand shake. God Bless you all & God Bless you Ron as you make your journey to Jesus Christ our Lord and saviour.

  16. We are all so deeply sorry for your loss. Ron was a wonderful man and will truly be missed. Your entire family will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Love ~ Marsha, Scott, Tatum, Tanner, Brock, and Noah

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