Paul Hackman

Paul Hackman



Paul Hackman, age 87, of Calmar, IA, died on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 at Gundersen Health Systems in LaCrosse, Wis.



  A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by the Rev. Robert Gross on Saturday, Oct. 13, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Calmar.

Interment was in the church cemetery with grandsons Jason Zuck, Justin Zuck, James Zuck, Joshua Taylor, Jackson Taylor, Isaac Taylor, Paul E. Hackman, Jon Hackman, Travis Tekippe, Matthew Tekippe, Nathan Einck, Bryan Einck, and Mitchell Einck (in spirit) as casket bearers.

Arrangements were handled by Schluter-Balik Funeral Home, French Chapel, in Calmar.

Paul Christopher Hackman was born on June 29, 1931 in Festina, Iowa to Edward and Anna (Schmitt) Hackman.  

He was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and attended St. Mary’s Parochial School in Festina, Iowa.  

On Oct. 21, 1952, he married the love of his life, Betty Jane Junk, in St. Lucas, Iowa.  Together they had six children.  

Paul was a successful dairy farmer along with his wife, Betty, and children for 27 years. 

In 1980, Paul and Betty became owners and operators of Handy True Value Hardware Store in Calmar, Iowa for 23 years until retiring in 2002.  

Paul was a member of St. Aloysius Parish, where he served on the parish council, and was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, South Winn Golf and Country Club, and Farm Bureau. 

Paul’s family was very important to him, and he enjoyed the time spent with them. His love for music led him to become a self-taught guitarist, singer and dancer.  He and Betty would attend many dances; first, waltzes and polkas and later, line dancing.  They also enjoyed bowling, golfing (even had a hole-in-one), and playing cards.   

Paul is survived by his wife Betty Hackman of Calmar, IA; children Kathy Sacquitne of Marion, IA, Donna (Dave) Taylor of Spillville, IA, Nancy (Dave) Einck of Waukon, IA, Ed (Lisa) Hackman of Calmar, IA and Paula (Linus) Tekippe of Fort Atkinson, IA; grandchildren Jason (Amy), Justin (Miranda) and James Zuck, Shannan, Joshua (Laura) Jackson, Isaac Taylor, Nathan (Debbie) Einck, Tiffany (Sean) Merrick, Bryan (Kate) Einck, Mandi (Aaron) Tieskoetter, Paul E. Hackman, Kristin (Landon) Einck, Jon (Lindsey) Hackman, Travis and Matthew Tekippe;  19 great-grandchildren, Brock Blake, Tobin Shea, Tristan Zuck, Miah and Maddox Taylor, Leni and Ari Taylor, Brenden Aberle, Luke, Ben and Katelyn Merrick, Evan and Austin Einck, Tyler and Brooklyn Einck, Hayden and Courtlyn Tieskoetter, Hudson and Harper Einck;  a brother, Norbert (Mary) Hackman;  sisters Lucille Kruse and Phyllis (Duane) Einwalter; sisters-in-law Nellie Pavlovec, JoAnn (Frances) Massman, Dora Lee (Bob) Terry; and many nieces and nephews.

Paul was preceded in death by his son, James, in 1974; son-in-law Don Sacquitne in 2010; grandson Mitchell Einck in 2012; parents Edward and Anna (Schmitt) Hackman; father- and mother-in-law Vincent and Elizabeth Junk; a brother, Othmar (Florence) Hackman; sisters Irene (Wesley) Shatek, Sister Marcella and Sister Phyllis Ann Hackman, Rita (Joe) Shatek; brothers-in-law Art Kruse, Lee Junk and Alfred Pavlovec; sisters-in-law Elenore Hackman, Anna Mae (Ernie) Hageman, Rita Lou (Jerome) Einck and Carol Jean (Don) Winter. 


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