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Obituary for Richard J. Hacker, Sr.
“Hack” of Cushing, WI, passed away May 18, 2008, from complications of a courageously fought 9 year battle with cancer. Dick was born September 3, 1928, to Karl, Sr. and Friedricke Hacker in Amery, WI. He graduated from Luck School in 1946. Dick married Cora Emerson on October 9, 1948. Through his work career, he started out as a milk hauler for the Cushing Creamery and hauled logs with Elmer and Leonard Berg. Next he joined K.W. Bacchus of White Bear Lake, MN, as a carpenter for about 20 years. He then joined Chappelear Construction of Pleasant Valley until retirement. He enjoyed playing baseball with the Cushing Tigers for many years. His love of the outdoors took him through many journeys. He fished the Indianhead Pro-Muskie tournament for 33 years with his son, “Butch”. From the early years of duck hunting, ice fishing and summer fishing with all family and friends, to deer hunting with both gun and bow, and turkeys – he loved them all to the fullest. He is survived by his wife, Cora; children, Richard “Butch”, Jr. (Sandy), Bill, and Diana (Paul) Funk; grandchildren, Don (Kim) Hacker, Joe (Jen) Hacker, Amy (Harold) Huber, Mike Funk, Dana (Phil) Melcher; plus 11 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by their son, Dennis; his parents; 1 brother and 2 sisters. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 22, at the First Lutheran Church of Cushing, WI, with Pastor Amy Hessel officiating. Music was provided by organist, Carol Medchill and soloist, Karen Ellefson. A private family interment will be held at a later date. Rowe Funeral Home of Luck, WI, assisted the family with arrangements.