Gary Hacker

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Gary Hacker, 73, of Belleville, IL, born July 22, 1945, in Belleville, IL, died Sunday, October 28, 2018, at Memorial Hospital, Shiloh, IL.

Mr. Hacker graduated from Freeburg High School class of 1963, he then joined the local carpenters’ union and the army reserve. He would work tirelessly as a carpenter and provider for his family throughout his life.

Gary was preceded in death by his son, Jesse L. Hacker; his father, George W. Hacker; his mother and step-father, Florence E. (Len) Hacker-Lowe; and his step-mother, Wilma Hacker.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Ann Jean, nee Koesterer, Hacker of Belleville, IL;
a son, Andrew (Lisa) Hacker of Freeburg, IL;
three daughters, Dana (John) Fitch of Swansea, IL, Lea Hacker of Belleville, IL, and Megan Hacker of Collinsville, IL;
11 grandchildren;
three sisters, Bonnie Heimrich, Maribeth (David) Laflen, and Ginger Kammler, all of Belleville, IL;
and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, November 5, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, November 5, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL, with Fr. Mark Reyling officiating.  Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Freeburg, IL.


7 Comments on Gary Hacker

Frank X Heiligenstein said : Guest Report Nov 17, 2018 at 7:31 PM

Ann Jean and family, I am a little late with my thoughts, but I am so sorry with your loss and I hope you are doing well..If you need anything that I can help you with let me know!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Dee Dee and Poncho Funk said : Guest Report Nov 05, 2018 at 4:58 PM

Poncho and I are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers as you struggle through the next few days....May peace reach your heart soon.

  • St. Libory
  • IL
Tina (Fietsam) Clarke said : Guest Report Nov 04, 2018 at 8:10 PM

Ann Jean, Bonnie, Maribeth, Ginger and family: My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  • Tallahassee
  • FL
Fay Monroe said : Guest Report Nov 01, 2018 at 8:26 PM

I'm so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. May God hold you all in the palm of his hand as you lay him to rest, love and hugs Fay

  • Freeburg
  • Il
Carol R.euter said : Guest Report Oct 31, 2018 at 6:03 PM

Ann Jean, Bonnie, Maribeth and Ginger - So sorry for your loss. Ann Jean I remember YEARS ago when Gary and I would come to St. Louis on Friday nights and pick you up and then take you back on Sunday nights. We had a lot of good times together. All of you keep the good memories forever.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Simone Jackson said : Guest Report Oct 31, 2018 at 5:04 PM

Ann Jean. Our condolences to you and your family. If there is anything I can do for you please call. God bless. Steve & Simone

  • Lebanon
  • Il
John Heiligenstein said : Guest Report Oct 30, 2018 at 9:13 PM

Dear Ann Jean, family, Bonnie, Maribeth and Ginger, I was so sorry to learn of Gary's death. He was my very best friend through all of school. We were virtually inseparable and had so much fun hanging out with Bill Kaesburg, Jack Emge, Bernard Smith and others. I will always remember the wonderful times we had together. He is at peace. Love to all, John Heiligenstein

  • Indianapolis
  • IN

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