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Sunday, May 23, 2021

Obituary - Richard Dean "Dick" Hacker

Date: Friday, May 21, 2021
Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Visitation Location:
Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home

Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021
Time: 2:00 p.m.

Service Location:
Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home


Richard (Dick) Dean Hacker, age 84, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Dick was born on Sep 6, 1936 in Walker MO to Howard and Angie (Palmer) Hacker. In June of 1983 he married Sandy (McPeak) Hacker, and she survives in the home.

After graduating from Walker High School in 1954 Dick went to work at Sac-Osage Electrical Cooperative for about 33 years, retiring in 1987. As a young person Dick loved playing baseball. He played for the Stockton Walnuts winning the state tournament at least 2 times. He later shifted to softball and spent many happy years playing ball on the Verco Sporting Goods team. After giving up softball he shifted to a much smaller ball and took up golf. He loved going out to play in the Senior Golf League at the Nevada course. Most days you could find him out on the course from sunup to sun down. Dick loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and watching their activities. In the last few years he has joined a group of friends for coffee each week and that group of men have had deep conversations, solved world issues, and just enjoyed each other’s company. The group made up of John Ogle, Tommy Freeman, Bob Beaver, Delton Fast, Ron Chandler, and Dyke Keil all held a very special place in his heart. He will be remembered as someone who loved with all his heart and was always ready for an adventure.

Survivors include his wife Sandy, of the home; daughters Deanna Kennedy (Doug), Monett, Rhonda Leonard (Brian) Nevada, son, Doug Hacker (Sharri), Independence, MO.; son Michael Hutchison, St. Joseph; and daughter, Kristi Goddard (Chris) Nevada; grandchildren, Erin Hunt (Jason), Melinda Young (Tyler), Jessica Tucker (Joshua), Brice Leonard (Taryn), Ethan Kennedy (Sydney), Kandra, Mikayla, and Alyssa Hutchison, Poppy and Hannah Goddard; great-grandchildren Emma and Eli Hunt, Max and Isaac Young, Riley, Cameron, and Jocelyn Tucker. Also surviving brother-in-law Clifford McDaniel; sisters-in-law Carol, Rita, Sharon, and Margie Hacker; numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Angie Hacker; four brothers, Bob, Jim, Bill, and Tom Hacker; and two sisters, Sue McDaniel, Bonnie McDaniel.