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Joseph P. Hackett
December 13, 1942 ~ September 17, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Joseph P. Hackett, 80, of Emden, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2023 at his home.
He was born December13, 1942 to Horace and Bernice Mahler Hackett. He met Irene Rademaker at Lehn and Fink in Lincoln and married on February 22, 1964 in Emden, and she passed away November 17, 2021.
Surviving are his children, Gwen (Bill) Boyce of Havana, Beth (Paul) Bryan of Emden, Greg Hackett of Emden, and Josh Hackett of Staunton; six grandchildren, Savanna Hackett of Lincoln, Eli Bryan of Emden, Zach (Ashley) Bryan of San Jose, Andy (Kierra) Boyce of Pleasant Plains, Katie (Ben) Dial of Mapleton, and Kellie (fiancé Eli Herron) Boyce of Havana; three great grandchildren, Ezra Boyce, Clark Bryan, and David Dial; nephews and niece, Matt, Shaun, and Megan Rademaker, all of San Jose; and brother-in-law, Vernon Rademaker of San Jose.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Tony.
Joe taught sixth grade at Washington Monroe Grade School and fifth grade at Central Grade School, both in Lincoln, enjoyed coaching track for the junior high school and high school, and was a history tutor at Lincoln College. He also worked for decades at Dare Detasseling and was also involved with his son’s DJ business for 20 years.
He served in the United States Marines during Vietnam and was a member of the Emden American Legion post 506 for 45 years.
He was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Emden where he served as Sunday school superintendent for many years, taught children’s sermons, and confirmation classes. He was also a member of Kogudus Renewal Ministry.
Joe was known as the “candy man” by many of his family and friends. He was an avid supporter of his children and grandchildren’s sporting events, loved to watch San Francisco 49ers Football and the Giants baseball, and anything Elvis.
His funeral will be at 10:30 am Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Emden. Pastor Keith Ray and John Cross will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Monday and from 9:30 to 10:15 am Tuesday, both at the church. Burial will be in Hartsburg Cemetery. Davis-Oswald Funeral Home in Delavan is handling the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Sons of the American Legion, Refuge Ranch, or St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Preschool.