David R. Hacker|
David R. Hacker, age 55, was called to his Lord, suddenly on August 9, 2014.
He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Kim (nee Abrams) Hacker; and his children, Alyssa, 16, Ryan, 13, and Jordan, 10. He is also survived by his loving parents, Robert and Cottie (Murphy) Hacker; his sister, Diane Keay; his nephew, Christofer; and niece, Katrena. Aunts, uncles, cousins and many special friends also survive.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Chris and Lucy Hacker, and Thomas and Katherine Murphy; a cousin, Bryan Murphy; and his in-laws, Russell and Audrey Abrams.
Dave graduated from St. Paul the Apostle School in 1973, Joliet West High School in 1977, and received his degrees in Accounting and in Aviation from the University of Illinois in just three years. He soloed an airplane at the age of 16 and enjoyed flying.
Dave was self-employed for much of his life. Most recently, he worked in lumber sales with his dad at Alexander Lumber and as an appraiser for James V. Smith Appraisals. He was a devoted campaign manager for his father and many other politicians over the years. Dave was a dedicated member of the Rialto Square Theatre board for over 20 years, serving as chairman for 17 years.
Dave will be greatly missed by everyone who was fortunate enough to know him. He was an animal lover and will also be missed by his two dogs, Zach and Zoey, and his cat, Scout. They spent their days keeping him company in his office while he worked.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Hacker family for his children's education fund would be appreciated.
Funeral Services for David R. Hacker will be Thursday, August 14, 2014, at 9:15 a.m. from the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rd., Joliet, to Holy Family Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
For information: 815-741-5500 or www.fredcdames.com
Published in The Herald-News from Aug. 12 to Aug. 13, 2014