ANTON "TONY" HACKBARTH 1/5/1935 - 5/21/2014 Anton (Tony) Hackbarth passed away May 21, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family. Tony was born to Herman Hackbarth and Caroline ( Decsov) Hackbarth on January 5, 1935 in Waupun, WI. He graduated from Waupun High School in 1952. He joined the Naval Reserves and was honorably discharged in 1954 at which time he joined the United States Air Force. He was honorably discharged from the Air Force in 1958. He met and married Barbara (Ebinger) February 1959. They moved to Barstow in February 1959. He is survived by his loving wife Barbara; sons, Mark David, Aaron Michael (Vanessa), Brae Johann Hackbarth; one daughter, Julie Ann Hackbarth McIntyre (Scott); brother, Edward Hackbarth (Marilyn); grand-children, Michelle Smock (Jeff), Michael McIntyre (Rochelle), Megan Zimmerman (Tyler), Jade Hackbarth, Kayleigh Farrington and Zyla Hackbarth; great-great-grandchildren, Conner, Rowen, Isaac, Isaiah and Kylie; brother-in-law, Dr. Ronald (Alice Ann) Ebinger; sister-in-law, Marilyn Hackbarth; and many, many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Caroline; brothers, Herman, Richard and George; sisters, Marie, Bernice, Gertrude, Caroline, Laura; and his son, Danny Hackbarth. Tony started the Hot Dog Stand in 1959-1963. Opened Del Panther 1964-1965. Partnered with his brother in 1965 at Del Taco until his retirement in 2011. He was affectionately known as "Mr. Del Taco," in Barstow. Tony was an avid pheasant hunter and pursued the hobby for over 40 years. He was an active member of Shepherd Of The Desert Lutheran Church and belonged to many organizations. Received many awards: Honorary Fireman, Man of Continuous Service and Parents of the Year, only to name a few. He was a generous man that contributed to many charities and organizations. He loved his family and always enjoyed being with them. His Memorial services will be Saturday, May 31, 2014 at First Baptist Church, 1320 Barstow Road, Barstow CA, at 11 a.m. Luncheon to follow in the social hall. Donations can be made to Shepherd Of The Desert Lutheran Church or Barstow College Foundation.
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Published in the Daily Press from May 28 to May 30, 2014
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