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James A. Hackman

July 11, 1934 ~ May 31, 2019 (age 84)


James A. Hackman, 84, of Decatur, IN passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019 at St. Joseph Hospital in Ft. Wayne. James was born on July 11, 1934 in Decatur, IN to the late Anslem B. and Mary Christine (Ulman) Hackman. On February 7, 1953, James married Virginia A. Koenig. She preceded him in death on December 23, 2000.

He was a parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. He was previously employed as a truck driver for Holland Trucking. James was a longstanding, proud member of the International Brotherhood of the Teamsters, as well as a member of the Moose Lodge, Knights of Columbus and Sons of the American Legion Post #43.

Jim knew no stranger. He was generous; full of life and loved all of his family and friends. He had a big laugh that will be hard to forget. Jim was never one to turn down a toast or a good meal. His children, grandchildren and great grandchildren miss him terribly already.

James is survived by his 4 children, Kathryn (Dennis) Bailey of Tallahassee, FL, James (Cindy) Hackman, Jr. of Herald, CA, Christina (Dwayne Lemon) Hackman of Ottawa Ontario and Matthew Hackman of Avon, IN; 7 grandchildren, Lisa Bailey Robbins, Kevin Bailey, Erin Bailey, James Hackman III, Melissa Hackman, Grace Lemon and Audrey Lemon; 2 great grandchildren, Samantha Robbins and Sebastian Robbins.  He was also preceded in death by a son, Michael Eugene Hackman and his siblings, Bernie Meyer, Leo, Pat, Edward Victor, Jack, Ed and Alvin Hackman.

Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 pm Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home, Decatur, IN, with reciting of the Holy Rosary at 3:30 pm.

A 10:30 am Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, June 14, 2019 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Decatur, IN, with calling 1 hour prior from 9:30-10:30 am. Officiating will be Father David Ruppert.

Burial will take place in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Decatur, IN on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Preferred memorials are to St. Joseph Catholic School.

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June 13, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home
225 West Adams Street
Decatur, IN 46733

June 14, 2019

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
St. Mary's Parish Hall
414 W. Madison St.
Decatur, IN 46733

Mass of Christian Burial
June 14, 2019

10:30 AM
St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church
414 W. Madison St.
Decatur, IN 46733


St. Joseph Catholic School
Decatur IN

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