Melvin Hackenmiller, 84, Stacyville, Iowa

Published 11:04 am Thursday, August 9, 2012

Melvin Hackenmiller, 84, of Stacyville, Iowa, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

Melvin Hackenmiller

Melvin was born June 11, 1928, at Meyer, Iowa, the son of Math and Olivia (Durben) Hackenmiller. He graduated from Osage High School in 1946. On Sept. 24, 1958, he married Janice Mayer at Visitation Catholic Church in Stacyville.

Melvin is survived by his wife of almost 54 years, Janice of Stacyville; seven children, Sandy (Dean) Blanchard of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Sharon (John) Cowin of Ledyard, Iowa, Craig (Barb) Hackenmiller of Mantorville, Minn., Laurie (Randi) Johnson of Osage, Iowa, Karla (Art) Werger of Athens, Ohio, Mark (Teressa) Hackenmiller of Cedar Rapids, Matt (Melissa) Hackenmiller of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; grandchildren, Ross, Drew, Alex, Olivia, Holly, Ezra, Abby and Vienna; brother, Ernie Hackenmiller of St. Ansgar, Iowa; sisters, Imelda (Joseph) Neis of Rogers, Minn., Lorene (Darrell) Mayer of Lockport, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews.

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He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, David; brothers, Bill, Sylvan and Jerome; and sister, Genny Lemay.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at Visitation Catholic Church in Stacyville with the Rev. Donald Bruggeman officiating. Burial will be in Visitation Catholic Cemetery. Friends may greet the family from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the church with a rosary at 4:30 p.m. and a scripture wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour before services at the church on Saturday.

Information available and condolences accepted at Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home, 641-732-3706.