NEW ULM - Jerome Hacker, 88, of Gaylord died Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at the Oak Terrace Health Care Center in Gaylord.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, May 12, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Winthrop with Father Jeff Horejsi celebrating the Mass. Burial will be in the Winthrop Cemetery in Winthrop.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday at St. Francis Catholic Church in Winthrop and will continue for one hour prior to the time of service at the church on Monday. There will be a parish prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the church. Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm is in charge of the arrangements. To leave an online condolence for his family or to sign the guestbook go to: www.mvfh.org.
Jerome is survived by his wife, Audrey Hacker of Gaylord; daughters and sons-in-law, LaVonne and Bruce Fredrickson of Kimball, Sharon and Randall Gieseke of New Ulm; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Shirley Hacker of LeSueur, Richard and Diana Hacker of Winthrop; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Sally Ries of New Ulm, Melinda and Tom Cooling of New Ulm; brother-in-law, Rocky Lane of New Ulm; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Florence Lane; brothers, Roland (Mable), Sylvester (Edna), Dennis (Mary) Hacker; and brothers-in-law, Jerome Ries and Robert LeGare.
Jerome Frank Hacker was born on April 16, 1926 in Lafayette Township, Nicollet County to Anton and Philomena (Klingler) Hacker. On April 24, 1947 he was united in marriage to Audrey Baumann in New Ulm. Jerome farmed, hauled LP for Lakes Gas, and delivered prescription drugs to people from Hanson's Pharmacy. He retired in 1982. Jerome enjoyed woodworking, gardening, fishing, watching birds, Farmall Tractors, and playing the concertina. He was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Winthrop. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the donor's choice.