William "Willie" "Bill" John Hackmann, age 86 of Linn, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Frene Valley Health Center in Hermann.
Bill was born June 15, 1925, in Morrison, a son to the late William and Clara (Schmidt) Hackmann
On June 24, 1950, Bill was united in marriage to Bernadette Schneider at the Assumption Catholic Church in Morrison. She survives at Frene Valley Health Center in Hermann.
Bill worked on farms in the area as a young man and then went to work as a cook for the Corp of Engineers on two river boats, the Sgt. Floyd and the Mitchell. Bill then went to work as a baker for Gerbes Grocery Store in Jefferson City and worked for them for a number of years.
Bill was a member of St. George Catholic Church in Linn and enjoyed fishing, gardening, mowing the grass, playing cards, playing his steel guitar and his lawn tractors.
In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by: one grandson, Tylor A. Hackmann of New Bloomfield, sisters-in-law, Dorothy Hackmann of Hermann, Mariland Hackmann of Linn, Marie Hackmann of Chamois, Rita Klick and Henrietta Schneider of Hermann as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by: two sons, Gregory A. Hackmann and Carl W. Hackmann, one sister, Ilma (Hackmann) Bruenig, six brothers, Erwin, Alfred, Harvey, Wilburt, Vernon and Clarence Hackmann, four sisters-in-law, Adeline, Alma, Tillie and Amy Hackmann and one brother-in-law Herbert Bruenig.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2012, at St. George Catholic Church in Linn. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. I.C. Medina as the Celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. George Parish Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to St. George Catholic Church or the Assumption Catholic Church in Morrison.