Woodbury County

Tech. Louie E. Hacker



Men and Women In Service

Private First Class Hacker of Camp Forrest, Tenn., is spending an 11-day furlough visiting his mother, Mrs. Nellie Hacker, 4518 Arthur Street. He is a member of the medical corps connected with the glider troop division at Camp Forrest. 

Source: The Sioux City Journal, April 28, 1944

Louie E. Hacker -- Obituary 1924-2002

LAWTON, Iowa — Louie E. Hacker, 77, of Lawton died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002.

Services will be 12:30 p.m. Monday at Bethel Lutheran Church in Lawton, with the Revs. Maury Ellwein and Bruce Jackson officiating. Burial with military rites will be 3:15 p.m. in Logan Park Cemetery in Sioux City. Visitation with the family will be 3 to 7 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 6 p.m., at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City.

Mr. Hacker was born Oct. 7, 1924, in Lawton, the son of Franz and Nellie (Hughes) Hacker. He graduated from Central High School in Sioux City in 1942. He served in the armed forces from 1943 to 1945 as a surgical technician with 17th Airborne Division Paratroopers. He proudly served his country in the Battle of the Bulge and in Operation Varsity (Invasion of Germany). He enjoyed his lifelong career with Iowa Public Service (later Mid We'st Energy) for 39 years. He retired in 1987.

He married Doris E. Wallace, and they had celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 25, 1998. They farmed near Lawton for many years until they moved into Lawton in 1979. He enjoyed his three children, Donald, Becky and Mary. He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church and the American Legion. He loved raising flowers, tending to a large garden, woodworking, collecting coins, visiting with friend and relatives, and being a bargain shopper.

Survivors include three children and their families, Donald and Elizabeth Hacker and their children, Adam and Christopher, of Harrisburg, Penn., his daughter, Becky Hacker-Kluver and son-in-law, Jeff Kluver of Webster City, Iowa, his daughter and family, Mary and Lynn Nordtvedt and their children, Chelsay and Ryan of Cottage Grove, Minn.; a sister, Louise Carrington of Arizona; a sister-in-law, Eleanor Hacker; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; and a brother, Karl.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, January 2002