Joan Hacker


Joan Hacker, 80, of Columbus, Indiana, passed away at 7:10 a.m. Thursday, June 4, 2015, at Columbus Regional Hospital in Columbus, Indiana.

Mrs. Hacker was born June 10, 1934, in Dupont, Indiana, the daughter of Howard and Ruth Anderson Peterson. She married Roger Hacker February 17, 1951, in Columbus, Indiana. He survives.

Joan was a homemaker, worked as a nurse’s aide for the Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin and as a cafeteria and bus aide for Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. in Columbus. She was a member of Franklin Chapter No. 439 Order of the Eastern Star in Franklin and a 1951 graduate of Columbus High School.

She enjoyed camping, flowers and being with her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Roger Hacker of Columbus, Indiana; four sons, Michael (Cyndi) Hacker of Longmont, Colorado, Vince Hacker of Columbus, Kirk (Lori) Hacker of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Douglas (Donna) Hacker of Franklin; two daughters, Sandy (Robert Wiseman) Hacker of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Marsha (Randy) Lewis of Indianapolis; five grandchildren, Melissa Baker of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Brooke Lewis and Elaine Hacker, both of Indianapolis, Derek Hacker of Miami, Florida, and Patrick Hacker of Franklin; and two great-grandchildren Kayden and Dakota Kendall, both of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

She was preceded in death by her parents and twin daughters, Cynthia Ann and Cindy Ann Hacker.

Funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Monday, June 8, 2015, at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon, Indiana, with the Rev. Spencer Heaton officiating. Family and Friends may call at the funeral home from 1:30 p.m. until time of service Monday. An Eastern Star memorial service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday by members of Franklin Chapter No. 439 Order of the Eastern Star. Burial will be at Vernon Cemetery.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the Ted Server Athletic Scholarship Fund.

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