Robert L. Hackmann, Sr., 89, Foristell, Missouri, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020, at the Assisted Living at the Meadowlands in O’Fallon.
The son of Leland and Dora (Lamb) Hackmann, he was born March 10, 1930 in St. Charles, Missouri.
On April 23, 1955, he married Claire Elmendorf and she preceded him in death on May 19, 1992.
Also preceding him were his parents; one daughter, Coleen Hackmann; three sisters, Lorraine Hackmann, Kay Stewart and Dot Ohrman; and one brother, Floyd Hackmann.
He is survived by: two daughters, Joleen Roberts and her husband, Doug of Foristell, Missouri and Jill Noland and her husband, Randy of St. Charles, Missouri; one son, Bob Hackmann and his wife, Tricia of Foristell, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Chad Roberts, Jessica LaTorre, Jacob Noland, Kelly Noland, Justin Hackmann, Julia Hackmann, and Luke Hackmann; four great-grandchildren, Austen, Claire, Beth, and Tess; and one brother, Charles Hackmann and his wife, Mary Lou of Troy, Missouri.
Mr. Hackmann served in the U.S Navy during the Korean War as a Navy Seabee. He was a life-long carpenter. At the time of his retirement, he was employed by McGrath and Associates. He was a great and loving dad and grandfather. He enjoyed rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals and was often found challenging his friends around the card table. He will be missed by many but his legacy and contagious humor will forever live on in the hearts closest to him.
His last act of kindness was the gift of his body for anatomical study at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. He will be memorialized at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery and a service will be held there at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 21, 2020 with military honors. Friends and family are invited to a celebration of Bob’s life on Friday, February 21, 2020 at St. Peter Catholic Parish Center, 1st Capitol Dr. in St. Charles anytime between 12 Noon and 3:00 p.m. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in Bob’s name may do so in lieu of flowers American Heart Association or St. Louis Childrens’ Hospital. Professional services have been entrusted to Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Pkwy., Wentzville, MO 63385 636-327-6600
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