Joan Hacker


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

Mrs. Hacker was born June 10, 1934, in Dupont, the daughter of Howard and Ruth Anderson Peterson.

She married Roger Hacker on Feb. 17, 1951, in Columbus; he survives.

Joan was a homemaker and worked as a nurse’s aide for the Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin. She was also a cafeteria and bus aide for Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. in Columbus.

She was a member of Franklin Chapter 439 Order of the Eastern Star 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; 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 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.

A funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 420 S. State St., North Vernon, with the Rev. Spencer Heaton officiating. Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 1:30 p.m. until service time Monday. An Eastern Star memorial service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home by members of Franklin Chapter No. 439 Order of the Eastern Star. Burial will be at Vernon Cemetery in Vernon.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Ted Server Athletic Scholarship Fund, in care of the funeral home.

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