John Edwin “Jack” Haecker IV, 92, rural Wabash, died at 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Miller’s Merry Manor East, Wabash.
He was born Aug. 28, 1925 in Massillon, OH, to John and Thelma (Zintsmaster) Haecker.
He married Ruby W. Cole (Jones) in Wabash County on Dec. 24, 1955; she died Nov. 9, 2005. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a press operator at Fisher Body in Marion for 25 years, retiring Dec. 20, 1996. Mr. Haecker was a member of Grace Fellowship Church and the Marion Sympathy Club. He enjoyed cooking, watching cooking shows on television, and cookbooks.
He is survived by two sons: John S. Haecker, Wabash; and Sheldon (Marsha) Jones, LaFontaine; seven grandchildren: Marshall (Laurie) Jones, Brownsburg, Justin (Megan) Jones, Sugar Grove, Ill., Rita (Mark) Crislip, Van Lear, Ky., Lisa Jones, Roann, Scott Jones, Kokomo, and Summer (Kerim) Tatlici and Stacey (Tom Padgett) Jones, both of Chicago, Ill. He was also preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Sheila Haecker; his son, Sherman Jones; his grandson, Shade Eviston; his sister, Darlene Ogden; and his brother, Charles Haecker.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Monday, April 23, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with David Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
The preferred memorial for Mr. Haecker is Wabash County Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association.