Gerald Henry Hackemack, 86, of Sutter, passed away early Friday morning, April 7, 2023, at the Illinois Veteran’s Home in Quincy.
Gerald was born October 29, 1936, the son of Martin and Dorothy Mamie (Dowdall) Hackemack in Quincy. He graduated from Warsaw High School and then went on to attend Wentworth Military Academy. He served in the United States Army from 1960 until his Honorable Discharge in 1963 as an E-6 Staff Sargent. Gerald qualified as a Sharpshooter with the M-1 Combine rifle during his service time. In 1965 he was united in marriage to Glenadyne Hackemack Piercy and together they had three children, Gerald, Glenda and Gaylen. He was later married to Donna Jones Pyor. Gerald spent part of his life working on the family farm and dairy farm and finished his career driving a semi-truck. Gerald enjoyed volunteering at Blessing Hospital and the Illinois Veteran’s Home in Quincy and was an active member at Madison Park Christian Church in Quincy. He also enjoyed photography.
Gerald is survived by his wife, Donna Pryor Hackemack of Washinton DC area; children, Gerald (Lisa) Hackemack of Lake of the Hills, Illinois, Glenda (Lyndle) Hackemack Wedding of Quincy, and Gaylen (Amie) Hackemack of Wake Forest, NC; stepchildren, Craig Pryor and Cammie Pryor Luke of the Washington DC area; grandchildren, Ashley and Jay Swingel, Amber Clark, and Luke, Josey, Hayden and Grant Hackemack; step grandchildren, Joshua and Zachary Pryor; one great grandchild, Mason Swingel.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Sylvia Rayburn.
Funeral services will be held at the Sutter Salem Bible Church on Monday, April 10, 2023 at 10:00 AM with burial to follow in church cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. Memorials may be directed to the Sutter Salem Bible Church of Illinois Veteran’s Home. Printy Funeral Home of Warsaw is in charge of arrangements.
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