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Roman C. Hacker

Jan. 30, 1917 - April 3, 2007

NEW ULM -- Roman Charles Hacker, 90, of New Ulm, formerly of Willmar, died Tuesday at New Ulm Medical Center.

The service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Ulm. Burial will be in the New Ulm City Cemetery, Soldiers Rest Section, with full military honors by the New Ulm Area Comrades of Valor.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, with a parish prayer service at 8 p.m., and from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm. Memorials are preferred to the New Ulm Medical Center Auxiliary, NUACS, or St. Mary's Church.

He was born Jan. 30, 1917, in Lafayette Township to Joseph and Katherine (Voltin) Hacker. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was stationed in Korea. He moved to the Willmar in the mid-1970s and lived there for 10 years. He worked as a mechanic and did custom combining. He also farmed and was a combine mechanic for Brown County Implement.

He is survived by his wife: Evie; children: David (and Jean) of Chesterfield, Mo., Steven (and Rochelle) of Portland, Ore., Denny of New Hope, Wynn (and Denise) Hughes of New Ulm, Guy (and Lori) Hughes of Missoula, Mont., Mike Hughes (and fiancée Allison Brooks) of Woodbury, Jay (and Lori) Hughes of New Ulm, Charlie Hughes of Spirit Lake, Iowa, Doug (and Maria) Hughes of New Ulm, R.C. (and Katy) Hacker of Fort Riley, Kan., Missy (and Mike) Tauer of New Ulm, Rachel (and Lowell) Domeier of New Ulm; 26 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one brother: Clarence Hacker of St. George.

He was preceded in death by his first wife: Marchita Morley; daughter: Patricia; two brothers and one sister.