Darlene E. Hacker, age 88 of Marengo, died Sunday, April 3, 2016 at Rose Haven Nursing Home, Marengo. Funeral Services: 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, April 6, 2016, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Marengo with Rev. Andrew Gray officiating. Burial: Marengo Cemetery. Visitation: 4 to 7 P.M. Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Marengo. A memorial fund has been established. Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo is assisting the family with arrangements.
She is survived by two daughters, Mary Ann (Allen) Mumby, and Sandra (Dale) Folkmann of Marengo; two sons, Lee (Diane) Hacker of Jordan, MN and Steven (Debra) Hacker of Marengo; seven grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister Delphine Vander Hamm of Marengo, and a very special friend, Irene Schindler of Marengo. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John in 1989, a son William in 1970, and two brothers, Clellan and Eugene Vander Hamm.
Darlene was born July 18, 1927 in rural Ireton, Iowa, the daughter of Oscar and Anna Rassler Vander Hamm. She received her education in the rural Ireton schools and she married John H. Hacker on September 17, 1949 in Ireton. The couple made their home on her husband’s family farm in rural Marengo.