CARBONDALE — Gerald J. Haecker, passed away at 12:20 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in Marion VA Center.
Gerald was born Aug. 23, 1922, in San Antonio, Texas, to Eugene and Stella (Real) Haecker.
He was a U.S. Army veteran during World War II.
Gerald married Lorraine Kraus on Oct. 18, 1952, in Gerard’s Catholic Church in San Antonio, Texas. Together they shared 54 years of marriage. She preceded him in death June 18, 2007.
Survivors include son, Eugene Haecker of Anchorage, Alaska; daughters, Ellen McNitt of Carbondale, and Mary Humphrey of Sonora, Texas; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one stepgranddaughter; and three great-stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by parents, Eugene and Stella Haecker; wife, Lorraine Haecker and one sister.
Walker Funeral Home and Crematory of Carbondale is in charge of arrangements.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29, in Saint Francis Xavier Church, with Father Bob Flannery officiating. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery in Carbondale. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at the church.
Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.