Joanne Mary Hackett, the daughter of Louis and Dorothy (Heller) Weber was born on January 12, 1933, in Marcus, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in the Marcus area where she attended Amherst Township School #8 until 8th grade. She then attended and graduated from Holy Name High School in 1951. She then attended MBT Business College in Sioux City, Iowa. After college, she worked for Nelson Hatchery from 1952-1957.
On June 17, 1957, Joanne was united in marriage to Duane Hackett at Holy Name Catholic Church. To this union two children were born, Renee Mary and Kenneth Duane. Following their marriage, they lived in several communities before moving to Algona, IA in 1968. In January of 1979, they moved to Lorimor, IA where they farmed for many years.
Joanne had many hobbies that she enjoyed. She was a master gardener and was known for her flower and vegetable gardens. She enjoyed quilting blankets for her family, crocheting afghans for her family and friends, and knitting sweaters for her grandchildren. She was a wonderful cook and baker who enjoyed hosting family. Most of all, Joanne enjoyed the time spent with her family and friends.
On February 4, 2019, Joanne passed away at the Golden Living Center in Plattsmouth, NE at the age of 86. She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Dorothy Weber; husband, Duane Hackett; and one brother, Paul Weber.
She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Renee Graaf of Humboldt, IA, and Kenneth Hackett of Omaha, NE; grandchildren: Christine (Bryan) Redemske and their children, Jack and Madelyn, Sarah (Jeremy) Shields, and their daughters, Paige and Emma, Matt (Liz) Graaf and their daughters, Lucy, Carly, and Mia, Emily Hackett, and Mary Kate Hackett; she is also survived by several nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus, Iowa
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to:
The National Alzheimer's Association
P.O. Box 96011
Washington DC 20090-6011
Public visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, with family present at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a time of sharing at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.