Ronald J. Hack, age 87, of Rural Peotone, passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.
He was born on July 29, 1927 in Chicago Heights, IL, the son of the late John C. and Blanche (Apking) Hack. He was the first ordained elder and a lifelong member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Peotone. He was a member of the Will County Farm Bureau and the Bradley Moose Lodge. He was a 4-H leader and former chairman of the board for 1st Farm Credit Services. He served as general livestock superintendent at the Will County Fair for many years.
Ronald was a lifelong farmer. He loved to go fishing in Ely, Minnesota with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marjorie (Schroeder) Hack who he married on January 16, 1949 at Immanuel United Church of Christ. He is also survived by a daughter, Kathleen Shanahan of Peotone; a son, John (Denise) Hack of Peotone; 6 grandchildren, Paul (Allison) Hack, Kevin (Pamela) Hack, Jared (Melissa) Hack, Jaclyn (Michael Jr.) Cain, Donald (Thanh) Shanahan, and Michael (Denise) Shanahan; 8 great-grandchildren, Peyton, Austin, Tucker, Teagahn, Oliver, Caitlyn, Marjorie, and Samuel; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Joan and Cliff Oliver; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother and sister-in-law, Wallace and Betty Hack; 2 great-grandchildren, Samantha and Dylan Cain; and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Elaine and LaVern Koehn.
Visitation will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home in Peotone on Saturday, September 13 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Immanuel United Church of Christ in Peotone on Sunday, September 14 at 1:00 p.m., Rev. Dwight Gorbold and Nancy Wheeler officiating. There will be visitation at church from 12:00-1:00 p.m. prior to service. Burial will take place at Peotone Cemetery. Memorials to Immanuel United Church of Christ would be appreciated.