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Paul Hackert

February 7, 1945 ~ October 29, 2018 (age 73)

Paul Hackert of Sully, Iowa, was born February 7, 1945, to Carl and Christine (Ter Louw) Hackert at their home on Amsterdam Hill near Pella. He was the youngest of five children.  

He graduated from Lynnville-Sully High School in 1963, and was united in marriage to Karen Albright on July 27, 1965, in Sully.  They were blessed with three daughters: Trisha, Chandra and Shawna.

Paul grew up farming as a boy, and later worked for Vermeer Manufacturing and Maasdam Construction.  He farmed most of his adult life, and owned and operated Hackert Sales and Service.  He was a member of the First Reformed Church in Sully and had an unwavering faith in his Lord and Savior. Paul served a term as the Board President of Sully Christian School.

Paul was an avid outdoorsman, inventor, loved the beauty of God’s creation, and fished every chance he had. However, his number one passion was following his grandchildren’s activities. Without a doubt, he was their biggest fan!

Paul will be remembered for loving his family fiercely, his infectious smile, his generosity, and his hard work ethic – leaving behind a great legacy. 

In short, he made the ordinary extraordinary. 

He is survived by his wife, Karen, and their three daughters and their families:  Trisha and Greg Criswell, Mariah, Macayla and Maggie of Waukon; Chandra and George Clark, Sami and Grace of Pella; and Shawna “Squirrel” and Brad Remsburg, Jake and Whitney of West Des Moines.  He is also survived by his siblings:  Ken (Verna) Hackert of Lynnville, Karen (Don) Jansen of Grinnell, and Jerry (Phyllis) Hackert of Sully.  He was an uncle to numerous nieces and nephews and their families.  In addition, he is survived by his brother-in-laws Morris and Dale Albright and their families.  

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother, his sister LaVonne Van Wyk, brother-in-law Forrest Van Wyk, and sister-in-law Nancy Albright. 


Donations may be made to:

Hospice of Pella
Pella IA