V. Colleen Summers, 92

V. Colleen Summers, 92, formerly of rural Roann, died at 9:52 pm, Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Parkview Wabash Hospital. 

She was born March 8, 1926 in Wabash, to Gordon Grumpp and Isabel (Fanning) Miller.

Colleen was a 1944 graduate of Manchester High School.  She first married Harry Vercil Haecker in Wabash on Nov. 11, 1944; he died Dec. 16, 1968.  She then married Oscar Summers in Wabash on Aug. 14, 1971; he died Oct. 25, 2001. 

She was a telephone operator for General Telephone in Wabash, and also was a farmer's wife. She was a member of the Niconza Christian Fellowship Church in Roann, and the North Manchester American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed sewing and spending time with her family.   Colleen had lived at Peabody Retirement Community since 2009.

She is survived by four children, Doris Moore of Somerset, Robert (Christina) Haecker of North Manchester, Bonnie (Duane) Caudill of Silver Lake, and Thomas (Amy) Haecker of Wabash; step-son, Scott Summers of Roann; 17 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Ruth Haecker of Morton, Ill., and sister-in-law, Ruth Miller of North Manchester. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, son, Bill Haecker, and her brother Charles Miller.

Funeral services were Saturday, March 31, 2018, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Roann Chapel, 335 S. Chippewa Road, Roann, with Pastor Phil Medsger officiating.  Burial was in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Visitation was Friday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Relay for Life of Wabash County

The memorial guest book for Colleen may be signed at


Posted on 2018 Mar 30