William Haecker, 66

William H. “Bill” Haecker, 66, of Morton, Ill., died Monday July 24, 2017, at his home.

Bill was born May 17, 1951, in Wabash, to Harry V. Haecker and V. Colleen (Grump) Haecker Summers.

He married Ruth M. Randol in Phoenix, Ariz., in December 1981. Bill worked 36 years at Morton Buildings, and five years for Parker Fabrications in Morton, retiring in 2013. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and attending his grandchildren's activities.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Haecker of Morton; four children, Jennifer Merritt of Morton, Kim (Jerry) Traylor of East Peoria, Ill., Lisa (Mike) Lovell of Pekin, Ill., and Bub (Vonda Dupuis) Malott of Farmington, Ill.; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson; his mother, Colleen Summers, of North Manchester; and his four siblings, Robert (Christina) Haecker of North Manchester, Doris Moore of Somerset, Tom (Amy) Haecker of Wabash, and Bonnie (Duane) Caudill of Silver Lake; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, his brother-in-law, Marvin Moore, and his uncle, Charles Miller.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash.  Friends may call 6 - 8 p.m., Friday, and one hour prior to the service Saturday, at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery in Wabash.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or Animal Shelter of Wabash County.

The memorial guestbook may be signed online at


Posted on 2017 Jul 26