A funeral service for Robert L. “Red” Hackmann will be held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Plentywood Lutheran Church with Pastor Mark Taylor officiating. A luncheon will be held at the church following the funeral and interment will take place in Flaxville. Robert, 69, died Thursday, October 24th at Sheridan Memorial Hospital in Plentywood.
Red was born December 5, 1943 in Scobey, Montana, a son of Alfred and Emma (Tyler) Hackmann. He grew up in the Flaxville area and graduated from Flaxville High School in 1961. He was baptized and confirmed in the Flaxville Lutheran Church. During high school, he participated in football and basketball and worked for various farmers and ranchers in the area. After graduation, he joined the US Navy and served for twenty-one years, including two tours in Vietnam. He also served in Germany and several state- side assignments. Following his time in the service he worked the oil rigs in several places and then started his own business, Hackmann Construction, based in Plentywood. He ran this business until an automobile accident in 2003 left him unable to continue working. Since that time he lived in Plentywood and then Miles City for awhile; moving back to Plentywood as a resident of the Sheridan Memorial Nursing Home.
Red was married twice, to Tinetta Black and Clara Dyke. With Tinetta he had two sons, LeRoy and Truman.
He is survived by his two sons LeRoy and Truman and his wife Sandie both of Plentywood; three brothers Ernest and his wife Mary of Scobey, Gerald and Vernon, both of Plentywood. Four sisters survive: Marie Messom, Lilly Mae Nelson and her husband Bill, Clarice Knutson and her husband John, and Judy Nelson all of Plentywood. He is also survived by one granddaughter Meghan Hackmann of Plentywood. Numerous nephews, nieces and great and great-great nieces and nephews also survive.
He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother Leland Hackmann and a sister Carol Fester. He was also preceded in death by an infant brother and sister.