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Albert “Al” John Hacker passed away January 10, 2010 at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg, Texas. He was born May 26, 1922, in Nicollet [Minnesota].

Al was a devoted and faithful husband, son, father and brother-in-law. He was also a devoted Catholic and member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church.

He served in the U.S. Army and was a WW II Veteran. While being in the Army he received the Asiatic Pacific Theater Service Medal, European African Middle Eastern Theater Service Medal, American Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star and six overseas bars.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Maxine Hacker; father, Albert J. Hacker; mother, Josephine Hofmeister Hacker; a brother, Elmer Hacker and a sister, Florence H. Fleck and a step-son, Ricky Campos.

He is survived by his loving wife, Alicia P. Hacker; two sons; Kenneth (Jenny) Hacker of Lynchburg, Va. and Ronald (Rita) Hacker of Sterling, Va.; two daughters, Pamela H. (Randy) Bundy & Beverly H. (David) Emery both of Brainerd; a daughter-in-law Carol Hacker of Alden, N.Y.; a sister, Doris H. Schnobrich of New Ulm; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a step-son, Benito (Sonia) Campos Jr.; step-daughters, Norma C. (Robert) Austin & Nellie C. Santos. Albert enjoyed his children, grandchildren, golfing, bowling and country western music dancing.

A memorial service was held on Friday, Jan. 15, 2010 at Skinner-Silva Funeral Home of Phar, Texas, with Military Honors conducted by Post 101 of Pharr. There will also be a memorial service in Minnesota over the summer.

]The Journal, New Ulm, MN]