John S. Hackmann

John Sondermann Hackmann, 83, of Fairview Heights, born March 31, 1927 in East St. Louis, Illinois, died on Saturday, May 15, 2010, at his residence.

A graduate of Belleville Township High School, Mr. Hackmann enlisted in the Navy and served as a Seabee in the South Pacific 1945-46. He graduated from Washington University in 1949 and received his Juris Doctorate from St. Louis University in 1955. Mr. Hackmann then joined the staff at Illini Federal Savings and Loan Association (formerly State Savings and Loan Association). In 1989, after 34 years, Mr. Hackmann retired as President of Illini Federal Savings and Loan.

Mr. Hackmann served as President of Christian Welfare Hospital from 1963 to 1977. He, along with other civic leaders, raised funds and directed the construction of Anderson Hospital in Maryville, Ill in 1977. He served as President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees and helped guide the hospital through much growth, until he retired from the board in 1992.

Mr. Hackmann served many charitable organizations including Board of Governors and Champaign Chairman of the United Way, Community Progress, Chamber of Commerce, Optimist Club and several others. He also served in many organizations in the Savings and Loan industry including Teacher and District Governor of the American Savings and Loan Institute, Board of Directors for the Illinois Savings and Loan Association, and Charter Member of the Society of Real Estate Appraisers. He was a member of the American Bar Association and local bar associations.

Mr. Hackmann received the Jaycees Boss of the Year award, the Rotarian Paul Harris Fellow, and Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Society of Real Estate Appraisers and several Savings and Loan Associations.

John was preceded in death by his:

  • Parents: Frank H. and Anna Louise (nee Williams) Hackmann
  • Brothers
    • Sterling Hackmann
    • William Hackmann 
  • Sisters
    • Frances Allen
    • Louise Bingham
    • Lois Snider
    • Jane Hackmann 
    • Nora Rowland

Surviving are his:

  • Wife of 61 years, Agnes M. (nee Clausen) Hackmann, whom he married on June 5, 1948
  • A son: John F. (Eda) Hackmann of Fairview Heights, IL
  • Three daughters
    • Deborah (John) Truhan of Peoria, IL
    • Janet Hackmann of St. Louis, MO
    • Mary Ellen (Ashish) Pradhan of Atlanta, GA
  • Sisters
    • Alice Miniutti
    • Carol Hackmann
  • Grandchildren
    • Valerie Truhan
    • Matthew Truhan
    • Elizabeth Truhan
    • Rebekah Truhan
    • John (Jamie) S. Hackmann II
    • Amy Hackmann
    • Mark Hackmann
    • Steve Hackmann
    • Peter Hackmann
    • Bethany Hackmann
    • Ben Hackmann
    • Nathan Malear
    • Andrea Malear
    • Sarah (Brian) Hummert
    • Janelle Hackmann
    • Alice Hackmann
    • Jennifer Pradhan 
    • Alex Pradhan
  • Twelve great-grandchildren, and many friends.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4-7 pm, Thursday, May 20, 2010 at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm Friday, May 21, 2010 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Rev. Larry Patton officiating.  Private family burial at Lake View Memorial Gardens.


Condolences left for John S. Hackmann:

    I was saddened to hear that Mr. Hackmann passed away. May the Lord make it easy for you to reflect upon his life and the time you had together.

    Tom Holtzclaw Arnold Missouri 63010

    John & Eda -
    We are very sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Our prayers and thoughts are with your entire family.
    Jim & Linda Elbe

    Linda Elbe Smithton Illinois 62285