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Byron G Hacker
Nov. 23, 1947 - June 21, 2022
Chilton, WI
Funeral Service:
Sunday, June 26, 2022
4:00 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Funeral Visitation:
Sunday, June 26, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Byron G Hacker
Chilton, WI

Byron G. Hacker, age 74, of Chilton, died on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at Ascension Calumet Medical Center in Chilton.  He was born November 23, 1947 in Green Bay, son of the late Glenn W. & Vivian K. Krueger Hacker.  

After proudly serving his country in the United States Army as a Surgical Assistant, he was honorably discharged and married Judy Spykerman on May 27, 1972 at St. Martin Lutheran Church in Chilton.  

Byron diligently worked as the Chief Juvenile Intake Officer for Calumet County until his retirement after 33 years of service.  Following his retirement, Byron worked side by side with his wife, Judy, at Westend Creations, always delivering arrangements of beauty to brighten the lives of those throughout the community.  

He was an active member of St. Martin Lutheran Church in Chilton and the American Legion Post in Chilton.  As a man with a ‘green thumb’, Byron volunteered countless hours with the Master Gardeners of Calumet County, dedicated his time to the National Junior Horticultural Association and worked as a judge of all things horticultural for county fairs throughout the State of Wisconsin.  His love and dedication to the youth and their education of planting in the community, led to his recognition through 4H into their Hall of Fame.  He served with 4H while his children were active, and continued to offer his time and expertise more than 20 years later.  

Byron was a man who cared for and took time with every person he came in contact with, but he cherished moments spent with his family, especially God’s gift of his grandchildren.  Lovingly known as the “Candyman”, he always made sure to have candy in his pocket for them to enjoy while with with him.  

Survivors include his wife: Judy; his children: Nathan G. Hacker, Jeffrey B. Hacker, Marissa L. (Scott) Heimerl; 6 grandchildren: Lauryn Hacker and her special friend, Derek, Brandon Hacker, Chase Hacker, Meadow Hacker, Mason & Cailyn Heimerl; his siblings: Laurel (Gary) Vondrachek, Dr. Roger R. (Esther) Hacker, Leon J. Hacker; and his brother-in-law: Geary Spykerman.  He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  

Byron was preceded in death by his parents; his father and mother-in-law: Gerhard & Delores Spykerman; and his sisters-in-law: Susan Hacker & Kathryn Spykerman.  

Funeral service will be at 4:00 pm on Sunday, June 26, 2022 at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton with Rev. Thomas Schmitt officiating.  Burial will be in the Forest Home Cemetery in Forest Junction.  A time of visitation will take place at the Wieting Family Funeral Home from 1:00 pm until 3:45 pm on Sunday, June 26, 2022.  Those wishing to watch a live stream or archived recording of the service, watch a memorial video, or view flowers and gifts given to the family may do so by clicking HERE.

Byrons’s family would like to offer a special thanks to the staff at Ascension Calumet Hospital and the wonderful team at Cardiac Rehab for all of the love and care that was provided to both Byron and his family. 
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I had the privilege to work with Byron in the master gardener program at the state level. He was a kind, competent, humorous person who was always willing to help me out when I needed expert advise. I will miss him.

Gladys Proctor (WIMGA representative) - June 25, 2022


My heart aches for you guys. I'm sorry I can't be there to show my support and sympathy. Byron was a kind and generous man, that picture you picked is how i remember his smile always. I know he will be deeply missed.

Sherri Koerber (Friend ) - June 24, 2022


Judy, my deepest, deepest condolences on the passing of Byron..May God help you thru this most difficult time..God Bless...

Mary Criter - June 24, 2022


May you find rest in God's garden, for a job well done.

Lynn Zentner (MGV Lincoln County) - June 24, 2022


Judy & family - these times are never easy. It's hard to even explain the impact Bryon had on me, let alone this community! He was the most gentle man I've ever know, when he would stop to talk to you you knew it came from his heart. He wasn't just fluffing it away. Because of that he taught me to tale a step back, smell the roses and know that in his eyes you truly mattered. This is a huge loss to your family but also to this community. Byron taught all of us that life is what it is because of your actions, so make good decisions. I will greatly miss this man, but know he has left a legacy in Chilton!!! ???

Lori Popp (Friend) - June 23, 2022


Dear Judy, My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family on Byron's passing. I will always cherish the special memories of working with Byron on Legion projects. He was such a caring and knowledgeable man and a dedicated servant to the Lord and our Legion and community. He will be surely missed. May God's gracious care be with you and your family as you mourn his death and celebrate his life. Sincerely, Tom & Linda Cullen

Thomas G Cullen (Friend & fellow Legion member) - June 23, 2022


Judy and Family--I am truly sorry for your loss. I consider myself very fortunate to have known Byron. He was a great person and even a better friend. I am going to miss him dearly. Hugs my friend. Tammy and Mike

Tammy Pethan (Church Friend) - June 23, 2022


Judy and family--- my deepest sympathy goes out to you during this hard and difficult time. I have known you guys forever--back when you were my avon lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you. There is another angel watching over us!

karen swonger (friend) - June 23, 2022


Sorry for the loss of your beloved family member. Byron will be missed, may he RIP.

Hope Schmitt - June 23, 2022


Judy &Family,Im very sorry to here of Byron's death.I have so many memorys of dear Byron what a Great man. Love&Prayers, GOD BLESS YOU.

Ruth Thede (Friend) - June 22, 2022


My deepest sympathies to all of you. He was a wonderful man. May your memories and the love & support of family and friends bring you comfort during this difficult time.

Mary Jo Weber - June 22, 2022


So sorry for your loss. He was a kind and gentle man and easy to work with when we would run into him at the store

Barb & Paul Hugo (Former customers ) - June 22, 2022


judy your in my prayers.ever need something let me know.

steve moehr (friend) - June 22, 2022


Byron known me sence I was a baby, his wife was a nurse for Dr Tipler n then later on they became my boss at westend creations best job I have ever had. You will be missed

Mandy Roeder (Long time friends) - June 22, 2022


Judy and family, We are so sorry for your loss. I just remember seeing Byron in the shop or out delivering flowers. Always, always so nice to everyone. May you all find comfort in the memories you have. You have a special angel watching over you. God bless.

Wendy & Tom Popp (Relative of Judy) - June 22, 2022


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