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Ivan Hackley

Ivan Hackley, 63, of Reynolds, North Dakota died of cancer Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at his home under care of Hospice.

Memorial Services will be 1:00 pm, Saturday, December 6, 2008 at the Bilden Funeral Home in Northwood, North Dakota.

Ivan was born in Columbus, Ohio on September, 21, 1945 the third of six children to Ivan Lester and Ruth (Taylor) Hackley. He lived in Ohio until he joined the U.S. Army in 1963. On December 16, 1967 he was united in marriage to Esther Gleason at the Sigdal Lutheran Church, rural Hamar, North Dakota. Ivan and his family resided in several different states during his 24 year employment with the Department of Defense with 16 of those years residing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Following his retirement in 1994 the family returned to North Dakota. He then entered the private sector and found employment with UND and with JLG Architects in Grand Forks until 2005.
Ivan was an enthusiastic car hobbyist.

He is survived by his wife, Esther Hackley; daughter, Lynnette (Charles) Scheuring of Lidgerwood, North Dakota; sons, Ivan Wade (Gwen) Hackley of Pueblo West, Colorado and Jeremy Hackley of Fargo, North Dakota; grandchildren, Alexandra, Abigail, and William Scheuring and Travis and Mikaylin Hackley; sisters, Corena Ann (James) Rafferty and Roxann Woods both of Marysville, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Clayton, Jerry and John Hackley.

The Bilden Funeral Home of Northwood, North Dakota is in charge of arrangements.

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BARBARA CARTER Dec 8 2008 12:00 AM

From a fellow Northern Cruise Club Member, my condolences

Paul Anderson Dec 7 2008 12:00 AM

Jim & Ann Rafferty and Family Dec 7 2008 12:00 AM

I met Ivan this summer at aware Thursday evenings a Culver.I will miss him with dodge he was working on.northern cruise car club will miss him and all the new people that he met over the summer months

Francis Adams Dec 5 2008 12:00 AM

We'll miss a great friend and club member. Now he can work in that car with all the help of his friends and heroes ; and watch over all of us. Gerry

Gerry Porath Dec 5 2008 12:00 AM

May these few words of sympathy help, at least in part, to ease the burden that you bear and the sadness in your heart. Ivan was fun to be around at the car nights. He will be missed. Joe Conzo President of the Northern Cruz Club

Joe Conzo Dec 5 2008 12:00 AM

I was so sorry to hear of Ivan's passing. I got to know him though the Northern Cruz club and always looked forward to seeing him on cruz nights and at our meetings. You know what two old car guys (I'm a month older), that like to talk, can be like. I had a chance to talk with him the one cruz that he made last summer and knew that it had been a tough road. I really missed seeing him on Thursday nights but he was always our thoughts and prayers. Our prayers and thoughts are now with you, his family members, during your time of mourning. May God bless all of you. Any of you are always welcome at any meeting or Cruz. Just look me up and I'll make sure you get to meet everyone. Skip Narum Treasurer Northern Cruz Club

Skip Narum Dec 5 2008 12:00 AM

We, at the Northern Cruz Car Club, are going to miss Ivan's smiling face and gentle nature at our summer cruise nights. It is a rude comeuppance, when someone two weeks older than me, dies. We'll all see Ivan at the Big Car Show in heaven, someday soon. Dennis Schjeldahl

Dennis Schjeldahl Dec 5 2008 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear about Ivan's passing. I worked with Ivan at JLG Architects, and loved hearing all of his stories about his favorite cars, his kids and grandchildren, his love for the South, his home repair projects, and his art (later on, of course). We have so many good memories of him here at JLG, and I hope your own memories will help you get through this difficult time.

Amanda Kosior Dec 4 2008 12:00 AM

I was so sorry and shocked to hear about Ivan this morning. I liked him very much and enjoyed his company when he worked here at JLG. We even got together a couple times after work and he talked extensively about his family and grandkids and his life in the early days!!! Even after he stopped working here--he always stopped by to say "Hi" when he was in town on other business. I'm sorry he didn't make it to getting his "ranch in Northern Texas" like he dreamed of doing some day--if he could talk his wife into being that far away from the kids! :) My heart goes out to all of you--he was a really neat man--I will certainly miss him.

Shelley & Rob Drahovzal Dec 4 2008 12:00 AM