Date of Death: November 24, 2019

Service Details

A celebration of Leon Gordon Hackenberg’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3 rd 2019 at the Hohner Funeral Home with Pastor Josh Mullins officiating. Military Honors will be held immediately following services under the auspices of the American Legion Hice-Shutes Post #170.

Obituary Notice

Leon Gordon Hackenberg, age 76, of Three Rivers passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at his home. He was born in Muskegon, MI., on September 27, 1943 the son of the late Leon William and Katheryn Mary (Davis) Hackenberg. Gordon served his country honorably in the U.S. Army and following began his career as a heavy-
equipment operator for Clifton Engineering, Bloom and Meyers, Hackenberg Trucking, and before retiring was a supervisor for Subsurface Construction.
Gordon was a Life Member of the Three Rivers Eagles #2303 where he achieved “Golden Eagle” status and was also a member of the American Legion Post #170. He was a former member of the Howardsville Gospel Chapel and has recently attended the Flowerfield Missionary Baptist Church.
Mr. Hackenberg was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, David Hackenberg.
He leaves to cherish his memory, one loving daughter, Joyce Hackenberg, of Virginia Beach, VA.; onebrother, Daniel (Beth) Hackenberg, of Bald Knob, AR.; one niece, Dana (Brad) Hackenberg-Burns and one nephew, Dustin (Ashley) Hackenberg; as well as one great-niece and two great-nephews.

Additional Information

Memorial contributions may be donated to the Three Rivers Eagles #2303 or Liz’s Little Rescue of Portage MI. Envelopes available at the funeral home.

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  1. Joyce, you do not know me, nor have you ever met me. I want to send my deepest condolences to you and the rest of your family.

    I just now learned of your father’s passing about an hour ago, and it has me with a heavy heart.
    I was the representative that provided your father with new windows for his home in Three Rivers.

    I had went back to visit with your Dad about a month ago, so now I’m really grateful for those few more hours that I was able to spend with him.

    It was beyond an honor meeting and doing business with your father, he was one helluva man.

    We were actually supposed to enter a trap shooting contest in a couple weeks. I was actually planning on going to see him around Christmastime just to spend more time with him.

    I really hope this message reaches you.
    I would really love it if you could reach out and contact me. My business card is in the folder with the contract paperwork, I have my cell written on it.

  2. Gordy, knew him most of my life via Joyce. Wasn’t till I was older that I appreciated his wit and “tell it as he saw it.” So genuine and one of a kind. Will be missed.

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