Doris Bode Hackman


Doris Bode Hackman, age 96 of Seymour, passed away at the Covered Bridge Health Campus on May 17, 2022. She was born May 14, 1926 in Jackson County, Indiana to August and Anna Barkman Bode. She was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in 1926. She graduated from Cortland High School in 1944. She married Roland Hackman on November 21, 1954 at Immanuel Lutheran Church and enjoyed their 50 years together before he preceded her in death on October 31, 2005. She worked at Jackson County Farm Bureau and Farmer’s Production Credit of Seymour and served as the treasurer of Sauers Mutual Insurance Company, until retiring at the age of 90, but most of her life was dedicated to managing the business affairs of the family farm. She enjoyed being a homemaker, a very skilled seamstress, and tending to the animals on the farm, which was homesteaded after being in the family for over 100 years. She and her husband, Roland “Blondie” were very involved in the community, Future Farmers of America (Jackson County Chapter) and with the Jackson County Fair. She spent her life serving as a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, being involved with the Lutheran Laymans League among many other groups within the church. In short, the church and the farm were her life

Doris is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Roland, and her sister, Rosanna Bode Wehmiller, her brother, Carvin Bode, her niece Diane Thornbury and great-niece, Andrea Thornbury. Surviving to cherish her memory are her niece, Pam Houle, of Florida, nephew, Mike and Cindy Wehmiller of Seymour, and nephew, Bradley Wehmiller of Seymour, great-nephew, John and Jenne Houle of Florida, great-nieces, Christine and Joseph Heuchan of Florida, Ashley and Zach Roach of Seymour and Kara and Cole Vieck of Vincennes, and great-nephew, Brandon Wehmiller of Seymour as well as great-great nieces and nephews, Noelle, Joseph, Henry, Anna and Lily of Florida, and Blane of Seymour. The family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation to Linda King, Michael King, Chris King and Don Pridgen for their constant care and support of Doris and her home over the last several years.

Friends may visit with Doris’ family from 4-8 pm Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at Burkholder Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, 419 N. Chestnut Street, Seymour, Indiana and one hour prior to the service. The Funeral service will be held at 11 AM Wednesday May 25, 2022 at Immanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Ralph Blomenberg, Rev. Philip Bloch, Rev. James Rodriguez, Jr. and Vicar Nick Wagenknecht officiating. Interment will follow at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Seymour.

Memorials may be given in Doris’ memory through Burkholder Chapel to the Indiana F.F.A. Foundation, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery or the Lutheran Laymans League.

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