Our staff's commitment to you

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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Robert R. "Bob" Hackman (1931 - 1983)

Bob was born and raised in White Pigeon, Michigan and graduated from White Pigeon High School in 1949. He attended Ferris State College in Big Rapids, Michigan where he was a member of the football team and graduated from Indiana School of Mortuary Science, Indianapolis, Indiana in 1953. Bob was a veteran of the U.S. Army earning the rank of Sergeant. He was an active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sturgis and had served on many city and community boards including the Sturgis School Board which at the time of his death he held the position of vice president. He was married to Barbara and they had two sons; Steve and Greg.

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Barbara A. Hackman (1935 - 2010)

Barbara was a lifelong resident of Sturgis and a graduate of Sturgis High School in 1953. She attended Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo and was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. Barbara assumed the leadership role of the firm in 1983 after her husband’s death. She loved soaking in the sunshine at her lake home on Big Fish Lake and spending time with her three grandchildren; Chris, Bethany and Sarah. Barbara and Bob are survived by their two sons; Steve and Greg.

 

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Gregory B. Hackman Funeral Director, President gregh@hackmanfamilyfh.com

Greg is a lifelong resident of Sturgis and a graduate of Sturgis High School in 1980. He attended Glen Oaks Community College in Centreville and graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science, Chicago, Illinois in 1984. He is licensed in Michigan and Indiana. Greg is a member of the Michigan Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association and the Selected Independent Funeral Homes. He is a member of the Holy Angels Catholic Church. He is married to Amy and has one daughter; Sarah.

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Steven R. Hackman Treasurer

Steve is a lifelong Sturgis resident and graduate of Sturgis High School in 1978. He attended Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. Steve is a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. He is also very active in Boy Scouts of America and loves his 2005 Ford Mustang GT convertible. He is married to Colleen and they have a son Christopher, daughter; Bethany and Cat Ziggy.

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David J. Roberts Funeral Director, Manager davidr@hackmanfamilyfh.com

David was born in Estherville, Iowa and graduated from Estherville High School in 1986. He graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago, Illinois in 1991 and moved to Sturgis following his graduation. David is licensed in Michigan and Indiana and certified as a pre-planning consultant. David is a member of Michigan Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association, Elks Lodge #1381 and the local H.O.G. chapter. 

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Colleen L. Hackman Monument Sales Manager and Designer, and Support Staff colleenh@hackmanfamilyfh.com

Colleen was born in Sturgis and raised in LaGrange County, Indiana graduating from Lakeland High School in LaGrange, Indiana in 1981. She also graduated from Glen Oak Community College in Centreville, Michigan in 1983 receiving her Associates of Arts Degree. Colleen has a true artistic gift and enjoys helping families design personalized monuments and markers. She also enjoys, walking and scrapbooking. She is married to Steve and they have a son Christopher, daughter; Bethany and Cat Ziggy.

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Christopher R. Hackman Tech Support and Support Staff chrish@hackmanfamilyfh.com

Chris is a life long Sturgis resident and graduate of Trinity Lutheran School where he received the James Balzer Award, the highest award presented by the school. He is a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 2005. He continued his education at Glen Oaks Community College earning an Associate Degree and is currently nearing the completion of a Bachelor Degree in Religious Studies from Western Michigan University. Chris’s hobbies include home improvement projects, hanging out with close friends, cooking and driving his 2004 Mustang. He is an active Xbox gamer and a fan of classic rock and roll, attending many concerts with his aunt and uncle. Chris is the son of Steve and Colleen Hackman.

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Thomas Picker Support Staff

Tom is a lifelong Sturgis resident and a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1974.  He is an active member of Holy Anglels Catholic Church serving as a Eucheristic Minister and Lector.  Following 35 years of employment Tom retired from the U.S. Postal Service.  He is married to Marion and they have three grown children: Matthew, Melissa and Monica.

Tom is a lifelong Die Hard Chicago Cubs fan. 

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Denise Belligano Support Staff

Denise has lived in the Sturgis area most of her life, graduating from Sturgis High School in 1979. She attended Kellogg Community College for one year and has taken several banking and financial courses. She is married to Don and they have two daughters; Karrisa and Tasia, grandchildren; Brennan, Gage, Eva and Waylon. Denise enjoys reading, walking, spending time with her entire family and spoiling her four grandchildren.

 

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Calvin Hackman Support Staff

Cal is a retired teacher from the White Pigeon school system, where he is a lifelong resident and he lives with his wife, Theresa. They have two grown children, Eric and Bridget, and four grandkids, Oscar, Benjamin, Cynthia and Marcus. Cal taught elementary school for 26 years and coached baseball, basketball and softball. Cal is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force earning the rank of Sergeant. He loves to play golf and is a “die hard” Cubs fan. Cal and Theresa have wintered in Gulf Shores, Alabama for several years and each year look forward to getting away from the cold weather.

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Larry Wallman Clergy and Support Staff

Larry is a lifelong Sturgis resident and a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1959. Following forty years of employment with the Sturgis Journal he retired in January of 2006. Larry had also served as pastor of a local Bible church from 1981-1987. He is presently an active member of the Factoryville Bible Church. Larry joined the funeral home staff in April of 2006. He is married to Judy and they have two children, Holly and Mark. 

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Sarah Hackman Support Staff

Sarah is a lifelong Sturgis resident and a recent graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 2017.  She is currently a fresman enrolled at LIM College in New York City studying Fashion Merchandising.  She is the daughter of Greg and Amy and enjoys working at the funeral home during vacations from her schooling.

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George Letts Support Staff

George has been a resident of the Sturgis area the past 40 years. After graduating from Coldwater High School in 1957, he attended Western Michigan University for 2 ½ years in the Drafting and Design Associate program. He graduated from Spring Arbor College with a BA in Business Management in 1988. George is a veteran of the U.S. Army Armor Division earning the rank of Specialist 4th Class. George is retired and is a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church where he is active with the Knights of Columbus. He is currently serving as a Trustee on the Burr oak Township Board and is a member of the Doyle Community Center Board. George is also a member of the St. Joe County F.O.P. He resides in Sturgis with his wife Catherine.

Robert R. "Bob" Hackman (1931 - 1983)

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Bob was born and raised in White Pigeon, Michigan and graduated from White Pigeon High School in 1949. He attended Ferris State College in Big Rapids, Michigan where he was a member of the football team and graduated from Indiana School of Mortuary Science, Indianapolis, Indiana in 1953. Bob was a veteran of the U.S. Army earning the rank of Sergeant. He was an active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sturgis and had served on many city and community boards including the Sturgis School Board which at the time of his death he held the position of vice president. He was married to Barbara and they had two sons; Steve and Greg.

Barbara A. Hackman (1935 - 2010)

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Barbara was a lifelong resident of Sturgis and a graduate of Sturgis High School in 1953. She attended Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo and was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. Barbara assumed the leadership role of the firm in 1983 after her husband’s death. She loved soaking in the sunshine at her lake home on Big Fish Lake and spending time with her three grandchildren; Chris, Bethany and Sarah. Barbara and Bob are survived by their two sons; Steve and Greg.

 

Gregory B. Hackman

Funeral Director, President
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Greg is a lifelong resident of Sturgis and a graduate of Sturgis High School in 1980. He attended Glen Oaks Community College in Centreville and graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science, Chicago, Illinois in 1984. He is licensed in Michigan and Indiana. Greg is a member of the Michigan Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association and the Selected Independent Funeral Homes. He is a member of the Holy Angels Catholic Church. He is married to Amy and has one daughter; Sarah.

Steven R. Hackman

Treasurer
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Steve is a lifelong Sturgis resident and graduate of Sturgis High School in 1978. He attended Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. Steve is a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. He is also very active in Boy Scouts of America and loves his 2005 Ford Mustang GT convertible. He is married to Colleen and they have a son Christopher, daughter; Bethany and Cat Ziggy.

David J. Roberts

Funeral Director, Manager
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David was born in Estherville, Iowa and graduated from Estherville High School in 1986. He graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago, Illinois in 1991 and moved to Sturgis following his graduation. David is licensed in Michigan and Indiana and certified as a pre-planning consultant. David is a member of Michigan Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association, Elks Lodge #1381 and the local H.O.G. chapter. 

Colleen L. Hackman

Monument Sales Manager and Designer, and Support Staff
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Colleen was born in Sturgis and raised in LaGrange County, Indiana graduating from Lakeland High School in LaGrange, Indiana in 1981. She also graduated from Glen Oak Community College in Centreville, Michigan in 1983 receiving her Associates of Arts Degree. Colleen has a true artistic gift and enjoys helping families design personalized monuments and markers. She also enjoys, walking and scrapbooking. She is married to Steve and they have a son Christopher, daughter; Bethany and Cat Ziggy.

Christopher R. Hackman

Tech Support and Support Staff
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Chris is a life long Sturgis resident and graduate of Trinity Lutheran School where he received the James Balzer Award, the highest award presented by the school. He is a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 2005. He continued his education at Glen Oaks Community College earning an Associate Degree and is currently nearing the completion of a Bachelor Degree in Religious Studies from Western Michigan University. Chris’s hobbies include home improvement projects, hanging out with close friends, cooking and driving his 2004 Mustang. He is an active Xbox gamer and a fan of classic rock and roll, attending many concerts with his aunt and uncle. Chris is the son of Steve and Colleen Hackman.

Thomas Picker

Support Staff
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Tom is a lifelong Sturgis resident and a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1974.  He is an active member of Holy Anglels Catholic Church serving as a Eucheristic Minister and Lector.  Following 35 years of employment Tom retired from the U.S. Postal Service.  He is married to Marion and they have three grown children: Matthew, Melissa and Monica.

Tom is a lifelong Die Hard Chicago Cubs fan. 

Denise Belligano

Support Staff
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Denise has lived in the Sturgis area most of her life, graduating from Sturgis High School in 1979. She attended Kellogg Community College for one year and has taken several banking and financial courses. She is married to Don and they have two daughters; Karrisa and Tasia, grandchildren; Brennan, Gage, Eva and Waylon. Denise enjoys reading, walking, spending time with her entire family and spoiling her four grandchildren.

 

Calvin Hackman

Support Staff
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Cal is a retired teacher from the White Pigeon school system, where he is a lifelong resident and he lives with his wife, Theresa. They have two grown children, Eric and Bridget, and four grandkids, Oscar, Benjamin, Cynthia and Marcus. Cal taught elementary school for 26 years and coached baseball, basketball and softball. Cal is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force earning the rank of Sergeant. He loves to play golf and is a “die hard” Cubs fan. Cal and Theresa have wintered in Gulf Shores, Alabama for several years and each year look forward to getting away from the cold weather.

Larry Wallman

Clergy and Support Staff
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Larry is a lifelong Sturgis resident and a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1959. Following forty years of employment with the Sturgis Journal he retired in January of 2006. Larry had also served as pastor of a local Bible church from 1981-1987. He is presently an active member of the Factoryville Bible Church. Larry joined the funeral home staff in April of 2006. He is married to Judy and they have two children, Holly and Mark. 

Sarah Hackman

Support Staff
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Sarah is a lifelong Sturgis resident and a recent graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 2017.  She is currently a fresman enrolled at LIM College in New York City studying Fashion Merchandising.  She is the daughter of Greg and Amy and enjoys working at the funeral home during vacations from her schooling.

George Letts

Support Staff
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George has been a resident of the Sturgis area the past 40 years. After graduating from Coldwater High School in 1957, he attended Western Michigan University for 2 ½ years in the Drafting and Design Associate program. He graduated from Spring Arbor College with a BA in Business Management in 1988. George is a veteran of the U.S. Army Armor Division earning the rank of Specialist 4th Class. George is retired and is a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church where he is active with the Knights of Columbus. He is currently serving as a Trustee on the Burr oak Township Board and is a member of the Doyle Community Center Board. George is also a member of the St. Joe County F.O.P. He resides in Sturgis with his wife Catherine.