James Haecker

James L. “Jim” Haecker, 72, of Marion passed away Sunday, November 14, 2021, in his home surrounded by family. He was born March 29, 1949, in Decatur to Robert and Anna (Lehman) Haecker. He was married May 2, 1970, to Brenda White.
He was retired and was previously the owner of Quality Discount Carpet in Wabash. He had a lifelong love of Lake Wawasee, where he spent countless summers making memories with friends and family. He had an enormous love for his wife and family as well as his four legged friends. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of history, politics and geography and never missed an opportunity to tell a joke. He was loved deeply by his friends and family.
He is survived by his wife of Marion; two sons, Robert “Bobby” (Shanna) Haecker of Arcadia; and Benji Haecker of Marion; daughter, Charity Haecker-Schabo of Marion; sister, Georgia (Evan Lehman) Cook of Indianapolis; four grandchildren, Katie Schabo; Hailey Schabo; Eli Haecker; and V. Haecker; and his best friend of 53 years, John Davis. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John Haecker; and brother-in-law, Jerry Cook.  
A celebration of life service will be held Sunday, December 12 from 1-5 p.m. at the Garden House at Matter Park. Burial will be at Berne Cemetery in Berne.
Memorials may be made to Cancer Services of Grant County, 305 S. Norton Avenue, Marion, IN 46952.
Arrangements provided by Raven-Choate Funeral Home in Marion. Online condolences may be made at www.ravenchoate.com.