John Hackler, 75

John C. Hackler, age 75, of Constantine, died on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at his home. He was born January 31, 1943 in Three Rivers a son of Horace and Elsie (Blain) Hackler. John graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1961. On October 3, 1963 he married Shirley Stafford in Constantine. She preceded him in death February 2, 2016.

He retired from White Pigeon Paper and also worked for Hubbard Farms and the Village of Constantine as a crossing guard and caretaker of the flowers. John was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He cherished his family especially enjoying his grand and great grandchildren.

Surviving are his daughter Bonnie (David) Steele, Three Rivers, son John (Renee) Hackler II, White Pigeon, grandchildren Tonya Cole, Jessica Newman, Michael Marvin, and Jason (Ashley) Newman,great grandchildren Nevaeh, Serenitee, Zoewi, Alyexs, Hailey, Preston, Seabaston, Charlotte, Hayden and Orin, sisters Shirley (Richard) Barks, Jones, MI and Ilene Wisinski, Grand Rapids..

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son in law Kirk Knapp, grandson in law Dustin Cole, father and mother in law Randall and Grace Stafford.

Relatives and friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at Eley Funeral Home in Constantine. Religious services will be held Saturday at 11 am at the funeral home with Pastor John McClimans, First Church of God, Three Rivers, officiating. Interment of Ashes will be in Constantine Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to VFW of Marcellus. Online messages may be left for the family at

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