Darlyn P. Hackler
Darlyn P. Hackler, age 85, of Dubuque, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly at 5:01 p.m., on Monday, December 6, 2021, at her home. Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, is assisting the family.
Darlyn was born on August 13, 1936, in the state of Washington, daughter of Harry and Catherine (Link) Patterson.
Darlyn was a jack of all trades and was employed with Caradco and Flexsteel, as a truck driver, waitress and a bartender. She lastly owned and operated an auto repair shop and U Haul rental with her husband, Harold, in Texas. Darlyn always looked out for others and in the 1970’s she was instrumental in helping establish Ecumenical Towers to help provide affordable housing for senior citizens. Darlyn enjoyed spending time outside, and in her younger years was quite a fisherwoman. In more recent years she liked playing Bingo with her friends at the Towers, putting together puzzles and watching television. We are sad at losing Darlyn in our daily lives, but we find some comfort in knowing that she is now resting peacefully for all Eternity.
Those left to cherish Darlyn’s memory include
Randy Wicks, Davenport, IA,
Barb Harris, Highland, IN,
Joseph Wilmot, Ida Grove, IA
and John Wilmot, Amarillo, TX;
8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren;
and her Ecumenical Towers Family.
Darlyn was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold Hackler; a daughter, Gaile Wilmot; her twin brothers, Tim and Tom Patterson; and a son-in-law, David Harris.
The family will thankfully receive your support through phone calls, greeting cards and memorials in Darlyn’s memory which may be mailed to Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001, Attn. Darlyn Hackler Family.