David Hackley

David Hackley


David LeRoy Hackley, 77, of West Union passed away Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital with his family at his side. David LeRoy, the son of William Howard and Doris Elaine (Bates) Hackley, was born September 26, 1942 in Rowan, Iowa. He attended Rowan School. At the age of seventeen, David enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served for twelve years. David was stationed in Jacksonville, Florida before transferring to the Naval Base in Rota, Spain. While in Rota, David met the love of his life, Lucy.

David and Guadalupe “Lucy” Medina were united in marriage on June 3, 1965 in Porta de Santa Maria, Spain. To this union seven children were born. David would later move his family to West Union, Iowa where he served as the Chief of Police. He served the public for thirty years in Rolfe, Clermont, and West Union, Iowa before his retirement. 

David was a member of the West Union American Legion Post #0015 and the National Association of Chiefs of Police. David loved helping others and supported many different charities, he loved fishing, the Iowa Hawkeyes, and most of all his Sunday family dinners and his beloved deck.

David is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Lucy; his children, David (Rhonda) Hackley of Paulina, Louisiana; Elizabeth (Robert) Hartwig of Dunlap, Iowa; Glen (Kristina) Hackley of Washington, D.C.; Dina (Rick) Taylor of Clermont, Iowa; Michelle (Christina) Hackley of Ottumwa, Iowa; and Jaime Hackley of West Union, Iowa; grandchildren, Trent, Todd, Nicole, Jesse, Christopher, Ali, Matthew, Valeryi, Erika, Jaylee, Jena, Jayla, Caelon, Braedon, Jacob, Kaitlyn, Kaleb, and Jayden; and great granddaughters, Olivia, Sophia, and Lyra.

David was preceded in death by his son, Michael; his parents, William and Doris, and his siblings, Betty LaRue, Donna Halverson, and Ronald Hackley.

Visitation was held Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 11 am-2 pm at the Crossfire Church in West Union.

Funeral Services with military rites were held at 2:30 pm on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the Crossfire Church, West Union, Iowa with Rev. Leslie White as the Officiant.

Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, West Union, Iowa is helping the family with the arrangements.

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