Dale Hacecky, age 82, of Yankton, South Dakota died on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton.
Memorial services are 3:00 PM, on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with Reverend Paige Besse-Rankin officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial service.
The love of my life has passed on. He was Dale Hacecky, born December 9, 1935 in Yankton, South Dakota to hard-working, farm orientated parents, Charles and Clara (Schempp) Hacecky. My husband grew up in Yankton and developed a love of flying from his older brother, Floyd. One Sunday when Dale was 12 years old, Floyd and his wife, Donna were in church and Dale started Floyd's plane and temporarily soloed the plane in the pasture. Needless to say, he was grounded for the next 15 years. After Yankton High School, Dale joined the United States Air Force and served primarily in Florida, Guam and South Korea. After his discharge, he returned to Yankton where he started Hacecky Steel Construction which he ran for many years, specializing mostly in farm buildings, grain bins and elevator legs. During this time, he met and married me, Mary Stewart, on March 26, 1966. We were eventually blessed with three wonderful sons. Dale and I spent many Sunday mornings flying to fly-in breakfasts around the state with our friends. Dale was challenged early in his life with health issues, having his first heart attack at age 35 and his first open-heart surgery at age 39. That ended his flying pastime, however, we spent many hours fishing on the Missouri River. He also enjoyed cooking and taking food to people who enjoyed it. He became known as "The Pizza Man".
Dale is survived by me, Mary, his wife of 53 years; three sons: Mike Hacecky (Cheryl Koch), Brett (Tanya) Hacecky and Brad Hacecky; grandchildren, Harlie and Simon Hacecky, all of Yankton. How blessed are we to have all our children here in Yankton with us! Also surviving are two sisters: Joyce (Lee) Plank of Yankton and Dorothy Prickett of Scotland, SD; two sisters-in-law: Donna Hacecky McCarville of Mountain Home, AR and Judy Stewart of Scottsdale, AZ; plus many nieces and nephews.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents; in-laws, Chet and Fran Stewart; brother, Floyd Hacecky; and two brothers-in-law: Virgil Prickett and Bob Stewart.
Big D. We all love you. Get the gin rummy cards ready, I'll be joining you soon. Love, Mary.
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Mary and family. So sorry for your loss, but keep the wonderful memories in your hearts. Will keep you in prayer.
Susan (Jorgenson) Wheelhouse
Thoughts and prayers Mary to you and family.
Dear Mary & family,
My deepest condolences to you. I have wonderful memories of Dale. It sure was fun in the "Round Up Room" days. He always, always brought a smile to my face. He was a real gem. Cherish your memories. God Bless you.
Love & prayers.
Dear Mary and Kids ~ We did not get to know your husband but knowing how special you are he had to be a wonderful man. We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Kevin and Jessine Dutcher
Mary and Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Do you remember Gail and I And Judy and Bob Stewart and Jim VanOsdale after you were first married bringing a Goat to your house to surprise you? I will never forget that and how you and Dale laughed and laughed. Good memories last forever. Keep the memories in your heart and remember him always as a thoughtful kind man we all knew. God bless your family.
Janet and Gail Sohler
I am so lucky to have had such a "Cool" Uncle. Uncle Dale always put a smile on my face with one of his jokes. It's hard to say Good bye to the ones we love but I know Dale is in Great company up in heaven with my Dad and Grandma and Grandpa Stewart. Rest In Peace and know how loved you are.
Debbie Stewart Orkin
We are so very sorry for your loss.
Rod McCloud, Sr. and family
Mary and family-so sorry for your loss. I never met your husband. Richard said Dale stopped at their business on occasion. His business was much appreciated. I always appreciated your assistance at the Rexall Drug store. I enjoyed visiting with you there and at the Wellness Center. My prayers are with you and your family.
I'm sure you have many wonderful memories. God Bless you.
Richard and Rosie Wootton
Math & Family,
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you.
Jim & Gloria Barger
Mary and family. I'm very sorry for your loss. I am glad that I got to spend time talking to you Mary at the hospital the other week. I did stop back last week when he was in room 506 but he was out for a procedure when I was there. I will always remember the good times we had riding the river, racing and having fun at the clubhouse. There will only ever be one Big Dale!
To the Dale Haceky family,Mary and family Dale will be greatly missed,I waited on him many times when I was working for Bomgarrs,he was one of nicer customers to waite on.
Rose M Jueden and Donald Jueden
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