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Gard Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Eaton
Friday September 2nd, 2022

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Thurman Dale Hackenbracht

Thurman Dale Hackenbracht, age 78, of Eaton, Ohio passed away on August 12, 2022 surrounded by his family. He was born March 28,1944 in Coshocton, Ohio to Marion Francis and Winnifred Corinne (Vinsel) Hackenbracht. Thurman spent 13 years as a linotype operator for a variety of newspapers and printers. He also worked for 26 years as a custodian in the National Trail School District until he retired. Additionally, he worked at Parker Hannifin and Miami University after retirement. Thurman proudly served in the Ohio National Guard and retired with 25 years of service. Thurman was a member of the Eaton United Church of Christ, the Razors Edge Barbershop Chorus, and the Eaton Community Chorus. Thurman was a long-time member of the Grange and was a leader for both the Boy Scouts and 4-H. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed playing Yahtzee. In his final years, he enjoyed going to the Senior Center on a regular basis.  Thurman is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Ruby (McDivitt) Hackenbracht, his daughters Jean (Aaron) Cormany of Médina, Ohio, Shauna (Glen) Downing of Norfolk, Virginia, Son-in-law John Ballard of Tipp City, dear grandchildren Denell (James) Conrad, Noah Ballard, Charlene Ballard, Issabella Downing, great grandsons Josiah and Attison Conrad, and two sisters Kay (Jim) Butkus of Tully New York and Betty Hiney of Humble, Texas.  Thurman was preceded in death by his parents and his brother John Hackenbracht.  There will be a Celebration of Thurman’s life on Friday September 2,2022 at 10 am at Gard Funeral Home 226 W. Main Street Eaton, Ohio 45320. The family is inviting friends and family to share in a meal together in honor of Thurman’s life. It will be held from 5-7 pm at the Senior Center 800 E St Clair St. Eaton Ohio.  In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Preble County Council on Aging or bring your favorite dish to enjoy with the family.  Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.gardfuneralhome.com.

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A candle was lit in memory of Thurman Hackenbracht

Earl and Judy Smith Sep 2 2022 1:47 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Thurman Hackenbracht

Kimberly Maddock Aug 25 2022 1:09 PM

My deepest sympathy. He will be sadly missed. Will miss him at the senior center where he always said "chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven". One day he brought me some and so yummy.

Cookie Young Aug 21 2022 8:31 PM

Commodore Preble Chapter, NSDAR, extends their condolences to the family and friends of Thurman Hackenbracht, an Ohio National Guard veteran. Thank you for his service.

Cookie Young, DAR Aug 21 2022 8:11 PM

Thurman was the best man. He knew every student that attended National Trail. He always had a smile on his face. I was glad I got to know him.

Vickie Thrasher Aug 19 2022 10:28 AM

Sending love and prayers to the Hackenbracht family. Thurman was the king of Dad jokes and loved his family to the moon and back.

Amy (Allen) Toller Aug 18 2022 10:55 PM

Thurman... we will miss u so! At the preble county senior center. It's so strange to not see you in your spot at our table You was always joking and making people smile and laugh. Fly high Thurman!

Joy Arp Aug 18 2022 3:24 PM

So very sorry for your loss. Thurman always had a smile and a hello for everyone he met.

Carol Aukerman Aug 18 2022 2:06 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with Ruby and the family. Thurman never knew a stranger and certainly made everyone feel at home. Praying you are feeling God’s living arms surrounding you.

Jan Hart

Janet Hart Aug 18 2022 10:09 AM

Thurmond will be greatly missed. Since I always wear flip flops, he would always tell me everyday that my toes are sticking out. I will miss seeing him at the senior center. My thoughts are with you Ruby and your family.

Shirley Cottingim Aug 18 2022 8:28 AM

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