Cover photo for Lois Joanne Hackbarth's Obituary
Lois Joanne Hackbarth Profile Photo
1930 Lois 2023

Lois Joanne Hackbarth

August 22, 1930 — September 4, 2023


Lois Joanne Hackbarth, age 93, went to her heavenly home on September 4, 2023. Lois was born August 22, 1930 to the late Martin and Clara (Voege) Kufahl. On September 4, 1948, she married Charles H. (Chuck) Hackbarth and together they raised ten children. He preceded her in death on September 14, 2003. 

Faced with many challenges in her life, Lois demonstrated incredible strength and resilience. Most notably, after being stricken with polio in 1952, she had to train herself to use only her left hand. Throughout her life, no matter her circumstances, Lois held firmly to her faith. 

An avid Milwaukee Brewers fan, Lois enjoyed doing needlework and other crafts, gardening, jigsaw puzzles, and playing games (particularly Scrabble). She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.   

Survivors include nine children: Randy (Nancy Long), James (Brenda), Elizabeth (Robert) Herbst, Corinne (Richard Nelson), Thomas (Kathy), Joan (Joseph) Rajkovacz, Gary (Denise), Marjorie (Dean Borcherding) and Charlene (David) Stuewer; 22 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and four brothers Martin (Audrey), Gerald (Lucy), Clifford, and Douglas (Judith).  Lois leaves behind many other relatives and friends whose lives she touched with her kind heart and generous spirit.

Besides her parents and husband, Lois was preceded in death by a son, John, and six sisters: Orpha, Mildred, Dorothy Barkus; Lorna Seefeldt; Hazel Anklam and Gertrude Wood. 

Funeral services will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 1300 Townline Road, Wausau on Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 10:30 am with visitation beginning at 9:00 am.  Pastor David Wetmore will be officiating. Visitation will be on Friday, September 15, 2023 from 4 pm- 7 pm at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce Street, Wausau WI.  

In lieu of flowers, please consider giving to The Samaritan’s Purse or Christ Lutheran Church, Wausau. 

The family would like to thank the staffs of Acorn Hill Senior Living Community, Mount View Care Center, Riverview Terrace, and Interim Hospice for their excellent care of Lois. 

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary, and they shall walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31 

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Lois Joanne Hackbarth, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, September 15, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service

302 Spruce Street, Wausau, WI 54401

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Saturday, September 16, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)


Click to watch

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 1209

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree