Larry G. Hackbarth

Larry G. Hackbarth

Larry G. Hackbarth, 81, of Polo, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at Allure Pinecrest Terrace surrounded by family. Larry was born, July 30, 1942, in Sterling, IL, the son of Carl and Marie (Cassens) Hackbarth. On April 11, 1964, in Polo at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, he was united in marriage to Ms. Elsie Young.

Larry was a 1960 graduate of Polo High School. He served in the Army National Guard from 1960 to 1966. He was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Polo. Farming was his pride and joy. He grew up helping his dad on the family farm. He then ventured out and farmed on his own in the Polo and Milledgeville area for 25 years. He also worked in the maintenance department at H.A. International in Oregon for 27 years before retiring in 2010.

Larry was an IH collector. He enjoyed restoring antique gas engines and tractors and taking them to shows with his dad. There weren’t too many things he couldn’t fix or repair. However, his greatest passion was for his grandkids. He loved spending time with them.

Survivors include wife Elsie; daughters Sherry (Tom) Johnson of Lake In The Hills, IL, Pam (Dave) Lotz of Oregon, IL , Sons: Michael (Cindi) Hackbarth of Chadwick, IL; sisters Janice (Jerry) Jacobs of Chadwick, IL, Julia (Jim Meichtry) Hackbarth of Sterling, IL; brothers Roger (Frances) Hackbarth of Rock Falls, IL, Ronnie Hackbarth of Milledgeville, IL, Carl (Jenny) Hackbarth of Milledgeville, IL; grandchildren Ashleigh (Boyd) Bohn, Andrew, Ryan, Zach and Sarah Johnson; Lauren and Justin Hackbarth; Eli Lotz; great-grandchildren Autumn, Lincoln and River.

He was preceded in death by his Parents.

A memorial visitation will be Monday, May 20, 2024 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Polo from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Memorial services will follow at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Polo. Burial of the cremains will take place at a later date in South Elkhorn Cemetery in rural Milledgeville, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to either St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Polo or Milledgeville, IL FFA.

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