Robert Henry `Bob` Hackett , Age 81

January 07, 1942 --September 02, 2023

Robert H. "Bob" Hackett, age 81, of Baraboo, passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2023 after a long battle with Dementia. Robert, son of Prescott "Scotty" and LaVerna (Keith) Hackett was born January 7, 1942. He was a graduate of Baraboo High School. Bob proudly served his country in the US Navy from 1960 - 1964. During his time in the Navy, he was stationed in Key West, FL and Midway Island as an air traffic controlman. During his working career, Bob was employed as a laborer for various establishments including, Libby McNeil Libby, Crown Cork and Seal, Glacier Tool and Mold and eventually retired from Wal-Mart after being employed over 25. He was very active in the Baraboo Youth Hockey Program, coaching his sons in hockey as well as being a referee. In his free time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, and being outdoors. Bob enjoyed gardening various produce and was happy to share many quarts of canned goods with friends and family. He was an active, lifetime member of the Baraboo Elk's Club.

Survivors include his children, Gary Hackett of Fort Worth, TX and Andrew (Barbara) Hackett of Baraboo; soulmate, Kathy Uptagraw of Baraboo; nephew, Kevin (Betty) Hackett; niece, Karrie (Mark) Heartlein as well as other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Keith.

A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 2 p.m. at Redlin-Ertz Funeral Home. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Burial with military honors will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery.


Tom & Charlotte Snyder September 06, 2023

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

Sorry for your loss! Remember the memories! You are in our prayers!

Ron & Diane Hedrich September 06, 2023

Friends Wisconsin Dells , Wisconsin

We're very sorry for your loss. Bob was a great guy who made the best Bloody Mary using his homegrown veggies. They were definitely a hit at the Elk's bowling tournaments.

Stacy & betty jo merz September 07, 2023

Friends of gary Fort worth , Texas

Condolences to all friends & family, our prayers are with you.