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Judith A. Hackstadt

Mrs. Judith Hackstadt of Okawville, IL departed this life in the Friendship Manor Health Care Center in Nashville, IL on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 4:15 A.M. She had attained the age of 72 years, 5 months, and 16 days.

Judith was born in St. Louis, MO on September 18, 1948 the daughter of Clifford Sr. and Betty (nee Stephenson) Kuhn. She was united in marriage to Gary Hackstadt in the St. John United Church of Christ in Plum Hill, IL on October 22, 1966 and he preceded her in death on February 1, 2009.

Judy was a 1966 graduate of Okawville High School. She was a homemaker and operated a daycare in her home for several years. Besides raising her own children, Judy had a hand in raising many other area children over the years. She was a faithful member of the St. Peter United Church of Christ in Okawville. Judy enjoyed going shopping and socializing with her friends and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. 

Left to mourn her passing are her four children, Janet Papenberg and husband Steve of Red Bud, IL, Chad Hackstadt and wife Paula of O’Fallon, IL, Kent Hackstadt and wife Amber of O’Fallon, IL, and Cortney Nelson of Okawville; eight grandchildren, Ryker and Karys Papenberg, Chase and Brant Hackstadt, Charli and Catch Hackstadt, and Gracie and Rylan Nelson; a sister-in-law, Cindy Kuhn of Okawville; several nieces and nephews as well as many friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Tanner Hackstadt; a brother, Chip Kuhn; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Wayne and Peggy Hackstadt.

Funeral services will be held from the St. Peter United Church of Christ in Okawville on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 1 P.M. with Pastor Jeffrey Schwab officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the St. Peter United Church of Christ on Saturday from 11 A.M. until the service hour. 

Due to Covid-19 health concerns, restrictions will be followed. Face coverings will be required, and social distancing measures will be implemented, with a limited number of visitors in the church at any one time. Please be respectful of time so other visitors may pay their respects to the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Sunday School program or to the charity of the donor’s choice and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.

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