Alfred M. Lackas

Alfred M. Lackas of Hartford, surrounded by his loving family was Born to Eternal Life Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006 at the age of 89. He was born May 28, 1917 in the village of Neosho, the son of John and Meta (nee Eimer) Lackas. He married Maxine Cook Oct. 18, 1941 at St. Johnís Catholic Church in Rubicon. Al was a gentle, caring loving family man who will be deeply missed. A simple, good teacher, thrifty and self-sufficient man is how his family describes him. He was very creative and enjoyed making things, sometimes out of nothing. Al loved to hunt and fish. He was a machine repairman who worked for Kissel Industries, The West Bend Company and Chrysler Outboard. During his career, his ability to repair machines was so well known in the area that other companies called on him for repairs. Al was a member of St. Kilianís Parish for over 65 years and served as an usher.

He is survived by his wife, Maxine, of Hartford; and his children, Sandra (Frank) Zappia of Florida and Scott ( Debora Wallace) Lackas of Juneau. Also surviving are nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Harvey, Lloyd and Donald, and his sister, Irene.

Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday Dec. 19, 2006 at St. Kilianís Catholic Church, Hartford. Family received relatives and friends Tuesday at church prior to the Mass. The interment was private.

Memorials to St. Kilianís Parish would be appreciated.

Berndt Ledesma Funeral Home in Hartford served the family.