Obituary for Phyllis Ann Hackman FSPA

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Sister Phyllis Ann Hackman, Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration, 95, died Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Villa St. Joseph, La Crosse. She was in the 70th year of her religious profession.
Sister Phyllis Ann was born April 2, 1923, to Edward and Anna (Schmitt) Hackman in Festina, Iowa. She entered St. Rose Convent in 1945. Beginning her active ministry as a homemaker, Sister Phyllis Ann served her sisters in convent homes in Guam, Idaho, Utah, Wisconsin and Washington. After earning her dietetics degree, she became a dietary supervisor at Milbank, S.D. and Hillsboro, Wis. Sister Phyllis Ann felt called to serve in the pastoral care ministry and became a clinical pastoral educator. She eventually became certified as a chaplain. From 1980-1993, Sister Phyllis Ann was employed as a chaplain at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Belleville, Ill. Her last nine years of active ministry were at St. Joseph’s Parish, New Hampton, Iowa, serving as pastoral associate. While serving in New Hampton, she started a food pantry and also worked in hospice. She retired to St. Rose Convent in 2002. She moved to Villa St. Joseph in 2017.
Sister Phyllis Ann is survived by her religious community; two sisters, Lucille Kruse, Ossian, Iowa and Phyllis (Duane) Einwalter, Fort Atkinson, Wis.; two brothers, Paul (Betty) Hackman, Calmar, Iowa and Norbert (Mary) Hackman, Fort Atkinson; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Othmar; and her sisters, Sister Marcella Hackman, FSPA, Irene Shatek and Rita Shatek.
Friend may call after 3:15 p.m. Monday, May 21, at St. Rose Convent. A prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. that evening in Mary of the Angels Chapel. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, in the chapel. Burial will take place in the family plot at Festina. Dickinson and Hugeback Funeral Homes are handling the arrangements.
Memorials may be sent to Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, 912 Market St., La Crosse, Wis., 54601-4782.