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Carl Fred Hackbarth

Carl Fred Hackbarth, age 89 of Cokato and formerly of Howard Lake, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at the Cokato Manor.

Carl was born March 26, 1911, at Rice Lake in Victor Township. He was the youngest of 10 children born to Fred and Maria (Birkholz) Hackbarth. He was baptized and confirmed in the St. James Lutheran Church, Howard Lake.

Carl grew up and attended country school at Rice Lake.

He married Eleanor Swanberg of Cokato, on June 20, 1934. Carl and Eleanor farmed for a number of years on the homestead farm in Howard Lake.

Carl also worked for Standard Lumber Company for 17 years, until he retired. He then worked for some time at the Northland Canning Factory.

Carl enjoyed his hobby farm, fishing, and music.

He was a member of Cokato Evangelical Lutheran Church.

At the time of his death, Carl had reached the age of 89 years, 10 months, and 10 days.

He is survived by his wife Eleanor; two daughters, Carol Prince of River Falls, Wis., and Connie (Jerry) Meyer of Cokato; eight grandchildren: Randall (Beth) Prince of Libertyville, Ill.; Angela (Mark) Ness of North Branch, Graham Prince of River Falls, Wis., Christopher (Jessica) Meyer of Hutchinson, Matthew, Brent, Brian, and Laura Meyer, all of Cokato; and one great-grandson, Carl Ness of North Branch.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Herman, Otto, and Albert; and six sisters, Lizy Schmieg, Annie Roth, Minnie Roth, Emma Westphal, Clara Weis, and Frances Greer.

Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 10, 11 a.m., at Elim Mission Church, Cokato, with the Rev. James Nauschultz officiating. Music was by Karen Anderson. Interment followed at Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery.

Casket bearers were Brent Meyer, Matthew Meyer, Graham Prince, Chris Meyer, Mark Ness, and Randy Prince.

Arrangements were by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home Inc., Cokato and Howard Lake.

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