Ralph Lyle "Bud" Hacht

Ralph “Bud” Lyle Hacht, 80, of Fort Atkinson passed away Friday October 5, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.

Ralph was born on December 29, 1937 in Fort Atkinson to Alfred R. and Bergiliot J. (Hole) Hacht.  He spent his life living in Fort Atkinson and graduated from Fort Atkinson High School.  After graduating, Ralph joined the United States Navy in San Diego and served the USS Boyd for four years.

 On January 22, 1977, Ralph married the love of his life, Donna Jean Brummond.   Ralph worked for Moore’s Seafood driving truck for many years with over one million miles accident free.

He enjoyed playing cards, visiting the casino, spending time with his children and grandchildren, and traveling with his wife on vacation, recently to Norway to visit relatives.  His favorite sports included NASCAR (watching Bill Elliot and Matt Kenseth), Packers, Brewers and Badgers.  He was also a volunteer fireman for the Fort Atkinson Fire Department.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Alfred R. and Bergiliot J. (Hole) Hacht, and two brother-in-law’s, John Frehner and Stan Reinthaler.

Ralph is survived by his wife, Donna Jean Hacht; children,  Lisa Buckingham Reuth (George Purucker) Dale Buckingham (Alice Purucker); grandchildren,  Brandon Buckingham (Lulu Hernandez), TreeLa Buckingham (Jake Wayland), Brad Buckingham, Ally Buckingham, Teona (Joey) Leetzow, Lasa (David) Wenner, Josh Reuth, Morgan Purucker, Rachel Purucker (Annie Bialek-Purucker); great grandchildren, Aubrey, Liam, Dalton, Bentley, Zoey Evette; sister, Almayreen Reinthaler; and many nieces and nephews..

A memorial service in Ralph’s honor will take place at 11 A.M. on Thursday October 11, 2018 at the Nitardy Funeral Home, 1008 Madison Ave., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538.   Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 9:30 A.M. until time of the service.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you contribute memorials to Agrace Hospice in Janesville, Wisconsin.

The family would like to mention special thanks to Lulu Hernandez, Dawn McDermot, Linda Werner, Angie and Jeanine, and all the staff from Agrace Hospice.