Elmer Richard “Whitey” Hak, 92, of Sawyer passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at his home in the care of his family.
A memorial service will be held 11 AM Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 5791 Sawyer Rd. Sawyer, MI 49125 with Reverend Brandon Wittig. Final resting place was in Riverside Cemetery, Three Oaks. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 5701 Sawyer Road, Sawyer, MI 49125, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, for Ministry of Susan Nathan, P.O. Box 7895, Madison, WI 53791-9703 or Hospice at Home, 4025 Health Park Ln., St. Joseph, MI 49085. Online condolences accepted at www.PikeFH.com
Elmer was born February 14, 1928, in Sawyer, Michigan, the son of the late Felix and Henrietta (Krieger) Hak. On March 12, 1955 he married Betty Beebe, recently celebrating 65 years together. He graduated from New Troy High School, class of 1946. Elmer was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sawyer where he was baptized and confirmed. He worked as a painter in the Michigan City and South Bend areas, retiring as a member of Local 1118 in 1993. He built a home in Dunnellon, Florida where he and Betty enjoyed their winters.
Survivors include his wife, Betty; sons: Dennis Hak of Sawyer and Dr. David Hak of Sanford, FL; daughter: Susan (Charles) Nathan of Valparaiso, IN; grandsons: Josh, Micah and Dan Nathan; granddaughter: Hailey Hak, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Elmer was also preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Brodbeck and her husband, Richard.
Arrangements entrusted to Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, Boyd Chapel.