Rufus Alfred Richard Joseph Hack passed away on Feb. 16, 2017.
Rufus, better know as “Lucky,” was born on Feb. 21, 1929, to Joseph and Martha Hack. He grew up in Marathon with his five brothers and one sister. After high school, he joined the Army and was deployed to Korea, Japan and Guam. He proudly fought for his country during the Korean War.
After being discharged from the Army as a Sergeant Major, he went to work at Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco where he met his beautiful wife-to-be, Marchita. They married and settled in San Bruno, Calif., where they raised their two daughters, Lissa and Lora. Lucky had a total of six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, with one on the way.
Lucky was a wonderful husband and father who spent his free time telling jokes and sharing stories with the ones he loved. Every year Lucky and Marchita visited their family in Wisconsin and Oklahoma. Lucky was known as the candyman to the kids; he always carried candy in his car trunk and gum in his pockets. He even had dog treats in the trunk and the dogs came running. Lucky had a heart of gold and will live on in the many special memories that we all share.
Lucky is survived by his wife, Marchita Hack; his daughters, Lissa Marks and Lora Brenner, and their families; and his sister, Irene Karlen.