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Wanda Haecker

May 22, 1944 — December 1, 2021

Wanda Jo Motley Haecker went to be with her Lord and Savior 12/01/21 at the age of 77.  She was born 05/22/1944 in Devine, TX to Ollie and Pearl (Polk) Motley. Proceeded in death by: Parents, Ollie and Pearl Motley, Husband Harold Haecker, Sister Betty Zwicke, Sister Shirley Motley and Brother Jimmy Motley and granddaughter Breanna Castro. She is survived by her 5 children: Vickie Bedner, Gerald Haecker (Sharon), Tommy Haecker (Kathy), Debbie Brown (Bill), Donna Thiele (Terry). Grand children: Dawn Southwell (Mark), Justin Haecker (Katherine), Nichole Haecker, Brandon Bedner, Brent Bedner, Bradley Bedner, Katrina Lemond (Jason), Ryan Haecker (Natalia), Kasey McCosh (Ryan), Megan Helm (Matthew), Britany Brown, Colton Brown, Shelby Brown, Kenton Brown and Cooper Thiele as well as 17 great grand children and 1 more on the way.

Wanda, Mama, Granny (aka Grease fire Granny), Wonder, all names that describe a woman that many knew and loved. Wanda never knew a stranger and loved her family more than anything. Wanda grew up in many different places around TX but recalled most of her memories in Amarillo, TX and Zuehl, TX.  It was in Zuehl, TX that she met a handsome young man across the field, she would soon call him her husband.

On August 13, 1960 she married Harold, the love of her life at the tender age of 16. They went on to raise 5 children and many, many animals on the farm that was handed down from the Haecker family. She spent many years working on the farm as well as holding down a night job at the Mill in Seguin, sales women at the  Saddle Shop and over the years many cleaning jobs with the area churches, bowling alley, social halls and local residents homes. Along with these jobs she continued to help Harold keep up with the farm as well as raise their children. She continued this work on the farm until Harold’s death in 2017 after 57 years of marriage. Wanda was a women that rarely slowed down until recent years.  You could usually find her cooking, cleaning or mending something or someone. She loved to garden and had plants in just about any spot she could find.  She was very fond of all her children,  grand children and great grandchildren. She would say she always wanted her “little chicks” to live around her. She had an undying love for her brothers and sisters as well and planned and hosted most family reunions on the farm. She loved Elvis and was known for not only her kind heart but her signature lipstick and costume jewelry. She will always be remembered by so many little things that she did that meant so much to all of us and the warm giving heart that never waivered. She has taught us all well and prepared us for this day, our lives may continue to go on but the love we all gained from her will never pass away.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 12, 2021 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at the Schertz Funeral home.  Funeral service will be conducted on Monday, December 13, 2021, 10:00am at the Redeemer United Church in Zuehl, TX, with the interment to follow at the Redeemer Church cemetery.


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