Obituary of David Hackmann
David Bruce Hackmann, 91, of Iowa City, went home to be with his Savior Friday, May 7, 2021. A memorial service will be held at Good News Bible Church, Iowa City, June 17, 2021 at 10:30 A.M. with fellowship to follow. Private burial will be held in Unity Cemetery in rural Iowa City. David was born June 22, 1929 to Gustav and Carrie (Freiburghaus) Hackmann in West Union, Iowa. He grew up in Clermont and moved to Maywood, Illinois during the Depression. He graduated from Elmhurst College and Denver Seminary. On July 10, 1954, he married Barbara Jean Robinson. Following seminary, he worked for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association as part of the Executive Committee (1958-68) while also pastoring in Minneapolis. He was recruited by NCS/Pearson, where he worked until being called back to the pastorate in 1971. He pastored Parkview Evangelical Free Church (then in Coralville). In 1973, he became the founding pastor of Good News Bible Church of Iowa City, serving from 1973-1997. He retired to Maine, where he built his own log house and continued to pastor various churches. He returned to Iowa City in 2014. David and Barbara loved camping and traveling and visited 49 of the 50 states, and 19 foreign countries. He loved all things mechanical and technological and was an avid woodworker. Living in Maine, David became a rabid New England Patriots fan. However, his greatest passion was to share Jesus Christ with everyone he met. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Rosemarie and two grandsons. He is survived by his wife Barbara, children Daniel Hackmann (Marion), Cynthia Johnston, Carol Arch (Chris), and Sara Arnold, 19 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Memorial gifts may be directed to the Good News Bible Church Building Fund or Samaritan’s Purse. To share a thought, memory or condolence with his family please visit the funeral home website @ www.gayandciha.com.