With the Grace of God Joseph L. Lackman passed away on May 12, 2020. Joseph was born in St. Thomas Mo. on July 6, 1936, the third child of twelve children of Stephen and Clara (Luebbering) Lackman. He attended St. Thomas Elementary School. He attended St. Peters High School as a freshman, He then graduated from Cardinal Glennon Preparatory School, and continued college at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis, Mo.
He married Dorothy Brenneke on December, 26, 1965. He worked as a farm manager in Missouri before moving to Apple Creek in 1969 to be a full-time Artificial Inseminator for Northern Ohio Breeding Association. He retired after 33 years, having inseminated 8,500 first services. He was active in the Apple Creek community and was Membership Chairman of the Apple Creek Historical Society. Dorothy and Joe own and operate Lackman s Sewing Center, and Joe did service repair.
He was a member of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, and was a Lay Distributor of Holy Communion since 1967, visiting shut-ins in Apple Creek for Communion. He has been a 3rd Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus since 1954 and a 4th Degree Member since 1964. He served a term as Grand Knight, then as Financial Secretary of St. Thomas, Missouri Council # 2149.
Joe’s interests included old time fiddle tunes, square dancing and genealogy. He, with some help from his German cousins traced the Lackmann Family back to 1596 when the first marriage was recorded at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Delbruck, Germany, Paderborn Diocese. Joe and Dorothy were able to visit this church on a trip to Germany in 2010.
Survivors include his lovely wife Dorothy; children Laryssa (Joshua) Hook of Ostrander, Luke (Sue) Lackman of Orrville, Stephanie (Raymond) Musselman of Pataskala, Kristina (David) Keister of Apple Creek, Theresa Lackman and Jennifer Lackman both of New York and Angela (Andrew) Cerniglia of Holmesville; grandchildren are William, Maximus and Elise Hook; Nathaniel Lackman; Madelaine (Cody), Margaret, and Matthew Musselman; David, Myranda, Sophia and Kailynn Keister; Jude, Noah, Grace, Isaac, and Micah Cerniglia; siblings Dr. Virginia (Len) Billian of Maryland, Dorothy (Charles) Hartung of High Ridge Mo., Sr. Cecilia Lackman SSM of St. Louis, Mo., Paul (Lillian) Lackman of St. Thomas, Mo., Bernard (Elaine) Lackman of Centertown Mo. and Juliet (Ralph) Rodeman of Columbia Mo.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, siblings – Rosemary Otto, Norine Lage, Frances Lackman, David Lackman, Harriet Lackman and a grandchild, Lisetta Marie Cerniglia
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Apple Creek Historical Society, P. O. Box 6. Apple Creek Oh. 44606 or the Apple Creek Volunteer Fire Dept. P. O. Box 238 or St. Jude’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN. 38105
Private family services will be held. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com
Apple Creek Historical Society, P. O. Box 6. Apple Creek Oh. 44606 or the Apple Creek Volunteer Fire Dept. P. O. Box 238 or St. Jude’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN. 38105
Private family services will be held