Duane Hackbarth (1963-2022) was a detective and bomb technician for the Rockford Police


Duane Hackbarth, 59, of Roscoe, IL, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at Kindred Hospital Sycamore.

He was born on May 20, 1963 in Dixon, IL, the son of Richard and Carolyn (Diehl) Hackbarth. Duane was a graduate of Mt. Morris High School and Sauk Valley College. He married Heidi Sigman on November 7, 1992 in St. Peter Catholic Church in South Beloit, IL, where he was a member. He was also a former faithful navigator of the St. Bridget Catholic Church Knights of Columbus Council #13113, Loves Park, IL.

Duane was employed as a detective and bomb technician for the Rockford Police Department for 28 years, retiring in 2019. Duane was an accomplished carpenter for his entire life. He enjoyed building custom homes and doing other projects for family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Heidi Hackbarth of Roscoe, IL; children, Paige (Nate) Hanley, Kenneth Hackbarth, and Lauren Hackbarth; grandchildren, Brayden, Charlotte, Catherine, and Caroline Hanley; mother, Carolyn Hackbarth of Mt. Morris, IL; sister, Diane (Bill) Palmer of Oregon, WI.

He was predeceased by his father; in-laws, Loren and Dorothy Sigman; brothers-in-law, Dr. Loren G. Sigman II and Howard Sigman.

A visitation of remembrance for Duane will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 in the Daley Murphy Wisch & Associates Funeral Home and Crematorium, 2355 Cranston Rd., Beloit, WI, with a rosary to be recited at 4:45 p.m. A funeral mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2022 in the St. Peter Catholic Church, 620 Blackhawk Blvd., South Beloit, IL. Burial will be in Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens.

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