William “Bill” A. Haker passed away peacefully on April 16, 2021 at the age of 91. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, attended Washington High School, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin. He served in the Army for two years and after returning home, obtained his Master's Degree in Finance at Marquette University.
Bill spent his entire career in the investment management business, retiring in 2000 after selling the firm he started in 1976, W.A. Haker Investment Management. Prior to this, he held executive and investment management positions in Milwaukee at Newton and Company and NN Investment Services. Bill was a Chartered Financial Analyst and a past president of the present day CFA Society Milwaukee.
He was a lifelong "Badger" and a true fan of Wisconsin football. His love of the University was shared with the many personal relationships he developed over the years. Bill was a member of the Fox Point Police and Fire Commission for 31 years. He was an active member of Fox Point Lutheran Church for 49 years, serving as a member and then Chair of the Endowment Board for many years. Bill was a former Board Member of the Town Club in Fox Point, where he enjoyed paddle tennis and tennis with the same group of friends for over forty years.
Bill resided in Fox Point with his beloved wife, Marilyn, of 58 years. He was the loving father of Michael (Jessica) Haker and Pamela (Anthony) Pecoraro and cherished grandfather of Camille Pecoraro. He is further survived by other caring relatives and many wonderful friends who were the cornerstone of his life. He was preceded in death by his brother, Ed Haker.
A private burial was held at Little Sister Cemetery in Sister Bay, Wisconsin. A memorial service to be planned at a later date.
In loving memory of Bill, memorials in his name may be made to Fox Point Lutheran Church, (7510 N. Santa Monica Blvd, Milwaukee 53217) or St. Marcus School, (2215 N. Palmer St, Milwaukee 53212).
Casperson Funeral Home of Sister Bay is assisting the Haker family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Bill may be shared with his family through his tribute page at www.caspersonfuneralhome.com.
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St. Marcus School
2215 N Palmer St, Milwaukee WI 53212
Fox Point Lutheran Church
7510 N Santa Monica Blvd, Milwaukee WI 53217