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Author Topic: Tom Hackbardt of West MI. RIP...  (Read 377 times)

Offline Overspined

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Tom Hackbardt of West MI. RIP...
« on: August 09, 2020, 09:49:08 AM »
About a week ago, the traditional archery community lost a wonderful guy, Tom Hackbardt. At his memorial, 90% of the pictures were with family hunting and fishing, and of course traditional archery. He was my league shooting partner, and we hunted turkey, deer, elk, fish, etc... he always had an uplifting presence at events and donated generously.

Tom ran Traditional Archery Supply in W Michigan, and then joined forces with Ryan Wheeler of Black Dog Outfitters. He helped countless traditional archers. Unfortunately they closed up shop after a few years, but Tom always supported the traditional archery community.

He was a week away from retirement, 5 days prior to his 62nd birthday...

He will be missed by his family and fellow archers.

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Re: Tom Hackbardt of West MI. RIP...
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2020, 10:17:59 AM »
So sorry for your loss
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Re: Tom Hackbardt of West MI. RIP...
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2020, 11:00:41 AM »
I was shocked last week when a coworker of his told me the news.
He was definitely an unsung hero in the traditional archery community.
He will be sorely missed. 
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Re: Tom Hackbardt of West MI. RIP...
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2020, 05:36:19 PM »
It is always hard to learn of the passing of a good person, especially one of " our" trad guys. Prayers and condolences are offered for his family.
Sam

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Re: Tom Hackbardt of West MI. RIP...
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2020, 06:00:08 PM »
Prayer for Tom and his family.  Gone to soon.
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Re: Tom Hackbardt of West MI. RIP...
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2020, 07:31:14 PM »
Sad news :pray:
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Re: Tom Hackbardt of West MI. RIP...
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2020, 03:33:12 AM »
Too darn young.  Condolences on the loss of your friend.
Blessed by God in the fullness of Jesus Christ.  And so grateful.

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Re: Tom Hackbardt of West MI. RIP...
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2020, 08:46:51 AM »
Way too young, seems so unfair to us, His plan isn't always ours.  God bless to his family. :pray:
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Re: Tom Hackbardt of West MI. RIP...
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2020, 08:23:05 AM »
RIP. Prayers for family and loved ones
Relax,

You'll live longer!

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Re: Tom Hackbardt of West MI. RIP...
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2020, 12:54:43 PM »
Condolences to friends and family. So young, too...
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Re: Tom Hackbardt of West MI. RIP...
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2020, 05:33:46 AM »
Very sad he was good man
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Re: Tom Hackbardt of West MI. RIP...
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2020, 06:51:56 AM »
Condolences, prayers sent up for friends and family.
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Re: Tom Hackbardt of West MI. RIP...
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2020, 09:07:50 AM »
Sorry to hear this.  Tom got me all set up with my recurve when I first got into trad bow hunting.  Super nice guy.  RIP.
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Re: Tom Hackbardt of West MI. RIP...
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2020, 07:09:06 PM »
So sad to hear. Tom helped me a ton over the years at both shops. He really was a super guy.....
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Re: Tom Hackbardt of West MI. RIP...
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2020, 11:47:35 PM »
I’m very sad to hear this, Tom was fantastic and one of the guys that got me into traditional archery 10+ years ago up in his sand lake shop. Best guy ever so helpful and encouraging, prayers for family he will be missed 🙁
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