Harry "Junior" Cackler Jr.

December 12, 1928 ‒ January 07, 2014

Kilbourne and Delaware, Ohio

Harry “Junior” Cackler, age 85 and a lifelong Brown Township resident of Delaware County passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at The Inn at Olentangy Trail.

Born on December 12, 1928 he was the youngest child born to the late Harry L. and Clara (Wheeler) Cackler Sr. in Leonardsburg. He never ventured far from his original homestead and was a lifelong livestock and grain farmer. Junior also worked for over 20 years for Brown Township as the caretaker for the Green Mound Cemetery, retiring when he turned 80 years of age.

A true “gentle giant”, he was a man of few words. He was at his best growing things. With an immense garden, he gave it all away. Potatoes, tomatoes, and green beans were his specialty. He also enjoyed playing poker and fishing, his pond was always open.

He was the honorary mayor of Kilbourne, as he enjoyed a passion for his beloved village, Kilbourne Day’s and his pals at the Kilbourne Store. Junior will be remembered for the tender loving care he provided to the village of Kilbourne and the residents of Green Mound Cemetery.

In 1996 he was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife of 40 years Margaret Hesson. After her passing life was never the same. He was also preceded in death by his older brothers: Harold, James, and Charles Cackler as well as sisters Ruth Schillinger, Mary Wells, Helen Conway, Minnie Blair, and Grace Williams.

Those left to cherish his memory include nieces and nephews Sally Messner, Richard Williams, Roger Williams, Eileen Smallsreed, Alice Williams, Joann Wells, Charles Cackler and care givers Bill and Donna Cackler and their children Audra (Shane) Askins, Amber (Matthew) Buening, and Alyssa Cackler.

Friends may call from 1 – 2 p.m. Saturday prior to the 2:00 p.m. Saturday funeral service at the Kilbourne United Methodist Church, 5591 St Rt 521, Kilbourne, Ohio 43032, where Rev. Don Lockwood will officiate. Burial will follow in Green Mound Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Kilbourne Community Fund, 5591 St Rt 521, Kilbourne, Ohio 43032.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com