Obituary: William “Bill” A. Haker
June 29, 1929 – April 16, 2021
William “Bill” A. Haker passed away peacefully at the age of 91. He was born in Milwaukee and graduated from the University of Wisconsin. He served in the military for two years and after returning home received his master’s degree in finance from Marquette University.
Bill has spent his entire career in the investment management industry, retiring in 2000 after selling the company he started in 1976, WA Haker Investment Management. Previously, he held executive and investment management positions in Milwaukee at Newton and Company and NN Investment Services. Bill was a chartered financial analyst and past president of the current CFA Society Milwaukee.
He was a longtime badger and a true Wisconsin football fan. His love of college has been shared through the many personal relationships he has developed over the years. Bill was a member of the Fox Point Police and Fire Commission for 31 years. He was also an active member of the Lutheran Church at Fox Point for 49 years, serving as a member and then chairman of the endowment council for many years. Bill was a former board member of the Town Club of Fox Point, where he practiced paddle tennis and tennis with the same group of friends for over 40 years.
Bill lived at Fox Point with his beloved wife for 58 years, Marilyn. He was the beloved father of Michael (Jessica) Haker and Pamela (Anthony) Pecoraro and the cherished grandfather of Camille Pecoraro. He is survived by other caring parents and many wonderful friends who have been the cornerstone of his life. He was predeceased by his brother, Ed Haker.
A private funeral was held at Little Sister Cemetery in Sister Bay. A memorial service will be scheduled later.
In memory of Bill, memorials in his name may be made at Fox Point Lutheran Church, 7510 N. Santa Monica Boulevard, Milwaukee, WI 53217; or St. Marcus School, 2215 N. Palmer St., Milwaukee, WI 53212.
Sister Bay Casperson Funeral Home is helping the Haker family. Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos of Bill can be shared through his tribute page at caspersonfuneralhome.com.