Shirlean L. Hackman

Posted 8/25/20

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. – Shirlean Langdon Hackman, 67, of Marco Island, Fla., died suddenly at home on May 23, 2020.

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Shirlean L. Hackman


MARCO ISLAND, Fla. – Shirlean Langdon Hackman, 67, of Marco Island, Fla., died suddenly at home on May 23, 2020.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, at Hinckley Pioneer Park, Route 30, Hinckley. There will be a gathering to dedicate a tree in her memory, share some favorite memories and stories to laugh and cry, and remember a wonderful person who is greatly missed.

Shirlean was born Feb. 15, 1953, to Dean and Shirley (Tilllie) Langdon. She grew up in Hinckley and lived in Illinois most of her adult life until 1999 when she and her husband, Steve, moved to Marco Island, Fla.

She is survived by, Steve, her loving husband of 37 years; beloved dog, Max; sister, Sharon (Sharona) Bauer; Aunt Ronalee Johnson; and many special cousins, in-laws, several nieces, nephews and friends in every corner of the world.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dean and Shirley (Tillie) Langdon.

Shirlean had a very accomplished career starting with Midweek Publications in DeKalb as vice president and also this is where she met Steve. She then moved on to 20 plus years as an executive in the American Chamber of Commerce. She was executive director in Mendota, Champaign Urbana and Danville, for five to seven years in each location. Shirlean was the executive director of the Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce from April 1983 to April 1989. She was a major influence for Economic Development in all of these cities. She also spent 10 years as a teacher for the Institute of Organizational Management and was elected "Teacher of the Year" of this national organization.

Upon moving to Marco Island, she was semi-retired and still involved doing consulting work with several Chambers of Commerce around the country where she had built strong relationships with Association members and directors.

Shirlean was always the one to host dinner parties, celebrations and holidays where she made everyone feel welcome. She loved being involved, supportive and a participating member of the community. She and Steve have enjoyed traveling extensively worldwide and have made numerous friends along the way. They shared many wonderful memories from their fantastic trips and adventures. She was a very special person and mentor that affected so many.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society in her behalf.