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Murray A. Hackenburg,84


December 5, 2004


Murray A. Hackenburg, 84, of 5 Columbia Hill Road Danville, PA died Saturday evening, December 4, 2004 at Geisinger Medical Center Danville, PA.  He was born October 19, 1920 in Danville, PA the son of the late Charles Nevin and Pearl Irene Frye Hackenberg.  

He graduated from Danville High School in 1939 and also from the Bloomsburg State Teachers College in 1950.  He served in the United States Army during World War II as a sergeant and forward observer.  Mr Hackenburg was with the second wave on Omaha Beach 1st Division on D-Day.   He also was in other numerous battles with the 197th Field Artillery Battalion of the 30th Infantry Division.  

Mr. Hackenburg was a Teaching/Principal for the Danville Area School District for several schools, retiring in 1978.  He was a committed and  active member of First Baptist Church of Danville, PA where he served faithfully on many committees including the Christian Education Committee and as a deacon, choir member and usher.   He also served in the nursery and helped faithfully each year with Vacation Bible School.  Mr. Hackenburg was a member of the Adult Fellowship Sunday School Class and the ARMS group. 

He was presently serving on the board of the Montour County Historical Society and had served on the board of the Thomas Beaver Free Library Danville, PA.  For many years, he was actively involved with Sunnybrook Park.  Mr. Hackenburg was a member of the Retired Teachers Association.  

Along with his wife, Carmen B. Conrad Bohner Hackenburg whom he married July 20, 2001, he faithfully served with the American Red Cross Bloodmobile.   

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son Randy W. Hackenburg and wife Linda of Boiling Springs, PA and one stepdaughter; Debbie Bohner of Riverside, PA.  He is also survived by two grandchildren; Elizabeth and Scott Hackenburg and two step-grandchildren; Larry Bohner, II and Christine Beasley and two step-great-granddaughters.  He is also survived by one brother Leonard Hackenberg of Danville, PA and one sister Betty Brent of Danville, PA.    

Mr. Hackenburg was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Mae R. West Hackenburg October 21, 1996; one stepson, Larry Bohner in 2003; two brothers, Parvin Hackenberg and Elwood Hackenberg, in infancy.  He was also preceded in death by two sisters; Mary Jane Moyer in 2003 and Irene Smith. 

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:30 AM at the First Baptist Church 20 Brookside Drive Danville, PA with his pastor the Reverend Dr. Harry H. Wonderland officiating assisted by the Reverend David J. Mouw.  Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery Danville, PA.  Friends will be received at the church from 10:00 AM until the time of service.  Military rites will be accorded by the Montour County Veterans Association.  Memorial contributions may be made to either the Memorial Fund of First Baptist Church or the Montour County Historical Society PO Box 8 Danville, PA 17821.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 West Mahoning Street Danville, PA. 

 

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