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.
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.