Dorothy I. Hackenberg, 80, of Oak Street Danville PA passed away on Monday,
May 29, 2017 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA. She was born October
28, 1936 in Riverside, PA the daughter of the late Percy V. and Lily A.
Dorothy was married for 43 years to the late Parvin E. Hackenberg who
preceded her in death May 2, 1994. They were married on November 6, 1951.
attended Danville High School and Empire Beauty School in Sunbury.
Dorothy served her community as a self-employed beautician at her home on
Mahoning Street Danville PA for many years.
was an active member of Shiloh United Church of Christ. Dorothy loved
Danville and said “she wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.” Her passion
for Danville and it’s history was noteworthy by her service as a Co-chairman
of the Montour County Historical Society Board of Directors along with being
curator of the Montgomery House Museum in Danville for many years. Dorothy
was an avid collector of Danville memorabilia. Her other memberships
included the Tah Gah Jute Chapter of the D.A.R. and the Montour County
Genealogical Society. She was honored to receive “The Lady of the Year”
Award presented to her by the Danville Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi in 2006.
Dorothy enjoyed antique auctions and digging old farm dumps. Later in her
life she loved reading, reminiscing with her son-in-law, researching her
family tree for herself and for others. Dorothy was also a volunteer at
Geisinger Medical Center. She had a deep love for her family and especially
enjoyed reading to her great-grandchildren who will miss her greatly.
survived by one daughter, Valerie Hoyes and her husband David of Danville PA
and her daughter-in-law Kathy Hackenberg of Pittsburgh, PA. Also surviving
are her grandchildren; Brock Hoyes and his wife Nicole; Rebecca Dressler
and her husband Bob; Heath Hoyes and his wife Suzanne and Nevin Hackenberg
and his wife Lauren. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren;
Jagger, Dylan and Lennon Dressler, Darby and Jonatha Hoyes and Hunter
Hackenberg. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.
addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Keith
Hackenberg and three brothers; Abe, Leon and Ralph Oberdorf.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Dorothy’s Life
to be held on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Shiloh United Church of
Christ, 500 Bloom Street, Danville, PA 17821 with the Reverend Mary B.
Schmotzer officiating. Friends will be received from 9:30 AM until 10:45 AM
at the church. Burial will be held in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Danville, PA.
The family will
provide flowers. Memorial Contributions may be made to the church or the
Montour County Historical Society 1 Bloom Road Danville PA 17821.
Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 West
Mahoning Street Danville PA.www.visneski.com