Born February 19, 1941 in Wampum, he was the son of the late Ira and Irene Huffman Hackett. He was married to Paula Krestel Hackett who died in 2008.
Ken retired in 1988 from B & W. He then worked until 2003 as a supervisor for Koppel Steel. He was an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ellwood City. Ken graduated from Wampum High School in 1959. He was a life member of the Koppel Big Beaver Sportsman’s Association. He loved to hunt and fish.
Survivors include two daughters, Beth Fronk of Erie, Lisa (D.J.) Marovich of Raccoon Twp.; son – Erik ” Bud” (Lisa) Hackett of Koppel; two sisters, Betty (Edwin D.) Armstrong and Evelyn Swogger, all of Wampum; a sister in law, Ollie Hackett of New Castle, four grandchildren, Brian II, Brandon, Nicholas, and Jonah Fronk, a lifelong friend and fishing buddy, Sam Dicianno of Wampum, a special friend of the family, Herta Madder of Beaver Falls, and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Eleanor Andorfer, Shirley Drotleff, two brothers, Harold “Red” and Charles Hackett, and two brothers in law, Bob Drotleff and LaVerne Swogger.
Visiting hours will be held on Sunday October 7, 2012 from 2-4 and 6 to 8 at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.
Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Monday, October 8 at 11:00 am.
Interment will follow in the Clinton Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church , 307 Wayne Ave. Ellwood City, PA 16117
Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.