Kenneth L. Hackett, 71

Kenneth L. Hackett, 71, of Second Ave., Koppel, PA died on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at the Ellwood City Hospital following a brief illness.

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

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6 thoughts on “Kenneth L. Hackett, 71

  1. Very sorry for your loss
    Kenny was my first boss when I came to Koppel Steel back in 94′, he was instrumental in helping me to get acclimated to life in a steel mill. Kenny was a good man whom will be sadly missed.
    Thanks Kenny!
    Stan Piecuch

  2. Bud,Lisa,Beth & Family
    I am so sorry for your loss. I love your Dad and Mom as my own parents. and i am still under the weather so i wont be able to pay my respects in person.BUT please know my heart is with all of you. R.I.P. Dear Ken

  3. Bud,
    Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your father. You know we loved Kenny and will dearly miss him.
    I’m sorry we couldn’t get to the funeral home as we are out of town. Please let us know if there is anything that you need.

  4. Beth, Lisa and Eric,
    We are so sorry for the loss of your wonderful Dad. He will be missed so much at St Paul’s as is your Mom. When we would come home to visit, it was always so nice to see them. They were such wonderful people. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Jim and Janine (Miller) Graham and family

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