Dorothy I. Hackenberg, 80, of Oak Street, Danville, passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
She was born Oct. 28, 1936, in Riverside, a daughter of the late Percy V. and Lily A. (Summers) Oberdorf. On Nov. 6, 1951, Dorothy married Parvin E. Hackenberg who preceded her in death on May 2, 1994. They celebrated 43 years of marriage.
Dorothy attended Danville High School and Empire Beauty School in Sunbury.
She served her community for many years as a self-employed beautician at her home on Mahoning Street, Danville.
She 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 was also a volunteer at Geisinger Medical Center.
Dorothy enjoyed antique auctions and digging old farm dumps. Later in her life she loved reading, reminiscing with her son-in-law, and researching her family tree for herself and for others. She had a deep love for her family and especially enjoyed reading to her great-grandchildren who will miss her greatly.
She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Valerie and David Hoyes, of Danville; daughter-in-law, Kathy Hackenberg, of Pittsburgh; four grandchildren, Brock Hoyes and wife Nicole, Rebecca Dressler and husband Bob, Heath Hoyes and wife Suzanne, and Nevin Hackenberg and wife Lauren; six great-grandchildren, Jagger, Dylan and Lennon Dressler, Darby and Jonatha Hoyes, and Hunter Hackenberg; and many nieces and nephews.
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 at 11 a.m. Friday at Shiloh United Church of Christ, 500 Bloom St., Danville, with the Rev. Mary B. Schmotzer officiating. Friends will be received from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service.
Burial will be held in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Danville.
The family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the church or to the Montour County Historical Society, 1 Bloom Road, Danville, PA 17821.
Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home Inc., 10 W. Mahoning St., Danville.
Published on May 30, 2017