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Blanche I. Hackenberg, 93, of Selinsgrove, entered into rest on Friday morning, Nov. 4, 2016, at her home.
She was born Nov. 8, 1922, in Lewisburg, a daughter of the late Cloyd and Anna (Keefer) Kistler. She was married to Charles R. Hackenberg who preceded her in death on June 17, 1998.

Blanche was a graduate of Lewisburg High School.
She was employed at American Home Foods, Milton, and Westinghouse, Sunbury. Blanche and her late husband operated a chicken farm in Sunbury and later worked at Forge Flo, Sunbury. She retired from the Danville Cafeteria that she and her late husband owned in Danville.
Blanche was a member of the Sound of the Gospel Church, Selinsgrove.
She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, candy making and gardening, and especially loved her family.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Anna L. and Bill Apple, of Selinsgrove; three grandchildren and their spouses, Allen and Rondalynn Apple, of Mifflinburg, Cathy and Dale Boyer, of Selinsgrove, and Debbie and Mark Ritchie, of Sunbury; three great-grandchildren, Michael Lauver and his wife, Autumn, of Sunbury, Eric Ritchie and Daniel Ritchie, both of Sunbury, four great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Charlotte Sassaman, of Selinsgrove, Gertrude Moyer, of Northumberland, and Mary Elizabeth Oldt, of Milton; one brother, Allen Kistler, of Lewisburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to the viewing from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, followed by the funeral at 11, at Sound of the Gospel Church, 50 Gospel Way, Selinsgrove, with Pastor Kenny A. Cousar officiating.
Burial will be in Orchard Hills Cemetery and Memorial Park, Shamokin Dam.

The George P. Garman Funeral Homes Inc., 9366 Route 35, Mount Pleasant Mills.
Published on November 5, 2016
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