Dorothy M. (Miller) Hackenberger

Born: Tue., Sep. 2, 1913
Died: Tue., Sep. 15, 2020

Public Graveside Service

1:00 PM Sun., Sep. 13, 2020
Location: Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery


Sun., Sep. 20, 2020
Location: Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery

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     Dorothy M. Hackenberger, 107, formerly of Mifflintown, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin.

     Born Sept. 2, 1913, in Fayette Township, Juniata Co., she was a daughter of the late B. Franklin and Flora (Rudisill) Miller.

     She is survived by four children, Vivian L. Hickman (James) of Waynesboro, Grace H. Booher of Mifflintown, Ruth H. Nace of Millerstown, and James R. Hackenberger (Shirley) of Dover, Pa.; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Russell W. Hackenberger, on Oct. 23, 2007, one grandson, Scott Booher, two brothers, Charles Miller and Robert Miller, one sister, Gladys Guyer, and one infant sister, Mary.

     She was a homemaker who enjoyed sewing, crocheting, knitting and collecting stamps.

     She was the oldest member of Centre Lutheran Church.

     Her graveside service and interment will be at 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 20, at Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, with Rev. Mike Sigler officiating.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

     Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, has care of the arrangements. Condolences may be left at

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Connie Snyder
   Posted Fri September 18, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Dorothy was my very special friend. I loved her very much.

Erma Williamson & Family

Tosia & Rick Hackenberger
   Posted Fri September 18, 2020
There will never be anyone like Aunt Dorothy. She was always welcoming and glad to entertain visitors. The last time we saw her in October 2019, she kept commenting on Rick's [her nephew] eye color. I joked with her about "flirting" with my husband and she promptly told me she couldn't flirt with him because he was her relative, then she giggled a bit. And we could never leave her home without tasting every flavor of ice cream in her freezer, sometimes 5 or 6 kinds! Heaven will be all the sweeter for her joining the ranks of the Angels.

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