Martha Hackel (1921 - 2013)

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Hackel, Martha

Martha G. Hackel, age 92, of Seymour passed away at home on October 19, 2013. She was born June 2, 1921 to the late Frank and Jacoba (Van Beek) Roovers.

On December 31, 1941 she married the late Clarence J. Hackel in Kimberly. The couple later moved to Seymour and farmed together until their retirement.

Martha was a life long member of St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Isaar. She belonged to the Christian mothers. She enjoyed playing sheephead, sewing, fishing, gambling, loved to travel, her 9 grandchildren and her 23 great-grandchildren..

She is survived by her four children: Maryann Hackel, Rosemary (Duane) Hanson, Jim (Jean) Hackel, and Bill (Mary) Hackel; nine grandchildren: Mike (Kathy) Hanson, Michelle (Nicholas) Flanagan, Lisa (Greg) Hein, Jeff (Darcy) Hackel, Kris (Darren) Kamke, Karri (Todd) Vandenlangenberg, Trisha (Eric) DeBruin, Paul Hackel, and Stacey (Eric) Leisgang; 23 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by three brothers: Marty (Phyllis) Roovers, Tom (Doris) Roovers, Frank (friend Shirley) Roovers.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Clarence; five brothers: John, George, George Jr., Joe, Jake; five sisters: Marie, Anne, Georgeanne, Francis, Marie Joanna. She was also preceded in death by four brothers-in-law: Tony, Joe, Ray and Lawrence; two sisters-in-law: Rosalie and Mary.

Friends may call at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Isaar, on Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 9:30 AM until the Mass of Christian burial at 11 AM with Fr. Bob Kabat officiating

Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

In honor of Martha, memorials can be given to in her memory.

A special thank you to ThedaCare Hospice for all your care and concern.


Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Oct. 20, 2013
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Muehl Boettcher Funeral Home
358 South Main Street Seymour, WI 54165
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