Carl E. Hackman 77, Korea veteran, Lincoln firefighter

By on January 16, 2013

Carl "Whitey" E. Hackman, 77, of Myerstown, formerly of Ephrata, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 at the VA Medical Center in Lebanon.

He was the husband of Mary Ellen (Cates) Hackman, to whom he would have been married 56 years on March 9.

Born in Lincoln on May 19, 1935, he was the son of the late Samuel and Margaret (Peiffer) Hackman.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and worked as a custodian at the U.S. Post Office in Ephrata for 27 years, retiring in 1990. He was a member of the Lincoln Fire Co. for over 30 years and was a driver for the Amish for 10 years in Lebanon County.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters: Dianna L., wife of John L. Majeske-Mellers of Oviedo, Fla.; Sandra G., wife of Jim Miller of Ephrata; sons: J. Frank, husband of Katie Majeske of Denver; S. Bradley, husband of Tammy Hackman of Lititz; a sister: Rhoda Hiester of Vinemont, Pa.; brothers: Ronald, husband of Noreen Hackman of Ephrata; Elwood, husband of Janet Hackman of Ephrata; Jerry, husband of Joan Anne Hackman of Wernersville; nine grandchildren, two step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.

A memorial service was held Jan. 9 at Grose Funeral Home in Myerstown. Interment was private at the convenience of the family.

To offer online condolences, visit grosefuneralhome.com.