Ben served our nation in the United States Army. He was a Backhoe operator and he loved his work. He will be missed by those who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Joe Hackel and Bill Hackel; and a sister, Nancy Murray.
Ben is survived by five brothers, Ervin Hackel of Fall Creek, Wisconsin, Ronald Hackel of Abbotsford, Wisconsin, Larry Hackel of Florida, Ralph Hackel of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Kenny Heckel of Colby, Wisconsin; five sisters, Marilyn Whalen of California, Naomi Smith and husband Donald of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Imogene Apfelbeck and husband Dale of Lublin, Wisconsin, Eleanor Chambers and husband Dale of Virginia, Doreen Merten and husband Greg of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; 45 nieces and nephews; as well as many friends.
A memorial service and burial will be held at a later time.