Joan E. Hartzel

A memorial service for Joan E. Hartzel, who passed away March 2, will be held 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2013, at the Fort Brady Hotel, 18 N. Main St., Muncy, Pa.

Joan E. Hartzel

Joan E. Hartzel, 76, of Montoursville, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013, at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. She was born May 11, 1936, in Mifflinburg, a daughter of William and Dorothy A. Zimmerman Hackenberg.

Joan graduated from Mifflinburg High School in 1954, where she participated in the band, and was an all-state band member three years in a row. She retired as a bookkeeper for Staiman Brothers, enjoyed reading, crocheting and her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, C. Robert Hartzel, with whom she celebrated 50 years of marriage; her children, Carol D. (Paul) Zacher of Hughesville, Donald E. “Skip” Solomon of Mifflinburg and Robert “Scott” (Crystal) Hartzel of Muncy; brothers, William Hackenberg of Northumberland, Thomas Hackenberg of New Berlin, Richard Hackenberg and Michael Hackenberg, both of Mifflinburg; sisters, Jean Wagner of Mifflinburg, Gladys Walter of Millheim and Dorothy Walter of Mifflinburg; five grandchildren, Christian, Andrea, Kyle, Austin and Landon; and a great-grandson, Xander.

She was predeceased by a brother, Gary Hackenberg.

Private funeral and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Gatehouse, c/o Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.