Robert “Ken” Fackler
Robert “Ken” Fackler, 82, of Palmyra, met his Lord Jesus, whom he loved and served, on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 in the M.S. Hershey Medical Center following a four month battle with cancer.He was born Monday, September 17, 1928 in Enhaut, Dauphin County to the late Ervin and Florence (Clelan) Fackler. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Helen G. (Keefer) Fackler.He was a 1946 graduate of Hershey Vocational School, served in the US Army, was a retired electrician, IBEW Local #143. He and Helen were charter members of Evangelical Free Church of Hershey, served as missionaries with TEAM for 14 years, started Sending Out Seniors (SOS), Bus ministry, volunteered with Global Aid Network (GAiN), and made over 35 work visits to Harvey Cedars Bible Conference. He showed his love for the Lord through his life ministry of serving others, evangelism and giving back through his talents and gifts. He was an avid Penn State, Hershey Bears and Steelers fan, but most of all, cherished his time with family, especially his grandchildren.He is survived by three sons, Ronald Fackler of Pittsburgh, John Hansell and wife Amy of Emmaus, Tracey Fackler and wife Lindy of Palmyra; two daughters, Brenda Higgins wife of George of Harrisburg, Bonnie Bracale wife of Frank of Palmyra; a brother, Ervin Fackler and wife Janice of Hershey; two sister-in-law’s, Jean Fackler and Shirley Fackler both of Palmyra; ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a son, Robert Fackler; a granddaughter, Dena Bracale; two brothers, James and Ronald Fackler; a sister, Lois Stambaugh.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 10:00 AM at Evangelical Free Church of Hershey, 330 Hilltop Road, Hummelstown, PA 17036 with Pastors David Martin and Paul Haken officiating. Family and friends are invited for viewing on Monday, October 4 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Rothermel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 25 West Pine Street, Palmyra, PA 17078 and from 9:00 AM until time of service at the church. Burial with full military honors will follow in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to “meals for children” at GAiN, 1506 Quarry Road, Mount Joy, PA 17552.