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Thomas Mitchell Hackel

October 31, 1947 ~ April 26, 2021 (age 73)


Thomas Mitchell “Mitch” Hackel, 73, of Wooster passed away Monday, April 26, 2021 at LifeCare Hospice in Wooster.

Mitch was born Oct. 31, 1947 in Wilmington, NC to the late Tom Watson and Virginia Ann (Thrush) Hackel.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from 1967 – 1969 having served in Vietnam. Mitch retired from Applied Energy Products in Canton in 2013 and had made his home in Wooster for the past 20 years. 

Surviving is his wife, Jeanne Ann Frase who he married on Jan. 31, 2013; sons, Mitchell (Susan) Hackel of Reisterstown, MD and Don (Christy) Ebaugh of Hampstead, MD; daughter, Ashley Hackel of Baltimore, MD; grandchildren, Madelyn and Don Ebaugh; a brother, David (Phyllis) Hackel of Wooster; a sister, Patricia Boettcher of Toms River, NJ and several nieces and nephews.

Mitch requested that there be no services. Tributes may be shared at  Memorial contributions may be made to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.  A special thanks is extended to the staff at Wade Park VA Hospital and to LifeCare Hospice for the care given to Mitch.

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