Arlene Hackbarth

Arlene C "Pinch" Hackbarth

1933 - 2018

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Obituary of Arlene Hackbarth

Arlene C. “Pinch” Hackbarth, 84, of Tripoli, Wisconsin, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018 at  House of the Dove Hospice in Marshfield.


Pinch was born May 20, 1933 in Rudolph, Wisconsin to William and Clara Pagels. She married Keith H. Hackbarth on July 24, 1954 in Wisconsin Rapids.  She attended Hillview grade school in Rudolph and graduated in 1951 from Lincoln High School in Wisconsin Rapids. She had formerly worked at Consolidated Papers, Biron Division. Keith and Pinch moved to Tripoli in May of 1963. She had served as the town of Somo Treasurer from 1985 to 1993, she was a member of Trails End Homemakers Club, Tripoli Fire Department Auxiliary, School Board, PTA, Catholic Women’s Club at St. Mary Catholic Church. She had been a CCD teacher, 4-H Leader, Scouts Leader and enjoyed volunteering. Pinch also enjoyed scrapbooking, photo albums, family reunions, letter writing, crafts, quilting, baking, camping, and had traveled to all 50 states, Canada and Mexico.


Survivors include her husband – Keith; Children - Keith, Jr. (Pat) Hackbarth, California, William (Jennifer) Hackbarth, Rib Lake, Patty (Bill) Whisenant, Madison, Claire Bernitt, Menomonie, Alan (Cheryl) Hackbarth, Madison, Karl (Danette) Hackbarth, Knapp, WI,        Lee (Edye) Hackbarth, Eau Galle, & Jane (David) Dettmering, Prentice; Brother - Dale (Kay) Pagels, Rudolph

She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter – Sandra, 2 brothers(Howard and Kenny), 2 sisters(Peg and Bobbie), a son-in-law - Paul, and a granddaughter, Chelsea Statz.


The Funeral Service for Arlene “Pinch” Hackbarth will take place at 11:00AM on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Krueger Family Funeral Home. Deacon Dave Bablick will officiate. The visitation for Pinch will take place from 4:00PM until 7:00PM on Friday evening, April 27 at the Funeral Home. Visitation will continue from 10:00AM until the time of service at 11:00AM on Saturday morning. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery later in the spring.

In lieu of flowers or memorials, please plant something in memory of Pinch. She especially enjoyed apple trees, and her family would be honored to have you plant an apple tree in her memory.


Krueger Family Funeral Home & Cremation services is assisting the family with arrangements. You may view the full obituary and leave online condolences at



4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, April 27, 2018
Krueger Family Funeral Home
101 N Second Street
Tomahawk, Wisconsin, United States

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Krueger Family Funeral Home
101 N Second Street
Tomahawk, Wisconsin, United States


Greenwood Cemetery
County Road U
Tomahawk, Wisconsin, United States