September 16, 2019

Francis F. "Frank" Hacht

Died Feb. 6, 2019


Francis F. “Frank” Hacht, 90, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at The Horizon Senior Living in St. Helen.

He was born July 17, 1928, in West Branch to Jack and Nellie (Purtell) Hacht. Frank served in the Army during the Korean War and played football in the Army. He was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Holy Family Council. Frank was a high school teacher of skilled trades at Ogemaw Heights High School and retired after 30 years of teaching. He enjoyed reading, playing cards and volunteering for his church and community, and was an avid U of M fan.

Frank is survived by his sons, Charles (Jennifer) Hacht of Caledonia and John Hacht of West Branch; daughter, Anne Marie Sumner of Ferndale; grandchildren, Morgan, Brogan and Addison; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Bernadine, in 2017; and siblings, Mary, Florence, Frances, Katherine, James, Chuck and Tom.

Visitation at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch will begin Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, from 2-7 p.m. A rosary will be held at 6 p.m., vigil at 6:30 p.m. and veteran service at 6:45 p.m. The funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, at 11 a.m. with visitation starting at 10 a.m. Father Emmanuel Finbarr will officiate.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice Compassus for all their love and care for Frank. Online condolences can be shared at


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