Adele K. Hachtel - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Adele K. Hachtel

August 25, 1931 - April 13, 2018

Adele K. Hachtel, age 86, of Newark, DE and formerly of West Grove, PA, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 13, 2018.

Born in College Point, NY on August 25, 1931, she was the daugther of the late Henry A. and Stella (Goldsmith) Fehn.  Adele dedicated her career as a bookkeeper, working at Simes Lighting Co. in NYC, the DuPont Co. and Lithographic Arts in Newark.

A true baseball fan, you could always find Adele cheering on her beloved Brooklyn Dodgers and in later years, the NY Mets.  Adele enjoyed traveling, swimming, reading and cross-stiching.  While residing at Jenners Pond, she sang with the JP chorus, bowled with the Wei bowlers and managed the Heron’s Nest gift shop.  She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and dear friend to many.

In addition to her parents, Adele was preceded in death by her brother, Jack Fehn.  She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Warren E. Hachtel; son, John E. Hachtel (Jane Angelone) of Rochester, MN; daughter, Jayne L. Hachtel (Deborah Smith) of Elkton; granddaughter, Joanna Hachtel of Fargo, ND; niece and nephew, Jack Fehn (Heather) and Nancy Fehn; great nephews, Harrison, John and Paul Fehn; and great niece, Kate Fehn.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:30 am until 11:30 am on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 11:30 am.  Entombment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Adele’s name to Heartland Hospice, 5661 Ocheltree Lane, Wilmington, DE, 19808.


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13 Condolences for Adele K. Hachtel

  • I know how sad you are but just remember how lucky you were to have a wonderful mother.

  • Adele always had a smile and made you feel you were part of her family. Our condolences to her family, she will be missed.

  • My heartfelt sympathy to all the Hachtel family at the passing of this warm, kind, dear woman whose home and arms were always open to me during my adolescence and young adulthood.

  • We send our thoughts, prayers and love to Jayne and her family.

  • She was a great sister in law rest in peace.

  • Our sincerest condolences prayers to all. Very nice memories we had when we all lived in College Point . I remember Aunt Del trying to teach me how to knit but being Left Handed it was a trial and a lot of patience. Our summers where always fun with barb-b-ques and swimming in the “pool” when we where young !! Now Aunt Del is joining her family and friends to watch over us! So sorry .Give Dad hugs from his Goddaughter and all the family from us .

  • We lost a wonderful friend. We are very sad and will remember her always.

  • A good friend has gone, but will always stay in our hearts and thoughts. Warren, Jayne and John, we are with you.

  • No words can ease the loss of a parent. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • I lost my Godmother, but I’ll keep her in my heart forever, remembering the wonderful time we spent together. I feel with you Warren, Jayne, Debbie and John.

  • I just loved this lady, I have known her for 40+ years, as she worked for my Mother’s company when I was a teenager. She was ALWAYS smiling, positive and oh so sweet. Never a cross word to say about anyone or anything. I can still hear her laugh right now.

    I cannot imagine how much her family will miss her, she was so dear. Warren is also a real sweetheart, and I can see how they were married for so long. A perfect and beautiful couple! They even “starred” in our TV commercial once when my Mom had her gift shop!

    Adele was helping my Mom with her books up until just a couple of years ago, when they both couldn’t go out that much like they used to. My Mom, Kay Sciarra trusted her to the ends of the Earth.

    She will never be forgotten, and will be so dearly missed.

  • Jayne and Family,
    The earthly loss of your mother is both difficult and daunting. Your strength will come from her spirit. She gave you the gifts of laughter, empathy, compassion, and especially love. Her flesh became weak, but her spirit lives on. While I didn’t know your mother, I know one of the gifts she gave the world – a caring, insightful, genuine daughter. May you find strength and comfort from all the lessons she taught you and all the love she gave you.

    Linda Poole

  • We wish to send our condolences to Warren and Adele’s family. Sorry we cannot attend the service. We’ll always remember Adele’s sweet smile & her singing at Jenner’s Pond Chorus. So glad we got to know Adele & Warren – really nice people. Our prayers to you all!

    Ralph & Marilyn Churchill