Prescott Keith Hackett
January 02, 1939 - September 07, 2022
Obituary For Prescott Keith Hackett
Madison – Prescott Keith Hackett passed away on September 7, 2022 following surgery at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, WI.
Keith was born January 2, 1939 in Sauk County to Prescott and LaVerna (Keith) Hackett. He graduated from Baraboo High School in 1958 and moved to Madison in 1960 to join the Madison Police Department. After 26 years of service, he retired as Detective Supervisor in February 1986. He was active with the Retired Madison Police Fund and led the organization for many years.
Keith was an enlisted member in the USAR from 1978 to 1980 and was assigned to the ambulance detachment with the 44th General Hospital on Park Street, Madison.
He was an avid hunter and enjoyed his farm in Baraboo for many years. He also was a member of the Princeton Club where he did a little exercising and a lot of socializing with his many friends.
Keith is survived by his wife, Patricia, and four children: Kevin (Betty) Hackett, Castle Rock, CO; Karrie (Mark) Heartlein, Galesburg, IL; Sherry Appledorn, Lake Elmo, MN; and Tracy Pace, Phoenix, AZ; as well as four grandchildren: Tom Heartlein, Meg (Heartlein) (Riley) Van Velsor, Chelsey (Pace) (Demitri) Celaya, Ethan Pace, and two great-grandchildren. He is further survived by a brother, Robert, Baraboo, WI.
Many thanks to Dr. Johnson, the nurses and caregiving staff at St. Mary’s Hospital neuro/trauma floor for their compassionate care of our entire family. A special thanks to his good friends Robert (Chopper) Rahn and Burr Fraser for always being there for him.
Memorials can be made to: Retired Madison Police Officers Association, c/o Joe Durkin, Treasurer, 506 Ludington Avenue, Madison, WI 53704.
A Celebration of Life will be held on October 9, 2022 at the Esquire Club, 1025 N Sherman Avenue, Madison, from 2:00-5:00p.m. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit: www.ryanfuneralservice.com.
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