William Clark Fackelman

William Clark Fackelman, 75, of Tucson, Ariz., died June 30, 2010 after a long battle with cancer. Bill was born December 24, 1934 in Pierre, South Dakota to Earl Joseph Fackelman and Mary Prudence (Huston) Fackelman. He graduated from high school in Hopewell, Virginia, married Barbara Jean Lovell in 1956 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in social science from Black Hills State Teacher’s College in 1957. He later earned a Special Education certificate in the state of Hawaii. He first taught at Deadwood High School and later for Wanblee Day School in South Dakota, and at Lucky Mound in Parshall, North Dakota. He returned to Fort Pierre, South Dakota, to assist his father at the Silver Spur Bar. He later taught at the Boys’ Training School in Red Wing, Minnesota and at the Minnesota Security Hospital in Saint Peter, Minn. Bill’s experiences led him to a career teaching special education classes at Molokai High School in Ho`olehua, where he taught for over 20 years and could make a real different in the lives of his students. Following his retirement in 1991, he relocated to Tucson, Ariz.

Bill is survived by his wife Barbara Jean (Lovell) Fackelman, daughters Jeri Lizabeth Fackelman, Jean Babette (Fackelman) Pfarrer; son-in-law Sean Pfarrer; grandchildren Folke Simons, Charles Pfarrer, Ailenne Pfarrer, Michael Pfarrer and Makayla Pfarrer; and step-mother Marie (Hoven) Fackelman.


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