Longtime Alaskan Max R. Fackler, 91, passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 at his home on Nash Road in Seward.
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Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Seward American Legion Cemetery. There will be a gathering in his honor following the graveside at the American Legion in Seward.
Max was born Sept. 17, 1922 in Bellingham, Washington to Charles and Ocie Fackler. His young years were spent in Yakima, Wash. and eventually on the Blewett Pass and Peshastin, Wash. He graduated from high school in Peshastin, and after World War II, he attended Yakima Valley Junior College for 2 years.
Max was a decorated WWII veteran, serving in Southern Germany and seeing action on the Siegfried Line.
He spent from 1975-87 in the Cordova, Alaska area, owning and operating a sawmill, named Sierra Timber, selling those products to the local market.
Max is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary; son, Kurt; daughter, Tristan; and granddaughter, Savannah.
Arrangements were entrusted to the American Legion in Seward and Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
Published in adn.com from Oct. 16 to Oct. 17, 2013