Rev. James David "Jim" Fackler (1936 - 2017)

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  • "Dear Jim, I am recalling the exciting days of youth and hi..."
    - david moehring
  • "My condolences. I am a former Concord Lutheran School..."
    - Bernice Bland
  • "I have many fond memories of "Father Fackler", Joan and the..."
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    - Paul Klein
  • "Brother Jim, I am proud of the love you have shown over the..."
    - John P Fackler
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The Rev. James David "Jim" Fackler, 80, of Vandalia, died peacefully on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, in Effingham.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Salem. His ashes will be interred with wife Joan's at St. Augustine's House at a later date. Memorials: St. Augustine's House or Missouri Botannical Garden.
Rev. Fackler was born on Sept. 18, 1936, in Toledo, Ohio, the son of John Paul and Ruth (Moehring)Fackler.
Known as Father Jim, he served eight parishes over his 53 years of ministry in the Lutheran and Episcopal Church, and was an oblate to St. Augustine's House in Oxford, Mich. As a pastor, teacher, civil rights activist and lover of the outdoors, Jim spent his life serving and seeking Christ in all people and things.
Jim leaves to live in the light and love of God his eight sons, Tim (Nathalie), Peter, Paul (Barbara), David (Conrad), Nathanael (Kendrea), Andy (Lisa), Tom (Margaret) and Phillip (Callie); as well as 16 grandchildren; and a brother, John.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Joan Ruth; his oldest son, Victor; his parents; and his brother, Bob.
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Vandalia, IL 62471
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Published in The Leader-Union from Jan. 25 to Feb. 1, 2017
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