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Barbara June Fackel

Rock Island, Iowa

1938 - 2019 (Age 81)

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Barbara June (Jacobs) Fackel

June 19, 1938-August 22, 2019

ROCK ISLAND-Barbara June (Jacobs) Fackel died peacefully in her home August 22, 2019, surrounded by her husband of 60 years, Joseph, and her children, Kelly, Kristi, and Joey. Barbara was born June 19,...

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The tennis world has lost a great one. I wish we had had the chance to say goodbye and to tell Barb how much we admired her and her commitment to junior tennis. Hopefully she knew just how much her time and efforts were appreciated by the QC, the Missouri Valley, and the nation. Aside from the tennis, Barb was such a kind and special person -- she will be sorely missed.
With deepest sympathies,
Barb & Bill McGaffigan and family

Jackie and Barbara's family,
You may not remember me, but I lived 1/4 mile South of you when you attended Lincoln Township#9 country school. I, Shirley Murphy and Karl Jacobs used to walk with you and Barb the mile back and forth from your home to school nearly every weekday for a number of years, until it was closed in 1946.
I had lost track of you two until several years ago, when I was able to regain contact with Barb. I am also now back in contact with Shirley Murphy and...

Jo I am so sorry for your loss.
Will get in touch later God Bless.

Very sorry Joe. Julie and I send prayers. We had a lot of fun back in her Happy Joe days!!

Joe & Family, I am so very sorry to read of Barb's passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you at this time. Deepest Sympathy
Gerri & Kent Bowers

Four decades ago Barbara welcomed me into the Missouri Valley tennis community where we became tennis colleagues and she one of my dearest friends. She was one of the most intelligent, genuine, sincere, caring human beings I've ever known,...a rock to her wonderful family and a rock star in the MVTA and USTA. The world is diminished by her absence, but she will ever abide in my memory and in my heart.

Barb's contributions to junior tennis served many young people. Our children benefitted from her expertise and generosity. Our thoughts are with you.
Tom and Joan Derouin and family