Soldotna resident, Bill Hacklin, 73, passed away August 23, 2021, from natural causes.
Bill died as he lived, on his terms. He was the bravest of men, serving as a paratrooper in the Vietnam war before he was even a legal adult. In his twenties, he was the Business Agent for the Alaska Roughneck and Drillers Association, successfully organizing to gain fair wages and benefits. He tried his hand at numerous paths. To name a few, commercial fishing, ice road driving, gold miner, truck driver, 100 ton boat captain, and of course raising 3 strong willed kids. He loved the outdoors and passed that love of wildlife and nature to the next generations. He never shied away from risk and lived life to its fullest. He adored his grandchildren and is missed by all.
He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Hacklin, mother, Irene (Hay) White, sisters Mary and Judy, and wife of 41 years, Brenda (Patton) Hacklin.
He is survived by his son TD (Tess) Hacklin, daughters Tracy (Chet) Dennis and Tricia (Yogi) Yager, sisters JoJo, Anna, Rene and Lynn, and a plethora of grandchildren.
Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
Published by Peninsula Clarion on Aug. 29, 2021.