Bill Hacklin
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Peninsula Memorial Chapel
5839 Kenai Spur Hwy.
Kenai, AK
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.
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I'm sorry to read of Bill's passing. I worked with Bill on Kenai drilling rigs back in the early 80's - he was a "good hand", a tough, hard worker whom I respected. If not for him and his work for the Alaska Roughnecks and Drillers Association back in the 70's, roughnecks and drillers would now be making a lot less. My sincere condolences to his family.
Steve McKeever
August 31, 2021
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. I'm so sorry for your loss. may the God who binds up the broken-hearted comforts all who mourn and sustain your family during this challenging time.
sara
August 31, 2021
My deepest sympathies to Trish, Tracy, TD and their families. Bill was a strong and multi-faceted man that I was proud to have known.
Abigail (Zerbe) Hobbs
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August 30, 2021
Sincerest condolences for your loss. May precious memories of your dear loved one, along with encouraging words such as those found at John 11: 25,26 be of comfort to your family.
Earnie Ray
August 29, 2021
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