RONALD E. FAKLER
October 4, 1946 ~ July 13, 2015
Ron's sense of humor and generous soul were obvious to all that knew him. A man of few words with a loving heart.
Ron graduated from Hudson Bay, class of 1964, and enjoyed Theatrics while attending Clark College.
He served in the Army in Vietnam from 1967-69. A platoon leader with the Co. A, 5th Battalion, 7th Calvary, Ron was awarded the Bronze Star in combat, "V" for Victory and Valiance; and then as first lieutenant receiving a Purple Heart, under the 1st Cavalry Division.
Ron enjoyed planning short trips and get-a-ways. His passions included traveling, gardening, cooking for friends and family, and wine tasting. His love and kindness acted as a beacon to all that knew him.
He is survived by his loving wife, Karin (Schwary) Fakler; daughter, Brandi (Dave) Towner; granddaughter, Taylor Watson; brother, Glenn (Annette); and nephew, Scott (Kathy) Fakler. He is deeply missed by all his loving family and friends.
There will be a private Celebration of Life for immediate family. October 5, 2015 will be a 'full salute' at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon.
Those that wish to honor Ron with a memorial donation, will be forwarded to Clark County Veterans Assistance Center, Attn: Judy Russell/fund administrator, 1305 Columbia St., Vancouver, WA 98660.
Please sign his guestbook at www.columbian.com/obits