Charles Hackman, 97, of Great Falls, MT peacefully passed away on August 31st, 2021; No Memorial Services are planned at this time.
Born on March 14th, 1924 in Holloway, Minnesota, Charles was one of the six children born to Henry and Addie (Butcher) Hackman. The family eventually moved to Herman, Minn where Charles attended local schools, graduating from Herman High School in 1942. Shortly after high school, Charles joined the United States Army and fought bravely in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater during World War 2. His main position was as a Corporal Field Lineman and Carbine Expert in the 356th Field Artillery Battalion. During his time in the war, he fought in the battles of Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe.
Upon returning from the war, Charles received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Minnesota. He went on to teach high school mathematic in Minnesota for 6 years, then 2 years in San Francisco, CA, before moving to Montana, where he taught for 25 years at Great Falls High School.
Charles gained much joy from helping people and being a strong member of his community; This could be plainly seen with his love for volunteering. He twice served as president of the Great Falls Y’s Men’s Club, He served as the treasurer of the Great Falls Chapter of AFS student exchange program for many years. He also was a volunteer income tax preparer for “AARP tax counseling for the elderly program” and a member of Cascade County Red Cross Disaster Action Team for many years.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents Henry & Addie Hackman; his sisters Alice Maher and Florence Whitmore; brothers Howard, Russell and Gordon Hackman
He is survived by his many nieces, nephews and friends.
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