Homer resident Linda Kay Jandt, 65, passed away quietly Dec. 30, 2012 at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska.
Linda was born in Lawton, Okla. She met Kenney Jandt in Nevada. He brought her back to Homer and they were married in September 1981. They spent many happy years on the homestead between Homer and Anchor Point before Kenney’s health began to fail. Thereafter, they spent many more years living near and in Homer.
Even though Linda sometimes had trouble with Alaska’s colder weather, she enjoyed a network of supportive friends and caretakers in the Homer community: Healthcare, assisted living, cab drivers, restaurants and shops. People in Homer watched out for, and helped to take care of Linda. Family and friends believe her caring network would have been unequaled anywhere else. She was a member of St Johns Catholic Parish.
She most recently resided at Soundview Assisted Living, where she enjoyed the companionship and support of Ruth, Brent, the staff and her friends Jane and Bill.
Linda was preceded in death by her husband Kenney Jandt, her mother Margaret Fowler, father William Trott, and daughter Wendy Myers.
She is survived by her daughters Angela Kay Van Meter and Crystal Lawton and step daughters Tonda Allred and husband Joey Allred, and Cindy Jandt. Also by nine grandchildren and her special friends, Fred and Patsy.
Memorial services will be at St Johns Catholic Church on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at 1 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to St Johns Catholic Church.
Paula Setterquist lost her battle with cancer on the morning of Jan. 6, 2013 in her home, surrounded by loved ones.
Paula was beloved by her family, friends and the community as a whole. Her creativity and character were shown in her many contributions and volunteer services throughout Homer, a town she loved dearly. She was devoted and dedicated in everything she did, and put her heart into enriching the lives of everyone she met.
There will be a gathering of family and friends to celebrate Paula’s life on a warm, sunny day this spring to share laughter and memories.
In lieu of flowers her family requests that donations be made to the
Larry Nathan Van Sandt was taken home to the Lord on Dec. 30, 2012 surrounded by his family. Born Larry Nathan Van Valkenburgh in Maryland, New York on March 2, 1958, he left us after a hard fought battle with lung cancer. He was adopted by Dale M. Van Sandt when he was 14. He moved to Homer, Alaska with his family in 1973. Larry was a big football fan and was instrumental in getting a petition signed in Homer to push for a football field at the high school.
He joined the Navy at age 17 and served four years, went to college in Anchorage and earned his engineering degree which he used in a career in architecture. He had an eye for beauty.
He leaves his wife, Leah, who he loved dearly; stepchildren; Eric and his wife Jeannette and grandson Alexander, of Barksdale AFB, LA, Ryan, Cesar and Jordan of Anchorage. His mother, Fran Van Sandt of Homer, and his father, Ken Van Valkenburgh of Homer; brothers Phillip Van Sandt and his wife Bonnie of Hughson, CA, Martin Van Sandt & Lisa of El Cajon, Calif, Leonard Van Sandt and his wife Jenn of Anchorage, Dale R. Van Sandt and his wife Ana of Eagle River; sisters Rebecca Reames of Norman, OK, Lorrie Reeves and husband Mike of Pollock Pines, Calif., and Kathy Van Sandt-Barger and husband Robin of Homer, AK; his father-in-law Jose M. Abes, M.D. and his mother-in-law Sophia L. Abes of Anchorage, and nephews Shawn Van Sandt, Conner and Hunter Barger of Homer, Nathan Caswell of Eagle River and Shane Star of IN; nieces Brittney Van Sandt (recently of Homer but now Michigan), Angeline and Ana Christine Caswell and Amber Rose Van Sandt of Eagle River. He has many nieces and nephews in California, Oklahoma, and Indiana. He was preceded in death by his father Dale M. Van Sandt.
He loved nature and riding his motor cycle. He loved to sing and play his drums. He loved his family and would cook lots of spaghetti for family gatherings. His wife, Leah, was the love of his life. He leaves a large empty place at our table and we will miss him and his beautiful blue eyes and his loving smile.
Memorial was Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church at 2111 Muldoon Road, Anchorage.
Memorial donations can be made to any of the following:
Walk in the Word, P. O. Box 5368, Eligin, IL 60121-5368 (a Christian Radio Station)
St. Patrick’s Church at 2111 Muldoon Road, Anchorage, AK
Homer Emblem Club #350 Scholarship Fund P.O. Box 614, Homer, AK 99603
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