The first day of school, fall 2013, should have been a day of celebration for the Wolfe family. That was the day that the prediction Steven Wolfe made 20 years ago came true. He said that he had attended Homer High School, his children now attend Homer High School and his grandchildren would almost certainly attend Homer High School in the future. However, while his oldest granddaughter was starting her freshman year at the high school, Steve was in the hospital, suffering the painful beginning effects of Guillain-Barre’s syndrome.
Father, coach, author, genealogist, businessman. Mr. Wolfe wore many hats and had grappled with many challenges: cancer, Olympic wrestling trials, raising eight children and starting football and wrestling programs, including the Popeye wrestling club. These are only a few examples.
Born in Des Moines, Iowa to Edward Junior Wolfe and Necia Lee (Hill) Wolfe, Steven lived in Idaho and California before moving to Homer with his family in 1960. He lived in Homer until 1966. Upon graduating high school in Idaho, he served a mission for the Latter Day Saints Church in Florida and Georgia, and then attended Brigham Young University where he studied physical education and history and played on the football and wrestling teams.
While at the university, Steven met and married his wife of more than 40 years, Nina Joyce Wagner. Together, they moved back to Homer, where he started teaching and coaching. He first began at Homer Junior High and then moved to Homer High School. He continued teaching and coaching even after retirement.
Among all of his accomplishments, Steven felt the greatest was raising his children and serving God through service in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Steven is preceded in death by his father Edward and brother Jared. He is survived by his wife, Nina and children, Ivan, Rebekah, Nina Ellen, Rainbow, Tammy, Ross, Rosemary and Tyler; siblings Daniel, Rebecca and Ramona, loving mother Necia Lee Wolfe and 19 grandchildren.
Ninilchik resident, Mr. Vincent Hapeman, 69, died Saturday, December 28, 2013 at his home in Ninilchik.
No services will be held.
Vincent was born Jan. 30, 1944 to Roy R. and Mary M. Monin Hapeman in Lancaster, New York.
He was the father to Dixie Lee Portwood, Arroyo Grande, California; Laura (Jon) Walters of Plymouth, Indiana; Harvey of Dallas, Texas; Travis (Samantha) of Harlingen, Texas; He was the brother of Martin J. (Mary), Evelyn Basher, Albert L. (Barbara), Janet (Richard) Clark and the Late Louise M., Roy R. Jr. (Betty Lou) Marjorie (Emil) Warmus, Laurence (Jane), Eleanor (Robert) Nash, also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Arrangements made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory. Please visit Vincent’s online guestbook at AlaskanFuneral.com.
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