Obituary – Jan. 7

Longtime Homer resident, Mr. John Michael Kettell, 40, died Saturday, December 24, 2014 at his home in Homer.  A celebration of John Michael’s Life will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Bishop Beach in Homer.  Mr. Kettell was born August 22, 1974 in Elmira, New York.  He graduated from Homer high school […]

Obituary – Dec. 10

Mary Margaret Bush, 46, of Ormond Beach, Fla.., passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014.A native of Ohio, Mary recently returned to Ormond Beach from Homer, Alaska where she has lived for the past 12 years. Mary had a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Central Florida and was […]

Obituaries – Dec. 3

Sharon Francis Clause, 71, passed away in Pebble Beach, Calif. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. She was born Feb. 26, 1943 in La Crosse, Wisc. Sharon studied English Language Arts at San Diego State University, attended the University of Minnesota and Hopkins High School in Hopkins, Minn. She taught school for many years in the […]

Obituary – Nov. 21

Longtime Alaska and Homer resident, Steve Sauter Faller, Jr., passed away at his home on Nov. 12, 2014.
Born in Detroit, Mich., Steve learned his skills as a finish carpenter from his father, Steve Faller, Sr. – an immigrant from Austria. Shortly after returning from service with the U.S. Army in Germany, Steve Jr. met and married the love of his life, Geri. In 1958, the two packed their belongings, and their daughter, and relocated from California to Alaska.

Obituary – Nov. 12

“Captain Jimmy” To the best man we’ve ever known. How do you sum up an amazing life in a few short paragraphs, simply impossible. We are sure going to try Dad. James Edward Graham, Jr. of Homer, 71 years young, died surrounded by family at ANMC September 27th, 2014 in Anchorage. Jimmy was born March […]

Obituary – Nov. 5

Jeffrey Allen “Ponytail” Geiser, 60, passed away suddenly at his home on Aug. 11, 2014.  Memorial services were held Aug. 15 and 16, at his riverside home.  Jeff was born Aug. 27, 1953 in Marin County, Calif. to Opal and Fredricco Geiser. He grew up in the deserts of Baja and Arizona racing dune buggies. He then […]

Obituary – Oct. 1

Jocelyn DeShong Rohde, 81, died peacefully at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, on Sept. 20, 2014, with her family at her side. She died of pancreatic cancer. Jocelyn was born Nov. 21, 1932, in Kansas City, Mo., and lived there until her marriage. At Southwest High School, Jocie — as she was affectionately known all […]

Obituary – Sept. 24

Longtime Homer resident, Mr. Frank J. Vondersaar, 63, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage. 

Funeral Services were held Sept. 19 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Homer. Frank was born Oct. 4, 1950 to John and Susanna (Faye) Vondersaar in Kokomo, Ind. He received a few master degrees […]

Obituary – Aug. 27

Connie Louise Prouty, age 62 of Anchor Point, passed away Aug. 13, 2014 at South Peninsula Hospital. Connie was born Dec. 12, 1951 in Portland, Ore., to Lyle and Leta Mae (Wilson) Hutson. She moved to Alaska in 1977 and lived in Togiak, Levelock, Anchorage and Valdez Creek before settling in Anchor Point. Connie was […]

Obituary – Aug. 20

Bruce Willard passed away Aug. 9, 2014 in Arizona, where he had been undergoing cancer treatment. Born July 24, 1935 in Oakfield, Wisc.,   Bruce was a Homer resident since 1946. He was a true Alaskan. He homesteaded with his wife Linda in 1959, was a commercial fisherman, big game guide, company commander of the […]

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