Obituaries – Jan. 21

Longtime Kasilof resident, Howard “Bud” Michael Byington, 81, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 at Heritage Place in Soldotna.  A celebration of his life was held Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 at the Soldotna V.F.W. An additional celebration of his life will be held July 4, 2015 at the Byington Homestead in Kasilof. Mr. Byington was born […]

Obituary – Jan. 14

“Papaw” Frank M. Wise, beloved husband, father, uncle, brother, grandfather and friend went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. Celebrating a life well lived! Saturday, January 17, 2015, open viewing at noon, service at 1 p.m. at Glacierview Baptist Church, 960 E. End Rd. with a graveside service at Hickerson […]

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 […]

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