Hayward John Wik Sr.


Posted: Friday, February 01, 2002

Nikiski resident Hayward John Wik Sr. died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, after a struggle with stroke complications. He was 60.

No services will be held, in accordance with Mr. Wik's wishes. There will be a family memorial at a later date.

Mr. Wik was born March 5, 1941, in Kenai and was a lifelong Alaska resident. He learned early in life the skills of a Native: commercial fishing, hunting and trapping.

"He was an avid sports fisherman," his family said, "and some of his most enjoyable moments were spent on the banks of the Swanson River."

Mr. Wik was a member of the Inlet Boatman's Union. He retired in 1996 after a 32-year career as a longshoreman.

Mr. Wik was preceded in death by his mother, Susan Dalton, his father, Alfred Wik, and his brother Jordon Wik.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Dolores; his son, Hayward Jr.; son and daughter-in-law, Gus and Colleen Wik; six grandchildren Beau, Joshua, Danielle, Bobby, Jesse and Haley; brother Harold Wik; and sisters Norma Johnson and Betty Ann Kirschner; many nieces and nephews, and many dear friends.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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