Maude C. Dubendorf

Posted: Wednesday, February 01, 2006


  Maude C. Dubendorf

Maude C. Dubendorf

Longtime Soldotna resident Maude C. Dubendorf died Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, at Heritage Place in Soldotna. She was 96.

A viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. Pastor Randy Parshall will officiate. Burial will follow at Spruce Grove Memorial Park in Kasilof, where she will be buried next to her husband.

Mrs. Dubendorf was born Jan. 12, 1910, in Sunbury, Pa. As a young girl, she worked in housekeeping. She also worked at the silk mill in Dalmatia, Pa.

She moved with her husband, Jake, and family to Alaska in May 1952, residing in Soldotna. The family was one of the community’s earliest settlers. During the 1960’s, she worked as a cook and waitress at the Bowling Alley Restaurant.

She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church and enjoyed gardening, raising flowers, crocheting and embroidering.

“Maude was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was loved by all who knew her and she will be greatly missed,” her family said.

Mrs. Dubendorf was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob; son, James; grandson, Daniel Kooly; and son-in-law, Odell Olson.

She is survived by her brother, Lamar Weller of Dalmatia; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Nesha Dubendorf of Soldotna; daughters and son-in-law, Corrine Olson of Kenai, Carol and Glenn Kooly of Soldotna; daughter-in-law, Dale Dubendorf of North Carolina; grandchildren, James Dubendorf Jr. of Oregon, Douglas Dubendorf of Oregon, Diana Anderson of Idaho, Raymond Dubendorf of Soldotna, Gordon Ray Baktuit of Kenai, Glenda Carr of Soldotna, Jeraldine Horning of Kenai, Dale Baktuit of Soldotna, Pamela Kooly of Nevada, Corbin and Darrell Kooly of Soldotna; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be sent in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, Ill. 60601-7633.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.

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