Kenai Peninsula Online - Obituaries 02/09/00

Posted: Wednesday, February 09, 2000



HEAD:Edward W. 'Ted' Glasmann

Longtime Soldotna resident Edward W. "Ted" Glasmann died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at his residence in Soldotna. He was 74.

A celebration of his life will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Elks Lodge in Soldotna. He will be buried at the Washington Heights Memorial Park in Ogden, Utah. An additional memorial service will be held in Ogden at a later date.

Mr. Glasmann was born Aug. 9, 1925, in Ogden, where he was raised and educated. In 1943, he left to serve for seven years in the U.S. Navy. He also served in the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Marine Corps during the 1950s and was stationed in Japan.

After serving in the armed forces, Mr. Glasmann moved to San Francisco, Calif., and was employed as a newspaper machinist. He also owned a cocktail lounge during the late 1960s to the 1970s. He returned to his machinist trade and settled in Olympia, Wash., until retiring in 1971.

Mr. Glasmann moved to Soldotna in 1984 and opened Ted's Fish Camp on the Kenai River in 1985. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited as well as the Olympia and Soldotna Elks lodges.

His family said: "Ted loved fishing and hunting. He was also a great golfer. He lived his life doing it his own and unique way. He was a loving husband and father. He enjoyed spending time with his granddaughters whom he loved very much. He had a great love for the outdoors, which is why he came to Alaska. He also had a great love for animals and his dog, Sam. He will be missed."

Mr. Glasmann is survived by his wife of 44 years, Jean R. Glasmann of Soldotna; daughters, Brenda Larmay of Union, Wash., and Teri L. and husband Chuck Eklund of Olympia; son Edward M. Glasmann of Forks, Wash.; granddaughters, Tiffany and Julia Larmay of Union, and Hannah and Chloe Eklund of Olympia.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapels.

William W. Grimm

Soldotna resident William (Bill) Webster Grimm died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at Heritage Place in Soldotna.

He was 82.

Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday at the College Heights Baptist Church in Soldotna. Pastor Scott Coffman will officiate. Military honors for Mr. Grimm will be provided by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10046 of Soldotna.

Mr. Grimm was born March 15, 1917, to Thadaus and Mary Elizabeth (Simbour) Grimm in Pittsburgh, Pa.

He was a veteran of a railroad battalion and served in the Philippines during World War II. He was present during Gen. Douglas MacArthur's return. He also was a master sergeant and a mess sergeant and managed embarkees' return. His duties included food preparation for more than 1,000 men and women.

Mr. Grimm was head cook for 10 years in the Gulf of Mexico while working for Boatel in Louisiana. He moved to Alaska in 1967 and worked as head cook on the platforms in Cook Inlet for Boatel in Alaska. He retired in 1986.

He was a member of College Heights Baptist Church and VFW Post 10046. He enjoyed playing cards with his grandchildren, carpentry and fishing.

His family said, "He was very much loved by all who met him. He will be missed by many."

Mr. Grimm is survived by his wife of more than 52 years, Ethelyn; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Robert Flugum of Dallas, Ore., and Mary and Jay Davis of Wausau, Wis.; daughter Laurel Necaise of Perlington, Miss.; sons Bill of Nikiski, Michael of Hartselle, Ala., Joseph of Bay St. Louis, Miss., and Arthur Eugene (Gene) of Anchorage; son and daughter-in-law Robert and Susan of Bellville, Ill.; 15 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to College Heights Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 2307 Soldotna, Alaska 99669 or VFW, 134 North Birch Soldotna, Alaska 99669.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapels.

Lester Ness

Homer resident Lester Ness died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, at his brother, Ray Ness' home in Seattle, Wash.

He was 78.

A memorial service and scattering of his ashes will be held at his Homer property in approximately two weeks. Call Doris Cabana at 235-6081 for more information.

According to a statement: "Lester homesteaded in Alaska in the early 1950s and had many a story. He will be very much missed by his friends and family in Alaska and Seattle."

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