Former peninsula resident Louis L. Clark died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, in Anchorage. He was 85.
A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Kehl's Funeral Home on Old Seward Highway in Anchorage.
Mr. Clark was born in May 1922, in upstate New York. He grew up in the New York area and joined the Army at the age of 19.
"He was a young military police officer who witnessed Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941," his family said.
He completed World War II in the pacific.
He was stationed in Germany after the war and met Irmgard. He proposed to her the first time he saw her and they were married in 1958. In 1964 he retired from the Army in Fort Benning, Ga.
"His dream was to always go to Alaska. He packed up the family and drove across the United States and headed up the Alcan Highway and settled in Anchorage," his family said.
In the fall 1969 he attended the Sitka Trooper Academy and while in the employment of the state of Alaska he worked with the Department of Weights and Measures and as an investigator for the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. He retired in 1976.
During the summers he commercial fished in Cook Inlet with a drift boat for more than 35 years.
"He built a cabin in the Caribou Hills in the early 1970s and never missed a moose hunt or snowmachine season. He participated in the Top of the World Snowmachine run from Tok to Dawson City three times while he was in his 70s. He enjoyed life and Alaska to the fullest. He had many friends and touched many lives while doing the things he wanted to do," his family said.
Mr. Clark is preceded in death by his son, William.
He is survived by his wife; son, Robert; daughter-in-law, Janice; and granddaughters, Ashley and Kelsey.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be sent to Caribou Hills Cabin Hoppers at P.O. Box 375 Clam Gulch, AK. 99568.
Arrangements were made with Kehl's Funeral Home.
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