Former Sterling resident Donald C. Heininger died of heart failure Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, in Portland, Ore. He was 75.
Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in Milwaukee, Ore.
Mr. Heininger was born in Saline, Mich., in 1926. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the South Pacific aboard the USS Saratoga as an anti-aircraft gunner. Following the war he worked as a logger in Idaho and Colorado.
He moved to Alaska in 1954, working a trap line on the Yukon River. He worked as an equipment operator in various parts of the state and was a member of I.U.O.E Local 302. He retired in 1991.
Mr. Heininger lived on the Moose River in Sterling for 35 years. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, flying, clam digging and gardening.
He is survived by his son, Houston Kline; daughter, Christie Jackson; granddaughters Lisa Kline and Tori Jackson; and grandson, James Jackson, all of Portland, Ore.
Arrangements were made by Stehn Funeral Home in Milwaukee, Ore.
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