Longtime Kenai resident, Mr. Douglas "D.R." Raymond Rask, 60, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at his home in Kenai with his wife and brother by his side. He was diagnosed with cancer on Nov. 13, 2009.
Memorial services and a potluck will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at Kenai Joe's in Kenai.
Mr. Rask was born March 24, 1949, to Raymond and Mary Jane Rask in Miles City, Mont. He graduated from Custer County High School in 1967. He furthered his education by attending two years of college. Douglas moved to Alaska in the early 1970s and lived in Kenai for 35 years. He was known as the "The Rig Doctor (D.R.)" in the oil field.
"He loved working in the oil and gas field, as well as the Thermal Wells all his life. Belinda, where would we be if you hadn't managed to get DR home from the Slope in a blizzard, just in time for our wedding 29 years ago? Inlet Drilling, what a team we made! He will always be at the Kenai golf Course, his name is on a plaque for a "Hole in one." D.R. loved football, baseball, Nascar, golfing, poker, fishing and his Harley," his family said.
"He died the way he lived, strong, brave, and loving his family and friends. His wife hopes everyone remembers him for his wit and humor. We will miss him very much."
Mr. Rask was preceded in death by his biological mother, Mary Jean Phillippi; father, Raymond Rask; grandma, Baker; aunt, Helen; uncles, Jack and Tuffy; cousins, Ron and Troy Yost and John Phillippi.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Sue Rask of Kenai; daughter, Amy Rask of Seattle; son, Rex Rask; brothers, David Rask and Paul Rask, both of Miles City, and Mark Rask of Los Angeles, Calif.; step-mother, Joanne Rask of Miles City; uncle, Raymond Yost of Wheatland, Whyo.; and cousin, Don Yost of Wheatland.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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