Longtime Alaskan Everett "Ev" Faass died in his home in Soldotna on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003, with his son nearby, after a lengthy illness. He was 75.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai. Pastor Robert Devolld will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Spruce Grove Memorial Park Cemetery at Kasilof.
Mr. Faass was born Oct. 2, 1927 in Fort Lupton, Colo. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and Merchant Marines. He and his wife traveled to Anchorage in 1947, where he served as operating engineer for the Corps of Engineers. Later he owned and operated the Rendezvous Bar and the Westerner Bar in Anchorage. He moved his family to Soldotna in the 1960s, where he operated the Ace of Clubs and became the first Arctic Cat Dealer on the peninsula.
Everett was champion cribbage player with visitors and friends from the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center. His hobbies included gunsmithing, hunting, fishing and snowmachines.
"Our father will be remembered as stronger than most. He had an unconditional love for his children and grandchildren and will be remembered in our hearts forever" his family said.
Preceding in his death was his father, Clarence Faass, his mother, Esther Reed, brothers, Irvin, who was a World War II hero, and Robert, Harold, and sister, Marjorie.
Mr. Faass is survived by his son, Irvin Faass; son-in-law and daughter, Kevin and Robin Andree; his three grandchildren, Thomas B. Turnbull, Alexander J. Turnbull and Brittany K. Andree of Soldotna; his friend and caretaker Becky Hansen; his family in Colorado, Johnny and Margaret Frye, brother-in-law and sister, Ruth Faulkner, sister, Robert and Joyce Hendrex, brother-in-law and sister, a favorite nephew, George Davis; and many other nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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