North Kenai resident and Alaska Native Edwin “Mr. Ed” Englestad Sr. died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at Providence Extended Care in Anchorage. He was 80.
A reception and potlatch will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28 at Tyotka’s Elder Care Center in Kenai.
Mr. Englestad was born Feb. 5, 1927, in Nome. He attended Holy Cross Mission School in Holy Cross. He moved to Kenai at the age of 17 and began working for Libby and McNeil Cannery in Kenai as a machinist. He later worked for the Kenai Peninsula Borough as a janitor and also for the city of Kenai at the airport as a janitor. Mr. Englestad was a Roman Catholic.
“He had the best manners and always showed great respect towards everyone. He was a good father and did his best to provide for this children,” his family said.
Mr. Englestad was preceded in death by his wife, Nadia; and sisters, Ann Bickford-Garr McKinley and Donya Anselm.
He is survived by his sons, Gary, Edwin Jr. and David Englestad, all of Kenai; daughter, Roberta Koppenburg of Kenai; grandchildren, Nadia Marie Koppenburg and Richard Mueller, both of Palmer, Walter Burt and Leah Cox, both of Florence, Miss.; brother, Halver Englestad of Palmer; sisters, Florence Kinney of Juneau and Irena Goff of New York; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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