Kenneth L. Foondle


Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2007


  Kenneth L. Foondle

Kenneth L. Foondle

Nikiski resident Kenneth L. Foondle died Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, from natural causes at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. He was 74.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at Peninsula Memorial Chapel, 5839 Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai. Military honors will be performed by the VFW Post No. 10046 and the American Legion Post No. 20. His ashes will be buried at Fort Richardson National Cemetery in Anchorage.

Mr. Foondle was born July 1, 1932, in Michigan where he graduated high school. He entered the U.S. Marine Corps and served as a sergeant from 1951 until he was honorably discharged in 1954. In 1960 he became a metropolitan police officer in Washington, D.C. until 1968. In Alabama he operated a shrimp boat. He moved to Nikiski in November 2006.

“He will be dearly missed by all his children and all that knew him. He loved to shop, travel, was a chief dinner cook, ran around in his electric chair and watched many movies,” his family said.

Mr. Foondle is survived by his sons, William Mark Foondle of Kenai and James Douglas Foondle of Nikiski; daughters, Cynthia Ono, Christina Cuff and Cathleen Foondle of Kenai and Willeen Joy Harris Kenny of Alabama; mother of his children, Rose M. Cowens of Nikiski; brother, Jim Foondle White Cloud, Mich.; sister, Elaine Search of St. Joseph, Mich.; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren in Washington and Alaska.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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