Rev. Joseph G. Oskolkoff


Posted: Friday, May 06, 2005


  Rev. Joseph G. Oskoloff

Rev. Joseph G. Oskoloff

Anchorage resident the Rev. Joseph G. Oskolkoff died Monday, May 2, 2005, of natural causes at Alaska Native Medical Center. He was 86.

A visitation will be held at 2 p.m. today at Muldoon Community Assembly, 7041 DeBarr Road, with a service to follow at 3 p.m. The Rev. Kent Redfearn will officiate. Pallbearers will include Kenton Oskolkoff, Robert Oskolkoff, Mark Morris, Jordan Berg, Gregory Shaffer and Daniel Shaffer. Burial will be at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery at 5 p.m.

Rev. Oskolkoff was born Oct. 3, 1918, in Ninilchik. He graduated from Far North Bible College and served in the U.S. Army from Feb. 20, 1942, until Dec. 18, 1945. He was a part of the Aleutian Island Campaign during World War II.

He is a retired, credentialed minister with the Assembly of God and was a member of the Muldoon Community Assembly, along with GSA at the Anchorage Federal Building. He was named CIRI Shareholder of the Year, South Central Foundation Elder, and elder at Muldoon Community Assembly.

He enjoyed fishing, traveling and spending time with his grandchildren.

Rev. Oskolkoff was preceded in death by his wife, Iva; son, David; three grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

He is survived by daughters and son-in-laws, Beverly Oskolkoff of Anchorage, Carol and Howard Smith of Anchorage, Lenora Shaffer of Boise, Idaho, Selma Oskolkoff-Simon of Anchorage, Melanya and Tom Berg of Anchorage and Masha and Jon Hughton of Anchorage; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Gale Oskolkoff of Boise and Kenton and Kelli Oskolkoff of Anchorage; and 25 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were made by Evergreen Memorial Chapel in Anchorage.

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