Sterling resident Roger Bernard Haselow died Sunday, May 11, 2003, near his home in Sterling. He was 63.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, May 19, at the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center.
Mr. Haselow was born Oct. 3, 1939, in Cleveland. He attended St. Matthews Lutheran School in Cleveland. He moved to Alaska in August 1973. He lived in Anchorage until August 1981, when he moved to Sterling. He worked as a taper and finisher for Christopher Drywall for the past 10 years. Prior to that, he worked for Barney's Drywall from the time he to Alaska, both in the Anchorage and Kenai-Soldotna areas.
Mr. Haselow was born and raised in the Lutheran faith and was deeply devoted to his Christian beliefs. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and passing on his wisdom, knowledge and experiences in life.
"Thirty years ago, my Dad followed his dream to move to Alaska. His knowledge and humor has enriched my life greatly. He was a wonderful father and a good friend whom we'll miss very much.
"He was able to live the simple life he loved at his small cabin in the woods by chopping wood, hauling water and enjoying the solitude like a true frontiersman. He was a friend to all he met and they grew to like and respect him. He was an incredibly honest man, gave his time willingly and was devoted to his family, whom he loved dearly. We will all miss our loved one," his family said.
Mr. Haselow was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Hope G. Haselow of Sterling; sons, Mark T. Haselow and his wife, Cheri A., and Matthew T. Haselow, all of Soldotna; granddaughters, Danielle, Brittany and Amber; and grandsons, Timber, Zachari, Erik and Michael.
Memorial donations may be made to the Haselow family, P.O. Box 1025, Sterling, AK 99672.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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