John Franklyn Loosli


Posted: Friday, June 21, 2002

Former Anchor Point resident John Franklyn "Frank" Loosli died Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at Heritage Place in Soldotna. He was 84.

At his request, there will be no service. His ashes will be buried at Stariski Creek Cemetery.

Mr. Loosli was born July 6, 1917, to John Joseph and Ada Pearl Loosli in Rexburg, Idaho. He moved to Alaska in 1951 and homesteaded in Anchor Point.

He worked as a carpenter and took part in building many Alaska schools, hospitals and government buildings such as Wildwood, the old Providence Hospital, Homer High School, the early warning dew line project and many more.

Mr. Loosli loved fishing, camping and spending time with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Wanda Moore Loosli; his brother, Leo Loosli; and his grandson, William Thurmond.

Mr. Loosli is survived by his children, Vanita Thurmond of Anchor Point, Diamond Loosli of Anchor Point, John Loosli of Texas, Penny Owens of Kenai and Frank L. Loosli of Texas; brother and sister-in-law, Delbert and Betty Loosli of Idaho; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Harold Tobin of Idaho; wife of 28 years, Sharon Loosli of Kenai; stepchildren, Sheryl Martin of Anchorage, Steven House of Anchorage, Charles Sterling of Kenai and Charlene Sterling of Kenai; 42 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please give donations to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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