Sharon A. Loosli


Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2007



Kenai resident Sharon A. Loosli died Friday, July 13, 2007, at her granddaughter Kristen Thompson's Funny River home with her family by her side. She was 75.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 18 at Kenai City Cemetery.

Mrs. Loosli was born on May 3, 1932 to George and Ima Lantz in Arnold, Neb. She was a cheerleader, an honor student, and graduated third in her class in Ainsworth, Neb. She moved in 1952 to homestead on Island Lake Road in Nikiski with her family. Mrs. Loosli worked as city clerk in Kenai for three years, but was better known for her many years helping Kenai Peninsula workers with their unemployment claims in the Kenai Employment Office.

After retiring from the state of Alaska Department of Labor, Mrs. Loosli continued her hobbies of camping and knitting for a time. She was known for her witty humor, kindness and generosity.

"She cared deeply for her family and friends, and will be missed by all. After a lengthy illness, God welcomed her home with a beautiful rainbow," her family wrote.

Mrs. Loosli was preceded in death by her parents, Ima Beckwith and George Lantz; brothers, Robert Lantz, Charles Lantz and George Harlan Lantz; son, Steven House; great-granddaughter Zhanessa Martin; and beloved husband, Frank Loosli.

Survivors include her children, Sheryl Martin, Charles Sterling and Charlene Sterling; special stepdaughter, Penny Loosli; grandchildren, Kristen Thompson, John Martin, Garrett Martin, Peter House, David House, Caroline Anderson, Hayden Sterling, Dylan Sterling, Corey Sterling and Colton Sterling; and eight great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Sanford Dr., Lufkin, Texas 75904.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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