Lifelong Alaskan Walter Eklund Dotomain died Monday, July 16, 2001, of complications from a heart attack at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage. He was 60.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Evangelical Covenant Church, 12th and C streets in Anchorage. Pastors Phil Axelson and Nathan Toots will officiate. His ashes will be scattered in areas of Alaska that he loved.
Mr. Dotomain was born April 14, 1941, in Mekoryuk on Nunivak Island. He was a 1962 graduate of Mount Edgecumbe High School in Sitka and in 1963 he graduated from Haskell vocational school in Lawrence, Kan.
He was a Soldotna resident at the time of his death.
He worked for the Federal Aviation Administration starting in the early 1970s as an air traffic controller and specialist.
Mr. Dotomain was a member of First Evangelical Covenant Church.
He enjoyed his grandchildren, fishing, boating and hunting.
"Dad was a very humble man and was known and respected by many all over the state of Alaska. He loved and worshipped the Lord and was a unique individual who had friends and acquaintances in all walks of life," his family said. "He was always willing to lend a helping hand. Dad loved his family deeply and was very proud of them."
Mr. Dotomain is survived by his wife of 35 years, Kathie; daughter and son-in-law, Suzi and Bill Piscoya; daughter, Janet Gomez; son and daughter-in-law, Boyuk and Lorna Dotomain; grandchildren Mario Gomez Jr., Michael and Keegan Dotomain, Wesley Piscoya, and Michael and Brandy Gorman; parents, Tom and Annie Dotomain; brothers and sisters-in-law Caleb and Janet Dotomain, and Aaron and Rita Dotomain; brother, Isaiah Dotomain; sisters, Sarah Dotomain, Rosanna Dotomain and Eleanor Dotomain; sisters and brothers-in-law Fena and Palmer Sagoonick and Minnie and Bob Reska; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family requests memorial donations be made to Life Alaska in honor of Walt Dotomain, P.O. Box 230785, Anchorage, AK 99523-0785.
Arrangements were made by Kehl's Forest Lawn Mortuary and Crematory.
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