Soldotna resident Richard Lowell "Dick" Rumfelt died Monday, Aug. 13, 2001, at his home. He was 69.
Friends will join to celebrate Mr. Rumfelt's life at 3 p.m. Sunday at Sport Lake cabin on Moser Street, next to the Sport Lake Boat Launch. His ashes will be buried in Spruce Grove Memorial Park cemetery in Kasilof.
Mr. Rumfelt was born Jan. 11, 1932, in Geneseo, N.Y. He served in the United States Air Force from 1950 to 1954. He moved to Alaska in 1951, living in the Anchorage area. In 1962, he moved to the Kenai-Soldotna area. He worked as a self-employed building contractor.
Mr. Rumfelt enjoyed fishing, hunting, auto mechanics, playing cards and visiting with friends.
"Dick was a person so many people relied on and loved. He was a 'grouchy' man with a kind heart. He could build or make anything work. Dick's family and friends will truly miss him," his friends said.
Mr. Rumfelt was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Viola; and brothers Franklin and Ralph.
He is survived by his sisters, Norma Rumfelt and Dora Thompson of New York, and his many friends.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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