Longtime Homer resident Evan Duane Belnap died Sunday, April 25, 2004, in Homer with his family by his side. He was 83.
His ashes were scattered on his homestead in a private family service.
Duane was born July 30, 1920, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He became an Alaska resident in 1947, and was a longtime Homer resident, homesteader and pioneer. He worked for REA before it turned into HEA and was the past owner of Sunny Service, Homer Theater, H&D Construction and Diamond Dairy.
"He was respected and loved by his family and by those who had the privilege of knowing him," his family said. "Duane will be very much missed."
Mr. Belnap was preceded in death by his son, Ernie Belnap; his grandson, Buddy Baker; and sister, Florence.
He is survived by his daughters, Sherry Prillhart, Melody Carroll and Fran Herber; longtime companion, Marion Abeldgaard; brothers, Mac, Owen and Raymond Belnap; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were made by the Homer Funeral Home.
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