Soldotna resident Jonathan Bradley Mudrick died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, at Providence Hospital in Anchorage. He was 31.
A funeral service will be held at noon Thursday at Kalifonsky Christian Center, with the Rev. Steve Toliver officiating. A reception will follow at the Christian Center. Burial will be at 4 p.m. in Hickerson Cemetery in Homer.
Pallbearers will be Ken Farnen, Shawn Root, Kurt Hahn, Jack Page, Brian Decker, Seth Densmore, Rich McGahan and Greg Edelman.
Mr. Mudrick was born Jan. 23, 1971, in Milwaukee. He attended Texas A&M Firefighting Training and attended community college in Homer and Soldotna.
He moved to Homer in 1989 where he lived until 1997, when he moved to Soldotna.
Mr. Mudrick had worked for Cook Inlet Spill Prevention and Response Inc. and Carlile Trucking since 2000.
He was a member of Kalifonsky Christian Center and attended Young Adults with Jack and Cheryl Page.
He enjoyed snowmachining, camping with friends and family, going on dates with his wife, playing guitar and eating ice cream with his girls.
"Jonathan Bradley Mudrick loved his Lord, his wife and family, life and Alaska. He never did anything halfway or half-speed. He always sought a better way to do things. He was full of humor and loved to leave people laughing. He had a passion for fishing and enjoyed building things for family and friends. Our sadness at his death is softened by the tremendous joy of the life he shared with us. He loved his friends wholeheartedly," his wife said.
Mr. Mudrick is survived by his wife, April Mudrick of Soldotna; daughters, Breanna, Teirra and Mikala Mudrick; parents, Roy and Carol Mudrick of Fairhope, Ala.; mother-in-law, Audrey Little of Kenai; sister, Lisa Decker of Fairhope; grandparents, Andrew and Shirley Mudrick of Greendale, Wis., and Catherine Morrey of Princeton, Wis.; brothers-in law, Steve Mills of Nikiski, Brian Decker of Fairhope and Jason Feucht of Lewiston, Idaho; sisters-in-law, Annette Mills of Nikiski, Alison Feucht of Lewiston and Mary Little of Kenai; and nieces and nephews, Shaley, Kaitlynn, Isaac and Josiah Decker, Sonja and Sheena Mills, Donald James, Danielle and Samantha Little and James and Anna Feucht.
A memorial fund is being set up for his children at the Alaska USA Federal Credit Union Soldotna branch.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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