Soldotna resident Opal June Bruhn died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, from complications during heart surgery at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. She was 75.
At her request there will be no services. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.
Ms. Bruhn was born May 8, 1925, at Iron Mountain, Mich., where she also grew up and received her education. She moved to Alaska in 1975, living in Soldotna. She worked at Nikiski Elementary School until her retirement.
Ms. Bruhn enjoyed fishing, gardening, sewing, woodworking, crafts of all sorts, and animals of all kinds, especially dogs. She especially loved her dogs.
The family said, "Mom's light-hearted spirit and silly sense of humor will be missed by us all. God must have needed a special wacky angel to call her home so soon. We know now she reels in 100-pound kings with every cast."
She is survived by her son, Pete Bruhn of Sterling; daughter and son-in-law, Peg and Don Snyder, of Nikiski, and many treasured grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She also is survived by many dear friends and extended family members too numerous to list.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that in Opal's memory please do a "random act of kindness."
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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