Bruce W. 'Hoppy' Haskell


Posted: Monday, November 15, 2004


  Bruce W. 'Hoppy' Haskell

Bruce W. 'Hoppy' Haskell

Anchorage resident Bruce W. "Hoppy" Haskell died Monday, Nov. 8, 2004, near Anchorage. He was 48.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at Sandlake Baptist Church with pastors Mike Massey and Elias Galvez officiating. Burial of his cremated remains will be in Montana.

Mr. Haskell was born Sept. 20, 1956, in Rapid City, S.D. He was a resident of Alaska since 1979, living in Kodiak, Soldotna and Anchorage.

Mr. Haskell received military training in nuclear science. He worked as a journeyman electrician with the IBEW. His hobbies and special interests included being a halibut, salmon and dipnet fisher, a trapper and a gold prospector.

"In great admiration of this man, that walks with the soul and spirit of the kinship of the bear, we wave good-bye. Amen," his family said.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Leona Haskell; niece, Angela Sanford; and nephew, Jesse Archibald.

He is survived by his girlfriend, Michelle Pruis of Anchorage; father, Rolland Haskell of Kalispell, Mont.; daughter, Sonia Petersen of Kalispell; sisters, Patty Archibald of Columbia Falls, Mont., Diane Sanford of Kalispell, Sherri Witschger of Denver and Christi May Haskell of Hot Springs, Mont.; and numerous friends throughout Alaska.

Arrangements were made by Evergreen Memorial Chapel in Anchorage.

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