Longtime Alaskan and Kenai resident Phyllis Jean Fleishauer died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, at Heritage Place in Soldotna after a long illness. She was 71.
A private family service will be held in her honor.
Mrs. Fleishauer was born Nov. 20, 1936, in Nebraska. As a young child, her family moved to California. She moved to Alaska with her husband and children in 1965 and resided in Juneau for 29 years, then in Portland, Ore., for nine years, before moving to Kenai in August 2003.
She grew up attending the Mennonite Brethren Church and in recent years attended local Bible churches.
"She loved her family and we loved her. She will be greatly missed and remembered with appreciation for her affection and many prayers for us," her family said.
Mrs. Fleishauer is survived by her husband, Syd of Kenai; daughters, Debra VanSickle and her husband, Tim of Kasilof, Karen Kaiser of Kenai, Ruth Butler and her husband, Tim of Gooding, Idaho, and Lisa Matelski and her husband, Dale of Wasilla; grandchildren, Craig and Danielle VanSickle of Anchorage, Kimberly VanSickle of Soldotna, Raymond and Ralph Kaiser and Martha Curbow of Juneau, Chad, Seth, Luke, Lucy and Lindy Butler of Gooding and Sidonie Fleishauer of Wasilla; brother, Dennis Regier and his wife, Marilyn of Reedley, Calif.; and sister, Betty Sturtevant of Fontana, Calif.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
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