Kasilof resident Wayne Sterling died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001, at Central Peninsula General Hospital. He was 86.
His ashes will be buried in Kasilof at a later date.
Mr. Sterling was born June 18, 1915, in Bridger, Mont., where he attended high school. He was in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II from 1941 to 1945 and served in the 301st Bomb Group that saw action in Tunisia and Sicily, Italy; the Balkans and France. He achieved the rank of technical sergeant.
In 1946, he moved to Alaska and lived in the Anchorage and Kenai areas. In 1946, he worked at Elmendorf Air Force Base as an electrician. He later moved to the Kenai Peninsula, where he bought and operated the "Rig" bar until he retired in 1969.
"Wayne touched the lives of people too numerous to list," his family wrote. "He was loved by all of us."
Mr. Sterling is survived by his daughter, Charlene of Kenai; son, Charles of Kenai; daughter-in-law, Glenda of Kenai; grandchildren Hayden, Dylan, Corey, Colton and Jessica; stepchildren Sheryl Martin and Steve House; and brothers Jay, Don and Joe Sterling.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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