Soldotna resident Helen "Jean" Fimpel died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at her home surrounded by her family. She was 70.
A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, at the Soldotna Church of God with the Pastors Alan Humphries and Wayne Gentry officiating. A reception will follow the service at the church.
Mrs. Fimpel was born Sept. 21, 1933, in Cumberland, Wis. She graduated from Sweetwater High School in San Diego, Calif. She moved to Alaska in 1974. She lived and worked at Eureka Lodge until 1983. She then moved to Soldotna and worked for Lamonts until retiring in 1994.
She was a member of the Church of God. She enjoyed reading, camping, bowling, visiting Hawaii, playing card games, sewing and participating in her grandchildren's activities.
"Mom will be remembered for her generous heart and love for her family and friends. She was a 'saucy' lady that was always up for an adventure. She enjoyed everything Alaska had to offer. She never met a stranger and would lend a helping hand to anyone in need," her family said.
Mrs. Fimpel was preceded in death by her parents, Lucy and Edgar Heaton.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Hal Fimpel of Soldotna; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Darla Fimpel of Eureka Lodge; daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Mike Fenton of Soldotna; and grandchildren, Johana Fimpel of Soldotna, Ryan Fimpel of Anchorage, and Molly and Tyler Fenton of Soldotna.
Memorial donations in her name may be made to Hospice of the Central Peninsula, P.O. Box 2584, Soldotna, AK 99669.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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