Funny River Road resident Larry Kenneth Stangeland died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, at his home. He was 73.
No local services will be held. His cremains will be divided, with half resting near his mother in Stanwood, Wash., and the other half scattered on Mile 43 of the Kenai River in Soldotna.
Mr. Stangeland was born Dec. 7, 1931, in Stanwood, where he lived and went to school. He joined the U.S. Army and served in Korea from 1948 to 1950, then finished six more years in the U.S. Army Reserve.
Mr. Stangeland worked as a logger and heavy equipment operator and logged in Southeast. He also worked on the Alaska pipeline. He and his wife, Sandra, after marrying, returned to her home in Soldotna, where he loved fishing and building his own log cabins. Mr. Stangeland was a member of Operating Engineers Local No. 302, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Fraternal Order of the Eagles No. 3041.
Mr. Stangeland was preceded in death by his father, David, and mother, Agatha.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra, of Soldotna; daughter, Doreen of Camano Island, Wash.; grandson, Justin of Camano Island; granddaughter, Tricia of Camano Island; daughter, Kathleen of Kenai; son, James Moore of Aloha, Ore.; sister in-law, Barbra of Soldotna; aunts, Jenny, Charlotte and Borghild all of Stanwood; and many other family members and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests remembrances be made to First Choice Home Health, 159 E. Redoubt Ave., Soldotna, AK 99669.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
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