Michael James Berger June 7, 1951 - July 22, 2016

Michael James Berger

June 7, 1951 – July 22, 2016

Michael James Berger, 65, a long-time Homer resident, died peacefully on Friday, July 22, 2016, at the Veterans Administration care facility in Martinez, Calif., after a short illness. Michael was born in Minneapolis, Minn., the son of James H. and Vera J. Berger.

The second of five children, Michael was preceded in death by his older sister, Katherine Ann Berger, and his youngest brothers, Gregory John Berger and Joseph Gerard Berger.

He is survived by his younger brother, Paul Robert Berger of Elk Grove, Calif.

Tracy Anne Lukianov Nov. 6, 1975-July 21, 2016

Tracy Anne Lukianov

Nov. 6, 1975-July 21, 2016

Ninilchik resident Mrs. Tracy Anne Lukianov, 40, died at her home Thursday, July 21, 2016, in Ninilchik.

No services will be held at this time.

Tracy was born Nov. 6, 1975 in Olympia, Wash. She went to high school and got her G.E.D. In 2010 she moved to Ninilchik. Prior to moving to Ninilchik she lived in Anchor Point and Nikolaevsk Village. She was a stay at home mother who loved karaoke and weaving.

Casey D. Wise Feb. 29, 1976-April 18, 2016


Casey D. Wise

Feb. 29, 1976-April 18, 2016

There will be a gathering to remember and honor Casey Wise from 4-7 p.m. Aug. 18, 2016, at the pavilion at the Slidehole Campground, Anchor Point.

From Homer, turn left at the Anchor River Inn onto the Old Sterling Highway. In one-third mile, take a right at the bridge and continue on Anchor Point Road 0.7 miles to the Slidehole Campground.

His family welcomes friends to come at any time during those hours to share your stories and memories of Casey. Bring a camp chair if you’d like a seat.

Patty Ann (Jones) Williams March 11, 1942 - July 17, 2016


Patty Ann (Jones) Williams

March 11, 1942 - July 17, 2016

Patty Ann (Jones) Williams, 74, born March 11, 1942, died in Sweet Home, Ore., on July 17, 2016 from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure.

In 1944, Patty arrived in Homer at the age of 2 with her parents on a steam ship at the end of the Homer Spit. Patty attended grade school and high school in Homer, until her junior year. In 1959 Patty and her family moved to Chehalis, Wash., where she graduated from high school.

Ina Jane "Janie" Myers

Ina Jane “Janie” Myers

Nov. 3, 1930-June 28, 2016

Ina Jane “Janie” Myers, 85, died June 28, 2016, in Peoria, Ariz., with her children close by.

A memorial service is at 4 p.m., Saturday, July 16, 2016, at Homer United Methodist Church. A celebration of life will follow at 5:30 p.m. at the Homer Elks Lodge.

Boyd Jensen Shaffer

Boyd Jensen Shaffer

Oct. 17, 1925-June 25, 2016

Boyd Jensen Shaffer, popular artist and naturalist and one of the longest-tenured instructors at Kenai Peninsula College, succumbed to cancer June 25, 2016, in Seattle. Shaffer was 90.

Richard Joseph Attenello

Richard Joseph Attenello

April 4, 1944-June 21, 2016

Homer resident Richard Joseph Attenello died June 21, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer. He was 72. Cause of death was idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, an always fatal lung disease.

He was born April 4, 1944, in Hartford, Conn., to Rosario J. and Angelina (DeMaio) Attenello. He had five siblings — Joseph Brooker, Bertha (Bert) Poole, Doris Bishop, Rose-Marie Attenello and Lenore White — all who preceded him in death, as did his parents.

David E. Hanrahan

David E. Hanrahan

1937-May 31, 2016

David “Dave” Earl Hanrahan, 79, died in his sleep of natural causes on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

A memorial will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 2, 2016, at the Homer United Methodist Church, 770 East End Road.

Carmen Valentine-Garcia

Carmen Valentine-Garcia

Oct. 30, 1963-June 11, 2016

Anchor Point resident Mrs. Carmen Valentine-Garcia, 52, died Thursday, June 2, 2016, at her home in Anchor Point

Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 11, 2016, at The Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall in Homer.

John E. Alman

John E. Alman

May 28, 1936-May 25, 2016

Former Alaska resident Dr. John Earnest Alman, 79, succumbed to heart failure in the home of his daughter in Phoenix, Ariz., on May 25, 2016, at 5:22 p.m. A celebration of John’s life will be held 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 3rd, at Snowflake Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 8090 Concho Hwy; Snowflake, AZ 85937. Condolences may be made online through John’s Facebook page at

Jennie Carlough

Jennie Carlough

Nov. 18, 1931-June 4, 2016

Homer resident Mrs.  Jennie Carlough, 84, died Saturday, June 4, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer. 

Funeral services will be held later in the week at Port Graham at St. Herman’s Russian Orthodox Church. Following services, she will be laid to rest at the Port Graham Cemetery. 

Tsuyako Susan-Marie Peterson

Tsuyako Susan-Marie

Nov. 3, 1934-May 26, 2016

Longtime Homer resident Tsuyako Susan-Marie “Suzy” Peterson, 81, died Thursday, May 26, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital with her husband by her side.

“She was well known and loved by many people around the lower Kenai Peninsula,” her family said.

Funeral services are 10 a.m. Friday, June 10, 2016, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Homer. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Anchor Point Cemetery.

John Earnest Alman

John Earnest Alman

May 28, 1936-May 25, 2016

Former Alaska resident Dr. John Earnest Alman, 79, of Concho, Ariz., died of heart failure on May 25, 2016, in Phoenix at the home of his daughter. A full obituary will follow.

Sydney Allan Huffnagle

Sydney Allan Huffnagle

Feb. 27, 1928-May 24, 2016

Longtime Alaskan and Anchor Point resident, Sydney Allan Huffnagle, 88, died Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at home

The family will have an informal gathering to share stories of Syd at 3 p.m., Monday, June 13, 2016, at the Elks Lodge in Homer.  His cremated remains will be buried next to his wife in Ridgway, Colo., at a later date.

Alberta June “Abby” Warren

Alberta June “Abby” Warren

July 28, 1929-May 18, 2016

Homer resident Alberta June “Abby” Warren died at her home Wednesday, May 18, 2016, with family present. She was 87-years-old.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital’s Long-Term  Care facility, 4300 Bartlett Street. No flowers, please, due to allergies.

Keith Darrell Kohler

Keith Darrell Kohler

Aug. 23, 1926-April 20, 2016

Keith Darrell Kohler died Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at the age of 89 years, 7 months and 27 days.

Keith and twin sister, Kathleen, were born Aug. 23, 1926, to Harry and Arleta (Muck) Kohler. 

Keith joined the Navy on Dec. 11, 1944, at age 18, serving on the USS Stokes, AKA 68, and honorably discharged on July 7, 1946. He received the Victory Medal and Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal.


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