September 10, 1954 – December 30, 2014
12:00, Saturday, January 10, 2015
First Baptist Church
September 10, 1954 – December 30, 2014
12:00, Saturday, January 10, 2015
First Baptist Church
SHREK THE MUSICAL, based on the Oscar® winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage.
In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre – not a handsome prince – shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand…and his name is Shrek.
Full of all-new songs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, SHREK THE MUSICAL is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone!
Location: HERING AUDITORIUM
901 Airport Way, Fairbanks AK 99701
(Attached to Lathrop High School)
Friday January 16, 2015 7:00PM
Saturday January 17, 2015 2:00PM
Saturday January 17, 2015 7:00PM
Sunday January 18, 2015 4:00PM
Thursday January 22, 2015 7:00PM
Friday January 23, 2015 7:00PM
Saturday January 24, 2015 2:00PM
Saturday January 24, 2015 7:00PM
Sunday January 25, 2015 4:00PM
The Eye Guys will be at the Interior Alaska Medical Clinic
When: Tuesday, January 13 (11am – 7pm)
Wednesday, January 14 (9am – 5pm)
Call toll free 877-393-3937 to schedule an appointment OR walk-in appointments welcome.On the a days of the clinie call (907)414-5750 for an appointment or questions.
Eye exams, contact lens fittings & prescription eyeglasses
Denali Kid Care, Medicaid, VSP, & Private Insurance accepted
Earl Malcolm passed away peacefully on 12-17-2014 with family by his side.
There will be no services at this time. in lieu of flowers the family would like you to donate to your favorite charity.
A full obituary will appear at a later date.
Lodge at Black Rapids
Feel free to bring a dish to pass and a story to share as well celebrate Erik’s wonderful life he had and the time we were all able to spend with him.
Michael Joseph Szidloski, 69 of Delta Junction, known to many as “Ski”, passed away November 3, 2014 due to injuries received in a motor vehicle accident.
He was born to Sylvester and Mary (Frederick) Szidloski on June 6, 1945 in Franklin Township, New Jersey. After graduating from Hackettstown High School in 1963, he joined the Marine Corps. He served four years active duty which included an 18 month tour in Vietnam. He got out of the Marines but found he missed the Corps. He joined a Marine Reserve Unit based at Picatinny Arsenal and spent many years as a Reserve on Active Duty. He served his last four Marine years as a recruiter for Sussex County, New Jersey. In 1980, he switched to the Army and became a Calibration Specialist. He retired out of Ft Greely in 1992.
He held various jobs after retiring, but his favorite was cooking for others. He worked in the kitchens of many of the restaurants in Delta as well as the Sportsman’s Club and the Moose Lodges in Delta and Fairbanks. He was forced to give this pastime up in 2009 due to health issues. He was exploring making pickles, sausage, jerky, herb vinegars and putting up what he could grow in the garden.
Ski was a member of American Legion Jack Warren Post 22 where he served as Commander for two years, a Life Member of VFW Post #10450, Marine Corps League Fairbanks Detachment, the Loyal Order of Moose Delta Clearwater Lodge #911 where he served as Governor May 2008 – November 2009 and Life Member of Interior Moose Legion #216. He had earned the Fellowship Degree of Honor as a Moose member.
He was preceded in death by his father, Sylvester, step-father Howard Burd and son Carl.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Julie, of Delta Junction, children Mary (Terry) Oestreich, Laurie Haller, Michaela Szidloski all of NJ, Michael, II (Cari), Stephan, Jeanie (Dane) and Thomas all of Fairbanks. Grandchildren Eric (Mary) Goodyear of NJ, Jessica Primavera of MA, Crystal Primavera of WV, Adam Cason, Rachel Szidloski, and Melody Szidloski all of NJ. Great-grandchildren Stella Idle of NJ and Dante Wolfe Primavera of WV. He is also survived by his mother, Mary Burd, brothers Robert Burd and Roger Burd all of NJ and “adopted” son, Kyle Egeland of Fairbanks.
A memorial service will be held at the Delta Clearwater Moose Lodge in Delta Junction on Saturday, December 13 at 1:30 pm.
Kathleen L. Scott, 84, passed away November 15, 2014 at the Quality Care Assisted Living Center in Delta Junction, Alaska. She was born October 18, 1930 in a farmhouse in Vienna, Illinois to Horace and Marie Vaughn, sharecrop farmers. She was the last surviving of four siblings.
On November 17, 1951 in Paragould, Arkansas, she married Claude “Butch” Scott. They both worked as attendants at the Chicago State Hospital. Her beloved husband passed before her in 1980.
Kathleen, known as Kathy, travelled alongside her husband Butch while he trucked all over the continental United States. They lived in Florida and California. While in California, Kathy opened her first restaurant called the “Cherokee”.
In 1971 they moved north to Alaska. They settled in a place at the end of the Alaska Highway called Delta Junction, where the newly Delta Ag One project was being developed. Kathy and Butch built and opened the “Cherokee II” restaurant to serve the newly developing farming community of Delta Junction. The restaurant not only served hot meals and showers, but also served as a central communication site for businesses and farmers with their families. They had a trailer park out back.
In 1991 after 11 years of running the lodge by herself, Kathy retired and sold the business to Gary Schoening. Kathy moved down the road and built herself a small little one bedroom house and resided with her two beloved pet dogs, “Wooly” – a wolf dog and “Darro”, until she was forced to move due to declining health. Kathy was known for her spiritedness and fierce independence. She lived a short time at Eagles Wings Assisted Living in North Pole before moving to the new assisted living center in Delta Jct.
Kathy is survived by 10 nieces and nephews in the lower 48 States.
A private memorial service was held for her among close friends and residents at the Quality Care Center in Delta Junction on November 29th. She requested her remains be spread alongside her treasured pets as well as shared with her beloved “Butch” in their burial plot in Illinois.
William (Bill/Willy) Paul Ridder, Jr., age 65 of Delta Junction, Alaska passed away on November 16, 2014 at the University of Washington Hospital with his loving wife Janis and friend David at his side.
Bill was born on February 27, 1949 to William Sr. and Helen Ridder of Wollaston, MA. And was the middle child of three.
Bill attended St. Ann’s School in Wollaston, MA and graduated from the 8th grade in 1963. He went onto Boston College High School in Dorchester, MA. graduating in 1967. From there, on to the University of Vermont (UVM) and graduated in 1971 with Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology. Shortly after graduation, Bill moved to Moscow, Idaho and attended the University of Idaho. Bill received a Master’s of Science degree, specializing and fish and wildlife science, which was obtained from University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
Bill moved to Alaska in the mid 1970’s. He purchased 20 acres overlooking the Tanana River and the mountains known as the Alaskan Range. This is where he was to build his home. First, he built a wooden platform and lived in a tent while building his first small cabin. He lived in the cabin while building his house. He had no running water or sewer system. He hauled water for himself and his dogs. Bill cut logs from his property and had them skidded out by a horse team. He hired a young lady named Janis Fairbanks (his future wife) to peel the logs for him. Together they built the log house of their dreams to perfection, their place to call “home”.
Bill purchased a distance sled dog team and enjoyed running the team through the solitude of Alaskan trails. Later he became interested in sprint racing with his dogs and competed in many events throughout his life and was active in Delta’s Dog Mushers group.
On March 6, 1979, Bill became an employee of the State of Alaska, Department of Fish & Game, Division of Sport Fish as a Fisheries Biologist. A job in which he loved. Bill worked there for over 20 years and retired on December 31, 1999.
In 1988 Bill was cursed with liver cancer. He flew to Boston where his father was a retired surgeon, to have the best perform treatment and surgery. Bill fought hard and beat the odds as folks with this kind of cancer rarely live for 26 additional years.
Bill married the love of his life and best friend, Janis K. Fairbanks on February 12, 2000. The wedding was performed in their home with their best friends standing up for them and in attendance was their extended Alaskan family.
After Bill retired from the Department of Fish and Game, he and Jan purchased a motor home and traveled around the state of Alaska enjoying blueberry picking, camping, fishing and sightseeing trips. In 2011 they purchased a home on 20 acres in Siren, Wisconsin where they spent their winters.
Bill and his brother Matt spent their early years summering at the Ridder family lake front cabin located in Plymouth, MA. They nicknamed the cabin “Big Pink” in honor of their mother’s affinity for pink aluminum siding, and Bill and Matt’s affinity for the 1968 Rock album “Music From Big Pink”. Bill made several trips out east every year to open the cabin up in the spring, perform maintenance, vacation and close up for the winter. He loved the cabin and had wonderful life long memories of time spent there with family and friends. Big Pink was very important to Bill and he worked hard to keep it in the family where it stands to this day.
Bill loved and excelled at photography, woodworking, gardening, cooking, reading, 4 wheeling, snowmobiling, hunting, and fishing, but most of all he loved spending time with his wife, family and friends. Bill will always be remembered for his attention to detail, his perfectionism, his rugged individuality, and his witty and insightful personality. He was, without a doubt, a very special and unique person and will be missed by all that knew him.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; William and Helen, his older sister Susan and younger brother Mathew. He has left behind his wife Janis, two step children; Yvonne and Michael both of Michigan, six step grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and his extended family he called friends.
Bill lived, loved, laughed and left. A celebration of life party will be held in the spring, 2015.
Jennie Elizabeth Storey
July 21, 1939 – October 13, 2014
In the early evening hours of October 13, 2014, a band of heaven’s angels came for Jennie (Jane). She had declined previous invitations with a great courage and insistence to remain with her family.
Jane Storey, 75, was a long time resident of Delta Junction. She was born July 21, 1939 in Indiana, PA. Her parents were Harry and Mary Matthews and she had four siblings.
Jane’s early years were in Avonmore, PA. She was always a popular girl with many friends. It was a typical small town scene with ball games, swimming in the water holes, and winter sledding. Her unique personality was always apparent, and whatever the setting, she provided guidance to her peer groups and family far beyond her years. This personality trait was evident throughout her life.
Jane met her husband, Jim Storey, during their high school years. They had a loving relationship that was to last their lifetime. They were married when Jim was a young soldier, and much of their accomplishments were due to Jane’s capabilities and adaptability as a military wife in foreign countries.
Jane and Jim were blessed with two daughters and two granddaughters.
The family’s last military assignment was Alaska. Jane had a great appreciation for the vast wonders of Alaska. She skied on the slopes at Black Rapids and hiked, fished, and camped along many trails and lakes. However, she had no talent for firearms. She was known to say, “My shooting is pretty good, but my aim is bad.” Berry picking, pies, and jam making were her strong suit. She won blue ribbons for her blueberry pies at the fair. She was a member of the Delta Presbyterian – Faith Lutheran Church and of Igloo #35/19 of the Pioneers of Alaska.
Jane beamed with happiness about her two granddaughters, whom she adored. For Jane, the girl’s visits and stays-over were pure joy. There were special preparations for the visits. The main attraction was always the apple strudel, set to come out of the oven just after their arrival.
Jane was surrounded by family as she slipped away and the angels took her. She is survived by her husband, James (Jim) Storey of Delta Junction; her daughters Mary (Joe) Sheehan of Fairbanks, and Sheila (Chris) Johansen of Fairbanks; her granddaughters Talia Johansen currently at the University of Utah, and Makenna Johansen currently at Western Washington University; her sister Alda Foeks of Brockway, PA; and her brother James Sinclair of North East, PA. Jane also always considered her brother-in-law, Conrad Storey and sister-in-law Edwinna Confer to be her charges. She was preceded in death by her sister Elsie Matthews Bennardo and her brother Sam Matthews.
Services will be held on November 1, at the Delta Presbyterian – Faith Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. Fellowship will follow at the Delta Community Center. Condolences may be mailed to the Storey family at PO Box 1082, Delta Junction, AK 99737.
Lorena (Renie) Beatrice Riesgaard, the daughter of Emmert and Betty (Walker) Johnston was born August 17, 1960, at the Audubon County Memorial Hospital in Audubon, Iowa and died September 8, 2014, at the Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 54 years and 21 days.
Lorena was baptized at the Exira Christian Church in Exira, Iowa. She attended the Exira Community Schools and the Exira High School and later received her GED.
On June 2, 1978, she was united in marriage to Ronnie Eugene Riesgaard at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Two sons Willie and Jacob were born to this union. They farmed northeast of Exira, Iowa and Renie helped Ronnie farm and was a home maker. In the spring of 1985 they moved to Fairbanks, Alaska. Lorena was a home maker but later was hired as a cook at a local restaurant. They moved to Delta Junction, Alaska and Lorena was employed as a cook for the local school district. Lorena initiated a “healthy cooking” program where instead of using the processed food for the meals she would actually use fresh produce and meats. The program developed to the point where she was the head cook for three different school districts. Since she worked for the schools she had the summers free. During this time she worked as a cook on the North Slope on an oil rig. Later she accompanied groups of Professors into the mountains where she cooked for them while they studied the environment. As time passed Lorena became the environment engineer for the school system until she retired. They returned to Exira in 2013.
Lorena was a member of the Exira Christian Church in Exira. She enjoyed gardening, riding their motorcycle, and just being around family.
Lorena was preceded in death by her parents and her father-in-law Harley Riesgaard.
Survivors include her husband Ronnie E. Riesgaard of Exira, Iowa; her sons Willie and wife Krystal Riesgaard of Chaska, Minnesota and Jacob and his wife Allison Riesgaard of Bonaire, Georgia; her grandchildren Colton, Myles, Lucas, and Mason Riesgaard all of Chaska, Minnesota and Camille and Cody Riesgaard both of Bonaire, Georgia; her brothers and sisters Larry and wife Darlene Johnston of Audubon, Iowa, Gary and wife Kathy Johnston and John and Judy Johnston both of Green Valley, Arizona, Becky and husband John Shaw of Winterset, Iowa, Shirley Jensen of Des Moines, Iowa, Kay and husband Jim Kjergaard of Kimballton, Iowa, Jim and wife Mary Johnston of Silver City, Iowa, and Richard and wife Tracy Johnston of Exira, Iowa; her mother-in-law Madonna Riesgaard of Exira, Iowa, her brothers-in-law Gary and wife Rebecca Riesgaard of Brayton, Iowa, Craig and wife Susan Riesgaard and Jerry and wife Colleen Riesgaard all of Exira, Iowa; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.