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Harold LeRoy Engebretsen | Homer News

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Harold LeRoy Engebretsen

July 19, 1929 – July 9, 2021

Harold L. Engebretsen, 91, passed absent July 9, 2021 in Homer, Alaska, at the Senior Citizens Middle wherever he had lived for the past 5 a long time.

Harold was born July 19, 1929, in Humboldt County, Eureka, California, to Luther Engebretsen and Naomi Peugh Engebretsen. His aspiration at 18 yrs of age was to marry Edith Patrick and go to Alaska. They married in 1947, and in 1959, moved their 5 small children from Oregon to Alaska and settled a homestead on the Anchor River in the spring of 1960.

Development took him to task websites all-around the state of Alaska, and professional fishing loaded up his summers. For 13 a long time, Harold and Edith put in 3 months each and every winter donating their time to aid a village ministry in the Philippines setting up church buildings, buildings and a boat. They also expended some other winters touring with the Mercy Ship Anastasis, Harold undertaking development and Edith housekeeping. Harold liked to tinker with devices and created swamp buggies for the homestead, as very well as playground gear for the kids.

Going to neighbors in Anchor Stage and Homer brought him pleasure. All around 2001, he and Edith moved to Weippe, Idaho, exactly where he bought home from his sister and crafted a new house and an incredible workshop on a distant 13 acres of wonderful wooded hillside. Edith handed away in 2007, and Harold returned to Alaska in 2015.

Harold was preceded in dying by his wife Edith his mother and father brother, Edwin Engebretsen sister, Donna Kasper grandson, Nathaniel Bryan Mattson and wonderful-grandsons Oliver Zane Weisser and Hunter Orphus. His ashes will be buried his spouse in Weippe, Idaho.

Harold is survived by his brother Dick Engebretsen and sister Shirley Humphreys. He will be skipped by the family he has remaining at the rear of, which includes five young children, Kerry Engebretsen, Allen Engebretsen and Marla Weisser, all of Homer, Gene Engebretsen, of Post Falls, Idaho, and Rhonda Mattson, of Bozeman, Montana 36 grandchildren, 90+ excellent-grandchildren and 6 excellent-terrific grandchildren.We will miss your humor, storytelling and steadfast religion in God you so faithfully spoke about and lived. We by now miss out on you, Dad and Grandpa!!

A celebration of Harold’s lifestyle will be held as a memorial on the Engebretsen Homestead at 36010 North Fork Street, Tuesday, July 27 from 5 – 8 p.m. Foods will be served. Make sure you sign up for us.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be produced to the Homer Senior Citizens Center – Alzheimer Unit. Thank you!


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