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April 05, 2015
A late message from cuz Steve Hill. Erling we met just once as adults but you and your beautiful daughter will always be remembered. RIP CUZZ
January 09, 2013
Almost a year later, reading these entries while difficult, is healing to my heart. Thank you for these wonderful words and shared memories of my father.

Naomi Nelson
February 04, 2012
Erling was part of the Wasilla basketball team in 1959 when they beat Fairbanks after being 20 some points behind at half time. i was there to see the game and i ve never forgotten as the coach Willard Lambert was my high school coach in Wisconsin when i graduated in 1955. Coach lost a close friend. He lives in Fairbanks. He often spoke of Erling and has appreciated Erlings friendship over the years. my best regards to his family.
February 03, 2012
A Treasure has passed.
Erling was three years behind me at Wasilla Territoial School. His mother Dorothy taught me well in 7th & 8th grades. In my Senior year, Erling and other Freshmen came to the basketball team's rescue under George Harbeson. His stature and quick thinking made him a natural for an early use of the "kick out" play to me for a long range set shot that helped us win some games. No three pointers, all shots from the field were counted as deuces, no matter the distance or the eye of the shooter!

He came to the UAF @ College, Ak my Senior year the fall of 1960. By then he was in a whole other league with his forward play and his shot from the key. We were able to play some together as he was first on the JV squad which I played on as a student assistant coach before he soon earned a spot on the Nanooks Varsity.

Some fond memories are of his Uncle Fred's home across the
street from the school where the winter's stack of firewood went as high as the eaves. Also the trail from the school to the Nelson home south of the railroad where his mom would break a trail in the snow, on her way to the school, for Erling and his sister Allayne to follow a bit later in the morning. When moose were in that area, his dad would escort them across the tracks, sometimes carrying a rifle.
My sister Tiny DePriest has alot of praise for his work preserving the history of our village, then town, now city. Thank you for your service to our Nation, Erling. Job well done, rest in Peace.
January 29, 2012
May the "peace of God"(Philipians 4:6,7) be yours as you cope with such a loss. My prayers are with you at this difficult time.
January 29, 2012
“The hour is coming, and it is now, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who have given heed [literally, word for word, “the (ones) having heard”] will live.” (Joh 5:25,
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January 25, 2012
I knew Erling when we attended the Univ. of Alaska together. He was a good friend and I'm sure the folks of Wasilla and family will miss him.
Roger Grummett, Juneau
January 23, 2012
I remember Earling from High school baskeball 9i was at valdez) when Wasilla was the hottest team around. he and the carney brothers were always gentlmen and good sportsmen. I am sorry to hear of his passing.
Dennis Jennings
January 23, 2012
I knew Erling through the Alaska Municipal Clerks Association in the 1980's. He was dedicated to his job and really enjoyed working for the City of Wasilla. Erling was a thoughtful man and loved his family more than anything. Keep him in your hearts.
Linda Conley, retired City Clerk, City of Nome
January 23, 2012
I had the pleasure of working with Erling at the City of Wasilla, I concidered him a friend and a Great mentor. In my career Ealing was one man I truly respected.

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