Joseph Andrew Eussen (1953 - 2018)

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Joseph Andrew Eussen, 64, passed on Jan. 5, 2018, peacefully at his home in Anchorage, Alaska, surrounded by family having lost his 28-month battle with pancreatic cancer. A funeral will be held on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at 1 p.m., at St. Benedict's Catholic Church, 8110 Jewel Lake Road, Anchorage, AK 99502.
Joe was a long time Alaskan resident, having moved to the state in 1975. He was born on Aug. 4, 1953, in McPherson, Kan., and was raised in Hutchinson, Kan., graduating from Trinity High School in 1971. Joe went on to obtain his Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University and his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Kansas State.
Joe loved to spend time with his friends and family, hiking, biking, and was always on the lookout for his next big adventure. "I don't think I ever remember a vacation where my dad and I didn't end up doing some sort of adventurous excursion," his daughter recalls with a smile. He was a loving and supportive father and dedicated his life to his autistic son, Andrew, and his daughter, Christa. He will always be remembered for his huge heart and making sure that no one was ever left alone on the holidays.
Joe is survived by his son, Andrew Eussen (24); daughter, Christa Eussen (25); several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his loving wife for over 22 years, Lori.
Arrangements are with Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Jan. 11, 2018
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