Kenneth Petersen (1947 - 2017)

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  • "You will be missed my good friend and neighbor at Shell,..."
  • "I grew up with Kenny in Airport Heights. Those were great..."
    - John Johnston
  • "Kenny always greeted you with a smile and a genuine..."
    - Mike Yerkes
  • "Fun was had by all when we were with Kenny. One particular..."
    - In behalf of Herman Nicolet
  • "a poem for Kenny written by Barbara Pack We flew the skies..."
    - Barbara Pack OMeara
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Kenneth Allan Petersen, 69, was born on Nov. 17, 1947, in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, to Lester and Deloris Petersen. He passed unexpectedly, of natural causes, to the surprise of himself and his friends on June 20, 2017, at his home on Shell Lake, Alaska.
Ken grew up in Airport Heights and attended East Anchorage High School. Summers were spent working for North State Builders, the family construction business, with long weekends at Big Lake, Alaska. Early adventures included building a cabin on a homestead in Eagle River Valley. That cabin was later dismantled and moved to a lot on Big Lake. After serving in the Army during the Vietnam War, Ken returned to Anchorage, Alaska, and rejoined the family business. Ken moved to Shell Lake in the early 1980s, after building his home on the east side of the Lake. His retirement included flying, fishing and enjoying his many friends at Shell Lake.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Marguerite Wadsworth. Ken is survived by his sister, Carol Wineck of Anchorage; and nephews and niece, Chris and Denise Wineck Shelton, Curt, Brad, Greg and Eric Wadsworth.
A celebration of life will be held at 4 p.m. on Shell Lake, at Shell Lake Lodge, on Aug. 26, 2017, where food and refreshments will be served along with memories of his colorful life. Kenneth's ashes will be spread on his golf course a short par 3, on the shores of the lake.
Published in Anchorage Daily News from Aug. 20 to Aug. 21, 2017
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