Macarlo Michael Christensen Sr. (1941 - 2017)

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On Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, Macarlo Michael Christensen Sr., a beloved son, father, brother, uncle, great-uncle, cousin, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, passed on to be with our Lord after a long fight against illness in Anchorage, Alaska, at the age of 75. Macarlo was born on Dec. 26, 1941, in Ilnik, Alaska, to Nick and Matluna Christensen as the second of 11 children.
Sadly, Macarlo leaves behind son, Macarlo Jr. and wife Darlene; daughter, Elizabeth and husband Zach; Delores and husband Scott; grandchildren, Brittany, Amy, Timothy, Candace, Michael, Simon, Zach, Mary Ann, Izzy, Virginia, Sarah and Linda; great-grandchildren, Christian, Rayna, Jeter, Caleb and Asher; and siblings, Nick, Robert and Christy.
Macarlo was preceded in death by his loving wife, Laura; parents, Nick and Matluna; and siblings, Johnny, Peter, Terry, Raymond, Elaine, Mary Ann and Martha.
He will long be remembered as a kind-hearted person who made everyone feel special, and that they were the most important person to him, and they were. Macarlo had a passion for flying - he even constructed his own airplane from wood and sheets as a young man. He obtained his pilot's license at the age of 18, and eventually started flying commercially at the young age of 23. He loved soaring over the wilds of Alaska in his Super Cub, where he was known by many of his peers as the best cub pilot to grace the skies. Macarlo was a man of many trades: spending time as a big game hunting guide on the Alaska Peninsula, a lifelong commercial fisherman of Bristol Bay, an artist and a musician, all of this done with a contagiously charismatic personality.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at Anchorage Moravian Church (Skyline), 2150 East Dowling Road, at 12 p.m., with a potluck to follow. Macarlo's family would like to invite all to come and share memories and stories, and say their final goodbyes. Macarlo will be laid to rest in his beloved home town of Port Heiden, Alaska, at a date to be announced.
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Anchorage, AK 99507
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Dec. 1, 2017