Kent Fagerstrom (1922 - 2014)

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Family and friends are saddened by the loss of Kent Fagerstrom, who passed away peacefully at The Carriage House of Denton, Texas on August 15th, 2014.

Kent followed his dreams in moving to the Alaska Territory in 1952. He worked canneries in Excursion Inlet and for the US Forest service out of Juneau. Kent was a skilled carpenter and cabinet maker, but is best known for introducing Shaklee products and Nordic Tugs to Juneau and Southeast Alaska.

Kent is preceded in death by his second son, David Fagerstrom and is survived by his college sweetheart and wife Donna (nee Morisette) Fagerstrom, with whom he had just celebrated 65 years of marriage (July 8th). Kent is survived by his son Stephen Fagerstrom with grandson Daniel Bonafilia, (and his wife Shanynn and great-granddaughters Meghan & Madelynn Bonafilia); Phil Fagerstrom (and his wife Kathy Fagerstrom and granddaughter Angela Holmes, grandsons Christopher, Torsten and Billy Palmer); daughter Darla Fagerstrom-Verfurth (and her husband Jim Verfurth and grandsons Brett Morford [and his wife Brooke and great grandson Samuel and great granddaughter Noelle], grandson Stephen and Michael Morford (and his wife Katy) and granddaughter Jordan Morford; and son Mark Fagerstrom (and his wife Jennifer and grandsons Tyler, Nicholas and granddaughter Stephanie). Kent is also survived by his brother, Ivar Fagerstrom (whose sons Arland, Kevin, Brent and Darin have been as close as sons); and Kent's surviving sister Joy Bauer.

Kent's wisdom, patriotism, stories and Godly influence will be missed by his grandchildren, great-grand children and numerous beloved nephews and nieces, countless friends and innumerable spiritual sons and daughters as well as long-time Juneauites who have known him over the years.

Memorial services will be held at Juneau Christian Center in Juneau, Alaska on Saturday, August 30th at 11am. The family welcomes you to join them for a celebration of Kent's life.
Published in The Juneau Empire on Aug. 24, 2014