Lifelong Alaskan resident, Cael John Askin, 25, died Thursday, March 7, 2013 at his home in Kenai from complications of epilepsy.
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A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2013 at Peninsula Memorial Chapel, 5839 Kenai Spur Hwy. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013 at The College Heights Baptist Church, 44440 K-Beach Road in Soldotna. Pastor Scott Coffman will be officiating. Cael's friends will be the pallbearers. Please dress casually, that's how Cael rolled.
Cael was born July 17, 1987 in a Bronco in the parking lot of Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna and he has danced to the beat of his own drum ever since. In 2006 he graduated from Kenai Central High School. Cael has lived in Kenai Alaska all his life. He worked at Safeway during high school, and then at Subway and was currently working at Jersey Subs. During high school Cael was a member of the Peninsula Strikers Youth Bowling League participating in tournaments locally and around the state. He earned several awards and scholarship money along the way. He was also a member of the Kenaitze Youth Drum Group. Embracing the Kenaitze culture, Cael participated in sweat lodges and Kenaitze Youth Camps. Currently, Cael was a member of LARP (Live Action Role Play) where his role was that of Kotok, a barbarian.
Cael's high school quote was: "Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take but by the moments that take your breath away." Cael leaves a truck-sized hole in our hearts, but his spirit will live on through those whose lives he touched.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Karen Losing and paternal grandfather, Hank Askin.
He is survived by his parents, Marty and Victoria Askin; brother and sister in-law, Eli and Samantha; brother and girlfriend, Trent & Alycia Bowden; sister, Tori and two beautiful nieces, Innora and Faye, all of Kenai; maternal grandfather, Ralph Losing and second grandma Ruth Breen of Baker, MT; parental grandparents, Carola & Wayne Moline of Miles City, MT; 15 aunts and uncles, 10 first cousins and many extended family and friends.
Arrangements made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory. Please visit Cael's obituary and online guestbook at www.alaskanfuneral.com.
Published in The Peninsula Clarion on Mar. 13, 2013