Soldotna resident Mark Osborne, 53, died Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Central Peninsula Hospital.
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Services will be 5 p.m. Monday, March 26 at Christ Lutheran Church, 128 Soldotna Lane in Soldotna. A light lunch will be held at the church following the service.
Mark Allen Osborne was born October 26, 1958 in Caldwell, Idaho. He came to Alaska with the family at age 4 and lived here ever since. Mark was a born commercial fisherman. His first experience of setnetting was with the family when he was 5 years old. He pulled on the nets with all his might and never gave up. By the age of 15 he was running his own crew and site away from family supervision or help. Summers he had to be at the beach no matter what other opportunity arose.
An electrical career took him all over Alaska, but centered primarily in Anchorage and the Mat Su Valley. He was foreman on the Cottonwood Center in Soldotna, a large church in Eagle River, and several other large commercial buildings. He worked on the sea centers in Seward and Homer.
He loved his dogs, football and gourmet cooking, and had a knack of relating to small children. They loved to have Mark come to see them. Through the years his physical conditions worsened. He will be missed in many ways.
Mark's wife, Deborah, preceded him in death
Mark is survived by two children, Jerry Osborne of Soldotna and Aurora Osborne of Anchorage; parents, Ray and Ruth Osborne of Soldotna; sister, Judy Patsos, and her two children, Nate and Matina of Berlin, N.Y.; Neesmith family, Alex, Nicole, Rebecca, and McKenna of Madill,Okla.
The family requests contributions to be sent to Central Peninsula Hospital, 250 Hospital Place in Soldotna, AK.
Arrangements made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory.
Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory
35910 Jawle Street
Soldotna, AK 99669
Published in The Peninsula Clarion on Mar. 22, 2012