Alex Haman
1939 - 2021
BORN
1939
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Blanchard Family Funeral Home
611 Noble Street
Fairbanks, AK
Alex A. Haman, 82, passed away in Fairbanks on Oct. 16, 2021. He was born Sept. 21, 1939 in Berwick, North Dakota, to Anton and Elizabeth Haman. He was the oldest of five children.
Alex grew up on a family farm in Rugby, North Dakota. He attended Rugby High School, where he played football. After high school, he enlisted in the Army, completing basic training at Fort Carson, Colorado.
After his service, Alex and his friend Henry Dosch came to Alaska in the spring of '62 to work the summer at Usibelli Coal Mine in Healy. He went back to North Dakota that fall, knowing that he would make Alaska his home.
After returning to Rugby, Alex married the love of his life, Janice Buckmeier, on Dec. 27, 1962. Their honeymoon consisted of driving to Alaska to start their almost 59 years of marriage together. Alaska remained their home, and he couldn't imagine living anywhere else.
In 1968, they were blessed with twin boys, Kirk and Ken, followed by their daughter, Kim, in 1973. Alex worked very hard to provide his family with a wonderful life. Many years were spent "chasing hockey pucks" as all three children played hockey into adulthood. Some of his fondest memories were made going on hockey trips with his kids all over the world, from Boston to Russia and many places in between.
Alex was involved in many business ventures in Fairbanks. These included an excavation company, a car dealership, real estate, apartment buildings, a photo lab and a hotel. He was always blessed with having a great sense of where and how to invest his time and money.
Alex enjoyed many of the recreational activities that Alaska has to offer. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, rafting and just going for drives to enjoy beautiful state. For years, Alex and Janice would spend many summer weeks in Homer with their good friends Clark and Barbara Springer chasing halibut and making memories. Of all the places in Alaska that they visited and explored, his absolute favorite was "the most beautiful spot in the world," his cabin property on the Delta Clearwater River. He loved taking family and friends there to share the beauty.
In later years, Alex and Janice enjoyed "snow birding", spending their winters in Yuma, Arizona. They made many friends there and enjoyed entertaining friends and family visitors.
Alex was blessed with five grandchildren and would take any opportunity given to brag about them. He was so proud of them all. Spending time with his grandchildren always made his day, and put a smile on his face.
Alex was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Janice; his brothers, John and Julius (Arlene); sisters, Verena (Fritz) Wolf, and Linda (Robert) Spallinger; children, Kirk (Crissy), Ken and Kim; grandchildren, Hunter, Alexis, Jamie, Colton and Christopher.
A small, private funeral will be held at Immaculate Conception Church on Nov. 19. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Catholic Schools of Fairbanks, 615 Monroe St., Fairbanks, AK, 99701.
Online condolences may be made to the family at Blanchardfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Published by Daily News-Miner on Oct. 26, 2021.
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Sorry to hear about Alex Passing...he left a good Family behind and will be missed.
Jay Haman
Family
November 25, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of sorrow.
Lillian Hruska
November 10, 2021
My heart is heavy. Prayers for the families of this VERY special man. So thankful for having the pleasure of knowing Alex. May his legacy live on thru Jan the all the children and grands. Prayers
Jennifer M Towler
Friend
November 2, 2021
We were so sorry to read of Alex's passing. Our hearts go out to Jan and family. Sorry that we did not see either of you in Fairbanks this past summer. We were fortunate to have been able to see Alex and Jan at the Alaska picnic in Yuma, AZ in 2020.
Bill and Marsha Pike
October 28, 2021
So sorry to hear of Al´s passing. Al, Jan and I along with many others would sit together for many years at Ice Dog games. I could always count on him to razz me. He and Gomer would call me ribs! Such a wonderful and giving family. I know that he loved his family. So glad to have known you. Rest In Peace
Sandy Stevenson
Other
October 26, 2021
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