Eagle River’s Michael Daniel Knueppel died Sept. 30, 2017. He was 19. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 8 at 4 p.m. at ACF Church in Eagle River. Donations in Knueppel’s name can be made at www.namianchorage.org.
Long time Eagle River resident, Kathleen Jane Hickey, 54, passed away on April 9, 2015 at Alaska Regional Hospital. Her daughter Alison and sister Patty were by her side, as she went to be with the Lord, after fighting a courageous and valiant battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 1:00 pm at The Crossing Church, 22208 North Birchwood Loop Rd. Kathy was born on November 12, 1960, in Sacramento, California into a loving family. Her family left California in 1965, and settled in Eagle River, Alaska, making it their home.
Claire Louise (Donnelly) Tobia, 94, of Windham, NH, passed away peacefully on Dec, 8, surrounded by her family at the Warde Health Center, Windham, NH.
Funeral arrangements took place on Dec. 12 in Windham.
Claire was born in Fall River, Mass., one of eight children of Lawrence and Susan Donnelly. She attended Saint Mary’s School and was taught by the Sisters of Mercy. She later attended Durfee High School and worked in Fall River where she met and married John Tobia; their marriage lasted for 67 years, until John’s death in 2010.
Micah Jesse Hammett, 19, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 17, 2014, at his home in Anchorage.
Micah was born on May 15, 1995, in Seattle, Wash., to Ted and Renee (Nelson) Hammett. His family moved to Alaska in 1995. Micah graduated from Highland Tech in 2013 and had been working for Extreme Construction since 2012.
Leo Martin Ostendorf, 86, died on Oct. 6, 2014, at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage. Memorial service was held Oct. 10 at the Alpenglow Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Chapel in Eagle River, with Bishop Fullmer officiating. Burial was at Fort Richardson National Cemetery.
Linda Anne-Martz Bower, 19, died in Eagle River on Sept. 10, 2014. She was allegedly murdered by her boyfriend, with whom she had just broken off the relationship.
A funeral service was held at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Eagle River on Sept. 16, with a visitation following. Branden Stansberry and Caleb Bower served as the officiants, and pallbearers included David Bower, Dusty Moody, Tristin Berris, Danny Field, Anthony Barbieri and Dakota Miller. Linda will be laid to rest at Fort Richardson National Cemetery.