Laddie Arduser, 61, died Dec. 1 at
Valley Hospital in Palmer. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at
First Presbyterian Church, Bogard Road, Wasilla, with the Rev. Joe Bettridge
officiating. Following the funeral, a graveside service will be held at Wasilla
Mr. Arduser was born Dec. 28, 1927, in Belden, Neb. He joined the Navy after he
graduated from Belden High School, and served in the Pacific theater until 1948.
He received a World War II Victory Medal and served on the USS R.B. Anderson.
After his discharge he worked on the family farm in Nebraska until 1959, when he
moved to Alaska. He worked for the Anchorage Sand and Gravel Company as a
foreman in a block plant. He retired in August 1980. He and his wife moved to
the Fairview Loop area of the MatSu Valley in 1980 and built their house. Mr.
Arduser always had a garden and raised flowers. He was also a wood craftsman. He
was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Wasilla and an active "mall walker"
at the Cottonwood Creek Mall in Wasilla. He and his wife traveled across the
United States and Europe together.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Dorla, of Wasilla; two sons, Randy and
Dustin, of Anchorage; a daughter, Beverly Bates of Wasilla; a brother, Charles,
of Medelia, Minn.; two sisters, Shirley Rudebeck of Barnum, Minn., and Jean
Boucher of Ringold, Okla.; and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Lawrence Clark, Alvin Nordhop, Joe Rice, Fred Steinhouser,
Tom Glenn, and Nick Hipsack.
Source: Anchorage Daily News, 5 December 1988