Kyle Jake Fidler
Kyle Jake Fidler died in his home,
Wednesday, Jan, 26, 2000. He was 16.
Kyle was born Oct. 21, 1983, in Anchorage
and grew up on the Kenai Peninsula. He enjoyed visiting with his friends on the
computer, wrestling with his dogs, hunting, four-wheeling, and summer vacations.
He also enjoyed exploring Alaska's beaches, fishing holes and skiffing around
His family said, "Kyle particularly enjoyed
rough-housing with his brothers and neighbors, and although the youngest, he
could sometimes manage to get the upper hand with a sly smile and quick
maneuver. Kyle was a sensitive young man with a heart of gold and a loving
spirit. He was a loyal and devoted friend who loved camping on the Anchor River
with his buddies.
"Kyle was very protective of friends and
classmates who were having troubles or were targeted for anything unjustly. He
helped his mother maintain an extensive vegetable garden each year, as well as
caring for their chickens, planting trees around our community and hauling nets
for salmon fishing each season. Kyle was a bright and beautiful boy who could
fix most anything from a lawn mower to computer gadgets. His passing is a great
loss for everyone that knew him and anyone who missed that opportunity. His
gentle soul and innocence surely blinded Kyle to the grand possibilities of his
future. Kyle's passing has taken a large part of the hearts of all of us. May
the bright spirit of his life live on in the thoughts, words and actions of each
one of us. God rest his soul."
He was preceded in death by his
grandparents, Ivan and La Quita Knodel and Eula and Don Fidler.
He is survived by his mother Kaleen
Knodel-Fidler; father Dave Fidler of South Carolina; brothers Jesse and James
Derek Fidler; aunts and uncles, Doug Knodel of Barrow, Sheila, Don, Sharon, Tom
and Mark Fidler of Kenai and Leo Rollins of Homer; cousins, Jim and Kasrina
Knodel; friend James Kienitz; and close friends and family.
Source: Peninsula Clarion, February