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Donald W. French

Longtime Homer resident, Donald W. French died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, of cancer at his residence in Homer. He was 66.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Glacier View Baptist Church in Homer. Pastor Richard Wise will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services. Burial will follow at Hickerson Memorial Cemetery on Diamond Ridge Road in Homer.

Following graveside services, a gathering will be held at the church. Pallbearers are Aaron Lindquist, Chester Godin, Garrett Buol, Matthew Ortega, Leighton and Jered Guisinger. Honorary pallbearers include Frank Wise, Monte Sowers and Dan Barkman.

Mr. French was born Oct. 5, 1933, in Gooding, Idaho, where he was raised and educated. He married his wife, Lois, on Aug. 3, 1952. They moved to Madras, Ore., where they resided until moving to Homer in 1976. Shortly thereafter, he started the Homer Drywall Company. Mr. French enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and construction.

"He loved and served God, which was reflected in all of his relationships and business affairs," his family said.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Lois of Homer, daughters Lela Lindquist of Palmer, Dawn Guisinger of Wasilla and Joy Buol of Salem, Ore., 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were made by Homer Funeral Home.

Mitchell Lonch

Soldotna resident Mitchell Lonch died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at his residence in Soldotna. He was 50.

Arrangements are pending with Peninsula Memorial Chapels.

Source: Peninsula Clarion, February 13, 2000



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