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Richard Lowell Rumfelt

Soldotna, Alaska resident Richard Lowell “Dick” Rumfelt died Aug. 13, 2001 at his home in Soldotna, Alaska. He was 69.

Friends joined to celebrate Dick's life Aug. 22, at Sport Lake Cabin on Moser St. next to the Sport Lake Boat Launch, near Sterling, Alaska. His ashes will be interred in Spruce Grove Memorial Park Cemetery at Kasilof, Alaska.

Mr. Rumfelt was born Jan. 11, 1932 in Geneseo, N.Y. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 to 1954. He moved to Alaska in 1951, living in the Anchorage area. In 1962, he moved to the Kenai/Soldotna area. He worked as a self-employed building contractor.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, auto mechanics, playing cards and visiting with friends. His friends said, “Dick was a person so many people relied on and loved. He was a 'grouchy' man with a kind heart. He could build or make anything work. Dick's family and friends will truly miss him.”

He is preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Viola and brothers, Franklin and Ralph. He is survived by his sisters, Norma Rumfelt and Dora Thompson of New York and his many friends. Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel, Kenai, Alaska.

Source: Lake & Valley Clarion, Livingston Co., NY, 23 August 2001



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