Bob Ingels, 58; Paul Walters Jr., 85; Warren Tetpon, 39; William Spearman, 63
STERLING. Bob Ingels, 58
Sterling resident Robert "Bob" Dale Ingels, 58, died Dec. 30, 2005, of natural causes on the Monopod platform, near Nikiski.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. today at Sterling United Pentecostal Church in Sterling. The Rev. Mitch Glover will officiate. Military honors will be provided by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10046 and the American Legion Post 20. A reception will be afterward at the church.
Mr. Ingels was born Jan. 10, 1947, in Humboldt, Neb. He graduated from Pleasanton High School in Pleasanton, Calif. He married Patricia Johnson on Sept. 28, 1967, in Payette, Idaho. Mr. Ingels then served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam until he was honorably discharged in 1968 after being awarded a Purple Heart. He had worked for Champion Home Builders in Weiser, Idaho, for 20 years before moving to Alaska. Mr. Ingels had worked in the oil industry for the last 14 years and most recently with Unocal. He moved to Sterling in 1991 and became a member of the Sterling United Pentecostal Church.
Mr. Ingels enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting and spending time with his family.
The family wrote: "(He was) a humble, quiet, godly man full of strength, wisdom and love for his family. A husband for 38 years, a father for 36 years, a 'papa' for 12 years, Bob Ingels was a man who made his family proud to call him dad."
Mr. Ingels was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Ellen Ingels.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Trish Ingels of Sterling; son and daughter-in-law, Alex and Billi Ingels; grandson, Jordan Ingels; granddaughters, Shaeann and Briana Ingels; daughter and son-in-law, Holly and Jeff Bartlett; grandson, A. J. Bartlett; and daughter, Sandy Ingels, all of Sterling; sister, Sue Jones of Bend, Ore.; two nephews and seven nieces.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ingels family, P.O. Box 510, Sterling 99672.
Arrangements are with Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
Paul Walters Jr., 85
Soldotna resident Paul Walters Jr., 85, died Dec. 27, 2005, at CPG Hospital in Soldotna.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m., with a vigil prayer service at 3 p.m. Friday at Peninsula Memorial Chapel, 5839 Kenai Spur Highway. A memorial Mass will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Soldotna. The Rev. Richard Tero will officiate. Mr. Walters' ashes will be laid to rest with his late former wife and infant son at St. Francis Cemetery in Phoenix, Ariz., in the spring.
Mr. Walters was born June 13, 1920, in Lamar, Mo. He studied engineering at William Jewell College and the University of Missouri. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1941 until his honorable discharge in 1945. In Arizona, he was a civil engineer for construction of city facilities.
He moved to Heritage Place in Soldotna in April 2003 to be near his daughter and her husband. Mr. Walters was a devout member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Soldotna.
His family wrote: "Dad enjoyed giving, watching children and kissing ladies on the back of their hands. We daughters are very grateful he taught us to be 'handyladies.' ... His faith had and will inspire all those who knew him."
Mr. Walters was preceded in death by his infant son, John Walters; former wife, Joann Moran; and sister, Nelia Gene Youngs.
He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Jim Burris of Nikiski, Marie and Glenn Beck and Patricia and Kevin Dougherty, all of the Lower 48; granddaughters, Jennifer Beck, Cassie Beaty and husband Ben; great-grandson, Kadin Beaty; siblings and spouses, Allen and Edith Walters, Gloria Mayfield, and Thelma and Steve Nielsen, all of the Lower 48; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heritage Place, Eden Program, 232 Rockwell, Soldotna 99669.
Arrangements are with Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
Warren Tetpon, 39
Anchorage resident Warren C. Tetpon died Dec. 31, 2005, in Anchorage.
A visitation will be from noon to 3 p.m. Friday at Kehl's Forest Lawn Mortuary. A memorial service will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Central Lutheran Church, 1420 Cordova St. The Rev. Sonray, of Alaska Native Lutheran Church, will officiate. A potluck will be afterward at the church. Bring a dish to share.
Mr. Tetpon was born Jan. 25, 1966, in Anchorage. He received a high school equivalent education and then completed a computer skills training course.
Mr. Tetpon enjoyed art, carving, computers, watching movies, and music, especially Ozzy Osbourne.
His family wrote: "He loved his daughter very much and was a loving father. He was protective of his family members. He loved his nieces and nephews very much. He enjoyed being with his family and eating together."
He is survived by his daughter, Jessica Cox; mother, Lillian Hanaka; father, Eric Tetpon Jr.; grandfather, Eric Tetpon Sr.; siblings and spouses, Rita and Aaron Dotomain, Judith Hinkle, Eric Tetpon III, Leila and Daniel Smith, and Jason L. Tetpon; uncles and aunts, John Tetpon, Levi Tetpon, Walton Tetpon, Ron and Lucille Whisenant, Floyd and Lucy Tetpon, Steve and Edith Wales, Rosemary and Vernon Hunter, Darlene Tetpon, Bernice Tetpon, Florence Pennington; nieces, Evangelyn, Faye, Melissa, and Lauren; nephews, Stephen, Danny, Brett and Joey; and many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Lucy Mosquito and Felicia Tetpon; uncles, Elmer Tetpon, Howard Mosquito, and Jacob Hanaka; and aunts, Gretchen Flagigan and Agnes McCurd.
Memorial contributions can also be made in Warren Tetpon's name at Wells Fargo Bank account No. 2222 182533
Arrangements are with Kehl's Forest Lawn Mortuary.
William Spearman, 63
Spenard resident William M. "Gypsy" Spearman, 63, died of cancer Dec. 27, 2005, at home with his family members by his side.
A service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Buckaroo Club, 2811 Spenard Road.
Mr. Spearman was born April 24, 1942, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He became a resident of Anchorage in 1973.
Mr. Spearman worked as a automotive machinist and retired in 2004.
He was a lifelong member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.
He enjoyed shovelhead motorcycles and Chevy motors.
His family wrote: "He attended the 'school of hard knocks.' Gypsy took great care and pride building motors from the ground up. He knew more about Chevys than any man around. He touched your soul with his eyes and hello."
He is survived by his wife, Anita; mother-in-law, Helen Weber; son, Jeremie Eubank; daughter-in-law, Shauna; daughters, Rita Green and Kelly Turner; three grandchildren, Jay, Jesse and Marina; and his Hells Angels brothers.
His ashes will be scattered on the highways of Alaska.
Memorial tributes may be made at www.mem.com.
Arrangements were by Kehl's Forest Lawn Mortuary.
Evelyn Jones of Anchorage: 1 p.m., Kehl's Forest Lawn Chapel; visitation, noon.
Shirley LeDoux of Kodiak: 2 p.m., Kodiak Bible Chapel; viewing, 6-8 p.m. today, Kodiak Mortuary.
Claude Davis of Big Lake: 1 p.m., Mid Valley Senior Center, Mile 53 Parks Highway, Houston.
Paul Misterek of Fairbanks: 3 p.m., Fairbanks Curling Club.
Thomas Sweat Jr., former resident: 2-4 p.m., Lidia Selkregg Chalet, Russian Jack Springs Park, 5300 DeBarr Road.
Helen Erickson, longtime resident: 1 p.m., Anchorage Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3201 Turnagain St.