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Wanda Mae VanBuskirk

October 21, 1937 August 28, 2018
Wanda Mae VanBuskirk
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Obituary for Wanda Mae VanBuskirk

Longtime Alaskan and Ridgway resident Wanda Mae VanBuskirk, 80, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 at home
A Memorial Mass will be 12 noon Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Soldotna. Deacon David Carey will officiate. A reception will follow after the mass.
Wanda was born Oct. 21, 1937 in Nampa, Idaho. She moved to Alaska 56 years ago and had lived in Anchorage, Kenai, Fort Yukon, Eagle, Tok and ultimately calling Ridgeway home.
She was an excellent seamstress as well as knitter. She was also a crochet master.
Her family wrote, “She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and cherished friend. She had a vivacious spirit and was full of life and laughter. She was her husband’s best and closest friend for over 50 years. Her absence on this earth will be felt deeply. We miss her already.”
Wanda is survived by her husband, Karl VanBuskirk, Sr.; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Michael Fick, their children, Stephen, Aleatha, Arlen and Marianna; daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Ken Westover, their children, Jedidiah and Alisa; son and daughter-in-law, Karl and Mica VanBuskirk, their children, John and Katheryn; daughter, Nancy VanBuskirk, her daughter, Stephanie; and great-grandchildren, Tonali, Kiena, Wyatt, Gunnar and Emmett.
Rather than flowers, the family prefers memorial donations be given to the Ronald McDonald House or Boy Scouts of America.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.

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Memorial Mass




12:00 PM 9/4/2018 12:00:00 PM
Our Lady of Perpetual Help

222 West Redoubt Ave.
Soldotna, Alaska 99669

Reception to follow the Mass

Our Lady of Perpetual Help
222 West Redoubt Ave. Soldotna 99669 Alaska
United States

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