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Jack L. Kimmer


Jack L. Kimmer

Eagle River resident Jack L. Kimmer, 66, died Sunday, July 17, 2011 at "The Cabin" on Funny River Road near Soldotna.

Memorial services were held Monday, July 25 at the Anchorage Funeral Home. Felix Maguire officiated. Jack's remains were scattered on the Kenai River on Tuesday, July 26.

Mr. Kimmer was born Nov. 16, 1944 in Eldorado, Kansas. He graduated high school and also received a Bachelor's Degree in Science. He joined the Air Force in 1967 and moved to Alaska in 1982. He worked at Elmendorf Air Force Base, retiring as a Captain in 1987. After retiring from the Air Force, he worked for the State of Alaska, retiring in 2005.

After retiring from the state, Jack spent much of his time at "The Cabin" with family and friends.

"Jack's accomplishments were many, he had a full and good life – just too short. He found pleasure in hunting, fishing, golfing and gardening. Jack was a true friend to everyone he met and a true gentleman who loved to talk. Jack was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He will be missed always," his family wrote.

He is survived by his wife, Ingrid Kimmer of Eagle River; sons, Michael Kimmer and wife, Becki, of Junieta, Neb., Chris Garrett and wife, Molly, of Chugiak, Steven Kimmer and wife, Monique, of Petaluma, Calif., and James Garrett and wife, Jody, of Anchorage; daughter, Kelly Kimmer and husband, Adam, of Talkeetna; grandchildren Aaron, Amelia, Ashlynn, Caleb, Dalton, Elizabeth, Heather, Olivia, Peyton, Robert and Veronica; and great-grandson, Robert.

Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel and Crematory.

This article published in The Alaska Star on Wednesday, July 27, 2011.