Donald Dan Wick

Donald Dan Wick

Nov. 14, 1926 – Sept. 24, 2018

Donald Dan Wick, 91, a 69-year resident of Alaska, died at his home Sept. 24, 2018, in Homer, Alaska.

Don first came to Alaska from Rice Lake, Wisconsin, in 1949. In 1955 he married Diane Frost who became his dedicated wife and companion for the next 63 years. Don worked seven days a week while raising his two children, Susan and Daniel.

Weekdays he worked as a Teamster in Anchorage, and weekends he worked at Mt. Alyeska so that his children could ski race. In 1967 Don bought his family a piece of land in Halibut Cove, and spent the next 30 years improving, expanding and enjoying that purchase.

In 1982 when Don finally retired, he and Diane moved to Halibut Cove full-time.

After 15 years, they moved back across the bay to Homer, and they began splitting their year between Palm Springs and Homer.

Don was much loved by his family and those that knew him. He was always there to help friends with projects, repairs or whatever else they needed. Don took time for others, no matter how busy his own day was.

He was active his entire life, and enjoyed fishing, golfing and riding his bike right up to the end.

In lieu of a memorial service, Don’s family asks that you help a friend with a project, or just lend them a hand as Don would have done.