Longtime Homer resident, Mr. Frank J. Vondersaar, 63, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage.
Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept.18, 2014, at the Homer Funeral Home on Diamond Ridge Road. Funeral Services were at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Homer. Frank was buried following the services at the Hickerson Cemetery on Diamond Ridge Road. A potluck followed the services at the Salvation Army Church on the Sterling Highwa.
Frank was born Oct. 4, 1950, to John and Susanna (Faye) Vondersaar in Kokomo, Ind. He received master degrees in business administration and law. Frank worked for the U.S. Air Force in the Research and Development Department from 1970 to 1986. In 1986 he moved to Homer and ended up working in Anchorage in the summer months at a fish packing plant up until 2001. In 2002 Frank started working for The Salvation Army Store in Homer up until the present day. He was a member of the St. John’s Catholic Church in Homer. Frank spent numerous hours volunteering at the Homer Public Library, helped as a water quality inspector for Cook InletKeeper, helped out on the Board of Elections, helped clean the fish tanks at the Pratt Museum and helped people at the Salvation Army in Homer whenever he could. Frank loved flying, eating fish, loved learning new things, loved reading and loved building models.
The family wrote, “He was a kind, dedicated father, son, brother, uncle, and friend.”
He is survived by his daughter, Sarah Vondersaar of Bishop, Calif.; brother and sister in-law, Dennis and Jeannie Vondersaar of Kokomo, Ind.; nephews, Dennis Jr. and John Paul Vondersaar, both of Kokomo, Ind.; niece, Jennifer Vondersaar of Kokomo, Ind.,and several great nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are with Homer Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Please sign Frank’s online guestbook at AlaskanFuneral.com.