Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2000

Donald W. Korpela

Former Juneau resident Donald W. Korpela died March 6, 2000, while traveling in Port Angeles, Wash.

He was born Feb. 1, 1941, in Ironwood, Mich. to Waino and Adele Korpela.

In 1963, after serving in the U.S. Air Force, he joined his parents in Juneau. He was an electrician and worked in Juneau, the North Slope and Sitka. He trolled commercially, worked for the state of Alaska and the Sitka School District Maintenance Department. He moved to Sitka in 1981. Korpela enjoyed being outdoors, hunting and fishing.

He and his wife Kaysa were married in 1979 and had two daughters.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife Kaysa Stutte, daughters Kelsey and Leyla of Sitka; brother Ron Korpela (and wife Rae Marie) and their children Rhonda Leatham and Robert and Richard Korpela; and his wife's parents Robert and Marcella Stutte all of Juneau.

The family may be contacted at 1729 Edgecumbe Dr., Sitka, 99835. A trust fund has been established for his daughters. Donations can be sent to First Bank, 208-C Lake St., Sitka, 99835.

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