Franklin W. Ingledue


Posted: Thursday, May 05, 2005

Former Juneau resident Franklin W. Ingledue, 89, died April 27, 2005, in Salem, Ore.

He was born July 21, 1915, in Smith Center, Kan., to Joseph and Julia Ingledue. He graduated in 1934 from Smith Center High School. He worked on a hog ranch for many years before enlisting in the U.S. Navy during WWII. After his honorable discharge in 1945, he began his long career as a barber, first in Oregon and then moving in 1952 to Alaska.

Frank, known as "Ink" to many, cut hair in Juneau from 1955 until 1970. After retiring from barbering, he worked for the Alaska Marine Highway System for 15 years, retiring in 1985.

He enjoyed bear guiding for many years hunting in northern Southeast Alaska and Yakutat. He was an exceptional skinner from his days skinning hogs in Kansas. He worked and played outdoors, enjoying wood cutting, hunting, fishing and skiing.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Lloyd Ingledue; and his sister, Audrey Koehler.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Pauline; his sisters, Mearl Lannigan, Pauline Dibble and Alice Palmquist; his daughter, Sheila (Dave) Schmerber of Salem, Ore.; his sons, Roger (Jeannie) Ingledue of Haines, and Don (Pat) Ingledue of Juneau; and six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. May 7, at the Juneau Elks Club. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alaska Chapter of Alzheimer's Association, 3100 Channel Drive, Suite 19, 99801.

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