Posted: Friday, May 25, 2001

Harold Zenger Sr.

Lifelong Juneau resident Harold H. Zenger Sr. died on May 20, 2001, in Juneau.

He was born in Juneau on March 9, 1922. He graduated from Juneau High School in 1940. During World War II he served in the U.S. Coast Guard beginning July 8th, 1942 and received an Honorable Discharge on Nov. 3, 1945.

Before his service in the Coast Guard, he worked on the Alaska Railroad as a laborer near Whittier. After the war he opened Zenger's Appliance Store in downtown Juneau. He also worked as an electrician, a radio repairman, and as a vessel captain for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Upon his retirement from Fish and Game, he founded North Pacific Aquaculture Development Corp. and developed a salmon egg incubator system that is used in Alaska and all over the world. He traveled extensively throughout Alaska, Canada, and Washington state assisting with the development of aquaculture systems. In the early 1990s he went to China to help the Chinese government set up a salmon hatchery near the Russia-China border using his incubation boxes.

He belonged to Moose Lodge #700 for many years and in 1998 received one of their highest honors, the Pilgrims Degree. He was also a member of Elks Lodge #420.

He was preceded in death by his father, Alfred Zenger Sr.; his mother, Silva Zenger; and his brother Charles Zenger.

He is survived by his wife, Beth Floyd-Zenger of Juneau; his two sons Harold H. "Skip" Zenger Jr. of Bothell, Wash., and Don Zenger of Douglas; his two brothers, Alfred Zenger Jr. of Indian Harbor Beach, Fla., and Ned Zenger of Post Falls, Idaho; his first wife, Mildred Zenger of Auke Bay; his grandchildren Adam and Michelle Holland-Zenger of Juneau, Annie Zenger and Bil Rosky of Oceanside, Calif., Eloise Zenger and Nico Zenger of Bothell, Wash., Michelle D. Zenger of Douglas; his eight nephews, nieces, and their children.

A memorial service will be held at the Juneau Moose Lodge at 8335 Old Dairy Road at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 26.

Marguerite K. Doucette

Juneau resident Marguerite K. Doucette died May 22, 2001, at the Juneau Pioneers' Home.

She was born January 1, 1909, in Bettendorf, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

After graduating from school, she served as a housekeeper and a governess in Luxembourg and Belgium. Later she was employed by the American Embassy in Paris, France, by Ambassador and Mrs. James C. (Armour) Dunn. She trained in Paris as a Cordon Bleu chef, and moved to Juneau in 1941 when she was personally requested by Gov. Ernest Greuning to serve as the housekeeper and manager for the Governor's House. She was lauded by Sen. Bob Bartlett, who said, "Governors come and governors go, but Marguerite is always at the Governor's House." Gruening also praised her in his book "Many Battles."

She also worked as a clerk at Sully's Bakery and Carson Lawrence Bakery and was employed by the state Department of Revenue until her retirement in 1974.

She was an active member of several organizations in Juneau, including the Pioneers of Alaska, Auxiliary #6, Business and Professional Women, Perseverance Rebekah #26 IOOF, and Order of the Moose.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Katherine Kremer of Luxembourg; her brothers John and Louis Kremer of Luxembourg; her sisters Ruth, Mariette, Justine, and Aileen, of Luxembourg; and her husband Charles of Juneau. She is survived by her daughter Jeannette McLeod; her granddaughter Charlene Stanley; her grandson Charles McLeod Jr.; her sister Leone; and numerous nieces and nephews in Luxembourg.

In lieu of flowers it is requested that you donate to your favorite charity.

A reception in celebration of Marguerite's life will be held at the Juneau Pioneers' Home from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 26.

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