Juneau resident Karl Ludvic Loveid died Aug. 23, 2007, at home after a brave battle with mesothelioma. He was surrounded by his family. He was 66.
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He was born Jan. 28, 1941, to Axelina and Ludvic Loveid in Warroad, Minn. He grew up on a small farm and graduated from Warroad High School in 1959. In August 1959, he joined the U.S. Air Force. He was discharged in August 1963.
That same year, he married Diane Goodwin in Neah Bay, Wash. They moved to Gilby, N.D., where he worked for the M.G. Dickson Farms. In April 1965, they moved back to Neah Bay, where he worked for the BIA Job Corps program.
In 1966, he transferred to White Swan JCC, in White Swan, Wash. In 1967, he accepted a job with the U.S. Forest Service and transferred to Cass Lake, Minn., to work for Lydick Lake JCC.
In 1969, Lydick Lake JCC closed, so he packed up his family and moved to Renton, Wash., where he went to work for S&S Painting contractors. In 1970, he went to work at Lockheed Shipyard as a painter.
In 1973, they moved to Tenakee Springs, where he worked for A.W. Logging in Corner Bay. In 1977, they moved to Juneau, where he worked for Gastineau Contractors until 1984, when he went to work for Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Highway Maintenance. He was named Southeast Region Employee of the Year in 1999 and retired in 2001 from the Department of Transportation.
In 1998, he married Beverly Ferguson. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling. He was also active in the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly Ferguson-Loveid, of Juneau; son, Keith Loveid and his wife, Debbie, of Juneau; daughter, Kristine Loveid and her husband, Tim Sewill, of Juneau; ex-wife, Diane Gardea, of Anchorage; stepsons, Lee Ferguson and his wife, Deema, of Juneau, Craig Ferguson and his wife, Nayda, of Lakewood, Colo., and Dan Ferguson and his wife, Caroline, of Bellingham, Wash.; three sisters, Nathalie Dickson and her husband, Bert, of Gilby, N.D., Rita Temple, of Tulsa, Okla., and Jean Sykes and her husband, Bill, of Claremore, Okla.; and 10 grandchildren, one great-grandson, with another great-grandchild expected in March, and many nephews and nieces.
Services are at noon on Monday at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 4212 Mendenhall Loop Road.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Juneau Hospice and Home Care, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church or the charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to Beverly Loveid, P.O. Box 32955, Juneau, AK, 99803.