Former Juneau resident Phyllis Jean Fleishauer, of Kenai, died Nov. 27, 2007, at Heritage Place in Soldotna after a long illness. She was 71.
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She was born Nov. 20, 1936, in Nebraska. As a young child, her family moved to California. She moved to Alaska with her husband and children in 1965 and resided in Juneau for 29 years. Then she lived in Portland, Ore., for nine years, before moving to Kenai in August 2003.
She grew up attending the Mennonite Brethren Church and in recent years attended local Bible churches.
"She loved her family, and we loved her," her family said. "She will be greatly missed and remembered with appreciation for her affection and many prayers for us."
She is survived by her husband, Syd Fleishauer, of Kenai; daughters, Debra VanSickle, and her husband, Tim, of Kasilof, Karen Kaiser, of Kenai, Ruth Butler and her husband, Tim, of Gooding, Idaho, and Lisa Matelski and her husband, Dale, of Wasilla; grandchildren, Craig and Danielle VanSickle, of Anchorage, Kimberly VanSickle, of Soldotna, Raymond and Ralph Kaiser, and Martha Curbow, of Juneau, Chad, Seth, Luke, Lucy and Lindy Butler, of Gooding, Idaho, and Sidonie Fleishauer, of Wasilla; brother, Dennis Regier and his wife, Marilyn, of Reedley, Calif.; and sister, Betty Sturtevant, of Fontana, Calif.
A private family service will be held in her honor. Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.