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Extremely sad news from Alaska

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by ysr_racer, Dec 5, 2009.

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  1. ysr_racer

    ysr_racer Active Member

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    It's with great regret that I have to report that Harry Brunnhoelzl, the man behind Grouse Ridge Shooting Grounds in Wasilla has passed away. This comes just two weeks after his son, Harry Brunnhoelzl III also passed. They will both be missed.

    Please keep Arlene in your thoughts and prayers. To lose her husband and father-in-law within two weeks must be devastating.

    Here's a picture of Harry in better times. RIP my friend. You are one of the reasons I keep coming back to Alaska.


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  2. otnot

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    Ah hell that is terrible news.
     
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    Harry Brunnhoelzl III

    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/adn/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=136514056

    Wasilla resident Harry William Brunnhoelzl, III, 43, died Nov. 22, 2009, at home in his sleep.

    A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 432 Fireweed, in Palmer. The Rev. Thomas Brundage will officiate. A potluck will be after the service at the Grouse Ridge Shooting Range, 6967 E. Tex-Al Drive, Wasilla, AK 99654.

    Harry was born Dec. 20, 1965, to Harry and Barbara Brunnhoelzl in Oceanside, N.Y. In 1976, Harry moved to Alaska. In 1984, he graduated from Palmer High School.

    Harry lived in Palmer until 1994, when he and his family moved to Wasilla.

    Harry was employed at his family business, Valley Mechanical Contracting Inc. Some hobbies he enjoyed were shotgun shooting and sno-cross racing. He was a private pilot.

    His family stated, "Harry lived his life to the extreme. He worked hard; he played hard and had a huge heart. He leaves behind his loving family and he will be remembered in their hearts."

    Harry is survived by his wife, Arlene M. Brunnhoelzl of Wasilla; sons, Jeremiah C. Brunnhoelzl, Joshua "Beau" Brunnhoelzl, and Daniel C. Brunnhoelzl, all of Wasilla; father, Harry W. Brunnhoelzl Jr. of Wasilla; mother, Barbara Brunnhoelzl of Wasilla; sister, Faith Brunnhoelzl of Palmer; brother, Chris H. Brunnhoelzl of Palmer; sister, Amy (Brunnhoelzl) Musick of Richland, Wash.; paternal grandfather, Harry W. Brunnhoelzl Sr. of Key Largo, Fla.; paternal grandmother, Nancy Brunnhoelzl of Key Largo, Fla.; and maternal grandmother, Millicent Erickson of Scranton, Pa.; and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Burton Erickson.

    Memorial donations may be sent to Wasilla Racing Lions; or Food Bank of Alaska, 2121 Spar Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501.

    Arrangements are with Valley Funeral Home and Crematory in Wasilla.

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    Harry Brunnhoelzl Jr

    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/adn/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=137143969

    Longtime Valley resident Harry William Brunnhoelzl Jr., 65, died Dec. 3, 2009, at home with his family after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

    A memorial service will be at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 432 Fireweed, in Palmer. The Rev. Thomas Brundage will officiate. A hosted reception will be held after the service downstairs at St. Michael's.

    Harry was born April 30, 1944, to Harry and Nancy Brunnhoelzl in Oceanside, N.Y. He graduated from Oceanside High School in 1962 and attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., for two years.

    In 1976, Harry moved with his family to Palmer. He owned three mechanical contracting companies during his time in Alaska and worked until the time of his illness.

    Harry was an avid outdoorsman. He loved shotgun shooting and had a vision of building a world-class sporting clay facility in Alaska. Harry enjoyed flying, hunting and spending time at his Canyon Lake property.

    The family wrote: "Harry cared deeply about and loved spending time with his family. He was well-known and well-liked by people in the construction trades and shotgun shooting community in Alaska. We will all miss him."

    Harry is survived by his wife of 45 years, Barbara; daughter, Faith; son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Nicole, all of Palmer; daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Chris Musick of Richland, Wash.; daughter-in-law, Arlene of Wasilla; mother and father, Nancy and Harry Sr. of Key Largo, Fla.; mother-in-law, Millicent Erickson of Clarks Summit, Pa.; sister and brother-in-law Jo-Ann and Philip Cittadino of West Palm Beach, Fla.; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Susan and Philip Bullwinkel of Clarks Summit, Pa.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Pat Erickson of High Point, N.C.; grandson, Jeremiah of Portland, Ore.; grandsons, Beau and Daniel of Wasilla; granddaughter and grandson, Alyssa and Cade Musick of Richland, Wash.; grandson and granddaughters, Braden, Brooke and Bailey of Palmer; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Josephina and Vincenzo Grande; paternal grandparents, Frederick and Marie Brunnhoelzl; father-in-law, Burton Erickson; and son, Harry III.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center Home Care and Hospice, 950 E. Bogard Road, Suite 132, Wasilla 99654 or for pancreatic cancer research through The Lustgarten Foundation, 1111 Stewart Ave., Bethpage, N.Y. 11714 or www.lustgarten.org.

    Arrangements are with Valley Funeral Home and Crematory in Wasilla.
     
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