In Memory

Per Sather - Class Of 1963

March 14, 2024 | View PDF

Per Kruger Sather

Per Kruger Sather was born in Petersburg, Alaska, on October 5, 1945 to Per (Pete) and Lovise Stokke Sather. He enjoyed an idyllic boyhood roaming the waters and forests around his hometown and crewing on his father's halibut boat, the Zarembo.

As a young man, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Vietnam. After being discharged, Per earned a bachelor's degree from Humboldt State University in California and a master's degree from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Although both degrees were in biology, he decided to become a licensed land surveyor working for private firms and eventually retired from the State of Alaska Department of Transportation.

Per married Lynda Bashor in 1978. In 1989, their son, Paul Kruger Sather, was born. Per enjoyed many happy years in Fairbanks, hunting, fishing, camping and working all over the state. He traveled extensively throughout the South Pacific, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico, Panama, Belize and Costa Rica. The family also made annual visits to California and several trips to Norway where his numerous relatives treated him like royalty.

Since 2018, Per lived in La Grande, Oregon, with his niece Sabra (Thomassen) and Walt Johnson, where he passed away on January 20, 2024. Per is survived by his wife Lynda, son Paul, and daughter-in-law Angie Sather.

The Committal Service for Per Sather will be held Saturday, March 23, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. at the Petersburg Memorial Cemetery, followed by a gathering at the Elks.