Lynn Frank Saupe of Kodiak, Alaska, died of a heart attack while driving on Thursday, March 4, 1999. He was 70.
He was born on Dec. 1, 1928, in Sheldon, Iowa, the son of Dude and Jean Saupe, and raised on the family farm. He obtained a bachelor of arts degree in architectural design from the University of Iowa, and came to Alaska in 1953 while serving in Air Force Intelligence.
He subsequently worked throughout Alaska with the White Alice Communications System.
While stationed in Bethel, Alaska, he met Gretchen Laturnus, a public health nurse. They married and moved to Kodiak in 1959. She survives him.
He worked at the Pillar Mountain White Alice station from 1959 until 1977. Following his retirement, he was actively involved with Kodiak Community College as an employee, instructor and student. He also served on the Kodiak Electric Association Board of Directors, was a member of the American Legion and had recently become a lifetime Elks member.
In addition to his wife, survivors include a son and daughter-in- law, Gregory and Karen and their children Alyssa Lynn and Nicholas of Bellingham, Wash.; daughters Jeanne Ann of Kodiak and Susan of Kenai, Alaska; brothers Owen of Anchorage, Alaska, and Bernie of Fairbanks, Alaska; and 19 nieces and nephews and their families.