Larry Floyd Fagerstrom Sr.
Larry Floyd Fagerstrom Sr., (Chukiyaichuŋaq) was born on September 2, 1949 to Floyd and Alice Fagerstrom in Golovin, AK. Larry suddenly left his earthly home on July 2, 2020.
Larry grew up in Golovin attending the BIA schools in White Mountain and Nome. Later he was leaving his homelands for high school in Oklahoma and graduating from Mt. Edgecumbe in 1970.
Shortly after graduating high school, Larry Sr. served our country in Vietnam from July 1971 to March of 1972. He then transferred to the Army National Guard, serving one full year until he was honorably discharged in 1976.
Larry Sr. began working for the BIA school maintenance in 1976 to 1982 when they switched over to Bering Strait School District until 1996. Being a busy body he commercially fished for herring a few seasons, worked as a Ryan Air agent and was an active Search and Rescue volunteer. Some of his hobbies included maintaining his equipment, small home projects, watching basketball whether it be open gym or a city league tournament. A best past time for Larry Sr. was riding his snowmachine in the country, hunting and boating with family.
Larry Sr. met and began life with his life-long partner Kathy whom he married on October 11, 1978, not long after finding out they were expecting their first child together. They married at the courthouse in Nome, AK, witnessed by Harry Boone and sister Maggie. Together Larry and Kathy had six children and raised them in their hometown of Golovin. Larry’s oldest son, Sonny, was adopted and raised by Floyd and Alice Fagerstrom.
Larry Sr.’s pride and joy were his 13 grandchildren and he was most recently named Great Papa by two beautiful babies; Judah and Zahriah.
Larry Sr. worked as the Power Plant Operator for the City of Golovin until 2016. He worked tirelessly and loyally to keep the power stored for our village, often times missing dinner and losing sleep over tripped power lines, through the storms or meeting the fuel barges. The hard work ethic, tender loving, humble soul of Larry Sr., will be missed immensely by all who knew and loved him.
Larry Sr. is survived by his wife Kathy Fagerstrom, their children Crystal and Lance, Justin, Larry Jr. and Joann, Joyce and Jacob; his grandchildren Chelsea, Brooke, Sarah, Jase, Mariah, Ciara, Keyan, Kelsey, Loleta, Blake, Eli, Lorelei and Adaline; and great-grandchildren Judah and Zahriah; siblings Maggie and Terry, Peggy and Homer, Luke Jackson, Jack, Ruth and Chon, Myrtle and JT, Irene and Julian, Sonny and Celeste; uncle Jerry Fagerstrom and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Larry Sr. is preceded in death by his two baby boys, Floyd and Travis Fagerstrom, Mom and Dad, Alice and Floyd, sister Marie, grandparents John and Minnie Fagerstrom and Daniel and Ida Boone; and Parents-in-law Franklin and Jessie.