Gov. Mike Stepovich
A memorial table for former territorial Gov. Mike Stepovich on display at Soapy Smith's Restaurant on Second Avenue seen Tuesday, February 25, 2014. At just 38 years old Stepovich became the state's youngest and first Alaska-born governor when President Eisenhower appointed him to the position in 1957. Stepovich, 94, died from a head injury sustained in a fall earlier this month while Outside visiting family. A Rosary and viewing will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 27 at Immaculate Conception Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 28 at Sacred Heart Cathedral.
Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 12:21 am
FAIRBANKS — Services for former Alaska territorial Gov. Mike Stepovich will be held Friday in Fairbanks, with a funeral Mass followed by a reception at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Stepovich, who died Feb. 14 at 94, was born in Fairbanks and was elected locally to three terms in the Alaska Territorial Legislature. He and his wife, Matilda, raised their 13 children in the community.
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