Lloyd Fanter Obituary

Lloyd Henry Fanter
Lloyd Henry Fanter

November 26, 1948 - April 6, 2017
Born in Detroit, Michigan
Resided in Anchorage, AK


Lloyd Henry Fanter, 68 passed away April 6, 2017 in Anchorage after a long illness. After Lloyd passed away the Fanter children built a big bonfire in the firepit at Lloyd's home in Eagle River. They shared family memories where he was honored with love and family togetherness.
Lloyd was born November 26, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan. He spent his childhood years in Michigan. He learned about his love of nature, camping, hunting, and fishing from his parents. He received his bachelor's degree from Lake Superior State in 1969. He lived in the Petroskey-Charlevoix, MI area until 1974 when he attended Northern Michigan University. He studied a deer herd and its migration at Pictured Lakes National Lake Shore completing his Master's degree in Wildlife Biology, graduating with honors in 1977. After graduating he went to work for the Detroit District Corps of Engineers. It was through the Corps of Engineers he fulfilled his dream of coming to Alaska in 1980. He was employed for the Corps of Engineers on Elmendorf AFB until his retirement in 2007. He received many awards and outstanding commendations for his excellent and diligent service to the Corps of Engineers. He was a member of Sigma Fi, a Scientific Research Society of North America and a member of the Wildlife Society.
He shared his loved of hunting, fishing, camping, and nature with each of his three children- Lloyd A Fanter, Christina I Trekell, Loren E Fanter and his three grandchildren, Jabez D Trekell, Keyana I Trekell, and Ryder J Trekell.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Genevieve and Lloyd E Fanter, grandparents on both sides of the family and his aunts and uncles.
Donations may be made in his memory to Ducks Unlimited, the NRA or any agency of your choice.