Earland Wentworth Obituary

Earland John Wentworth
Earland John Wentworth

July 6, 1979 - March 26, 2018
Born in Jesup, Georgia
Resided in Wasilla, Alaska


Earland John Wentworth III, age 38, took his own life Monday, March 26, 2018, at his home in Wasilla, AK, after a long and grueling battle with PTSD and addiction. From his birth in Jesup, GA, to his death, Earl was known as a conflicted but caring man. Quick to laugh, and eager to lend a hand to friends, neighbors, or complete strangers in need, Earl was a larger than life superhero at times. He never hid his struggles, but his drive to do good works, to love harder, and to grow in his faith were an inspiration to many of us who were rooting and praying for his recovery. Brilliant at math and logic, Earl found his calling surveying in Georgia and then Alaska, where he soon became sought after for his know-how and work ethic in construction, surveying, and running crews, relishing the hard work and brutal weather. He loved being outdoors, playing games, reading, and music.

Left to honor and remember Earl are his loving wife Karina, and their sons LJ (8), Nicholas (7) and Jacob (2). He is also survived by his step-son Micheal (22), of whom he was so very proud; his father John (Joan) Wentworth; his mother Sue Wentworth; his siblings Carey, Rhonda, John, and Tommy (Jacki); a great many nieces and nephews; countless aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Earl was preceded by the two loved but unborn babies which he and Karina lost. Earl’s faith was shaken at times, but did not waver, and the family thanks Summit Worship Center, 125 W. Riley Ave Wasilla, AK 99654, for hosting the memorial service on Thursday, April 5, at 5pm, with a dinner afterward. Words cannot express our appreciation for the outpouring of love and prayers from friends and co-workers from all over the country. If you or someone you know are struggling, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255. A GoFundMe has been opened for those who’d like to help Karina and her boys, at https://www.gofundme.com/wentworth-family-fund.




Celebration of Life
Summit Worship Center
125 W. Riley Ave
Wasilla, Alaska 99654
Thursday, April 5, 2018
5:00 PM