VERY USEFUL LESSON – Pacific High School student Madison Mercer adjusts a mirror as Matt Groen, Pacific High School teacher, shows a large class how to butcher deer meat this morning at Sitka High School. For the second year in a row Meggan Turner, Sitka High School foods and nutrition teacher, has brought in Sitka black tail deer she's harvested to demonstrate methods of processing deer meat. She says it's a great way for Sitka High and Pacific High students to learn in the same classroom. Sitka Tribe of Alaska's Charlie Skultka was on hand to share traditional stories and processing techniques. Also pictured is Pacific High student Demetri Lestenkoff. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Daniel Lostotter, 54, Dies; Lived in Sitka in the 1990s

Daniel Gordon Lostotter

    Daniel Gordon Lostotter, who lived in Sitka in the 1990s, died Nov. 30, 2018, in Richmond, Kentucky, of a possible heart attack. He was 54.
    He was born Jan.17, 1964, in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Gerald and Ruth Bollerman Lostutter. (He later changed the spelling of his name to “Lostotter.”)
    He attended Cocoa High School, in Cocoa, Florida, and Sheldon Jackson College, in Sitka.
    When he lived in Sitka, Dan worked for Sitka Northern Sales. He enjoyed acting, and was in the Baranof Little Theater Guild.
    He loved his sons, and they have good memories of his taking them kayaking, hiking and camping around the Sitka area when they were young.
    A craftsman, Dan did home projects, and was in the process of restoring a 1900 Victorian home in Ohio.
    Dan was a U.S. Army veteran, and a sergeant first class in the U.S. Army National Guard, serving two tours in Iraq. He was awarded the Bronze Star.
    He retired from the Army National Guard in 2016.
    At the time of his death he was a security specialist employed at the Bluegrass Army Depot, Richmond, Kentucky. He had moved from Fort Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma, a few months before to accept the position at the depot.
    Dan is survived by his wife, Julie Jeffers Lostotter of Richmond; his mother, Ruth Lostutter, of Florida; sons Tony Lostotter of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, and Jesse Lostotter of Anchorage; a sister, Laurie Bakmaz, of Cocoa, Florida; and brothers Gerald (Jere) Lostutter of Florida and Mark Bennett, currently in New Zealand.
    He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald Lostutter, and brother, Jeff Bennet.
    Dan was cremated, and a memorial service will be held in Ohio, with Reppert Funeral Home and Cremation Service (www.reppertfuneralhome.com) making arrangements.

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