The Seward Phoenix Log - News of the Eastern Kenai Peninsula since 1966

Robert O. Wilfong - 1966-2016



Robert O. Wilfong, 49 of Nikiski, passed away peacefully at his home on Jan. 4, 2016.

Robert was born to John Sr. and Luella (Johnson) Wilfong on Sept. 30, 1966 in Tacoma, Washington.

Robert moved with his family to Alaska in 1967, first living in Seward and in 1985 moved to Nikiski in. He graduated from Soldotna High School and worked for Tim's Janitorial and most recently for Frontier Community Services.

"Robert was a loving person who touched the lives of many people in the communities of Seward and Nikiski. He will be missed," his family said.

Robert was preceded in death by his father, John.

He is survived by his mother, Luella Yezierski-Jones of Nikiski; stepfather, Phillip Yezierski; brothers, John Jr. of Bellingham, Washington and Gus of Nikiski; sister, Sophie Yezierski of Homer; nieces, Kelly Gilliam and Kaiai Yezierski and nephew, Phillip Holmes all of Nikiski.

A memorial service was held Jan. 8 at Aurora Heights Worship Center with Pastor Randall Harrison officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Robert's name may be given to Central Peninsula Special Olympics, P.O. Box 1676 Kenai, AK 99611 or at

Roberts online guestbook can be signed at


Reader Comments

Sue writes:

Luella.....I am so very sorry for your loss. Please take special care - you and yours are in my prayers. God Bless Sue 'Kesselring Harvey


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