Former Mitkof Lumber Co. mill owner dies
Lloyd Edward Lapeyri, 73, former owner of Mitkof Lumber Company in Petersburg died Sept. 3 of complications from a vehicle accident. Lapeyri, at the time of his death was the owner of Captain’s Choice Motel and Chilkoot Fish and Caviar in Haines, according to a report in the Chilkat Valley News.
The former sawmill operator had recently undergone surgery for heart bypass and valve replacement, according to former employee and friend Larry Beck.
In 1976, Lapeyri accepted the position of general manager at Mitkof Lumber Company in Petersburg. He was promoted to president of the company three...