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Obituary: William "Bill" Kenneth Stedman, 94


August 2, 2018

Bill Stedman

William "Bill" Kenneth Stedman, 94, one of the last post war Alaskan pilots, took his last and final flight July 30, 2018 at the Petersburg Medical Center.

Bill was born to William Reuben and Elvia Agnes Bratseth Stedman on September 27, 1923 at the Petersburg General Hospital, the first baby born in the facility.

Bill was a commercial pilot for over 40 years, spending most of his flying time in and out of Petersburg. From an early age Bill had a fascination with airplanes and was lucky enough to work and fly with some of the early Alaskan pioneers. He was offered a job washing down aircr...

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