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Frank Posch (1903-1958)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Whitehorse Star - Thursday, February 13, 1958

Headline: Frank Posch's Son grateful, 1958

    Thanks were extended last week by Frank L. Posch, Jr. to all who offered sympathy and assistance at the time of his father's death last month. Mr. Posch died January 11 at Bullion Creek after suffering a stroke. Born in Austria, he was 54 years old. Wallden Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements and burial took place at the local cemetery.

    Mr. Posch came to Canada in 1941 and when the Alaska Highway was begun, he came north to work on construction. He later joined civil service in Alaska but returned [from Fairbanks] each summer to work his claims in the Kluane Lake area. His son also worked with him from 1947 to 1952.

    His only son Frank Jr. now lives in Chicago where he is in the furniture business. He intends to return to the Yukon each summer to work in the Kluane district where his father spent so many years.

    He arrived in Whitehorse January 19 to look after funeral arrangements and after a business trip to Fairbanks, stopped briefly in town on February 7 before returning to the States.