John "Jack" Daniel Bronner, 82 of Eagle River, Alaska, passed peacefully at home after a long battle with dementia, surrounded by family and friends, on March 24, 2022. Jack was born in Cresco, Iowa, on Oct. 17, 1939, to Henry and Helen Bronner.
After high school, Jack attended Luther College, where he was a champion wrestler eventually graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration and a minor in history. Jack met Beverly Anthis shortly after college and they were married, a union that would last for 58 years. Upon graduation from air traffic controller school, Jack and Beverly set their sights north ending up in Anchorage, Alaska. Daughter Chauna arrived in 1970 as they continued to work. Eventually, Jack retired from work as an air traffic controller and ran Jack's Construction and J&B Rentals full-time. Jack retired from building in 2018, and spent the last few years going to his cabin on the Deshka River, riding his boat, snowmachine and three-wheeler, flying his airplane, fishing, hunting and traveling with Beverly. Mostly, he enjoyed the company of his family and being a role model to his grandson Tyler.
Jack was a longtime member of the Elks Club in Eagle River. He was honorably discharged from the United States Army National Guard. He was a three-time finisher of the Irondog.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly (nee Anthis); daughter, Chauna Lomonaco; grandson, Tyler Swain (Christa); great-grandchildren, Mycah and Jaxson, all of Eagle River; sister-in-law, Cindi Niwa of Eagle River; along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Helen; brothers, Richard and Reid; and sister, Donna of Cresco, Iowa.
Services were held at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 18444 Old Glenn Highway Chugiak, AK 99567, on April 10, 2022.