William Harve Ware, 61, of West Fifth Street died Wednesday, June 2, 1999, in his home. He was born in Pine River, Minn., and grew up in Duluth and Greeley, Colo. On May 1, 1964, he married Arlene Pisila in Superior. A lifelong member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, he had worked in Greenland, Guam, Vietnam, Iran and Nigeria. His name is in the National Archives as one of the first civilians to work in the South Pole. He also helped build the St. Lawrence Seaway, sailed the Great Lakes and owned the Shore Line Motel in Superior. For more than 20 years, he took care of heavy equipment on the pipeline and other construction jobs in Alaska. His father, Richard; his mother and stepfather, Lois and Glenn Cowie; and an infant son, Benjamin, died previously. He is survived by his wife, Arlene; a son, Jonathan of Fairbanks, Alaska; daughters Jennifer (David) Madsen of Los Alamos, N.M., Shelley (Ryan) Hull of Fairbanks and April (Jason) Kentner of Fairway, Kan.; brothers, Richard (Doris) of Duluth and Robin ”Bob” (Pat) of Hermantown; sisters, Arlone (Carroll) Johnson of Pine River and Chevra Jean (Fritz) Van Handel of Little Chute, Wis.; half-sisters Sylvia Moore of Greeley and Jane (John) Dilka of Galeton, Colo., and his stepmother, Laila Schissler of Greeley. He is also survived by grandchildren Skyler, Tyson, Chelsea, Dallin and Mariah Hull, all of Fairbanks, and Cali, Alyssa, Aaron, Braden and Mallory Madsen, all of Los Alamos. He was a loving husband, a proud father and grandfather, and a caring friend. Once you met him, you could never forget him. Visitation: 10 until the 11 a.m. service Tuesday in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 521 Upham Road. Burial at 2 p.m. in Lake View Cemetery. Arrangements by Bell Brothers Funeral Directors, Jarvi Dowd Chapel.
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN) – Sunday, June 6, 1999