Gov. Sean Parnell has ordered state flags lowered to half-staff Thursday in honor of the late former state legislator Elton Engstrom, Jr.
Engstrom died last week at the age of 78. Funeral services are planned for Thursday in Juneau.
Engstrom served one term in each the House and Senate, beginning in 1965.
He was the son of former legislators, according to a statement from his daughter, current state Rep. Cathy Munoz, and during his life, worked as a lawyer, fish buyer and property manager. He also co-wrote a book.
Flags are to be raised to full-staff at sunset Thursday.