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 Obituaries    December 8, 2016 

Obituary, Ruth Dawson, 81

Ruth Dawson, 81, passed away in Juneau, Alaska on November 28, 2016. On April 25, 1935 Royal Ezra Duval and his wife Clara Marcia Duval were blessed by the birth of Ruth Elaine Duval in Randolph,... Full story

 
 Obituaries    November 17, 2016

Obituary: Betty Ann Schmit, 87

Betty Ann Schmit 87, passed away Oct. 20, 2016 in Vancouver, Wash. Betty was born to J. Harrison and Minnie Bigelow, March 3, 1929, in Olympia, Wash. She was athletic and as a youth played basketball at Wrangell High School in Alaska. Betty and Pete... Full story

 
 Obituaries    November 10, 2016

Obituary, Sue Gabrinski, 63

Sue (Susan) Linda (Almquist) Gabrinski, 63, died Oct. 16, 2016, with her family by her side. Sue fought colon cancer beginning in May 2013. Sue was born in Wrangell, Alaska on June 19, 1953. In 1954 the family moved back to Willmar, Minnesota. In... Full story

 
 Obituaries    November 3, 2016

Obituary, Marlen W. Davis, Sr., 79

On October 18, 2016, Marlen W. Davis Sr, went home to be with the Lord. He was born October 30, 1936 in Aberdeen, Washington to Luther and Fern Davis, the eldest of seven children. Due to the... Full story

 
 Obituaries    October 20, 2016

Obituary, Harley C. Solberg, 92

Harley C. Solberg, 92, died in Seattle on October 5, 2016. He was born on February 4, 1924 in Sparta, Wisconsin to Adolf Solberg and Selma (Nelson) Solberg. He spent his years growing up in Oaklee,... Full story

 
 Obituaries    October 6, 2016

Obituary, Lucinda M. Thomassen Capps, 68

Lucinda M. Thomassen Capps, 68, died in Petersburg September 26, 2016. She was born August 25, 1948 to Roland and Nina Temple in Eugene, Ore. Home baking was her favorite activity to share among... Full story

 
 Obituaries    September 29, 2016

Obituary, Samuel Hudson Cornthwaite, 26

Samuel Hudson Cornthwaite passed away suddenly after falling ill to acute pancreatitis on September 6th, in a Beijing China hospital, with his sister Hannah by his side. Sam grew up in Petersburg,... Full story

 
 Obituaries    September 29, 2016

Obituary, Kenneth James Hammer, 66

Kenneth James Hammer, 66, died September 23 in Petersburg, Alaska. He was born in Petersburg on September 6, 1950, the oldest of the five children born to his parents, Jim and Bev. Ken graduated from... Full story

 
 Obituaries    September 15, 2016

Obituary, Ruth W. Sandvik, 100

Ruth W. Sandvik, 100, Petersburg resident for 75 years, died on July 29, 2016 at Seattle"s Kline Galland home in the comfort of her family. Ruth fractured her hip in Petersburg, then was medevaced to... Full story

 
 Obituaries    September 15, 2016

Obituary, Donald E. Schmit, 73

Donald E. Schmit,73, passed away in Roseburg, Oregon on August 26, 2016. Don was born on March 21, 1943. Don and Betty met in Napavine, Washington and lived many years in Petersburg, Alaska before retiring to Roseburg. He is survived by his wife,... Full story

 
 Obituaries    September 1, 2016

Death Notice

Anne Oak, 93, passed away June 1, 2016 on Maui, Hawaii. An obituary will follow in the future....

 
 Obituaries    August 18, 2016

Obituary, Pilot founder Jamie Bryson, 81

Jamie Bryson, 81, died surrounded by his children and his wife Marjorie on August 8, 2016 at his home in Paonia, Colorado, after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease. Jamie was born to Stuart... Full story

 
 Obituaries    August 18, 2016

Obituary, Matt Thompson, 50

Matt Thompson, 50, died in Wrangell on June 24, 2016. He was born on December 24, 1965 in Petersburg, Alaska to Jim and Clara Thompson. They moved in 1968 and made their home in Wrangell. Matt loved... Full story

 
 Obituaries    August 11, 2016

Death Notice

Al Dwyer passed away August 5, 2016. A rosary service will be held at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church on Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 3 p.m. at the Petersburg Lutheran Church with a... Full story

 
 Obituaries    August 4, 2016

Obituary, Lorraine R. Fisher, age 79

Lorraine R. Fisher, age 79, passed away July 24, 2016 in Yankton, S.D. She was born in Blue Grass, N.D. on February 10, 1937 to Martin and Eugenia (Skalsky) Keller and was raised in the town of Hazelton, N.D. She married Curtis Fisher on November 15,... Full story

 
 Obituaries    July 28, 2016

Obituary, Molly Patricia Judge Parks

Molly Patricia Judge Parks was born in Ketchikan, Alaska and graduated from Petersburg High School in May of 2016. In her short, sweet time on this earth, she grew to be a strong, kind, beautiful and... Full story

 
 Obituaries    July 28, 2016

Obituary,Bill Overdorff

Bill Overdorff died suddenly on July 22, 2016 in Brownsville, OR, one week short of his 84th birthday. William Roy Overdorff, Jr. was born to Jessie (Olson) and William Roy Overdorff, Sr. in... Full story

 
 Obituaries    July 28, 2016

Obituary, Diane Marie (Lund) Forde, 73

Diane Marie (Lund) Forde, 73, died peacefully at home in Mukilteo, Washington on July 12, 2016 after a courageous 5-year battle with cancer. Diane was born on March 14, 1943 in Petersburg, Alaska and... Full story

 
 Obituaries    June 30, 2016

Obituary, Steven Delbert Erickson, 67

Steven Delbert Erickson, 67, died on June 22, 2016 after a long battle with health. He was born on June 2, 1949 in Auburn, Washington to Pete and Irene Erickson and attended Auburn schools. He was... Full story

 
 Obituaries    June 30, 2016

Obituary, Richard Bert Hansen, 85

Richard Bert Hansen, 85, passed away June 20, 2016 in Palm Springs, California. He was born in Cordova, Alaska on December 8, 1930 to Grace and William Hansen. Richard grew up in Cordova and Juneau, Alaska loving sports, particularly basketball. His... Full story

 
 Obituaries    June 16, 2016

Death notice

Ben Gabriel Gross, 43 passed away on June 5, 2016. A celebration of Ben’s life will be held at the Sons of Norway Hall on Fri., June 24 at 4 p.m. A full obituary will follow....

 
 Obituaries    June 16, 2016

Obituary, Caley Neil McCay, 43

Caley Neil McCay, 43, passed away on June 5, 2016 due to natural causes. Caley was born on March 3, 1973 in Tacoma, Wash. to Rick and Jean (Martinsen) McCay. Two years later Caley became a big... Full story

 
 Obituaries    May 26, 2016

Obituary, Lesley Croxton, 89

Lesley Stella Older Croxton, 89, was born on May 17, 1926 to William and Frances Older in Adreian, Mich. She was four years old when she moved with her parents and sister Lee to California. She met Lo... Full story

 
 Obituaries    May 19, 2016

Obituary, Dan Wesley Crane, 75

Dan Wesley Crane, 75, died on March 15, 2016. He was born on December 2, 1941 and raised in Denver, Colo., to a third generation railroading family. He began his love affair with Alaska as a nine year... Full story

 
 Obituaries    May 19, 2016

Obituary, Drew (Tom) Stearns, 78

Drew (Tom) Stearns, 78, passed into glory on May 7, 2016 after a short illness. Tom was born in Boston, Mass. on Nov. 8, 1937 and adopted at birth by Drew and Illa Stearns. He grew up in a very... Full story

 

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