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Obituary, Gary James Stevens, 75

Gary James Stevens passed away February 12, 2017, just two days after his 75th birthday. Born on February 10, 1942 to James C Stevens and Patricia Youens, he was one of five children. Gary was a membe... Full story

 

Obituary, Joanne E. Kangas

Former Petersburg, Alaska resident JoAnne E. Kangas passed away from cancer in Hibbing, Minnesota. She was born to John and Grace Gilbertson on April 19, 1940 in Minnesota. Art and music were... Full story

 

Obituary, Margaret Feist Stearns, 75

Margaret (Peggy) Feist Stearns, 75, passed away January 19, 2017 in Petersburg, Alaska with Sarah Cheney and son Robert Feist at her side. Peggy was born on July 19, 1941 in New York, New York. She... Full story

 

Obituary, Brandon Estes, 24

Brandon Estes, 24, was born on May 26, 1993, to David and Teresa Estes in Roswell, New Mexico. He grew up in Roswell, New Mexico, Petersburg, Alaska and Malta, Ohio. He lived in Petersburg and Juneau.... Full story

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Death Notice

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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....

 

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