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Obituary: John "Butch" Williams

John N Williams, known as Butch, was born in Petersburg, Alaska, on June 7, 1950 to Sarah and Noble Williams. He attended school in both Petersburg and Cordova, and graduated in 1968. He went on to st...


Obituary: Charles Max Roesel, 81

Charles (Charlie) Max Roesel, 81, passed away August 25, 2020 in Myrtle Point, Oregon after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was born on September 22, 1938 in Medina, New York. He was a jack of all trades. After graduating from the school of...


Obituary: Michele Karen Rover, 72

Michele (Mickey) Karen Rover, 72, died on June 17, 2020 in Petersburg, Alaska. She was born on March 30, 1948 to Fern and Daniel "Pete" Rover, in Seattle, Washington. She lived mainly in the Pacific N... Full story


Obituary: Dennis William Hopkins, 65

Dennis William Hopkins, 65 passed away in Petersburg, Alaska, on July 23, 2020 after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Middletown, Ohio and spent most of his youth in Cocoa Beach, Florida.... Full story


Obituary: Charles Robert Lee Martinez, 77

Charles Robert Lee Martinez, 77, died on May 31, 2020 at Petersburg Medical Center in Petersburg, Alaska. He was born on May 23, 1943 in the small town of Del Norte, Colorado to Mary Martinez. He was... Full story


Obituary: Robert Marsh Nilsen, 87

Robert Marsh Nilsen. 87, died on June 19, 2020. His voyage began on October 21, 1932 on Lummi Island in Washington State. Bob was the third oldest of ten children born to Mathias (Matt) and Thelma... Full story


Obituary: Gladys Mary Olsen, 95

Gladys Mary Olsen, 95 passed away on May 15, 2020. She was born at home near Marysville, Washington on March 24,1925 to William and Anne (Grassmee) Jensen. She graduated from Arlington High School in... Full story


Obituary: Jerry Niel Hegar, 78

Jerry Niel Hegar, 78, of Petersburg, Alaska, passed away May 14, 2020 after a lengthy illness and battle with cancer. He was born in St. Helens, Oregon on Oct. 30, 1941, the son of Stanford (Jake) and... Full story


Obituary: Ronald Berl Lindsey, 75

Ronald Berl Lindsey, 75 died on March 2, 2020 in Anchorage, Alaska. He was born on March 9, 1946 to Alpha Dee Garrett in Weatherford, Texas. His mother later moved to Oklahoma where she married... Full story



Anne Lewis, 94, a longtime resident of Petersburg, Alaska passed away on May 7, 2020 at the Petersburg Medical Center. She was born Sept. 5, 1925, in Petersburg, Alaska, the daughter of late Tom and... Full story


Obituary: Bridgette Dawn Reyes, 49

Bridgette Dawn Reyes (X'ee T'li), 49, was born on September 9, 1971 at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. On April 3, 2020 she joined her youngest daughter, Kyla Rae in heaven.... Full story


Obituary: Marvin Warren Rowland, 76

Marvin Warren Rowland, 76, passed away in Gig Harbor, Washington on April 3, 2020. He was born January 22, 1944, in Macon Georgia, to Emmitt Rowland and Verdna Mae Bryant. Marvin graduated from... Full story



Edward J. Herrman, 60, died on February 23, 2020 at his home in Petersburg, Alaska. He was born on September 30, 1959 in Manhattan, New York to Elizabeth Hunter and Bruce Edward Herrman. He first...


Obituary: Jordan Marsh Birchell

It is with deepest sorrow to say that on Jan. 2nd ,2020, Jordan Marsh Birchell, beloved son, husband, father and brother passed away suddenly... -Anyone that knew Jordan, even just a little, lost a... Full story


Death Notice

Longtime Petersburg resident Delbert (Pete) Erickson, 77, died on March 16 in Federal Way, Washington. He was diagnosed with COVID-19 near the time of his death. His was the first recorded death from... Full story


Obituary: Betty Jane Pederson

Betty was born in Evanston, Illinois to Swedish immigrants, Carl and Elizabeth Roger, fondly remembered by all as Big and Little Benna. Petersburg did not have a doctor at that time so Elizabeth trave... Full story


Obituary: David Allen Peterson

On Friday, January 24, 2020, David Allen Peterson, husband, father, and friend, passed away after a brief illness, at the age of 64. Dave was born in 1955 in Petersburg, Alaska, to Robert (Bud) and...


Obituary: Michael F. Tolson, 74

Michael F. Tolson was born on October 29, 1944 in Middletown, Ohio to Mervyn and Margaret Tolson, Hillman. He died on October 10, 2019 at Petersburg Medical Center....


Obituary: Larry "Irish" Solem, 90

Larry "Irish" Solem passed away Dec. 17, 2019 in Marysville, Washington. He was born August 27, 1929 in Ballard, Washington to Oliva and Ottar Solem. Irish and his family moved to Petersburg, Alaska... Full story


Lorraine Rude Thompson

January 24, 1923 - January 6, 2020 Born Constance Lorraine Rude in Minneapolis, MN on January 24, 1923, Lorraine Thompson was the daughter of J.O. and Amy Brekke Rude. She died peacefully at Mountain... Full story


Obituary: Llewellyn Williams III, 62

KETCHIKAN - Llewellyn Morris Williams III, 62, who died Sat., Jan. 4, 2020, believed in God, family and friends, public service and University of Washington Huskies football. To all of these, he...


Obituary: David J. "Andy" Armstrong, 71

David J. "Andy" Armstrong, 71, passed away in his sleep on Dec. 7, 2019 at his home in Craig, Alaska. Andy was born in Shelton, Washington on October 21, 1948 with his twin brother Donald to parents... Full story



David J. "Andy" Armstrong, 71, passed away in his sleep on Dec. 7, 2019 at his home in Craig, Alaska. Andy was born in Shelton, Washington on October 21, 1948 with his twin brother Donald to parents... Full story


Obituary: Kenneth LeRoy Hicks, 66

Kenneth LeRoy Hicks, 66 died December 9, 2019 at home in Petersburg, Alaska of natural causes. Ken was born February 20, 1953 in Port Townsend, Washington to Don and Pat Hicks. He attended Oak Harbor... Full story


Obituary: Kenneth Edward Hagerman, 77

Kenneth Edward Hagerman, 77, passed away with his children by his side on November 7, 2019, after a long and difficult battle with dementia and Parkinson's. Ken was born to Edward and Lillian... Full story


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