Wrangell comes together in memory of Deckers


August 6, 2020

Photo courtesy of Rich Einert

Sig and Helen Decker, 21-years-old and 19-years-old, passed away in a car accident last week. A celebration of life was held at the Wrangell Mariners' Memorial for them on Aug. 1.

WRANGELL - Last week, four people died in a car wreck in Petersburg. Among them were two Wrangellites, Siguard and Helen Decker, 21-years-old and 19-years-old. Their deaths shook the community, which has come together in a variety of ways to express their grief and support for the Decker family.

A GoFundMe page was put together by the United Fishermen of Alaska, to raise money in their memory. As of Tuesday morning, Aug. 4, $161,273 has been raised.

"The initial $10,000 in funds raised will go towards funeral costs and related expenses," the GoFundMe page reads. "We are looking to raise $50...

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