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 Obituaries    March 26, 2015 

Obituary, Samuel Raymond Privett

Samuel Raymond Privett (Sam) died on February 13, 2015. He was born December 17, 1922, in Ava, Missouri. He spent his youth helping his father, Everett, and mother, Elsie, work their farm. After... Full story

 Obituaries    March 26, 2015 

Obituary, Raymond Arnold Pederson, 71

Raymond Arnold Pederson, 71, left us suddenly on March 11, 2015. He was born on January 11, 1944 in Petersburg, Alaska to Palmer and June (Nygaard) Pederson. In 1959, Ray and his sister Joanne, moved... Full story

 Obituaries    February 12, 2015

Obituary, Robert "Bob" Paul Shymanski, 60

Robert "Bob" Paul Shymanski, 60, of Wrangell, Alaska unexpectedly died on February 5, 2015. He was born in Wausau, Wis. on February 25, 1954. His passions in life were spending time with his... Full story

 Obituaries    February 5, 2015

Obituary: Lenora Fern Moore, 95

Longtime Wrangell resident Lenora Moore, 95, passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter Susan in Salem, Ore. on January 27, 2015. Lenora Fern Staggs was born in Fort Collins, Colo. on May 3,... Full story

 Obituaries    January 29, 2015

Obituaries: Nondas Leah Taylor Haux, 100

Nondas Leah Taylor Haux, 100, died on January 9, 2015 in Wrangell, Alaska. She was born on April 28, 1914 to Charles and Ester Taylor in Connorsville, Ind. She decided to follow Jesus when she was five years old and taught Sunday school for many... Full story

 Obituaries    January 29, 2015

Obituary, Joel Neuschwander, 77

Joel Neuschwander, 77, passed away Dec. 26, 2014, with family by his side in Hubbard, Ore. He was born on January 27, 1937 to Ruth and Arthur Neuschwander, the middle child of seven siblings;... Full story

 Obituaries    January 29, 2015


The populace of Wrangell, Alaska, is much the poorer with the passing of life-time resident, Edward "Eddie" Earl Kalkins, Jr., on January 21, 2015. For over a century, the Kalkins' name has occupied... Full story

 Obituaries    January 15, 2015

Obituary, Pauline Martin, 22

Pauline Martin, 22, died on December 12, 2014 after a battle with cancer in Seattle, Wash. Pauline was the daughter of Neal Martin and Frannie Rinehart Martin. Her uncle Bill Johnson helped her... Full story

 Obituaries    January 15, 2015

Obituary, Patricia Ann Roppel

Patricia Ann Roppel passed away peacefully after a short battle with a very aggressive cancer on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 in Bellevue, Washington. Patricia was born in Ellensburg, Washington on April... Full story

 Obituaries    January 8, 2015

Obituary: Glenora E. Barlow, 92

Glenora E. Barlow, 92, passed away December 12, 2014 in Wrangell. She was born April 1, 1922 in Wrangell to Paddy and Elizabeth Thomas. In 1940 she married Dennis Barlow on Dec 31, as remembered, the...

 Obituaries    January 1, 2015

Obituary: Jerald Leroy Sarff, 62

Long time Wrangell resident Jerald "Jerry" Leroy Sarff, 62, passed peacefully from this mortal life on December 21, 2014, at home surrounded by his family. Jerry was born November 26, 1952 in... Full story

 Obituaries    December 25, 2014

Obituary, Joseph W. Kuntz, 73

Joseph W. Kuntz "Joe", "Joe Cool," passed away November 25, 2014 in Wrangell, where he lived for 70 years. He was born to Joe and Sarah Kuntz in Fromberg, Mont. on November 18, 1941. He attended... Full story

 Obituaries    December 11, 2014

Obituary: Vernon Andrew Johnson, 94

Vernon Andrew Johnson passed away on Dec. 2, 2014 at the age of 94 at Wrangell Medical Center surrounded by his three daughters: Betty Jo Johnson of Anacortes, Wash., Judi Johnson Tsai of... Full story

 Obituaries    December 4, 2014

Obituary: Ethelwyn Esther Schwartz, 103

Ethelwyn (Teddy) Esther Schwartz, 103, passed this life peacefully on November 30, 2014 in Portland, Ore. She was born in Mansfield, Wash. on June 20, 1911 to William and Goldie Haynes. Her brothers w... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    Obituaries    November 27, 2014

Advisory committee peruses game proposals

Wrangell's advisory committee to Alaska Department of Fish and Game held the first of several public meetings at the Fire Hall Monday, to discuss Board of Game proposals for the 2014-15 meeting cycle. The committee provides a forum for fishing and...

 Obituaries    October 30, 2014

Obituary: Daniel Edward Hines, 47

Daniel Edward Hines, 47, passed away in Juneau, Alaska on October 11, 2014 after a 10 month battle with brain cancer. Born on December 22, 1966 in Ketchikan, Alaska, he grew up there graduating from... Full story

 Obituaries    October 9, 2014

Obituary: Lucille S. Massin, 85

Lucille S. Massin, 85, passed away September 20, 2014 in Wrangell, Alaska. Massin was born July 17, 1929 in Circle, Mont. to A J and Elsie (Volpp) Fritz. She was raised in Circle, Mont., one in a... Full story

 Obituaries    September 4, 2014

Obituary, Maurice Buness, 93

Maurice Buness, 93, died August 23, 2014 in Wrangell Medical Center Long Term Care. Buness was born May 24, 1921 in Powers Lake, N. D. to Magna and Bjarne Buness. He grew up in the Dustbowl of the... Full story

 Obituaries    September 4, 2014

Obituary, Wanda Ann Andresen, 83

Wanda Ann Andresen, 83¬†passed away at the Wrangell Medical Center on July 16, 2014¬†with family by her side. Wanda Ann Brady-Casey, was born in 1930 in St. Louis, Mo., and spent her childhood... Full story

 Obituaries    August 28, 2014

Death Notice

Maury Buness passed away Saturday, August 23. Obituary to follow....

 Obituaries    August 28, 2014

Obituary: Randy Allan Hooker, 60

Randy Allan Hooker was a devoted father and loving friend. He was the true embodiment of a free spirit, dictating the narrative of his life with little regard for social norms and convincing all... Full story

 Obituaries    August 21, 2014

Obituary, Lester (Les) Olds, 88

Lester (Les) Olds of Wrangell passed away on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. He was born in Seattle, Wash. on Dec. 15, 1925. Les was a crewman aboard the heavy cruiser, the USS Portland, which fought in 18 ma... Full story

 Obituaries    August 14, 2014

Obituary, Ruth Warfel, 91

Ruth Warfel passed away at age 91 in Klamath Falls, Ore. on May 21, 2014, with family at her side. She was a large part of Wrangell for over 80 years. Ruth was born in Bellingham, Wash. on March 8,... Full story

 Obituaries    August 7, 2014

Obituaries: Robert (Bob) Sowle, 79

Robert (Bob) Sowle passed away on July 26, 2014. He was born March 28, 1935, in Ingahm, Neb. to Arthur and Edna Sowle. The family moved to Oregon when he was a child. Bob graduated from Nestucca High... Full story

 Obituaries    August 7, 2014

Obituary, Edward "Ted" McLean Eastaugh, 74

Lifelong Alaskan, Edward "Ted" McLean Eastaugh, 74, passed away July 16, 2014 at his home in Anchorage. Ted was born November 25, 1939 to William Ladd and Doris Jessie (McLean) Eastaugh in Seattle,... Full story


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