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Obituary: Albert G. Feller, Sr., 95


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Albert G. Feller, Sr.

Albert G. Feller, Sr., 95, died peacefully at his home in Ketchikan, Alaska on September 21, 2016.

He was born on January 21, 1921, in Wrangell to Otto Feller, Sr. and Susie Cooday Feller. Al was a member of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. He was Tlingit of the Kik'sadi, Raven/Frog, of the Sun House in Wrangell.

He was a lifetime member of VFW and American Legion and a member of the ANB/ANS. Al served his country honorably during World War II and spent 3 ½ years in the Aleutian Islands. He was with the 10th Rescue Boat Squadron and was also a war supply sergeant.

Al was born and raised in Wrangell, but later moved to Ketchikan after he met and married his wife Flora. They were married for 61 years until Flora's passing in 2004. Al spent his early years as a commercial fisherman fishing on the Christine II with his dad and brothers. He also owned two boats of his own, the F/V Sea Lassie and Ethel G. He later worked for many years as a longshoreman as well as various other jobs over the years in Ketchikan. Al loved coming back to Wrangell, accompanied by his nephew Tom "Buzz" Feller, to visit family and friends and attend the annual game dinner.

Preceding him in death was his wife Flora; sons Albert G. Feller, Jr. and Robert C. Feller; father, Otto Feller, Sr., mother Susie Cooday Feller, brothers, Otto Feller, Jr., John Feller, Sr.; Thomas C. Feller, Sr., sisters, Annie Johnson and Clara Webster, and niece Erma Axberg.

Al is survived by his daughter, Erma Feller Schwartz; grandsons, Robert (Amy) Feller, Eric Schwartz, Keith (Lisa) Schwartz; granddaughters, Tonia (Nik) Nebl; Lacie (Ron) Sheldon; great grandchildren, Kyan Feller, Mykalena and Harrison Sheldon; Zac and Larson Nebl; Luke Schwartz, Kyle Schwartz; sister Christine Jenkins; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at Saxman in Ketchikan on October 14 at 1:00 p.m. with a Celebration of Life immediately following for family and friends.


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