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Ian Carl Campbell dies at 43

Ian Carl Campbell passed away on Aug. 25, 2023, in Spokane, Washington. A memorial gathering to celebrate his life will be held in the spring of 2024. Everyone is welcome to honor his memory. Ian was... Full story


Longtime resident Alice Bakke dies at 90

Alice Bakke, 90, passed away on Oct. 31, 2023. A graveside service will be held at the Sunset Garden Cemetery at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, with a celebration of life to follow at the Elks Lodge. Alice G... Full story


Mitchell "Mickey" Julius Prescott, May 24, 1940 - September 28, 2023

Mickey Prescott has gone fishing. Mitchell "Mickey" Julius Prescott was born on May 24, 1940, and died in Wrangell at his fish camp, Mickey's Fish Camp, on Sept. 28, 2023. He was 83 years old. Mickey... Full story


Former resident Robert George Stokes dies at 89

The family held a service for former Wrangell resident Robert "Bobby" George Stokes at the Harbor Light Church on Aug. 25. Burial followed at Sunset Gardens. Bobby passed away on July 23, 2020, at... Full story


Retired long-time hospital worker James Abbott dies

James "Jim" Wellington Abbott passed away at age 83 on Aug. 15 in Wrangell. A celebration of life will be held at the Harbor Light Assembly of God Church at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, with a reception... Full story


Former logger, fisherman Doyle Guy Sarff dies at 91

Doyle Guy Sarff left his earthly home on Aug. 7. He was born in Browerville, Minnesota, on Oct. 20, 1931, to Marvin and Rosamond Aldrich Sarff, and was the youngest of nine siblings. Pre-World War... Full story


Native artist and fisherman Gary Stevens dies at 53

Gary Albert Stevens, 53, passed away in June in his Las Vegas home of natural causes. His memorial service will be at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31, at Chief Shakes House on Shakes Island in Wrangell, f... Full story


Former resident Charles William Kangas dies at 59

Charles William Kangas passed away on May 30, in Anchorage after a short illness. He was born in Wrangell to Charles Edward and Sanra K. Kangas on Oct. 25, 1963. He graduated from Wrangell High... Full story


Former teacher Ron Castle dies at 89 in Idaho

Ron Castle, 89, passed away at home on June 30 in Lewiston, Idaho, after battling cancer. He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on June 18, 1934, and was the eldest of four siblings (Marcia, Connie... Full story


Former resident Clint Miller was on 1952 state championship team

Former Wrangell resident Clint Owen Miller, 87, died April 27 in Sitka. He was born on Nov. 16, 1935, in Hutton Valley, Missouri, to Stanton Miller and Eva (Williams) Miller. His family lived in... Full story


Former long-time resident James Rinehart dies at 64

James Randolph Rinehart, 64, passed away April 23 after a prolonged illness in Yakima, Washington. James' remains will be returned to his immediate family in Alaska and a memorial is planned for a... Full story


Long-time resident Yvonne Matney-Case dies at 92

Yvonne Matney-Case passed away on June 3, 2023, in Wrangell. There will be a small service at a later date. Yvonne was born in Sacramento, California, on April 10, 1931, to Mary and Curt Curtis. She... Full story


Daisy Mae Lewis Callbreath dies at 89

Daisy Mae Lewis Callbreath passed away in Wrangell on May 29, 2023. No service is planned. The family will honor her passing privately. "Daisy spent her final days surrounded by family ones and... Full story


Celebration of life for Gale Glass on Saturday

A celebration of life is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at Shoemaker Park in Wrangell. "Please bring a dish to share and if you were lucky enough to get a picture of him, please bring it," the... Full story


Former Wrangell resident Myra Arlene Sarber dies age 80

Myra Arlene Sarber passed with her family by her side April 14 in Sunnyside, Oregon. Myra was born the sixth child of seven in Spokane, Washington, to Thelma Irene and Faber Sebastian Wondzell. In...


Frank Duane Kelly dies at 86

Frank Duane Kelly, 86, of Wrangell, passed away April 30 in Wrangell after battling a long illness. He was born in North Dakota on Feb. 23, 1937. He enlisted at a young age and served four years in... Full story


Constance 'Connie' Mae Buness; Jan. 16, 1934, to April 14, 2023

It is with immeasurable sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and dear friend Constance (Connie) Mae Buness on April 14, 2023. Born to Bonita... Full story


Charter boat operator Bob Farrell dies at 79

Robert Paul "Bob" Farrell, 79, of Wrangell, passed away on March 21 in his home. He will be buried at Sitka National Cemetery on Thursday, May 11. Bob was born in Boston to Anna Elizabeth McGuigan... Full story


Longtime resident Betty Keegan dies at 90

Former Wrangell resident Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Twitchell Keegan, 90, passed away on March 31 in Moses Lake, Washington, following complications of a stroke. She was born April 19, 1932. As a child,... Full story


David K. Hartung: July 3, 1951, to March 5, 2023

Dave Hartung, 71, of Wrangell, passed away March 5, 2023, in Portland, Oregon. He was surrounded by his family and loved ones. A celebration of life was held in Portland on March 26. Dave was born... Full story


Randy Churchill Jr., 39, dies in logging accident

Randy William Churchill Jr., 39, of Wrangell, passed away on Feb. 22, 2023, after a logging accident. Randy was born on Dec. 27, 1983, to Carol and Randy Churchill Sr. at Wrangell General Hospital.... Full story


Celebration of life for George Phillips on April 1

George Phillips, 74, of Wrangell, passed away from lung cancer at the Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System Medical ICU in Seattle on Feb. 24. A celebration of life is planned for 2 p... Full story


Longtime resident Luella Rae Davidson dies at 85

Longtime resident Luella Rae Davidson, known as "Grandma Lou," passed away Jan. 31 in Wrangell. A celebration of life will be held at Harbor Light Church at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, with a small... Full story


Charmaine Honey Benston dies at 63 in Klawock

Charmaine Honey Benston, 63, passed away on Feb. 1 in Klawock. She was born on Dec. 20, 1959, in Wrangell to Gladys and Gilbert Gunderson. She was the youngest member of the family. As a child she... Full story


Lifelong resident and fisherman Felix Villarma dies at 90

Felix Villarma, 90, passed away on Jan. 22 in Wrangell. He was born on Feb. 28, 1932, in Wrangell. "He loved Wrangell!" the family wrote. "From a very early age, Felix was a hard worker. He cut... Full story


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