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Community comes together in memory of Deckers


August 6, 2020

Photo courtesy of Bryan Ottesen

Drone footage of the Gathering of the Fleet, July 29, in memory of Sig and Helen Decker.

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 $50,000 to fun...

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