Obituaries

John “Qipqina” Schaeffer Jr. passed on Aug. 25, 2016. He was born in Kotzebue on March 30, 1939. He enlisted in the Alaska Army National Guard in 1957 when he joined the Eskimo Scouts. He became the...
Roberta Louise “Bun” Nanouk Rodin
Roberta Louise “Nanouk” Apok was born to Robert “Anamaiq” Apok Sr. and Martha “Achugruaq” (Walker) Apok on May 17, 1943 at the Maynard McDougall Memorial Hospital in Nome. Her father proudly named...
Jonathan Kenneth Sarren
Johnny (“Ikayuaq”— Person Who Helps Others) Sarren passed away in his home on August 27, 2016 with family by his side. He was born in Nome to Flora Dalilak (Adams) and adopted by Eugene (Qanaiyak)...
Ethel Sarah “Aloonaq” Lucas
Ethel Sarah Lucas was born on April 2, 1946 her biological parents Lewis and Lizzie Nakarak.  When she was three days old they dog teamed Ethel to her adoptive parents Enoch and Judith Moses in Elim...
Gilmore “Yungnuuk” Asitonia
Gilmore “Yungnuuk” Asitonia, 87,  was born at Port Clarence on August 25, 1928 to Melvin Asitonia of Wales and Bertha “Eketuq” Cahill of Candle. “Gil” passed away at his home in Nome, early in the...
John OlaGanna Penetac Jr.
John OlaGanna Penetac Jr. was born on November 12, 1964 to Theresa and John Penetac Sr. at King Island. He attended school in Nome and Mt. Edgecumbe and graduated from Nome-Beltz High School. John...
Ben Esch
Ben Esch, retired Alaska Superior Court Judge in Nome, died on April 25, 2016 in Seattle, Washington while battling a rare form of leukemia. He was 71. Judge Esch was born January 4, 1945 to Robert...
Allen Ray Marple
Allen Ray Marple, 72, passed away on July 23, 2016 at Providence Hospital in Anchorage. Al was born on May 6, 1944 in Fergus Falls, MN.  He grew up on a farm in Grant County, MN before his family...
Ernest “Ernie” Frankson
Ernest “Ernie” Robert Oviak Agviqsina Uvigaq Frankson, age 70, of Spencer, passed away at 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2016, at IU Bloomington Hospice House.  He was born in Point Hope, Alaska on...
David “Tubby” Lee Lockwood
David Lee (Tubby) Lockwood was born in Unalakleet, Alaska on March 25, 1958 to George and Helen Lockwood.  He was their biggest baby, weighing in over 10 pounds at birth.  Mom always told her...

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