Obituaries

Johanna Cheemuk
Johanna Marie Cheemuk, well known as “Aangarraq” was born April 12,1982. She is the eldest daughter of Thomas Sr. and Elsie Cheemuk. She received her Eskimo name when the real Aangarraq passed on...
Thomas Tucker Sherman
Thomas Tucker Sherman was born in Candle, Alaska on January 24, 1944 and passed away peacefully with his family by his side on March 5, 2019.  Tom attended Candle territorial school, then high school...
Gertrude Fondell
Gertrude “Gert” Fondell died peacefully at Legend Senior Living in Tulsa, OK on February 14, 2019 at the age of 92.    Gertrude Rachel Franklin was born on October 22, 1926 in Willmar, MN, the eighth...
Kevin Nolan
With sorrow and shock we announce the death of Kevin Rogers Nolan. Born 64 years ago in Sheridan, Wyoming, his was a breech birth and it is possible that entering the world backward informed his...
Geraldine Cahill
Geraldine Ann Cahill was born on April 13, 1939, to John Cahill and Rita Commanda in Temagami Ontario, Canada.  Geraldine, affectionally called, Geri, was a young girl when her family moved to...
Ellen Amaateka Baize
Ellen Amaateka Baize was born on June 19, 1936 to the late Jimmy Tulii and Mabel Pungowiyi-Toolie of Savoonga.  She grew up in Savoonga alongside her siblings Jane, Walter, Katherine, Morris Sr.,...
Ronna Engstrom
Ronna Lynn Engstrom passed January 5, 2019 in Seattle, WA.  An adventurer at heart, she could do anything she pursued—snowboarding, sailing and rearing the most amazing daughter Elliott Alyssa...
LaVonne Okleasik
LaVonne was born on the Fourth of July in 1936 to Russell and Lucille Sime on their farm in Eden Township, Iowa. She was born with spinal bifida, but with extra effort LaVonne was able to walk and...
Thomas Eli ‘Topsekok’ Menadelook, Jr., was born March 17, 1964 in Teller, Alaska, to Thomas and Mary Menadelook. He lived in Teller and Diomede as a child. He attended Mt. Edgecumbe High School until...
William “Billy” Hoogendorn, Sr.
William “Billy” Hoogendorn, Sr. has Nome roots stemming back to Nome’s Gold Rush. Louise Ross, daughter of an 1890s Nome hotelier Charles Ross, married Holland immigrant Dirk Hoogendorn and together...

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