Memorial Fund for Helen and Sig Decker organized and facilitated by United Fishermen of Alaska

Yesterday the unimaginable happened. Julie and Gig Decker learned that they lost both their children, Helen and Sig Decker in a car accident in Petersburg, Alaska. Helen was 19 and Sig was 21. Although both were born and raised in Wrangell, Helen and Sig were in Petersburg fishing side-by-side for the summer to help pay for college. We are asking for an outpouring of support, and have set up a memorial fund organized and facilitated by United Fishermen of Alaska. >click to read<  You can find the GoFundMe organized by UFA >here< 14:20

This is the unimaginable – Four dead in vehicle wreck south of Petersburg – it is linked here for a few reasons. The tragedy that has shocked so many is described, and mentions two other victims in this horrible turn of events. They are identified as Ian Martin, 29 of Petersburg and Dennis Lord, 37 of Elmira Heights, New York.  Bob Thorstenson Jr. manages two seiners, F/V Magnus Martens and F/V Vigilant, says the crew had come into Petersburg to meet a marine mechanic after one of their vessels had engine trouble. “Otherwise we wouldn’t have been on this island with this godforsaken highway, you know,”  >click to read<

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