Memorial Fund for Helen and Sig Decker

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. The initial $10,000 in funds raised will go towards funeral costs and related expenses. We are looking to raise $50,000 to fund the rest of the brand new Wrangell Fishermen’s Memorial where Helen and Sig will be the first names on the wall. Additional funds raised after that will be used to start a Memorial Scholarship Fund in honor of Helen and Sig Decker. Both were tremendous athletes and students, this will help honor their legacy. A bank account will be set up soon for checks and direct transfers to facilitate scholarship donations, please stay tuned for further information.

As long-time Alaska fisheries advocates and fishermen, the Decker’s have made an impact on all of our lives. Please show your love for the Decker family during this unfathomable tragedy and honor the memory of two wonderful beings who left this earth far too early.

You can find the GoFundMe organized by UFA at:

If you wish to send a card or note, please mail to:
Julie and Gig Decker
P.O. Box 2138
Wrangell AK 99929

This campaign is supported by: United Fishermen of Alaska, Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation, Julianne Curry, Tomi Marsh, Heather McCarty, Val Motley, Riley Smith, and Frances Leach.