ALASKA DAY – A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka color guard pauses on their march down Lincoln Street as Jayhawk helicopters fly over St. Michael's Cathedral during the Alaska Day parade Friday. Hundreds turned out for the parade and a full schedule of events over the weekend. More photos from the Alaska Day Festival are printed on page 8 of today's Sentinel. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Iver Dean Malline

Iver Dean Malline

Services for Iver Dean Malline will be held at noon Saturday, March, 31, at the ANB Founders Hall.
    His sister, Linda Malline, a minister, will officiate. A memorial lunch will follow.
    Dress will be casual – Iver would have liked that, his family said.
    Iver passed away on March 11, 2018, on his boat, that was anchored in Eastern Bay, where he lived.
    He was born on Aug. 21, 1954, at Mt. Edgecumbe, the son of Amy Malline-Widen and Glenn Malline. He was a great-grandson of Chief Katlian.
    Iver spent most of his life here, except for short times in New York and in Oregon. He was a commercial fisherman, and then lived a subsistence lifestyle.
    He married Sara Margaret Dennison in Sitka in 1992. She died in Sitka, and they had no children.
    Iver lived life his way, and he got through his death his way. He was a straight-forward, down-to-earth, gentle soul. He was truly himself, and it was nice to be with him.
    He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
    “We have peace knowing he’s in heaven now,” his family said. “He said ‘there are no atheists on a sinking ship.”’
    Iver was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers Bill Jackson, John Jackson, Herman Jackson, Harold Jackson and Alex Jackson; and a sister, Frances “Rusty” Slate.
    He leaves a son, Andrew Malline of New York, and a daughter, Jodi Malline, who has just relocated back to Sitka. She has given Iver three granddaughters, Joe Marie, Jera Lynn and Juanita. Iver knew all four of his girls were in the process of moving, but he died before they could get here.
    Other survivors are his brothers George “Chester” Jackson and Eddie Malline, both of Sitka; sisters Linda Malline of Keiser, Ore., and Esther Lawson and Darlene Brevick, both of Sitka; and many nieces and nephews.

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