GONE ELECTRIC – Skipper of the F/V Sunbeam, Fabian Grutter, unplugs the vessel from the Crescent Harbor dock prior to testing out a new electric motor Wednesday. The Sunbeam is the first  hybrid diesel electric fishing boat in Sitka. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Sitka Resident Hannah Nelson Dies at Age 82

Hannah Nelson

Hannah Nelson, a longtime Sitka resident, passed away on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in Anchorage. She was 82.
She was born in Tanana on March 6, 1936, the daughter of Lee and Florence Albert. After marrying Allan Nelson on Dec. 13, 1954, in Tanana, she moved to Sitka, where she lived for 60 years.
 Along with her husband, Hannah  loved to travel, especially throughout Alaska.
Hannah was a talented craftswoman who created many beautiful Athabascan beaded slippers. She loved Alaska and her people, and the food of her childhood.
She was also a believer in Jesus Christ, and loved spending time with brothers and sisters in Christ.
 Surviving are children Kim Nelson of Anchorage, Lynell Hanson of Cary, North Carolina,  and Gerald Nelson of Fairbanks; sister Lillian Folger of Tanana; sons-in-law John Ergler, Johny Jones and Steve Hanson; grandchildren Derek Hanson, Aaron Hanson, Jordan Hanson, Lindsey Ergler; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her daughter Rhonda Ergler, her parents, and her brothers Ralph Albert, Lee Albert, Alfred Albert and Charles Albert.
 A service will be held at a future date.

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