Alexander Byron Adelbert Karlson, 27, died Aug. 15, 2020, in California.
He was born on Aug. 22, 1992, in Ketchikan.
After graduating from Ketchikan High School, he worked in a variety of industries, including fishing and at the Ketchikan Shipyard.
He enjoyed the outdoors and outdoor recreational activities, including boating, fishing and snowmobiles.
“Alexander had a special place in his heart for his friends and family, even as he struggled with addiction,” his family writes. “He never doubted the love and support he received, and told his family and friends often how much he loved us.”
Mr. Karlson is survived by his mother, DeAnn (Mark) Minnillo of Thorne Bay; father, Robert (Marcella) Karlson of Ketchikan; sister, Mandy Bacus of Anchorage; brother, Joseph Karlson of Idaho; niece, Alexandra Anderson of Ketchikan; grandfather, John Karlson of Ketchikan; grandmothers, Maureen Karlson of Olympia, Washington, and Sandra Edgars of Petersburg; aunt, Julie Karlson of Olympia; uncle, Danny (Karen) Karlson of Ketchikan; cousins, Jeff (Rebekka) Karlson and Jamie (Buddy) Karlson of Ketchikan; aunt, Kaari Collins of Auburn, Washington; and godmother, Colleen Scanlon of Seattle.
A memorial is not planned at this time. If a memorial is scheduled, an announcement will be provided.
Donations may be made to Stomp the Stigma at P.O. Box 7475, Ketchikan, AK 99901.