Michael S. Vig, 46, died March 19, 2021, in Ketchikan.
He was born on April 18, 1974, in Woodbridge, Virginia.
He moved to Ketchikan on Oct. 20, 1978. He played in all the sports that he could while growing up, and particularly enjoyed basketball in junior high and high school.
During junior high school, he started working on a charter boat, and then worked on a fishing boat while in high school.
After graduating from Ketchikan High School, Mr. Vig and a couple of friends moved to Anchorage. There, he coached youth basketball and got married. The couple bought a house in Eagle River, where he got involved with the VFW. He deejayed and volunteered there until he left Eagle River. Later, he moved back to Ketchikan.
“Mike loved Alaska and always said he would never leave,” his family writes. “He had friends all over, and kept in touch via telephone or texting. ... Mike will be missed by all.”
Mr. Vig is survived by his daughter, Sierra Emily Vig; mother, Shonnie Charlene Nottingham of Maryland; grandparents, Doris and Douglas Vig of Ketchikan; aunt and uncle, Ann and Curtis Graham of Ketchikan; niece and nephew, Jessica Graham and Thor Graham of Ketchikan; sister, Nicole of Georgia; nieces and nephews of Georgia; and aunts, uncles and cousins in other states.