Rodney James Katzeek

Rodney James Katzeek

Rodney James Katzeek of the Shangukeidí clan passed away on Feb. 24. He was 59 years old.

Katzeek attended Juneau-Douglas High School, and was a basketball player in Juneau. He appeared in one of Alaska’s first tourism commercials for the Department of Commerce’s Division of Tourism, in which he wore authentic Shangukeidí regalia.

He was preceded in death by his father, George James Katzeek, and mother, Anna Phoebe Klanott Katzeek. He is survived by his daughters, Sarah Rose Keianstu Katzeek, Christolann Katzeek Williams, and Honilyn Katzeek Holder; and brothers, Daniel George Katzeek, Dennis Ray Katzeek and David George Katzeek, as well as many extended family members including the Abbott, Mann, Sheakley, Worl, Saminego, Quinto, Montero, Samato and Sevens families, among others.

His family said he loved hunting and fishing, music, the poetry of his Tlingit culture and dancing for his father’s people in Klukwan. His family said he will be greatly missed, and will live on in their hearts.

His memorial service will begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, at Northern Light United Church, 400 West 11th Street in Juneau. Honorary pallbearers will be Smith Katzeek, Joe Zuboff, Paul Marks, Josh Jackson and Ishmael Hope.

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