Doug Larson

Sept. 2, 1969-Oct. 11, 2019

Douglas (Doug) Gene

Larson, 50, of Petersburg,

AK, and formerly of

Minot, ND, died October

11, 2019, in Duncan Canal

Petersburg, Alaska.

Doug was born on Sep-

tember 2, 1969, to Clifford

and Lois Larson in Minot,

ND. Doug was raised

alongside his older si-

blings in Minot. He began

school at Bel Air Grade

School and graduated

from Minot High School

in 1987. In his youth, he

enjoyed BMX biking,

camping, fishing, explor-

ing the Mouse (Souris)

River and doing all the

other fantastically fun

things kids do growing


After graduating high

school, Doug followed his

brother’s path and trav-

eled to Petersburg, Alaska

spending the summer

working in a gravel pit

and testing his savvy for

commercial fishing. A

year later, he returned to

Petersburg and called

Petersburg home.

In Petersburg, Doug

found his second family

in Greg and Wendy Einer-

son and their family.

Doug worked with the

Einersons to help build a

new business, Coastal

Cold Storage, which be-

came his passion and

life’s work. Doug was the

face of Coastal, forging re-

lationships and friend-

ships with clients world-

wide. His hard work ethic

and enthusiasm for peo-

ple inspired many over

the years. He had so much

to give to all, gave it free-

ly, and often in the form

of good-natured ribbing

that made you know he

thought the world of you.

He met the love of his

life, Carol Hathaway, in

1998. Their mutual

sparks of attraction quick-

ly forged a magnificent re-

lationship. He “set the

hook” and Doug and Carol

were united in marriage

on January 6, 2001, on a

boat in the Petersburg

Narrows. As a result of

this union Doug became

the proud and loving fa-

ther of Sarah and Macken-


Doug was proud of his

many accomplishments in

life, but none could com-

pare to his love, dedica-

tion and devotion to rais-

ing his two precious

daughters. Everything he

strived and worked for

was ultimately done for

Sarah and Mackenzie. He

treasured all of their

developmental stages and

delighted as they grew to

become beautiful young

women. Never a day went

by when Doug was too

reserved to talk about his

girls. Perhaps because of

his own treasured upbr-

inging, Doug placed

parenting first on his list

of life’s priorities. In his

efforts to spend quality

time with his daughters,

he hoped he had taught

them as much as he could

about the fishing industry

and its’ complexities,

have the best camping ex-

perience, how to set the

perfect crab pot, how to

properly prepare seafood

for the table, and most im-

portantly, to work in ear-

nest at every endeavor

and enjoy family life.

He cheered for UND

Hockey and NDSU Bison

Football. Doug’s presence

will forever be missed by

his immediate family, his

Petersburg family, his

business associates and

the wonderful friendships

he made and cultivated

from Mexico to Seattle.

Doug is preceded in

death by: his brother

Scott Larson.

Doug is survived by:

his wife Carol, daughters

Sarah and Mackenzie, his

father and mother Clifford

and Lois Larson of Minot,

ND, sister Kelly (James)

Wang, his chosen family,

the community of Peters-

burg and many nieces and


There was a memorial

service on October 20 in

the Petersburg High

School gym.