Willie Johnson Grant

Obituary
  • "You will be sincerely missed, Willie. Rest in peace."
    - Bob & Debbie Beasley
  • "He was a kind and generous man that will be dearly..."
  • "My sincere condolences. May you find comfort and the..."
    - P E
  • "My Dear Willie the first time we met we where in Hoonah,you..."
    - Gerda Grant
  • "What a great fishing friend and a tribal brother, thanks..."
    - george bennett

Willie Johnson Grant - Naa K'uldzaal Eesh
T'akdeintaan

Naa K'uldzaal Eesh (also known as kha Tlein) was T'akdeintaan child of Kaagwaantaan, grandchild of Chookaneidi. He was born December 28, 1939 in Hoonah, Alaska to Katherine and Robert Grant Sr.
Willie was a lifelong resident of Hoonah.
Willie served in the United States Army in the Armored Tank Division in Germany, he worked in the logging industry for many years. Willie's passion was fishing and hunting. He always shared his smoked fish and his deer with family and friends. He was known for his laughter and his smile and gave so much love to everyone.
He is preceded in death by his parents Katherine and Robert, Sr., Brother Robert Grant Jr., Uncle George Johnson and Sandy Johnson Sr., Aunt Minnie Howard, Ida Beierly and Nephew George Grant Jr.
He is survived by brothers George Grant–wife Gerda, Kenneth Grant–wife Sharon. Aunt Sylvia Johnson and family, Donna Willard and family, Flora Beierly and family, Sisters Alice Haldane–husband Stan, Ruth Johnson–husband Arthur; Nieces and Nephews Rob Johnson and family, Lisa, Roberta, Neil Grant and family, Werner Grant and family, Kami Barros and family, Faith Grant and family, Natalie Elias and family, Wayne Grant and family and Sean Grant and family, James Haldane and family, Sandra Haldane and Karen Haldane, Ernie and Lillian Hillman and family and numourous other family members.
He was a shareholder of Sealaska Corporation, and Huna Totem Corporation and an enrolled member of Hoonah Indian Association and Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, and a member of the Alaska Native Brotherhood Camp 12.
Published in The Juneau Empire on Feb. 27, 2014
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