Miller Tanape, Sr.

Miller Tanape, Sr.

Jan. 9, 19-46 – April 21, 2018

Miller Tanape, Sr., 72, died Saturday, April 21, 2018 at his home in Nanwalek.

Services were held 10 a.m. Monday, April 23, 2018 in Nanwalek. Pallbearers included Jeff Huntsman, Nick Wood, John Romanoff, Seth Tanape, Jay Greene, Adrian Tanape, Keith Seville, III and Isiah Bales.

Nick was born Jan. 9, 1946 in English Bay, Alaska. He loved carving, fishing, subsistence, gathering ivory carvings and spending time with his grandchildren. He received the Silver Hand award, was on the Sea Otter Commission, Harbor Seal Commission and Americore.

The family wrote, “Nick Tanape was an avid hunter and gatherer, who shared his catch with family and friends.

He enjoyed visiting family, drinking tea and coffee with cousins. Nick was involved in the community providing arts and crafts, basketball/ volleyball tournaments, New Years Eve Celebrations, Breast Cancer Banquets (Honoring his late wife Susan Tanape).

He enjoyed being out on the water with the fish. He spent many days driving up the lakes to Dog Fish to hunt and gather.”

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Alma Tanape; wife, Susan Tanape; and siblings, Steve Tanape, Mike Tanape, Chris Tanape and Herman Tanape.

He is survived by his daughter, Christine (Kevin) Seville of Nanwalek; son, Kevin, Jr. (Kilann) Tanape of Nanwalek; grandchildren, Carmella Tanape, Seth Tanape, Shania Tanape, Emma Tanape and Noah Seville all of Nanwalek; and brothers, Lloyd Tanape of Homer and Ralph Johnson of Anchorage.

Arrangements made by Homer Funeral Home &Cremation services. Please visit or sign his online guestbook at