William Topel died last week in Anchorage after checking into Providence Alaska Medical Center a week earlier with COVID symptoms. The hospital refused to give him Ivermectin despite repeated requests by Topel, his physician and his legal guardian.

Topel’s funeral is set for Friday, Oct. 22, at Anchorage First Assembly of God (15th and C Street). Viewing and last respects start at 11 a.m. followed by services and 2 p.m. graveside burial at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery. The public is invited to attend the services, which will also be livestreamed on Facebook for those who cannot attend in person.

Highly engaged in Alaska politics, Topel regularly participated in Anchorage Assembly meetings, state legislative hearings and political rallies.

He opposed mask mandates and supported individual liberties when it came to health care decisions. When he checked into Providence earlier this month, Topel requested Ivermectin treatments, but medical staff refused. Topel eventually fell unconscious and died on Oct. 13.

According to his Linkedin page, Topel earned a BA in Science/Technology from UAA and had been a substitute teacher in Anchorage since 2013. Alaska’s Division of Election lists him as an official elector for the Alaska Constitution Party in 2020.

A GoFundMe page is attempting to raise $10,000 to cover Topel’s funeral expenses. As of Oct. 19, the effort had raised nearly $9,000.

Click here to watch Topel’s funeral via livestream at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 22.

Funeral on Friday for Anchorage man who was denied Ivermectin at Providence

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • NAV says:

    Preston Simmons, Senior Vice President and Chief Executive is directly responsible for this tragedy with overwhelming evidence that its no longer about health care but about money!!!

    • L Stover says:

      Putting CDC & Insurance handouts before patient care has GOT TO STOP! Stay out of the hospital or become a “number”.

    • Sharon Alice Turner says:

      Yes ! My last 2 ‘business like letters ended with.. then these killing restrictions must be driven either by profits and or politics, or politics and MONEY. No reply. Guess they do not like truth. What kind of “At east do no harm” do these so call medical/healers not DO. Medicine is a Verb. So disgusted. I guess as with other hospitals/clinics they get more money per death that they can ascribe (*call COVID-19). sad grandma

  • NAV says:

    Preston Simmons, Senior Vice President and Chief Executive is directly responsible for violating the hypocritic oath to heal, instead its all about money no longer your health:

    • Sharon Alice Turner says:

      Exactly. What was once Hippocratic Oath has recently become the Hypocrites’ Oath. what’s in it for us or me! Power, titles, and MONEY!

  • Mark+Clemons says:

    It’s ashame how providence hospital allowed a pastiant to die because they wouldn’t allow him to get the treatment he requested, I think they should be investigated for their actions and authority to deny his request or release from their care. I believe that because of his activism against mask and vaccine mandates he was allowed to die, just my opinion.

  • Common Peasant says:

    This would be a great opportunity to get together and network for future planning and exchange of information, if it was not during business hours.

  • G Aleutian says:

    Anchorage is trying to get into the “mass (health) care” concentration camp? business now. You are supposed to be surprised with this new one world order, democrat nannyism at the next municipal assembly meeting. “No wrong door”. All sweetness and light, well-modulated tones all the the time in Anchorage. Will the ones who have been banging down the doors begging for mass care please step forward so we can bow to you?” They never stop. Zero trust. I do not consent. Do you?

  • thomas+brown says:

    well, if you get sick, obviously don’t go to providence. Matsu regional plays that same game. I don’t know where else citizens can go to get proper treatment, its really criminal…..

    • MICHAEL+HUGHES says:

      With you there. I have a heart doc that is refusing to give me the medicine I need. I have given up on it all and ready to cash in my chips for the afterlife. I don’t want to live in a society in which even the medical “profession” is being corrupted by the politics of the day.

  • Ralph says:

    What happened to the right to try!?!?!
    Did Biden use another executive order to undermine the benefits Trump’s presidency gave us?
    -Let’s Go Brandon!

  • G Aleutian says:

    I think Mr. Topel would like the people of Anchorage to continue to keep a close eye on the city of Anchorage integrity of process for best results.

  • jh says:


  • Mike+Moore says:

    I’ve tried to access the drug here in Fairbanks with no success. Count yourself lucky that it’s available to you.
    All of the comments have been spot on, and I would hope that there will be repercussions for Providence.
    It’s obvious the hospital is the place you go to die. If you can get Ivermectin use it and stay home, obviously your odds of survival are no worse if you do.
    This country is rapidly forgetting people’s freedoms. Freedoms of choice, to take the vaccine or not, freedom to chose your treatment, freedom to raise and care for your children in the way you chose. It’s time to put a stop to this infringement and just say no, recall, terminate those who think they have the right to control your life and death.

  • John says:

    Poor guy, his funeral is just in time with the NIH silently adding what Lib sheep joked as “horse dewormer paste” to their list of effective COVID treatments today.
    I blame his on Lib sheep falling for and ignorantly supporting big Pharma $ lies.
    Facts: 379 Ivermectin deaths in 25 years versus 16,766 deaths from the vaxxines in 10 months. WHATS GOING ON HERE?? Is the FDA in bed with Big Pharma???
    Ignorant sheep actually believe the COVID death tally and media isn’t held responsible.
    Know what? Check into a hospital for a gunshot wound, heart attack or stroke and they will check you for COVID if positive and if you die they will list your death as COVID for the Fed $13, 900. But if your family is naive enough to allow them to drug coma you, strap your hands to bed rail and hook you to a ventilator (death sentence) they get an additional $29, 000.

  • Nick says:

    They plant covid in you if you come in with a cut needs stitches then put you on a breather n give you liver damage medicine so they can add you to covid patient
    Sad time we live in
    I wonder when the jab poison starts working all this population control they talking about
    In 5 years the jab will retire n you as well
    They figured it out how to have less seniors that will retire in mass in this decade

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