Our Obituaries

Ellen Iree Makenna

November 18, 1951 - June 19, 2016

MAKENNA, Ellen Iree, 64, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on June 19, 2016. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Brunskill. She is survived by her beloved husband, Timothy "Tim" Kenan; her loving daughter, Cally Thies; and her loving son, Joshua Thies; her father, Rodney Earl Greiner; her sisters, Carrie (Craig Rouse) MaKenna, and Janet (Charles "Chuck") Hanson; her...
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Patricia Ann Clearman

February 16, 1928 - June 17, 2016

CLEARMAN, Patricia Ann, 88, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on June 17, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Tiede, and Henrietta "Mildred" Muldoon. She is survived by her beloved children, John (Patricia) Clearman, and Doris Jean "Jeannie" (Paul) Litwin. Arrangements under the direction of Surprise Funeral Care. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held...
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Wayne De Vliegher

December 27, 1952 - June 3, 2016

Wayne De Vliegher, of Wittmann, Arizona, passed away, Friday, June 3, 2016 in Surprise, Arizona. A visitation will be held Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Surprise Funeral Care, 16063 West Bell Road, Surprise, Arizona 85374, followed by a committal service held at the Glendale Memorial Park Cemetery 7844 North 61st Avenue, Glendale, Arizona 85301. Arrangements under the direction of Surprise Funeral...
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Edward Ellis Braddock

November 2, 1962 - June 1, 2016

BRADDOCK, Edward Ellis, 53, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on June 01, 2016. He is survived by his mother, Patricia Marvin; his brother, Richard (Misty) Curran; and his sister, Denise (Luis) Mendoza; his step-brothers, Wayne Morris, Jr., and Brian Morris; his step-sisters, Kimberly Morris, Teresa Morris, and Wendy Morris; his uncle Jon Marvin; his nephews, Marcus Curran, and Derrick Curran;...
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Oleta Lucille Hill

February 24, 1917 - May 17, 2016

HILL, Oleta Lucille, 99, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away peacefully to join her Lord on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Horace D. Parker, and Ruby Lee Wood. Oleta was born in Decatur, Texas, on February 24, 1917. She spent her childhood in El Paso and Decatur, and moved to Littleton, Colorado when she was 17. There she met Ralph Lee Hill, and they married....
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Kathleen Ann Jergenson

February 14, 1954 - May 15, 2016

Kathleen Ann Jergenson, 62, of Waddell, died in Surprise May 15, 2016, after a six-year battle with cancer. Kathy was born February 14, 1954, in Janesville, WI. She was a registered nurse for 29 years. She retired from Boswell Hospital in 2013. She loved her horses and dogs, shopping, games and being with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Dennis, of Waddell; one...
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William Joseph Brinkman

March 15, 1949 - May 12, 2016

BRINKMAN, William Joseph, 67, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on May 12, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur Brinkman, and Doris Nissen Brinkman. He is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Gaile Hunter Brinkman; and by his loving children, daughter, Niki (Todd) Ofenloch; and son, Matthew (Coe) Brinkman; his grandchildren, Henry Ofenloch, Isabel Ofenloch, William Ofenloch,...
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John William Timm

May 15, 1934 - May 11, 2016

TIMM, John William "Billie" "JW", 81, of Sun City, Arizona, a United States Army Veteran, passed away on May 11, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, John August Timm, and Florence Bunch Timm; and his brother James Timm. He is survived by his beloved wife of more than sixty years, Shirley Gardner Timm; his loving children, Linda (Rory) Timm Hurd, Robert (Lori) Timm,...
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Maralyn Ann Silva

May 24, 1950 - May 3, 2016

SILVA, Maralyn Ann, 65, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on May 03, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert Fagaly, and Margaret Farrell Fagaly. She is survived by her beloved husband of 45 years, Daniel "Dan" Silva; and her loving daughter, Danielle Silva; her brother, Dr. Robert "Bob" Fagaly, PhD., her father-in-law, Arnold J. Silva; her brothers-in-law,...
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Barbara Jean Raia

September 25, 1942 - April 29, 2016

RAIA, Barbara Jean, 73, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on April 29, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Peterhans, and Elaine Riordan Peterhans. She is survived by her beloved husband of 53 years, Thomas Raia; her loving daughter, Elizabeth Raia; and loving son, Thomas (Ida) Raia; her brothers, William Peterhans, and Richard (Carol) Peterhans; and her sisters, Carol...
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Wyona Mae KUNZ

September 20, 1923 - April 24, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Surprise Funeral Care, Surprise, Arizona.
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Joleane Marie Kuntz

March 8, 1975 - April 14, 2016

KUNTZ, Joleane Marie, 41, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on April 14, 2016. She was preceded in death by her father, Leopold "Leo" Kuntz, and her great-niece Caralynn Gentry. She is survived by her mother, Diane Cook Kuntz; her sisters, Sheryl (Vernon) Larson, Shellie Goers, Cindy Mueller, and Robin Kuntz; and her brother, Matthew Kuntz; nieces and nephews, Cristin Larson, Elecia...
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Mary Lou Hamilton

December 22, 1933 - April 3, 2016

HAMILTON, Mary Lou, 82, passed away on April 03, 2016, in Surprise, Arizona. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Peters and Leona Antrum Peters; and her brother, James Steven Peters. She is survived by her loving husband, James Lewis Hamilton; her son, James Michael Hamilton; her daughter, Ann Kathleen Hamilton Shultz; her grandchildren, Melissa Nicole Hamilton, and Kevin James...
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Derek James Pyle

April 28, 1967 - April 2, 2016

Derek James Pyle, 48, of Surprise, Arizona died on Saturday, April 2, 2016. The memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM on April 7, 2016 at Surprise Funeral Care in Surprise, Arizona. Pastor Ben E. Leonard of Church on the Green will be officiating. Derek was born in Detroit, Michigan on April 28, 1967. He graduated from Irmo High School, and attended The University of South Carolina in...
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Sharon Susan Wilkes

May 18, 1989 - April 1, 2016

WILKES, Sharon Susan, 26, of Cork Ireland, passed away on April 01, 2016, in Surprise, Arizona. She is survived by her beloved son, Riley Robert Wilkes; her loving parents, mother, Jackie Galvin Brown, and step-father, Doyce Brown; her loving grandparents, Tim and Ita Galvin; her brother, Darren Moore; her aunts, Tina (Dennis) McDonald, and Sue Galvin; her uncle Paul Galvin; and her nephew, Jack...
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Vincent A. Pizzi

September 5, 1926 - March 29, 2016

AFTERGLOWI'd like the memory of meto be a happy one. I'd liketo leave an afterglow ofsmiles when day is done.I'd like to leave an echowhispering softly down theways, of happy times andlaughing times and brightand sunny days. I'd likethe tears of those whogrieve to dry before thesun, of happy memories that I leave behind whenday is done.
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John Michael Marshall

June 17, 1984 - March 29, 2016

MARSHALL, John Michael, 31, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on 29 March 16, surrounded by his loving family, after a long battle due to complications of soft tissue sarcoma. John was a man of incredible strength, love, and perseverance. He was an uncommon human being, father, husband, son, brother, and soldier. John was a three time combat veteran in the US Army, serving overseas during...
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Ronald John Surace

February 13, 1944 - March 18, 2016

SURACE, Ronald John, 72, of Surprise, Arizona, a United States Air Force Captain, Vietnam Veteran, and Bronze Star Recipient, passed away on March 18, 2016. Born in Little Falls, New York, he was preceded in death by his parents, John Surace, and Mary Mastromatteo Surace. He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Jane Vasquez Surace; and his loving children, James Surace, and Stephanie (Patrick)...
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Tina Marie Nacarelli

November 8, 1964 - March 17, 2016

NACARELLI, Tina Marie, 51, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on March 17, 2016. She was preceded in death by her mother, Theresa Nacarelli, and her brother, Joseph Nacarelli, Jr. She is survived by her loving daughter, Kristi (Scott) Fitzpatrick; her granddaughters, Quinnlinn Fitzpatrick, and Abbigail Fitzpatrick; her father, Joseph Nacarelli, Sr.; her grandmother, Mary Baudendistel; her brothers...
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Wayne C. ZIEHE

September 25, 1925 - March 11, 2016

Wayne Caryl Ziehe was born in Plainfield, Iowa in Breemer County to Carl and Eva Ziehe. In June, 1946 he married Marion Welter. Together they had four sons. He lived and worked in the area until he relocated his family to Renton, Washington in 1962.Wayne worked for Paccar in Renton and The Boeing Company until his retirement. He was passionate about cars and worked on many of his sons'...
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John Arthur MEISTER

July 24, 1928 - March 10, 2016

MEISTER, John "Jack" Arthur, 87, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on March 10, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Helen Meister; his daughter, Diane Meister Pacetti, and his sister, Barbara Meister Herpel. He is survived by his beloved wife, Lois Meister; his loving children, David Meister, Deborah "Deb" Meister (Steven) Beste, Donna Meister Lindsay,...
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Anthony Cauiola

August 22, 1949 - March 4, 2016

CAUIOLA, Anthony "Tony", 66, a United States Navy Vietnam Veteran, an American Legion Member, and American Legion Honor and Color Guard Captain, of El Mirage, Arizona, passed away on March 04, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Violet Cauiola. He is survived by his beloved wife, Sandra "Sandy" Grigsby Cauiola; his children, Anthony Terrance (Nicole)...
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Rosaleigh Pearl Johnson

August 4, 1944 - March 2, 2016

JOHNSON, Rosaleigh "Rose" Pearl, 71, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on March 02, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl Lang, and Lois Tator Lang, and her brother, Robert Lang. She is survived by her beloved husband, James Johnson; her loving children, William "Bill" (Brooke) Urmann, Jennifer (Doug) Urmann Ulrich, and Rebecca Urmann; James' children, James...
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Jeanne Ellen Joyce

December 6, 1942 - February 28, 2016

Jeanne E. Joyce, 73, of Surprise, passed away with family by her side, on Sunday, February 28, 2016. Jeanne was born in Winona, MN, on December 6, 1942, to the late Henry and Alice Dotterwick. Jeanne is survived by her devoted husband Dan, who lovingly cared for her as her health declined. Married on November 26, 1966, they were looking forward to celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this...
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Thomas Henry Tucker

February 26, 1931 - February 27, 2016

Thomas Henry Tucker, 85, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2016 in Sun City West, AZ, following a brief stay in hospice care. He leaves his beloved wife of 58 years, Elaine (Gordon) Tucker; his loving children, David (Mary), Karen (Nick), Colleen (Dan), Joseph, Barbara (Steve), Kristy (Drew); grandchildren, Luke (Brooke), Sean, Steven, Michael (Audrey), Kristina (Evan), Tina Marie, Anthony,...
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Carmen Lucia Davis-Reynoso

October 3, 1954 - February 11, 2016


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Barbara Anita Leslie

February 17, 1945 - February 9, 2016

LESLIE, Barbara "Barb" Anita, 70, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on February 09, 2016. Barb was born on February 17, 1945, in Ventura, California to Chris and Mary Bitner. They moved to Sidney, Nebraska, where Barb grew up and graduated from high school in 1963. During high school, she participated in many activities creating loving friendships along the way that have lasted a...
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Dave Miller

June 29, 1920 - February 8, 2016

MILLER, Dave, Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army (Ret), 95, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on February 08, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Miller, and Anna Weber Miller. He is survived by his beloved wife, Virginia Kauffman Miller; his loving children, David Miller (Joyce), and Virginia Miller Cantwell (Mike); his grandsons, Brian Cantwell, and Paul Cantwell; and many...
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Juanita May Lambert

June 24, 1941 - January 22, 2016

LAMBERT, Juanita May, 74, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on January 22, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Angelo Vignali, and Jenne Ricci Vignali; and her brothers, Fred Vignali, and Leo (Katie) Vignali, and Richard "Dick" (Barbara) Vignali. She is survived by her beloved husband of 54 years, Raymond Lambert; and her loving daughters, Kelly (Steven) Lambert Wetle, and...
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LeRoy Wickstrom

January 29, 1928 - January 21, 2016

WICKSTROM, Leroy "Lee" Arsene, 87, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on January 21,2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Wickstrom, and Helene Bourgeois Wickstrom; and his daughter, Yvonne Wickstrom. He is survived by his son, Roy Wickstrom; his daughter Johanna Wickstrom; his grandchildren, Nicole (Darwin) Phillips, and Royce Pruitt; his great-grandchildren, Cameron...
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Joseph Marshall Lore

December 21, 1922 - January 17, 2016

Joe aka "Buddy" passed away quietly on January 17, 2016, in his sleep after a short illness and complications of Congestive Heart Failure.Joe was born on December 21, 1922 in Port Norris, New Jersey to Joseph and Elizabeth Lore. He was raised in Southern New Jersey where he learned to be an automobile mechanic as a child. He worked in the automotive industry all of his life until his...
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Charles Bradford Hughes

June 30, 1954 - January 15, 2016

Charles "Brad" Hughes, 61, born June 30 1954 in Tipton, Indiana, passed away on January 15, 2016 at 8:50 AM in Surprise, Arizona.Brad graduated from Tipton High School and went onto study fire science at Ivy Tech. He was a member of the Elks and the Scottish Rites. He was an avid racing fan and went to 57 consecutive Indy 500's and especially loved dirt track racing at Eldora.He...
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Pamela Ann Koslowski

August 3, 1942 - January 13, 2016

KOSLOWSKI, Pamela Ann, 73, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away in Sun City West, Arizona, on January 13, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Anthony Trawinski, and Ann Gerhnan Trawinski, of Chicago, Illinois, who when they retired, lived in Mountain Home, Arkansas. She is survived by her beloved husband of 43 years, John James Koslowski; and her loving sisters-in-law, Barbara Koslowski...
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Thomas Strong

September 9, 1926 - January 7, 2016

STRONG, Jr., Thomas, "Tom", 89, of Sun City West, Arizona, a United States Navy Veteran, and an American Legion Member, passed away on January 07, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Jefferson Strong, Sr., and Della Mae (nee Coday) Strong; his brothers, Russell Strong, and Robert Strong; and his sisters, Cora-Frances Horton, and Peggy Strong.Tom was born on September...
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John Albert Justus

September 22, 1940 - December 25, 2015

JUSTUS, John Albert, 75, of Surprise, Arizona passed away at home on Christmas Day under a full moon surrounded by his loving family. The cause of death was lung cancer. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sandra (Hennacy) Justus; his four children, Christa Justus (Mark Linn-Baker), Tracey (Richard) Mardis, Joseph Justus (Amanda Reynolds) and Jamie Justus (Rob Gladysiewicz); three...
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John D. Wininger

September 28, 1936 - December 24, 2015

WININGER, Sr., John Dempsey, 79, born on September 28, 1936, in Detroit, Michigan, who served in the United States Navy for 11 years, passed away in Goodyear, Arizona, on December 24, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl Wininger, and Faye Karadeema Wininger. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Linda Lee (nee Rock) Wininger; his sons, John (Linda) D. Wininger, Jr., James...
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Henry Steven Glickler

July 16, 1952 - December 22, 2015

GLICKLER, Henry Steven, 63, of Surprise, Arizona, a United States Air Force Veteran, passed away on December 22, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nathan Glickler, and Claire Zwengler Glickler. He is survived by his beloved wife, Peggy Hinkle Glickler; his loving children; and grandchildren. Arrangements are entrusted to Surprise Funeral Care. A Visitation will be held at Surprise...
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Lovell Leroy Keil

December 2, 1924 - December 19, 2015

Lovell passed away at 11:59, December 19, 2015 at 91 years old in Surprise, Arizona. Lovell was born December 2, 1924 in Fairmont, Nebraska to Leroy H. and Ruby (Bevins) Keil. He graduated Exeter Nebraska High School in 1942, then entered the Navy in 1943 and served in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii during WWII. In 1946 he was released from the Navy out of Norman, Oklahoma and married Eleanor M. Peterson,...
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Concetta Grace Bove

September 30, 1933 - December 18, 2015

BOVE, Concetta Grace, 82, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on December 18, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Jean Bove. She is survived by her son, Robert Bove; and her daughter, Patricia "Patti" (Eric); her grandchildren, Jayson Bove, and Sarah Bove; and her sister, Anna Johnson. Arrangements entrusted to Surprise Funeral Care. Services are pending. To sign the...
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Sharon Annette Brown

October 11, 1941 - December 17, 2015

BROWN, Sharon Annette, 74, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away quietly and unexpectedly, on December 17, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin D. Tucker, and Dorothy Spicer Tucker; and her husband, Richard "Dick" Brown. She is survived by her beloved companion, Gene Simmons; her children, grandchildren; and her sister,Terry Roy. Arrangements entrusted to Surprise Funeral...
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Robert Lee Bentley

November 22, 1937 - December 17, 2015

BENTLEY, Robert Lee, "Bob", 78, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on December 17, 2015. Born in Yuma, Arizona, and raised in Phoenix, Bob was an Arizona Native, who graduated from North High School in 1955. He was co-owner of Bentley-Dille Gradall Rentals and Triangle Construction. He was a founding member and past president of the Arizona Utility Contractors Association. Bob was an...
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Elizabeth Carol Dias

November 22, 1951 - December 16, 2015

DIAS, Elizabeth Carol, "Betty", 64, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on December 16, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arnold Gomes, and Margie Stein Gomes; and her sister, Patricia Etheridge. She is survived by her beloved husband, Frank Dias; her loving children, daughter, Pamela Dias-McKeever, and son-in-law, Sean McKeever; her son, Jeff Dias, and her son, Jared Dias,...
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Daryle Jean Sherman

July 6, 1944 - December 15, 2015

SHERMAN, Daryle Jean, 71, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on December 15, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, O. and Elizabeth Olsen; and her brother, Bobby Olsen; and her husband Gary D. Sherman. She is survived by her sons, Gregory Sherman, and Jeffrey (Christina) Sherman; her granddaughter Caitlin; her sister Lucille Olsen; and her nephews, Bobby Olsen and Vinnie Olsen....
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Donald Richard Jenkins

April 1, 1929 - December 15, 2015

Donald Richard Jenkins, 86 years old, went home to Glory on December 15, 2015. He was born on April 1, 1929 in Zanesville, Ohio to Harry and Bernice Jenkins. He is preceded in death by his wife Lola Mae, and sons, Donald Alan, and Michael Richard. He is survived by daughters Patricia Ann Celeste and Susan Yvonne Coulson, and son Ronald Lee, 7 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and one great...
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Jack Boller Galloway

May 20, 1930 - December 13, 2015

John B. Galloway was born in Madison South Dakota on May 20, 1930, and died on December 13, 2015. John served in the United States Air Force, attended the University of South Dakota and was a member of the USD Law Review Board, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, Strollers and Varsity Men band. After graduating from the University of South Dakota Law School in 1955, he was admitted to the South Dakota...
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Scott Edward Dye

January 13, 1957 - December 13, 2015

Scott Edward Dye, 58, of Surprise, Arizona passed away on December 13, 2015. He was born on January 13, 1957 to Louis & Imo Dye in Kearney, Nebraska. Scott is predeceased by his mother, step mother Madelyn Dye and Brother Barry Dye. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years Linda, his two wonderful daughters; Michelle (Clinton) Stanley and Jennifer (James) Lannes and precious...
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Max Y. Garcia

September 25, 1924 - December 12, 2015

Max Garcia, 91, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 12, 2015. Max is preceded in death by his loving wife Estelita Garcia, his daughter Shelly Garcia, and his daughter Charlene Garcia. Max is survived by his children Patricia and Kevin Mueller, Mandy and Bill Siewertsen, Wendy Garcia-Brown, David and Michelle Garcia; His grandchildren, Jameson Mueller, Felice...
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George R. Ittel

September 25, 1937 - December 9, 2015

ITTEL, George Robert "Bob", 78, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on December 09, 2015.He was preceded in death by his parents, George Arthur Ittel, and Dorothy Hannigan Ittel. He is survived by his wife, Patricia "Pat" Atchison Dumbacher; his daughters, Heather (Barry) Lawrence, and Leslie McManis (Rich); his 3 grandchildren; his step-children, Victoria Dumbacher, Elaine...
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Mary Louise ACOSTA

February 18, 1935 - December 5, 2015


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William Richard Deemer

June 11, 1942 - December 4, 2015

DEEMER, Sr., William "Bill" Richard, 73, of Sun City, Arizona, passed away on December 04, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alva Deemer, Sr., and Sarah Keller Claeys; and his brothers, Harold Deemer, and Alva Deemer, Jr.; and his Step-Dad, Albert "Butch" Claeys. He is survived by his wife, Elaine Deemer; his sons, William "Bill" R. (Tricia) Deemer, Jr.,...
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Jack Alan Zieber

August 15, 1946 - November 18, 2015


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Frank Adams Wallace

January 12, 1934 - November 13, 2015

WALLACE, Frank Adams, 81, passed away on November 13, 2015, in Phoenix, Arizona. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Ultice Wallace, and Estelle Anne Adams Wallace. He is survived by his beloved wife, Lauraine Wallace; and his children, daughter, Susan Wallace King; and his sons, Sean Wallace, Scott Wallace, and Patrick Richert. Arrangements entrusted to Surprise Funeral Care. No...
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Mary Lou Ramsey

March 14, 1927 - November 8, 2015

RAMSEY, Mary Lou, 88, passed away on November 08, 2015, at her home in Surprise, Arizona. She was born on March 14, 1927, in Oklahoma, the youngest daughter of Jesse Wade, and Jimmie Blanche May Bryan. Mary Lou was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her husband, James Robert Ramsey, preceded her in death in June, 2008. Mary Lou and James, were married in June, 1946, and...
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Helen Patricia Scarbrough

April 19, 1946 - November 6, 2015

SCARBROUGH, Helen Patricia "Pat", 69, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on November 06, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Gary Scarbrough; her brother, Michael (Laura) Benko; and her sisters, Barbara (Tom) Whittmer, and Maxine Wise. Arrangements entrusted to Surprise Funeral Care, 16063 W. Bell Road, Surprise, Arizona,...
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Walter DuWayne James

June 28, 1935 - November 5, 2015

JAMES, W. DuWayne, 80, passed away in Surprise, Arizona, on November 05, 2015. Born June 28, 1935, in Lovettsville, Virginia, DuWayne, grew up in Falls Church, Virginia, and graduated from Falls Church High School, before attending the University of Tennessee, where he earned his Bachelor's of Science Degree, in Business. He began his career with Alcoa Aluminum, which, was ultimately...
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Michael A. Sweet

September 15, 1931 - October 28, 2015

Michael A. Sweet, Sr., passed away on October 28, 2015. He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy; 6 children; 13 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. If desired, in lieu of flowers, you may make a charitable donation to Hospice of the Valley - Phoenix, Arizona, at 9435 W. Peoria Avenue, Peoria, Arizona, 85345.
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Peter Salvatore Gioe

June 19, 1930 - October 27, 2015

GIOE, Sr., Peter Salvatore, 85, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on October 27, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Gioe, and Antoinette Eterno Gioe; and his brother, Joseph Francis Gioe. He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Hilda Esquivel Gioe; his son, Peter S. Gioe, Jr.; his grandson, Michael Salvatore Gioe; and his granddaughter, Cecilia Frances Gioe. Arrangements...
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Eddy Henry Nystrom

August 2, 1942 - October 24, 2015

NYSTROM, Eddy "Ed" Henry, 73, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on October 24, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eddy B. Nystrom, and Lucille Buerke Nystrom; and his beloved wife of 42 years, Sally Ann Terhell Nystrom. Ed was born August 02, 1942, in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He moved around a lot growing up, living in Minnesota and then for most of his childhood years, in...
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Gary Sprinzl

September 23, 1944 - October 19, 2015

Gary Sprinzl, 71, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on October,19 2015. He was born September 23, 1944, in Buffalo, New York. Gary served his country in the United States Navy as a Navy Seal. Gary is survived by his loving wife Ava, his two brothers Steve and Kurt, his two children, and two step-children, three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. There will be a service for Gary, at St....
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Helen Josephine Barker

March 5, 1930 - October 18, 2015

BARKER, Helen Josephine, 85, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on October 18, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Michael Lebda, and Josephine (Kucharski) Lebda; her brother, Mitchell Lebda, and her sister, Mildred (Lebda) Demith. She is survived by her beloved husband, of 63 years, John Barker; her loving children, son, Bruce (Stacy) Barker; and daughters, Laura (John) Serdar, and...
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Karen Joan Terry

May 4, 1942 - October 18, 2015

Karen J. Terry (Walker), 73, of Surprise, Arizona Passed Away peacefully Sunday, October 18, 2015 following an extended illness.Cremation rites will be performed per Karen's wishes. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on October 24, 2015 at Surprise Funeral Care 16063 W. Bell Rd, Surprise, Arizona 85374 at 10:00am. Inurnment will take place at Oakdale Hills Memorial Gardens...
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Norma Jean Malm

March 17, 1927 - October 18, 2015

Norma Jean Malm passed away on October 18, 2015. Norma Jean was born in 1927 to Karl and Alice Obenhaus in Elkhart, Kansas. Norma Jean grew up in Elkhart. She moved to Colorado and graduated from Boulder High School. She loved the mountains of Colorado and loved traveling. Before WWII, Norma Jean met and fell in love with LaVerne Malm while going to Boulder High School. They were later...
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Benjamin Richard Bertoldo

December 20, 1933 - October 13, 2015

BERTOLDO, Benjamin Richard, 81, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on October 13, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rocco Bertoldo, and Flora Sisto Bertoldo; and his step-son, Donald Gilbeau. He is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Nancy Schmidt Bertoldo; his loving children, Florann (Chris) Bertoldo Ramsey, Timothy Bertoldo, and Kevin (Jennifer) Bertoldo; his grandchildren,...
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Allen Seymour Heneman

April 28, 1928 - October 10, 2015

Allen Heneman, of Surprise, AZ, died on Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 in Surprise, AZ. He was 87. He was born on April 28, 1928 in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He attended Hamline University, MI, and graduated from the University of North Dakota. He married June Eddington, and together they had 2 children, Kerry and Kent. They divorced and Allen was re-married to Irmtraud Bair, who had 2 children, Thomas...
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Marcus Lee Brown

July 13, 1968 - October 10, 2015

Our beloved Marcus Brown of Surprise AZ was recently called to heaven on Saturday October 10th, 2015. He died peacefully in his sleep in Prescott Arizona, fulfilling his promise to his wife and family to perform his music until he could no longer. Marcus devoted his life to his wife Rachel and their four children. He was an accomplished musician, vocalist, fellow officer and friend. He was a...
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Richard Paul Marino

August 16, 1949 - October 5, 2015

MARINO, Richard Paul, 66, of Surprise, Arizona, lost his battle with fibrosis of the lungs on October 5, 2015. Richard's multi-state quest for a lung transplant ended when Baylor Medical Center in Dallas turned him down in April. He was preceded in death by his father, John T. Marino, Sr. He is survived by his sons; Rich Marino, Jr. of New Jersey, and Nicholas (Nick) Marino of Arizona, who...
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Kathryn Bernadette Saliba

September 26, 1924 - October 3, 2015

SALIBA, Kathryn Bernadette "Bonnie", 91, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on October 3, 2015. Kathryn was born in Detroit, Michigan, on September 26, 1924. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Emmanuel Saliba. She is survived by her daughter, Kathryn Ann (Harry) McDonald; her sons, Kenneth Saliba (John O'Connor), Emanuel (Lynda) Saliba, and Daniel (LB) Saliba; her five...
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Lawrence Morton Swislow

June 29, 1940 - October 3, 2015

SWISLOW, Lawrence Morton, 75, of Surprise, Arizona, a United States Army Veteran, passed away on October 03, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Julius Swislow, and Evelyne Weiner Swislow. He is survived by his wife, Lenore Swislow; his children, Jil H. Swislow, Daniel (Jessica) Swislow, Christopher (Tina) Tarsitano, and Audra (Gregory) Hall; his grandchildren, Brett Simon, Matthew...
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Patricia L. Muzzy

March 30, 1945 - September 27, 2015

Patricia Lee Muzzy, 70, of Buckeye died September 27, 2015, at her home. Mrs. Muzzy was born March 30, 1945 in Connecticut. She moved to Arizona in 1985 and worked as a nurse in Tucson for 15 years before retiring. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 51 years, Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Harvey E. Muzzy Sr.; one daughter, Tammy Lee Muzzy; and one granddaughter Rebecca...
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Charlotte Anna Koepke

September 27, 1936 - September 26, 2015

KOEPKE, Charlotte Anna, 78, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on September 26, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Esther Neber. She is survived by her beloved husband of 58 years, Donald "Don" Koepke; her children, Lynn (Doug) Koepke Planchon, Mark (Kathy) Koepke, and Scott Koepke; and her grand-children, Mallory Koepke, and Maddison Koepke. Arrangements...
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John George Wild

April 7, 1954 - September 18, 2015

WILD, John George, 61, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on September 18, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Wild, and Louisa Cutliph Wild. He is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, Aniceta "Annie" Talaboc Wild; his sons, Jevon (Daryl) Wild, and Jon (Michelle) Wild; his grandson, Leonardo Wild; his brothers, Charles D. (Margaret) Wild III, and Theodore (Kay)...
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Martha Bee Johnson

June 27, 1961 - September 15, 2015

JOHNSON, Martha Bee, 54, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on September 15, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Scottman Gibson and Loleta Dell Gibson; and her brother, Larry Gibson. She is survived by her beloved husband, David Johnson; her loving children, daughter, Michelle (Philip) Johnson Lyons; her son, Scottman (Linda) Johnson; her grandchildren, Kaylee Lyons, Dilynn Lyons,...
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Kourtnee Ni'Qua Green

January 22, 1977 - September 11, 2015

GREEN, Kourtnee Ni'Qua, 38, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on September 11, 2015. She is survived by her loving parents, her devoted mother, Senoria Rogers, and her step-father, Lonnie Rogers; her brother, Kevin Butler, and her twin brother, Kasey Green. Arrangements entrusted to Surprise Funeral Care. A Celebration of Life was held on September 19, 2015, at four o'clock in the...
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Patsy Lee Hinchey

April 11, 1954 - September 7, 2015

HINCHEY, Patsy Lee, 61, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on September 7, 2015. She was preceded in death by her mother, Evelyn Russell; and her sister, Janice Hedrick. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Earl Hinchey; her son, Douglas E. Hinchey; and her daughter Alison Ann "Alex" Hinchey Blake; her granddaughter, Dakota Michelle Blake; her sisters, Kathy (Steven) Hodges, and...
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Christina Angelina Pitta

June 7, 1926 - September 4, 2015


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Anthony Jacob Frausto

January 16, 2014 - September 2, 2015

FRAUSTO, Anthony Jacob,19 months, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on September 02, 2015. He is survived by his beloved parents, Aaron Frausto, and Maria "Cristina" Lopez; his brothers and sister, Abel, Alayna, Ayden, and twin brother, Austin; his great-grandparents, Carlos and Mauricia, and Quiterio, and Braulia; his grandparents, Marco and Gladys, and Eddie and Maribel; his Uncles,...
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Janice A. Donovan

March 25, 1922 - August 29, 2015


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Patricia Anne Schelling

July 11, 1948 - August 27, 2015

SCHELLING, Patricia Anne, 67, of Buckeye, Arizona, passed away on August 27, 2015. She was preceded in death, by her father, Ralph Mitchell, and her mother, Joyce Sturm Mitchell. She is survived by her beloved husband, Donald Schelling; and her loving children, Erika Ressa, and Christopher Ressa. Arrangements entrusted to Surprise Funeral Care. No services are scheduled. To sign the guest...
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Bertha Enoise

October 17, 1953 - August 26, 2015

Bertha Enoise stepped into eternity on August 26, 2015 at Banner Thunderbird Hospital. Her daughters surrounded her as she peacefully slipped from this life into everlasting eternity. She was born on October 17, 1953 to Gaetan and Solange, were she grew up in Port-au-Prince, Haiti there she had six children. Bertha was an awesome mother, who encouraged and supported all of her children and...
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Edwin Frederick Payne

October 6, 1939 - August 26, 2015

PAYNE, III, Edwin Frederick, 75, passed away on August 26, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin Frederick Payne, Jr., and Lucy Marie Ravenburg Payne; and his brother-in-law, Tom Russell. He is survived by his daughter, Crystal Marie Payne (Robin Flores); his son, Edwin (Jaime) Frederick Payne, IV; his grandchildren, Kail Rosborg, Kyle Rosborg, Victoria Sanchez, Korrin Payne, Edwin...
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George Robert Pendleton

April 9, 1918 - August 22, 2015

PENDLETON, George Robert, 97, passed away on August 22, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Agnes Pendleton; and his sister, Louisa Pendleton; and his beloved wife of 68 years, Marje Pendleton. He is survived by his loving children, Craig "Renee" Pendleton, Lynne Pendleton, and Jan (Jim) Pendleton Dawson; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren....
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Gerald Milton Sichta

May 16, 1939 - August 20, 2015

SICHTA, Gerald Milton, 76, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on August 20, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Gilda Sichta. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Madeline Kryzak Sichta; his loving children, Kerry (Don) Sichta Lewis, and Gerald Michael (Kay) Sichta; his brothers, Eugene (Darlene) Sichta, and Donald (Carol) Sichta; and his grandchildren, Nicholas...
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Kristina Marie Partridge

August 29, 1973 - August 17, 2015

PARTRIDGE, Kristina Marie, 41, passed away on August 17, 2015. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles "Steve" Murdick. She is survived by her mother, Diana Bell Murdick; her beloved husband, Geoffrey Partridge; her loving children, Paige Partridge, Catherine Partridge, Sammuel Partridge, Hannah Partridge, Joshua Partridge, and twins, Daniel Partridge and Loren Partridge; her...
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Martin Scott Chavez

June 7, 1961 - August 15, 2015

Martin Scott Chavez, 54, of El Mirage Arizona passed away too soon on August 15, 2015. He was predeceased by his father Philip Martin Chavez. Martin is survived by his loving wife of 31 years Teresa. He is also survived by his children: Jessica Chavez, Philip Chavez, his mother Gail (Jerry) Zella, sisters: Wendee (Glenn) Tartaglia, Kristen (Brian) Pound, and brother Jason (Jennifer) Chavez. He...
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Ryan Forest Lee Cain

July 10, 1992 - August 13, 2015

CAIN, Ryan Forest Lee, 23, passed away on August 13, 2015. He is survived by his parents, Nick and Chandie Cain; his sister, Vaghe Cain; and his brother, Tommie Cain. Arrangements are entrusted to Surprise Funeral Care. No services are scheduled. To sign the guest registry and to leave condolences and well wishes for the family, please visit, www.surprisefuneralcare.com.
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George Ben Alessi

July 30, 1994 - August 12, 2015

The moment that you died, My heart was torn in two, One side filled with heartache, the other died with you, I often lie awake at night, When the world is fast asleep, And take a walk down memory lane, With tears upon my cheeks, Remembering you is easy, I do it everyday, But missing you is heartache, That never goes away, I hold you tightly within my heart, and there you will remain, Until the...
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Milton Neil Rabe

March 1, 1929 - August 8, 2015

Milton Neil Rabe, 86, of Surprise, AZ, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully surrounded by the ones he laughed with, lived for, and loved on August 8, 2015. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 43 years, Reta F. Rabe and his brothers, Vance and Edwin Rabe. Milton was born in Wisner, Nebraska on March 1, 1929 and lived the first part of his life in Fremont,...
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Veronica H. Cleary

November 18, 1930 - August 8, 2015


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Jonathon Delbert Lotts

May 31, 1982 - July 24, 2015

LOTTS, Jonathon Delbert, 33, of Prescott Valley, Arizona, passed away on July 24, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, Craig R. Lotts. He is survived by his beloved mother, Diane Lotts; his loving sisters, Julie Lotts Blandino (Randy), and Andrea Lotts Gersjes (Adrian); his nieces, Cassidy Blandino, Carley Blandino, and Ashlyn Gersjes; and his nephew, Tyler Gersjes. Arrangements are...
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Frederick Byrne Glocke

July 10, 1927 - July 23, 2015

GLOCKE, Frederick "Fred" Byrne, 88, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on July 23, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Elizabeth Glocke; and his sister, Susan Glocke. He is survived by his beloved wife of 29 years, Josephine "Jo" Glocke; his sons, Stephen Glocke, Frederick Mark Glocke and his wife, Julie Glocke; his daughter, Elizabeth Glocke Nixon and her...
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Patrick Shane Smith

November 30, 1974 - July 7, 2015

SMITH, Patrick Shane, 40, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on July 07, 2015. He was preceded in death by his brother, Micah Smith. He is survived by his parents, Patrick and Deborah Smith; his children, Hayden Smith, and Maya Smith; and his sister, Michelle Smith. Arrangements are entrusted to Surprise Funeral Care. No services are scheduled. To sign the guest registry, and send condolences and...
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Carl Fred Anderson

March 29, 1933 - July 6, 2015

ANDERSON, Carl Fred, 82, of Surprise, Arizona, a United States Army Veteran, passed away on July 06, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Esther Anderson; his brother, David (Eleanor) Anderson; and his sister, Nadine (William) Burmeister. He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Marilyn Anderson; his sons, Gregory (Diane Anderson) Anderson, and Jeffrey (Monica Williams)...
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John Lad Rosol

September 21, 1944 - June 30, 2015

ROSOL, John "Jack" Lad, 70, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on June 30, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ladimer Rosol, and Olga Rosol Morgan; and his sister, Jean Rosol Brediger. He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Laurelynn "Laurie" Rosol; his son, David (Karyn) Rosol; his grandsons, Ryan Rosol, and Zachary Rosol; his sister, Patricia Roberson ...
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Dorothy Lucille Anderson

February 23, 1923 - June 23, 2015

ANDERSON, Dorothy Lucille, 92, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on June 23, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, William E. Baldwin, and Virginia L. Anderson Baldwin; and her husband, Charles Anderson. She is survived by her sons, Thomas Anderson, and Michael (Dorothy) Anderson; and her daughter, Janet (Richard) Reininger. Arrangements entrusted to Surprise Funeral Care. No services...
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Christopher Alvarez Ornelas

October 25, 1959 - June 19, 2015

ORNELAS, Christopher Alvarez, 55, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on June 19, 2015. Christopher "Chris" was born in Bakersfield, California, on October 25, 1959. He attended Shafter High School, then moved to the "South Bay", where he worked in the family restaurant, Casa Pulido, in Redondo Beach, California, for more than 14 years. He met and married Colleen Gilboy, of...
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Damien Lawrence Serrahn

September 2, 1998 - June 15, 2015

Damien Lawrence Serrahn, 16, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on June 15, 2015. He is survived by his parents, Lawrence C. Serrahn, and Delia Hoke; his sister, Isabella Hoke; his great-grandmother, Ana Castilla; his grandparents, Manuel Serrahn and Judith Castilla Serrahn, and Elaine Hoke; his god-parents, German Cortes and Diana Gaitan; his aunts; Sandy Hoke, Kisha Hoke, Mailina Hoke (Eric...
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Warren Lee Robinson

January 19, 1963 - June 10, 2015

Sr. Master Sgt (Ret) Warren Lee "Rob" Robinson died unexpectedly on June 10, 2015 in Surprise, Arizona at the age of 52.Warren is survived by his only child Christopher Lee Robinson; parents Cecil and Bertha Robinson; siblings Willie (Angelica) Robinson, Cathy (Kevin) Smith; six nieces and nephews; Uncle, James Hines, who was a beloved father figure to Warren; His loving girlfriend, Celeste Mims;...
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Laura Lynn Young

January 13, 1973 - June 5, 2015

Laura Lynn Young, 42, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on June 05, 2015. Laura was a United States Army Veteran, having served active duty and in the reserves. After attending US Army Officer Candidate School, Laura was promoted to Second Lieutenant in 2001. Laura earned her Masters Degree in Education from Arizona State University in 2006. She was voted Westside Impact Teacher of the Year at...
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Jason Thomas Lopez

March 3, 1977 - June 2, 2015

Jason Thomas Lopez,of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away on June 02, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his beloved wife, Kayce Lopez; his son Anthony Lopez; and his daughter, Victoria (Michelo Hernandez) Lopez; his grandchild, Giovanni Hernandez; his father-in-law, John McAtee, and his mother-in-law, Sue McAtee; his mother, and his sister. Arrangements are entrusted to...
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Robert Eugene Warila

April 17, 1935 - May 30, 2015

Robert Eugene Warila, 80, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on May 30, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Quivo Warila, and Mary Bruce Warila. He is survived by his daughter, Janice Warila Young. Arrangements are entrusted to Surprise Funeral Care. No services are scheduled. To sign the online guestbook, and to send condolences and well-wishes to the family, please visit, www...
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