Our Obituaries

Margaret Marlene BROWN

June 12, 1936 - May 26, 2017

BROWN, Margaret Marlene, 80, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on May 26, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father Francis Davidson. She is survived by her beloved husband, Eugene "Gene" Brown, and her children, and grandchildren. To sign the guestbook online, and to send your memories, condolences and well-wishes to the family, please visit www.surprisefuneralcare.com.
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Ronald Adolph Sievert

January 11, 1936 - May 19, 2017

SIEVERT, Ronald A., 81, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 19, 2017. Ron was the son of the late Edwin and Myra Sievert. He was a graduate of Kiel High School and received a Bachelor's Degree from Lakeland College. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Ron is survived by his wife of 58 years, 2 sons, a daughter, 5 grandchildren, a brother, and a...
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Kenneth John Bottari

January 2, 1959 - May 8, 2017

Kenneth John Bottari, 58, of Surprise, Arizona passed away unexpectedly on May 8, 2017. Ken retired from the U.S. Air force. He was born January 2, 1959 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Vincent and Dorothy Bottari. Ken loved life, he was an avid bowler, loved to collect baseball cards, matchbox and hot wheels and Jack Daniels. Most importantly he loved his family. He was preceded in death by...
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Hilda Noemi Gioe

December 20, 1932 - May 5, 2017

GIOE, Hilda Noemi, 84, of Surprise, Arizona, born in Cuernavaca, Mexico on December 20, 1932, passed away on May 5, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leopoldo Esquivel and Esperanza Cubells Esquivel; and by her beloved husband of 47 years, Peter Salvatore Gioe, Sr. She is survived by her loving son, Peter Salvatore Gioe, Jr., her grandson, Michael Salvatore Gioe; her granddaughter,...
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Bridget Weldon

December 29, 1930 - May 2, 2017

Prayer of St. FrancisLord, make me an instrument of your peace,Where there is hatred, let me sow love;Where there is injury, pardon;Where there is doubt, faith;Where there is despair, hope;Where there is darkness, light;Where there is sadness, joy;Divine Master, grant that I maynot so much see to be consoled as to console;To be understood as to understand;To be loved as to love.For it is in...
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Scott Dixon Hamilton

July 25, 1953 - April 26, 2017

He is survived by his wife, Wanda, daughter Melissa Davenport, son Scott Hamilton II and wife Heather, grandchildren Robert and Alexys Davenport, Zachary and Austin Hamilton, sisters Linda Emerson, Roxanne Paulsen, brothers Ross Hamilton and Robert (Roby) Hamilton as well as nieces and nephews and other family members and friends. Scott graduated from the University of California in Irvine,...
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Janet Susan Williams

September 6, 1959 - April 20, 2017

In loving memory. On April 20, 2017, God Called Home His Angel, Janet Susan Williams. She was preceded in death by her mother Sarah Payne; and daughter, Carie Long; and by her father George Payne. She leaves behind her loving husband, Alan Norman Williams; her loving daughter, Victoria Long; Stepmother Margret Payne; sister Debbie Nelson; brother Larry Payne; in-laws Norman Williams, Linda...
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Robert Thomsen Reimers

February 27, 1936 - April 9, 2017

Robert 'Bob' Reimers passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017 surrounded by his family at home in Buckeye, AZ. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.Bob was born in 1936 in Moline, IL to parents Robert J. Reimers and Dorothy L. (Thomsen) Reimers. He grew up in Moline but graduated high school in Lexington, Missouri from Wentworth Military Academy in 1953. Bob later...
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George Michael Nesbit

October 6, 1944 - April 6, 2017

NESBIT, George Michael "Mike", 72, passed away on April 6th, 2017 at the Surprise, Arizona Hospice of the Valley Pallative Care Unit surrounded by his wife and children after a 25 year battle with Type II Diabetes. He leaves his wife of 51 Super Bowls, Charlotte (Stajduhar) of Surprise, AZ; his daughter Michelle Lehman (Steven) of Peoria, AZ; son Nathan (Tracy) of Merrill, IA; Grandsons...
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Delores Irene DAVIS

September 1, 1937 - April 4, 2017

Delores Irene Davis-DD, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2017. Born on September 1, 1937 in Edgefield, South Carolina. As a young girl she moved to NYC where she met and married her husband Gerald D. Davis. After graduating from Pace University she began a successful career as a registered nurse RN and fulltime mother. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Delores will be forever...
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Mary F. Spence

August 11, 1939 - April 3, 2017

SPENCE, Mary F., 77 of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on April 3, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew Emerson Pickens and Geneva Vanderpool; and her sister-in-law Karen Pickens. She is survived by her loving children, Dan Spence of Omaha, Nebraska, Debbie (Randy) Linville of Leawood, Kansas, Mike Spence of Omaha, Nebraska, and Jim Spence (Tara) of Surprise, Arizona; her beloved...
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Szabolcs Istvan Fejer

September 22, 1939 - March 31, 2017

FEJER, Szabolcs Istvan, MD, 77, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on March 31, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mihaly Fejer, and Ilona Arnold Fejer; his brother, Mihaly Fejer; and his sister, Ilona Fejer. He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Edit Fejer; by his loving children, Szabina (Kevin) Revelle, Gergely (Suzie) Fejer, and Orsika Fejer; and Roland Kecskemeti, and...
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Robert Ernest Siemann

August 30, 1934 - March 27, 2017

Robert E. Siemann, 82, of Surprise, Az passed peacefully on Monday, March 27,2017 while in the loving care of his family and Banner Hospice. Robert was born in Montville Maine on August 30, 1934, the son of Frederick W. Siemann, Sr. and Charlotte L. Smearer Siemann. Bob, as he liked to be called, was an entrepreneur owning several businesses and longtime member of the Elks Club and Ham Radio...
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Charlotte Renee Collom

March 21, 2017 - March 22, 2017

COLLOM, Charlotte Renee; our little angel, went to heaven on March 22, 2017. She is survived by her beloved parents, Austin and Alexandria Collom; her brothers, Noah and Liam Collom; and her loving grandparents, Wesley and Elizabeth Walters, and Larry and Michelle Collom. A Celebration to honor Charlotte's memory, will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Surprise Funeral Care....
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Marion Lamar Anderson

February 1, 1952 - March 20, 2017

Lamar Anderson, loving husband to Shirley, passed away March 20th. He is survived by daughters Tracy and Kim and sons (in-law) Toby and Mark. Grandchildren Jayne, Jill, Tyler, Tristan and Jacklyn lost their Papa too soon. He is also survived by his mother Mary Louise, brother Eugene and sister Libby. He is preceded in death by his father Milton and brother Charlie.Lamar and Shirley were high...
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Ray Elmo Reinhart

September 7, 1931 - March 17, 2017

Ray Elmo Reinhart, 85, of Surprise, Arizona passed away Friday, March 17, 2017. Ray is preceded in death by his step-son, Jerry Fisher. Ray is survived by his loving wife Audrey Reinhart; daughters, Karen (Steve) Wilsman, and Beth Reinhart; grandchildren, Timothy Ward, Niki Olvera, Courtney Routson, Kyle Lewis, Aurora Giblin, Melissa Barber and Jerry Fisher; and four great-grandchildren. A...
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Bobby G. Fowler

March 23, 1944 - March 15, 2017

FOWLER, Bobby G., 72, of Surprise, Arizona, became our guardian angel on March 15, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell Raymond Fowler and Anna Lou Smith Fowler. He is survived by his beloved wife, Sue Fowler; his loving children, Skipp Fowler, Michelle (Wade) Tankersley, and David (Imelda) Worley; grandchildren, Jasmine Worley, Ashley Worley, and Sarah Tankersley; sister,...
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Marivela Christine Leija

May 10, 1982 - March 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Surprise Funeral Care, Surprise, Arizona.
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Ingelore Frieda Kilbach

July 31, 1947 - March 8, 2017

KILBACH, Ingelore "Inga" Frieda, 69, of Alberta, Canada, passed away in Surprise, Arizona, on March 08, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oswald Schempp, and Elfrieda Schroder Schempp. She is survived by her beloved husband, Henry Kilbach; her loving children, Douglas (Jennifer) Kilbach, and Sharon (Jeffrey) Veeneman; her dear grandchildren, Hope Kilbach, Jaidan Kilbach,...
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David Wayne Patton

June 15, 1942 - March 7, 2017

David Wayne Patton Passed away March 7 after a courageous battle with cancer. David was born on June 15, 1942 in Utica, New York, the oldest of a family of four boys. He grew up In Oneonta, New York and moved to Mesa, Arizona in 1958 with his family. He graduated from Mesa High School in 1960 and Arizona State University in 1964 where he was a member and president of Phi Delta Theta fraternity...
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Edward Gilbert Valiquette

March 17, 1946 - March 6, 2017

VALIQUETTE, Jr., Edward Gilbert, 70, a United States Army Veteran, and American Legion member, passed away on March 06, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Gilbert Valiquette, Sr., and Rita M. Babineau Valiquette; brother, Donnie Brooks; and brother-in-law, Steve Kingsley. He is survived by his wife, Carol A. Valiquette; and his children, Julie Valiquette, Chad Valiquette, Clint...
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Brian Scott Mancini

January 18, 1979 - March 6, 2017

Brian was a medically retired Sergeant First Class, Combat Wounded Veteran who served as a Combat Medic with two tours in Baghdad, Iraq. He served over 12 years of Military Service in the United States Army. He was the recipient of two Purple Hearts, the Combat Action Badge, Combat Medical Badge, Air Assault Badge and Flight Medic Badge. He was medically retried in April of 2011 and returned...
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Johnny G. Pino

October 14, 1957 - March 5, 2017

After a valiant fight against pancreatic cancer, Johnny Pino earned his angel wings Sunday, March 5th surrounded by family and friends. He was born October 14, 1957 in Ajo Arizona to Francisco and Bertha Pino. After graduating, Johnny packed his bags and began a new chapter in Phoenix. Known as our "steady Eddie", he spent 12 years with United Technologies, 15 years with American Golf and the...
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Barbara Lee Kelley

June 26, 1933 - March 1, 2017

KELLEY, Barbara Lee, born June 26, 1933 in Phoenix, Arizona, passed quietly away on the morning of March 1, 2017, in Surprise, Arizona, surrounded by the three most special women in her life, daughter Leslie, and granddaughters Sara and Rachel. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Alice Rhodes, and by her brother Ted Rhodes. With her strong faith in God and His grace, she is...
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Bambi Carlene Padilla

February 1, 1980 - February 27, 2017

PADILLA, Bambi Carlene, 37, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on February 27, 2017. "Her wings were ready, our hearts were not, loved forever, remembered in every thought." (Author: The Elmore Family) Bambi is survived by her beloved parents, Randy Joe Elmore, and Tamela June Elmore; her loving brother and sister, Randy Joe Jr. Elmore, and Mendi Angelina Elmore; nieces and nephews,...
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Amelia C. Duenas

January 19, 1944 - February 17, 2017

DUENAS, Amelia C., 73, of Yigo, Guam, passed away in Surprise, Arizona, on February 17, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Juan Cruz Cruz, and Maria Merfalen Ignacio Cruz; brothers, John, Manuel, Edward, and Francisco. She is survived by her husband, Thomas N. Duenas; her children, Joaquin (Jerlyn) Alcantara, Maria (Tommy) Aguon, Anthony Alcantara, and Roland (Jovita) Alcantara; step...
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Cheryl Jo Merrill

July 2, 1957 - February 15, 2017

Cheryl Jo Merrill (Root) passed away on February 15th, 2017 in Sun City, Arizona. She is survived by her three children Stevi Barnett (Andrew), Cyowa Merrill, and Ezori Merrill; and her two granddaughters Keiryn Merrill and Ari Barnett. CJ was a gentle soul with a fierce love for her children, her family and her friends. She was an activist at heart and always fought for what was right. She...
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Donna Rae Chase

November 28, 1945 - February 12, 2017

Donna Rae Chase died on Sunday, February 12, 2017, in Phoenix, Arizona. She was 71 years old. She had been ill for several years. Although she didn't talk about it much, the hardest part of her extended illness was that it prevented her from spending more time with her beloved family and friends. Family, friends, animals, swimming and travel were her favorite things in life. Her least favorite...
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Teddy Salmon

July 28, 1933 - February 12, 2017

SALMON, Teddy, 83, of Sun City, Arizona, a United States Air Force Veteran, passed away on February 12, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore Roosevelt Salmon and Ola Guinn Salmon; and son, Darrin L. Salmon; and sisters Nathalie, Norma, Dorla, Delorse, and Diane. He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Rosalie Kjolseth Salmon; his son, Kevin W. Salmon; and his daughter,...
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Robert Skipwith King

December 13, 1927 - February 5, 2017

KING, Robert Skipwith, Jr., a United States Army Veteran, passed away on February 5, 2017. Beloved husband of Shirley Moroni-King; dear father of Rob King (Diane), Nancy King (Charles Moretz) and Suzy Berschback (Chip); loving grandfather of Charlotte and Madeline Berschback; and stepbrother to the late Robert Carman and Richard Carman.Born in Richmond, Virginia, Bob was a long time Michigan...
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Paul Michael Anderson

April 19, 1936 - February 3, 2017

Paul Michael Anderson, 80, of Surprise, AZ and formerly from Findlay, OH, died Friday, February 3, 2017 at his residence. He was born on April 19, 1936 in Lacrosse, WI to the late Belford Augustus and Lucy Ellen (Lombard) Anderson. He married Patricia Ann Riley on October 19, 1963 and she preceded him in death October 6, 2001. He is survived by two children, Anne (Denny) Bash of Surprise, AZ and...
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James Arnold McCullagh

October 9, 1937 - January 23, 2017

McCULLAGH, James A., passed away on Monday, January 23, 2017, at the age of 79. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Arnold McCullagh and Dorothy Alice Lehman McCullagh. Jim was loved and admired by many including his wife, Lynn; daughters and sons-in-law, Carrie (Karl Berger), Sharon (Mic McGrath), Leslie (Matt Siegel), and Gail (Matt Silversten). He also had eleven adoring...
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Thomas Milton SPENCER

February 7, 1935 - January 22, 2017

Thomas Milton Spencer, 81, of La Conner, Washington, died Sunday, January 22nd. He leaves his wife, Linda, daughters, Debbie Matthews and Tami Finley, as well as five grandchildren. He graduated from Bellevue High School, attended the University of Washington and was an avid hunter and fisherman in Hawaii and Washington.
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Philip Sebastian Cali

July 20, 1961 - January 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Surprise Funeral Care, Surprise, Arizona.
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Carmen Santana

September 20, 1926 - January 17, 2017

SANTANA, Carmen Delia, 90, originally from Comerio, Puerto Rico, passed away in Surprise, Arizona on January 17, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Juan Francisco Rivera and Epifana Lopez Rivera; her beloved husband, Ramon Santana; her brothers and sisters, Ramon Rivera, Francisco Rivera, Maria Alejandro, Lucia Calderon, Emelina Fonseca, Erasmo Rivera, Cirilo Rivera, and Sixto Rivera...
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Carlos Alberto Garcia-Moral

August 22, 1936 - January 13, 2017

GARCIA-MORAL, Carlos Alberto, MD., Orthopedic Surgeon, 80, of Buckeye, Arizona, passed away on January 13, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carlos Alfredo Garcia, and Maria Asuncion Moral. He is survived by his wife, Susan Sender Garcia-Moral; his daughter Giselle (Tom) Hazen; his son, Carlos Alec (Kim) Garcia-Moral; Susan's children, David A. (Jennifer) McClurg, and Etta (Doug)...
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Maria Della Miller

July 6, 1957 - January 7, 2017

MILLER, Maria Della, 59, passed away at the Adler Hospice Center in Aldie, Virginia, and is now in the arms of her Savior, Jesus. Faith and family were Maria's two strongest convictions. Born in Bruckenau, West Germany, Maria was given by God to Ben and Alvina Tellberg. They were loving parents who Maria loved and respected dearly. She was baptized in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in...
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Joseph Anthony Vacca

December 6, 1933 - January 1, 2017

Joseph Anthony Vacca, 83, of Surprise, AZ, born December 6, 1933 in Newark, NJ, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Parkwood Assisted Living, Surprise, AZ.Joseph proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. After retiring from the Air Force he joined Sperry Vickers based in Troy, Michigan. He retired from Sperry Vickers after man long years of service in 1994 and then worked...
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Gloria Gay Zanin

May 3, 1932 - December 28, 2016

ZANIN, Gloria Gay Howell, 84, a homemaker, and an early childhood administrator and educator, passed away on December 28, 2016, at the Thunderbird Palliative Care Unit, Hospice of the Valley, in Glendale, Arizona, due to complications from a fall. Born in Portsmouth, Ohio, she was the daughter of Elsie Jane and George Denver Howell. She spent her early childhood in Portsmouth and then moved with...
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Augustine Kalusuc Kasgnoc

January 24, 1940 - December 27, 2016

KASGNOC, Augustine "Gus" Kalusuc, 76, of Waddell, Arizona, originally from Nome, Alaska, passed away on December 27, 2016, in Goodyear, Arizona. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Catherine Kasgnoc. He is survived by his loving children, Nathaniel Dale Peter, Kathleen Kasgnoc Prochnow, Adam Kasgnoc Sr., and Adrianne Kelly Kasgnoc; his beloved grandchildren, Dominique...
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Linda Lee Mainey

September 28, 1942 - December 19, 2016

MAINEY, Linda Lee, 74, of Glendale, Arizona, passed away on December 19, 2016. She was preceded in death by her mother Florence Yanda, and her sister, Patricia Bruni. She is survived by her beloved husband, William "Bill" Mainey; her loving children, daughter, Debbie (Mark Krantz) Mainey Gelas; and her son, Rich (Nicole) Mainey; by her granddaughters, Taylor Blanchard, Brooklynn Mainey,...
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Eleanor M. Keil

May 6, 1927 - December 18, 2016

Eleanor Keil, 89-year-old, Surprise, Arizona, resident, passed away at 4 p.m. on Dec. 18, 2016.Eleanor was born May 6, 1927, in Exeter, Nebraska, to Julian A. Peterson and Maude (Underwood) Peterson. She was raised on the family farm and attended a country school until she graduated from Exeter High School in 1944. She received a teaching certificate and taught at the same country school she had...
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Thomas Lionel Fiola

July 17, 1948 - December 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Surprise Funeral Care, Surprise, Arizona.
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Douglas MacArthur Walsh

March 27, 1942 - December 15, 2016

WALSH, Douglas MacArthur, 74, of Surprise, Arizona, a United States Army Veteran (Retired), passed away on December 15, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Matthew Walsh and Madeline Agnes Lambert Walsh. He is survived by his son, Eric Walsh; and his daughter, Heather Walsh.Arrangements are under the direction of Surprise Funeral Care, Surprise, Arizona. The Commital Service...
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Peter V. Porrello

February 14, 1947 - December 14, 2016

Peter V. Porrello, 69, of Chandler, Arizona entered into rest Wednesday, December 14, 2016. Peter was born to Pedro Porrello and Magdalena Perez on Friday, February 14, 1947 in the Dominican Republic. At the age of 12, Peter and his family left the Dominican Republic for a new life in the United States. From 1967-1972 Peter served his country in the United States Navy. Soon after his enlistment...
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David Donald Kampe

October 29, 1948 - December 12, 2016

KAMPE, Sr., David Donald, 68, of Buckeye, Arizona, a United States Army Vietnam Veteran, having served in the 919th Engineer Company, a Life-Time Member of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, and Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) 6310, passed away on December 12, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert Nathaniel Kampe, and Catherine Mary Kostecka Kampe; and by his...
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Joan Frances Nelson

November 4, 1949 - December 4, 2016

Joan (Johnson) Nelson, age 67, passed away on Sunday December 4, 2016 at Banner Estrella Hospital in Phoenix after a long battle with cancer. A memorial dinner with family to celebrate Joan's life will be held at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines on Monday December 19th at 6:00 PM. Joan (Johnson) Nelson was born November 4, 1949 to J. Leonard and Pansa Johnson in Des Moines, IA. Joan...
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Wayne Oliver Sproule

May 26, 1924 - November 25, 2016

SPROULE, Wayne Oliver, 92, of Surprise, Arizona, a United States Army Air Force Veteran, passed peacefully into heaven in the early morning hours of November 25, 2016. He was preceded in death by his father Oliver Martin Sproule, his mother Holly Evelyn Cooper Sproule, and his wife Marjorie Thomas Sproule. Wayne was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and grew up in Manvel, North Dakota. He was...
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Jan Tolpa

August 4, 1966 - November 25, 2016

TOLPA, Jan, 50, passed away on November 25, 2016, in Phoenix, Arizona. He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanislaw Tolpa, and Marie Skiba Tolpa. He is survived by his beloved wife, Anna Baran Tolpa; and by his loving children, son, Marcin Tolpa; and daughters, Sylwia Tolpa, and Iwona Tolpa. Arrangements are under the direction of Surprise Funeral Care, Surprise, Arizona. The Visitation...
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Helen Putney Lenz

April 4, 1925 - November 22, 2016

LENZ, Helen Putney, 91, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on November 22, 2016. Helen was born on April 4, 1925 and went to Heaven on November 22, 2016, in Sun City West, Arizona. She was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to Robert and Helen Putney. Helen spent her early life in New Mexico. On April 26, 1943, she married Elmer Lenz in Pasadena, California. Helen and Elmer lived in Victorville,...
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Ruben Suarez Salgado

August 23, 1931 - November 18, 2016

SALGADO, Ruben Suarez. Arrangements are under the care of Surprise Funeral Care. Services are Private.
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Charles Christopher Garvin

October 17, 1933 - November 8, 2016

GARVIN, Charles Christopher, 83, a British Royal Air Force (RAF) Veteran, passed away on November 08, 2016, in Surprise, Arizona. He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael Garvin, and Marjory Donnelly Garvin; and by his daughter, Charlene Garvin; his brothers, Robert Garvin; Michael Garvin, and Anthony Garvin; and by his sister, Margaret Garvin Roy. He is survived by his beloved wife,...
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Gerald Paul Fisher

October 30, 1963 - November 5, 2016

Gerald Paul Fisher, 53, of Phoenix, Arizona, entered into rest on Saturday, November 05, 2016. Gerald was born October 30, 1963 in Norfolk, Virginia to his loving parents Audrey Reinhart and Jerry Fisher. Gerald is preceded in death by his sister Ann Lynn Bergman. Gerald is Survived by his mother, Audrey Reinhart, father, Jerry Fisher, stepfather, Ray Reinhart; son, Jerry Fisher; daughter,...
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Frederick John Wenson

November 3, 1929 - November 2, 2016

Frederick John Wenson, 87, of Surprise, Arizona, Entered into Rest Wednesday, November 2, 2016. Frederick was born November 3, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan to Anthony and Katherine Wenson. Frederick is preceded in death by his daughter Cynthia Wenson-Ockerman. He is survived by his loving wife Antoinette Wenson, his children Anthony Wenson, Joan L. Wenson-Clark, Sandra L. Wenson-Gard, Paul Wenson...
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Anita Ingrid Betchner

March 21, 1941 - October 27, 2016

BETCHNER, Anita Ingrid, 75, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on October 27, 2016, with her loving family, at her side. She was preceded in death by her parents, Augustino Benini and Anna Maria Ziegler Benini. She is survived by her beloved husband, William Earl Betchner; her loving children, Malcolm Patrick (Regina) Betchner, Karin Ann Betchner (Roger) Senatore, Mark William (Alexandra) Betchner...
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Charles Lee

June 25, 1964 - October 23, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Surprise Funeral Care, Surprise, Arizona.
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Steve Efstathios Mashalidis

February 13, 1955 - October 20, 2016

MASHALIDIS, Steve Efstathios, Ed.D., 61, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on October 20, 2016. He was preceded in death by his father, Constantine Mashalidis. He is survived by his beloved wife, Voula Bakas Mashalidis; and loving daughter, Ellene Mashalidis; his beloved mother, Helen Chrisidou Mashalidis; and loving sister, Maria Mashalidis. Arrangements are under the direction of Surprise...
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Wallace Lee Ward

August 29, 1925 - October 17, 2016

WARD, Wallace "Wally" Lee, 91, a United States Army, WWII Veteran, and an American Legion Post 83 Member for 69 years, passed away on October 17, 2016, in Surprise, Arizona. He was preceded in death by his parents, Omar Ward, and Nellie Avery Ward; his daughter, Diana Ward; and his two sisters. He is survived by his beloved wife Alice Herbert Ward; his son Jerry (Linh) Ward; four...
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Winona R. Randall

January 18, 1926 - October 17, 2016

Winona Rose Randall, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away peacefully at her home with her loving husband by her side on October 17, 2016. Winona was born January 18, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan to Frank and Katherine Walters and was the youngest of three girls. Winona went on to marry the love of her life, her high school sweetheart, William Randall, when he came back from the war in March 1946....
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George Palmer Baker

July 27, 1933 - October 14, 2016

BAKER, Jr., George Palmer, 83, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on October 14, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Palmer Baker, Sr., and Irene Clancy Baker, his son Mark Baker, his sister, Violet Baker Bennett, his brother, Philip Baker and his first wife Vancine Baker. He is survived by his beloved wife, Lorraine Joyce Sweetman Baker; his children, daughter Gina Walker of...
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Margaret Corienna Frost

April 18, 1941 - October 14, 2016

FROST, Margaret Corienna, 75, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on October 14, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank Kindermann Sr., and Mary De Brun Kindermann; her brother, Frank Kindermann Jr.; and her husband, the "Love of her life", James Hipsher. She is survived by her loving daughters, Mary Diane (Tim) Fleshman, and Deborah (Tom) Barilla; her grandchildren, Joshua...
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Maryanne Elizabeth SEWER

June 22, 1939 - October 10, 2016

SEWER, Maryanne Elizabeth, 77, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on October 10, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vincent Major Flood, and Mary Edna Jones Flood; her brother, Charles Flood; and her brother-in-law, Archibald Darragh. She is survived by her beloved husband, Clive Clarance Sewer; her loving sons, Thomas (Ana) Florio, Jason Loring Sewer, and Nicholas Florio; her...
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George John Kmec

August 30, 1977 - October 8, 2016

KMEC, George "Georgie" John, 39, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on October 08, 2016, in Mesa, Arizona, surrounded by his loved ones. George was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. He graduated from St. Peters Prep High School, and graduated college from NJIT, with a degree in Physics. He is survived by his mother, Emily Vida; step-father, Francis Vida; his sisters, Lisa Kmec, and...
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Erick Estuardo Solares

November 22, 1980 - October 4, 2016

Erick Estuardo Solares, 35, passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 in Surprise, Arizona. He was born in Santa Lucia, Guatemala. He is survived by his wife Heather Solares, his mother Maria, his father Francisco Javier, his sister Jennifer, brother Victor, niece Amariah and nephews Victor and Jacob.His passion was in helping others and spending time outdoors. The most important thing in his life...
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Judy Kay Ottwell

July 20, 1947 - September 21, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Surprise Funeral Care, Surprise, Arizona.
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Tiffany Ann Cataldo

November 8, 1980 - September 20, 2016

Fill not your hearts with pain and sorrow,but remember me in every tomorrow.Remember the joy, the laughter, the smiles,I've only gone to rest a little while.Although my leaving causes pain and grief, my going has eased my hurt,and given me relief.So dry your eyes and remember me,not as I am now, but as I used to be.Because, I will remember you all,and look on with a smile.Understand in your...
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Dale Eric Krause

May 11, 1970 - September 19, 2016

Fill not your hearts with pain and sorrow,but remember me in every tomorrow.Remember the joy, the laughter, the smiles,I've only gone to rest a little while.Although my leaving causes pain and grief, my going has eased my hurt,and given me relief.So dry your eyes and remember me,not as I am now, but as I used to be.Because, I will remember you all,and look on with a smile.Understand in your...
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Robert Ambrose Brooks

September 19, 1936 - September 15, 2016

BROOKS, Robert "Bob" Ambrose, 79, of Surprise, Arizona, a United States Air Force Veteran, passed away peacefully at home, on September 15, 2016, after a year long battle with Cancer. Bob was born on September 19, 1936 in Annapolis, Maryland. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Augustus Brooks and Hazel Bell Allen Brooks. Bob graduated from Englewood High School in Chicago,...
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Barbara Ann Carpenter

May 11, 1933 - September 12, 2016

CARPENTER, Barbara Ann, (CURETON) 83, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on September 12, 2016. She was born on May 11, 1933 in Louisville, Kentucky. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents John Richard Cureton, and Mary Evelyn Doherty Cureton. She is survived by her beloved husband, George E. Carpenter; her sister, Linda (Tony) Cureton Engstrom; and by her brothers, Bill (Sharon) Cureton,...
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Elizabeth Weidemann

February 11, 1927 - September 8, 2016

Elizabeth Sutherland Weidemann, 89, passed away peacefully in her sleep the morning of September 8, 2016, in her Surprise Arizona home. Better known as Liz to her many close friends, and Betsy, Bets, mom and grandma to her family, her constant warmth, sense of humor, and loving consideration of others will be deeply missed.Born in February, 1927, and raised in River Forest, Illinois, Elizabeth...
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Elizabeth Ruth Berry-Smith

June 11, 1962 - September 7, 2016

BERRY-SMITH, Elizabeth Ruth, 54, passed away on September 07, 2016, in Surprise, Arizona. She was preceded in death by her parents, George L. Conway, and Minnie R. Gilmore Conway. She is survived by her husband Michael A. Smith; her beloved son, Andrew S. Berry; her loving grandchildren, granddaughter Kiara Berry, and grandson, DeAndre Berry; her brothers, Calvin, "Junior", James, Kevin...
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Virginia Viola Miller

June 26, 1923 - September 5, 2016

Miller, Virginia 93, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on September 5, 2016. Virginia was born in Brush, Colorado on June 26, 1923 to Jacob and Margaret Kauffman. Along with her parents and several siblings, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Dave Miller. She was a loving Mother, always putting the needs of her family and husband before her own and will be greatly missed. She is...
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Patricia Gale Mobley

December 23, 1947 - August 31, 2016

MOBLEY, Patricia Gale, 68, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on August 31, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Lester Jenkins, and Faye Cade Jenkins, step mother, Helen Jenkins and by her brothers, James Newsome, and George Mancel Jenkins. She is survived by her beloved daughters, Tanya Gray, and Andrea (Ross Meade) Mobley; her granddaughters, Isabella Moody, and Emerson Moody;...
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Ryan Robert Haley

March 29, 1992 - August 30, 2016

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Elmer Joseph Vonfeldt

January 1, 1928 - August 27, 2016

VONFELDT, Sr., Elmer Joseph, 88, of Surprise, Arizona, a United States Army Veteran, passed away on August 27, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter Vonfeldt and Mary Quint Vonfeldt; his brothers, Harold Vonfeldt and Robert (Karen) Vonfeldt, and his son, Marty (Diane) Von Martin. He is survived by his beloved wife, Vonda Henson Vonfeldt; his daughter, Gail (Leroy) Renfro; son,...
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Wilbur Troutwine Mathias

December 3, 1960 - August 21, 2016

MATHIAS, Wilbur "Will" Troutwine, 55, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on August 21, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Lloyd Mathias, and Genevieve Cecilia Noel Mathias. He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Lou Register Mathias; and his brothers and sisters, Tom (Kathy) Mathias, Jerry (Wendy) Mathias, Dessa (Rick) Lobtraub, Tina (Glen) Stuck, Penny (Mike) Gallo,...
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April A. Ponder

May 2, 1965 - August 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Surprise Funeral Care, Surprise, Arizona.
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Dolores Margaret Knizner

August 22, 1941 - August 18, 2016

KNIZNER, Dolores "Dolly" Margaret, 74, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on August 18, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Margaret Salinsky; her brother, Michael Salinsky; and her sister, Margaret Salinsky. She is survived by her beloved husband of 47 years, David "Dave" Knizner.Arrangements under the direction of Surprise Funeral Care, Surprise,...
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Brent Moretto

November 11, 1950 - August 15, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Surprise Funeral Care, Surprise, Arizona.
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Claudia Dianne O'Gara

March 29, 1945 - August 13, 2016

Claudia O'Gara (Sowa),71, passed away on Aug 13, 2016 in Surprise AZ. Claudia is survived by her husband Kenneth, her children Kelly ( fiancé Nicholas Lyle), and her son Jason O'Gara. The visitation will be held 5-8pm on Wednesday August 17th at Surprise Funeral Care 16063 West Bell Road. Surprise, AZ 85374
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Timothy William May

March 21, 1966 - August 5, 2016

MAY, Timothy William, 50, of Buckeye, Arizona, passed away on August 05, 2016. He is survived by his beloved wife, Maureen del Pino May; his son, Kyle May; and his daughter, Kaitlyn May; his father, Robert May, Jr.; his mother, Catherine May; his brother Robert May, III; and his sister, Jennifer May Meglio.Arrangements under the direction of Surprise Funeral Care, Surprise, Arizona. A Visitation...
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Christine Lee Sanchez

December 8, 1949 - August 4, 2016

SANCHEZ, Christine Lee, 66, of Buckeye, Arizona, passed away on August 04, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard Corbett and Dorothy Dunbar Corbett; and by her beloved Yellow Labrador, named "Tappy". She is survived by her loving children, daughter, Dannielle Higareda-Hughes and her husband Chris Hughes; and her son, Brian Sanchez and his wife, Alicia Sanchez; by her...
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Christopher Patrick Nolan

September 14, 1984 - July 30, 2016

NOLAN, Christopher Patrick, 31, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on July 30, 2016. He is survived by his daughter, Avah Dymarcik; his beloved parents, Timothy Nolan and Patricia Wiebe Nolan; his loving sisters and brother, Ashley (Justin) Nolan, Brittney Nolan; and Jon (Melissa) Nolan; his grandparents, Catherine Nolan, and John and Colleen Wiebe; his uncle John Glassgow and aunt Nancy Glassgow;...
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Ida Laurene McDaniel

June 18, 1949 - July 26, 2016

MCDANIEL, Ida Laurene, 67, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on July 26, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roland Tharpe Easley and Barbara Jean Gregg Easley. Arrangements under the direction of Surprise Funeral Care, Surprise, Arizona. Services are pending. To sign the guestbook online, and to share your memories of Ida, please visit, www.surprisefuneralcare.com.
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Ruth Lona GEBELE

October 30, 1917 - July 25, 2016

GEBELE, Ruth Lona, 98, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on July 25, 2016. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William Allen Gebele; by her parents, Otto Ayers and Pearl Mohr Ayers; and by her sister, Lucille Ayers. She is survived by her loving children, Raymond (Paulette) Gebele, Ruthann (Melvin) Wark, and Nancy (Robert) Mollers; by her grandchildren, Tracy (Randy) Kryczka, and...
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Jerold Eugene Johnson

June 9, 1939 - July 20, 2016

JOHNSON, Jerold Eugene, 77, of Surprise, Arizona, a United States Air Force Veteran, passed away on July 20, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph R. Johnson, and Lura Mae Kennedy Johnson. He is survived by his beloved wife, Judith "Judy" DeBoer Johnson; and his loving children, Philip (Patricia) Johnson, and Theresa (Dana) Gilstrap; his grandson, Derek (Jami) Gilstrap;...
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Frieda Swenson

January 22, 1924 - July 11, 2016

Swenson, Frieda (92)Frieda Swenson was born on January 22, 1924 in New York City, NY of German/Austrian parents. Frieda, an only child of Sidney and Ida Goldsmith grew up in the Bronx. Later, while living in Mt. Vernon, NY, Frieda began a career working for the Mt. Vernon Hospital. First starting as an accounting clerk, she worked her way up to Accounts Payable Supervisor for the hospital. ...
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William Lee Dorman

October 11, 1946 - June 29, 2016

DORMAN, William Lee, 69, of Surprise, Arizona, a United States Air Force Master Sergeant, Retired, passed away on June 29, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, John W. Dorman, and Olga C. Dorman; and by his brother, Wesley A. Dorman. He is survived by his beloved daughter, Kimberly (Shawnte) Orion; his loving grandchildren, grandson Zerrick Orion, and granddaughter Josette Orion; his...
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Nancy Lee Deal

October 12, 1971 - June 27, 2016

DEAL, Nancy Lee, 44, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on June 27, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Bockelman and Carolyn "Susie" Bockelman. She is survived by her beloved husband, Robert "Rob" Deal; her loving daughters, Jaime Leeann Deal, and Kristin Nicole Deal; her sister, Christi (Ryan) Scott; her step-brother, Brian Bockelman; and her grandmother,...
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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 Sister, Marilyn Keller. Her beloved children, John (Patricia) Clearman, and Doris Jean "Jeannie" (Paul) Litwin; grandchildren, Paul Litwin, and Michael (Donna) Litwin, Chris (Rachelle )...
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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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