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Maria Jesus Villarreal

June 12, 1921 - December 13, 2017

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Edilia Cancio Salinas

February 1, 1932 - December 10, 2017

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John Peter Pinto

October 14, 1934 - December 9, 2017

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Lester Frederick Albert

February 7, 1928 - December 8, 2017

Lester Frederick Albert, 89 of Sun Lakes, Arizona, passed away on December 8, 2017. Lester was an Arizona native, born in Tucson on February 17, 1928. He proudly served in the United States Air Force for seven years before working for the local telephone company for 32 years. A long time member of College View Baptist Church in Mesa, Arizona, Les is survived by his wife, Barbara, two brothers,...
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Betty June Tekunoff

May 10, 1928 - December 6, 2017

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Michael Edward Simpson

July 28, 1935 - December 6, 2017

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Stephen Russell Browne

June 19, 1979 - December 6, 2017

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Janet W. Susman

August 22, 1928 - December 5, 2017

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Daniel Joseph KROEGER

May 28, 1954 - December 5, 2017

Daniel Joseph Kroeger, 63, died on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at his home after a long battle with esophageal cancer. Daniel is survived by his wife of 32 years, Fran Kroeger; his daughter, Danika Kroeger; his sister, Cookie Showalter; his brother, Larry Kroeger; his brother, Frank Hutts; his beloved Chihuahua, Chica; and many wonderful friends. Daniel, also known as Dan or Joe, was born in...
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Rosita Fernandez

July 22, 1938 - December 5, 2017

Rosita Fernandez, Born July 22, 1938; Washington Pennsylvania to Josephine Ussia and Juan Rodriguez and died December 5, 2017 at the age of 79 after a long fight with cancer in Chandler, AZ with her loving family by her side.She is survived by her husband Angel Fernandez, children Angelina Nelson and husband John Nelson, Louis Fernandez and wife Chi Kim Vo, grandchildren Melissa Parada, Brian...
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Muriel Nelda JAREN

August 4, 1923 - December 4, 2017

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Phyllis Ann KIRLIN

May 12, 1928 - December 2, 2017

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Siem DENG

January 2, 1930 - December 1, 2017

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Norma Jean Ogg

November 3, 1927 - December 1, 2017

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George Walter McNamara

March 10, 1938 - December 1, 2017

It is with great sadness the family of George Walter Dunn-McNamara announces his passing after a brave fight with cancer on Friday, December 1, 2017, at the age of 79 years.George was born in Richmond Hill, Queens, NY in 1938 to Margaret & Walter Dunn. Following their early passing, George and his two sisters were adopted by their aunt and uncle, Mr. & Mrs. John McNamara of New York.George had a...
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Eileen Nevon Honomichl

January 5, 1943 - November 29, 2017

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Zetta Adaire Browning

August 25, 1950 - November 29, 2017

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Eileen Nevon Honomichl

January 5, 1943 - November 29, 2017

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Benjamin CARDENAS

April 7, 1955 - November 28, 2017

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Monica Yuh Gen Chu

February 9, 1960 - November 28, 2017

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Louise Ann Galas

December 21, 1949 - November 27, 2017

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Louise Ann Galas

December 21, 1949 - November 27, 2017

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Victor Theodore Gunther

March 16, 1919 - November 27, 2017

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Janice June Hensley

October 23, 1922 - November 26, 2017

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Cole Ellwood Van Wey

February 21, 1995 - November 26, 2017

Cole Ellwood Van Wey passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017. Cole was born on February 21, 1995 in Mesa, Arizona to Tad and Ann Van Wey. Cole's older brothers, Cooper and Colin, were thrilled to have another brother join the family. Cole resided in Arizona throughout his lifetime. Cole attended ASU's Child Study Lab, Kyrene del Cielo Elementary School, Aprende Middle Shool, Cornona del Sol High...
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Steven Jay Reinking

July 28, 1944 - November 25, 2017

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Jeffrey Forrest Vlieger

July 20, 1960 - November 24, 2017

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Nicholas Anthony Cappello

December 6, 1932 - November 24, 2017

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Darryl Rodney Brown

May 23, 1953 - November 24, 2017

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Siu F. Chau-Leung

September 17, 1938 - November 23, 2017

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Norma Ann Kelley

April 25, 1930 - November 22, 2017

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Ethen LeAnne Hailey & Dylan Shaw

November 21, 2017

Tears If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again. No farewell words were spoken no time to say goodbye you were gone before I knew it, and only God knows why. My heart still aches in sadness and secret tears still flow, what it meant to lose you, no one will ever know.Arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary &...
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Darnette Daisy Kananionapua Francisco

July 4, 1956 - November 20, 2017

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Michael Earl Sandlin

January 25, 1942 - November 20, 2017

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Patricia Ann Merkle

November 20, 1936 - November 19, 2017

After a brief illness, Patricia Ann Merkle, 80, passed away peacefully in Phoenix, AZ on November 19, 2017, surrounded by her loved ones. Pat and her family moved to Arizona from Ohio in the early 70's, and resided in the East Valley throughout the years. Pat worked in banking for 30 plus years, and after retirement sold real estate part time. After her retirement from banking, Pat and her...
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Robert Ernest Houk

June 19, 1929 - November 17, 2017

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Feng Yun Liu

November 9, 1943 - November 17, 2017

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Henry Diaz Salinas

July 16, 1951 - November 16, 2017

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Kristopher Scott Chappell

November 25, 1979 - November 16, 2017

Kristopher Scott Chappell, born November 25, 1979, did what he wanted with life. He spent time with the people he liked. He brought new life into the world. He succeeded in School and the workforce. He pushed life to the edge. He was witty and intelligent and always had a funny story to tell . and pain behind the smile. In late 1999 / early 2000, in a 1992 Toyota Tercel, on the road 500 feet...
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Chester L. QUINTON

December 26, 1928 - November 15, 2017

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Chester L. Quinton

December 26, 1928 - November 15, 2017

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Norman E. James

October 4, 1955 - November 15, 2017

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Vayne Rodman DAVIS

January 7, 1922 - November 15, 2017

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James Melvin Hodges

November 12, 1931 - November 14, 2017

James Melvin (Jim) Hodges of Chandler, Arizona passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 of age related causes. He was 86 years old. Jim was born on November 12, 1931 in Crescent City, California to Nellie Helen (Stewart) Hodges and Daniel Ivan Hodges. He was a US Army veteran, who graduated from Oregon State University (BS) and Texas A&M University (MS). Following college, Jim worked nearly...
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Richard Jensen

March 3, 1932 - November 13, 2017

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Don Michael Dietriech

January 15, 1938 - November 12, 2017

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Gail Alyn Lundell

January 28, 1943 - November 12, 2017

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Rene Nicole Cicero

July 27, 1996 - November 12, 2017

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Shirley A. Notestine

January 7, 1937 - November 11, 2017

Shirley Notestine, age 80 years young, departed this world to go to her eternal home on November 11, 2017. After her retirement as a hospice nurse, Shirley spent many days and hours serving others. She volunteered for 11 years at Chandler Regional Hospital. She also spent many years volunteering for the American Red Cross. She was an involved member of Hope Covenant Church working in the...
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Brian Lon Pace

August 6, 1948 - November 10, 2017

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Thomas J. Russo

June 16, 1937 - November 10, 2017

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Russell Roy Thiess

October 7, 1936 - November 8, 2017

Russell Thiess, 81, passed away on November 8, 2017 in Chandler, AZ.Russ was born in Kelso, Washington to Ernst and Genevive Thiess. He Grew up Waldport, Oregon. In 1954, after high school, Russ joined the U.S. Navy serving aboard the USS Trigger (SS-237) a Gato-Class submarine. After his military service, Russ returned home and worked in a saw mill for several years.In 1964, Russ joined the...
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Betty Louise Houck

January 17, 1926 - November 6, 2017

January 17, 1926 - November 6, 2017 Betty Louise Houck, age 91, passed away on Monday November 6 at Hospice of the Valley Friendship Village in Tempe after a 3 year battle with Dementia. The long goodbye is over, it was an honor to care for her in her last years as she cared for her entire family for so many years, and the family wishes to thank Hospice of the Valley for the care they provided...
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Jean Patricia HORST

December 22, 1920 - November 5, 2017

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Jean Patricia Horst

December 22, 1920 - November 5, 2017

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Howard Raymond Beasley

September 21, 1940 - November 4, 2017

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Oscar John Vallot

September 6, 1931 - November 4, 2017

Oscar John Vallot, age 86, died at Chandler Regional Medical Center on November 4,2017 with his family by his side following a brief illness. He had been battling cancer fora number of years but a recent combination of health issues proved too much for evenour "energizer bunny" to overcome.He is survived by his wife Evelyn (JoAnn), his daughter Michele (Nina), his son Keith(Adonis) and his...
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Howard Raymond Beasley

September 21, 1940 - November 4, 2017

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Martha Hilts

October 30, 1981 - November 2, 2017

Martha Hilts Martha was born Martha Santiago Sanchez on October 30, 1981 to Severiano Santiago and Adela Sanchez in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. She spent her first 14 years there and, in January of 1996, moved with her Mother and siblings to the Phoenix area, settling in Chandler. She attended Chandler High School and graduated as part of the class of 2000. At the age of 15, Martha accepted our...
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Roy Cheung Jew

June 1, 1926 - November 2, 2017

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Marion Lee Stanley

May 31, 1939 - November 1, 2017

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Marion Lee Stanley

May 31, 1939 - November 1, 2017

Marion L. Stanley, age 78, passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Dobson Home in Chandler AZ. She is survived by her daughter, Peggy Wilson and husband Tim; her granddaughters, Jennifer, Ashley, and Rachel; and grandson, Gabriel.She was preceded in death by her son, Paul Howell in August 2017; husband, John Stanley in April 2008; great-grandson, Zachary Howell in May 2003; and daughter,...
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Helen J. Zabower

September 2, 1935 - October 31, 2017

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James F. Egan

January 8, 1939 - October 31, 2017

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Burton Dey Javenkoski

February 4, 1946 - October 31, 2017

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Louis Rudolf Pena

November 12, 1932 - October 31, 2017

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Ann Lazzara

September 19, 1922 - October 30, 2017

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Robert Lee Hymer

November 23, 1931 - October 30, 2017

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Robert Allen Dollar

March 16, 1981 - October 29, 2017

On October 29, 2017 while taking his routine Sunday morning ride with a group of his friends to the top of South Mountain, Robert A. Dollar of Chandler, had his life tragically taken at the age of 36, doing what he loved most, cycling. Rob was born March 16, 1981, in Phoenix, AZ. As a young boy Rob excelled in soccer, baseball, basketball and wrestling. As he grew his passion moved to dirt...
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John Donaldson Holden

July 11, 1943 - October 25, 2017

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John Donaldson Holden

July 11, 1943 - October 25, 2017

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James Lloyd Garner

November 15, 1934 - October 25, 2017

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Lucille Margariet Harris

June 10, 1929 - October 24, 2017

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Nicolau Bajczuk

December 30, 1934 - October 23, 2017

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Henrietta G. Valles

February 2, 1943 - October 22, 2017

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Henrietta G. Valles

February 2, 1943 - October 22, 2017

HENRIETTA G. VALLES, 74Henrietta G. Valles, 74, of Gilbert, passed away on, Sunday, October 22, 2017 at the Gilbert Mercy Hospital in Gilbert, AZ. She was born February 2, 1943 in Ennis Texas to Merse Gaitan and Inez Villerrael. She married Gabriel Valles on June 1, 1963 and he survives.Also surviving are her 3 sons, Gabriel, George, Michael, and daughter IsabelHer parents, her sisters, and one...
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Marie Blanche Gianni

March 30, 1927 - October 22, 2017

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Jack L. Johnson

January 27, 1932 - October 21, 2017

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Edna S. Joss

July 29, 1934 - October 21, 2017

Portland ObitEdna S. JossJuly 29, 1934 - October 21, 2017Edna S. Joss, 83, a Sun Lakes, AZ resident (formerly of Aloha, Oregon), passed away on Oct. 21, 2017.A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, November 11, 2017 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 10390 SW Canyon Rd, Beaverton, OR 97005Edna was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Reuben S. Joss. Edna is survived by her...
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Brit Shizuo Takara

August 10, 1935 - October 20, 2017

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Barbara Jean Cartan

November 21, 1931 - October 19, 2017

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Barbara Jean Brown

May 15, 1928 - October 16, 2017

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Quang Phung Ly

May 8, 1951 - October 16, 2017

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Barbara Jeanne Brown

May 15, 1928 - October 16, 2017

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MacKenzie Gene Briant

October 18, 2004 - October 15, 2017

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Estella Buelna

November 16, 1926 - October 14, 2017

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Estella Buelna

November 16, 1926 - October 14, 2017

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Margaret Elizabeth Carrica-Pults

June 1, 1935 - October 13, 2017

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Jerry Dean Tarvin

May 10, 1965 - October 11, 2017

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Marie Eleanor Miller

May 10, 1933 - October 11, 2017

Marie Eleanor Miller 84, passed away peacefully October, 11, 2017 at home, surrounded by her loving family. Marie was born on May, 10, 1933, in Chicago, Illinois. While most of her life was spent living in Chicago, Marie and her husband Charles made the move to Phoenix, Arizona in the early 90's in order to be closer to their daughter and grandsons. To be surrounded by her family was Marie's...
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Arthur Robert Schulz

June 17, 1938 - October 10, 2017

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Marjorie C. Allen-Ashley

May 19, 1921 - October 7, 2017

Marjorie "Marge" Allen-Ashley, 96, ended her amazing life peacefully on October 7, 2017 at Dignity Health, Chandler Regional Medical Center with her daughter, Marcia Sayles, and grandson, Bradley Allen Eldridge, by her side. Until her last day, Marge lived her life fully and independently enjoying her family, friends and home in Sun Lakes, Arizona. Her last activity was playing bridge (Life...
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Bert David Kovacs

December 18, 1933 - October 6, 2017

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James C. Haggarton

September 22, 1923 - October 5, 2017

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Milia Chiaburu

November 9, 1942 - October 5, 2017

Milia Chiaburu, 74, passed away October 5, 2017 at her home in Chandler, Arizona surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her brothers; Marcel and Teofil Miron, daughter Mirela Baron and son, Liviu Chiaburu; and three grandchildren, Dragos, Alexandra, and Nicholas. Milia is preceded in death by her husband, Gheorghe Chiaburu; mother, Elena Miron; father, Petru, Miron; and sister,...
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Agnes Ann SILSBEE

March 25, 1923 - October 4, 2017

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Agnes Ann SILSBEE

March 25, 1923 - October 4, 2017

Agnes A Silsbee, 94Residence in Mesa, AZ. She passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, October 4th, surrounded by her family. She is survived by three children, David, Jim, and Ruth Ann and their families. She will be truly missed. God rest in peace till we all are together again in Heaven.
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William C. NEIBERGALL

November 17, 1919 - September 29, 2017

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William Clarence Neibergall

November 17, 1919 - September 29, 2017

William Clarence Neibergall "Bill" was born on November 17, 1919 to Valentine and Minnie Neibergall in Mason City, Iowa. He was the youngest of five boys who preceded him in death; Harold, Henry, John, and Larry.He married Marilayne Brown on June 12, 1941 in Mason City. In 1942 he enlisted in The Army Air Force. He was a sergeant in the 507th Fighter Group during WWII, where he loaded cameras...
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Rae Ellen JOBSON

January 12, 1970 - September 29, 2017

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