Obituaries for May, 2010

Dobratz, Doris Anna

Doris Anna Dobratz, 89 of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on Friday May 28, 2010. She was born in Racine, Wisconsin. The memorial service for Mrs. Dobratz will be at 1:30 PM Tuesday June 1, 2010 at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ.

Sheets, Dan C.

Dan C. Sheets, 85, beloved father, grandfather, and great grandfather, passed away May 23, 2010. An Arizona native, he was born to the late Chris and Mollie Sheets in Glendale. Chris was the former Chief of Police of Glendale, and Mollie graduated from Tempe Normal Teacher’s College (now Arizona State University), and taught elementary school […]

Bichanich, Lorraine Evelyn

Lorraine Evelyn Bichanich, 84 of Mesa, Arizona passed away Sunday May 23, 2010 in Mesa, Arizona. She was born in Menominee, Michigan.  There will be a visitation for Mrs. Bichanich starting at 12:00 pm Friday May 28, 2010 at Eternal Life Lutheran Church, 7025 E. Main St. Mesa, AZ 85207. The funeral service will follow […]

Grill, Margaret H. “Marn”

Margaret H. “Marn” Grill, 89 of Mesa, AZ passed away May 20, 2010 in Mesa, AZ. Mrs. Grill was born in Cincinnati, OH. She is survived by her daughter Sandra (David) Moore, grandchildren Diana Moore and Darren (Cheryl) Moore, and great-grandson Shea Moore. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years Charles […]

Raether, Jeannine Sylvia “Geeg”

Jeannine Sylvia “Geeg” Raether, 77 of Mesa, AZ passed away May 14, 2010 at home with her family at her side. She was born in Seattle, WA, the only child of William H. and Loretta Pauline Burghduff. Jeannine has lived in Arizona for the past 50 years.  She is survived by her son, Steven Raether, […]

Danburg, Debra Lynn

Debra Lynn Danburg, 49 of Mesa, Arizona passed away Sunday May 16, 2010 in Mesa, Arizona. Services will be at 1:00 pm Friday May 21, 2010 at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ.

Lydy, Bonnie Willodene

Bonnie Willodene Lydy, 88 of Coolidge and Mesa, AZ passed away Monday May 17, 2010 in Casa Grande, AZ. Mrs. Lydy was born in Kokomo, IN. She is survived by her daughters Kathleen Marshal, Pam Lydy and Melanie Lydy, sons Donald, Jack, Larry and Jerry Lydy and dozens of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. There will be […]

Hodges, Floyd M.

Floyd M. Hodges, 69 of Apache Junction, Arizona passed away Thursday May 13, 2010 in Apache Junction, Arizona. Services will be 2:00pm Thursday May 20, 2010 at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, Arizona.

Duffy, Grace Evelyn

Grace Evelyn Duffy, 98 of Payson, Arizona, passed away on May 14, 2010. The graveside service for Mrs. Duffy will be at 10:00 am Thursday, May 20, 2010 at Mountain View Cemetery, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ.

Finck, W.L. Hap

W. L. Hap Finck, 90 of Gold Canyon, Arizona, passed away on May 14, 2010 in Mesa, Arizona. Mr. Finck was a WW II U.S. Army veteran. Services will be held in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Van Dyke, Ronald

Ronald Van Dyke, 63, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather died Monday May 10, 2010. Ronald is survived by his childhood sweetheart and wife of 43 years, Sharon, his devoted and loving daughter Lisa Ann Van Dyke, grandsons Roger Sjolseth and Bryce Sjolseth, granddaughter Jessica Rodarte and grandson-in-law Army Specialist E4 John Rodarte III, great-grandson […]

Hopkins, Hazel Mildred

Hazel Mildred Hopkins (Bjornson), born January 10, 1920, in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, went home to be with the Lord on May 8, 2010. Hazel, a homemaker, is survived by her devoted husband, Jack, and their seven children, Joan Zittle (Cyrus), Lyle Hopkins (Helen), Judy Ruggles (Ken), Jean Johnson (Bruce), Jackie Hopkins, Joyce Cassel (Doug), and […]

Whitworth, Gary Lee

Gary L. Whitworth, loving husband and father, and friend to all, passed away Saturday May 8, 2010 in Mesa, AZ. He was born in Battle Creek, MI, the son of Leo F. Whitworth and Helen L. Whitworth. Gary was married to Kathleen A. Bray on June 27, 1964. During their married life, they lived in […]

Updike, Robert Elmer

Robert E. (Bob) Updike. Sunday, May 9, 2010, the soul and spirit of Bob Updike flew joyfully to unite with his Creator and Savior in Heaven. Born August 8, 1932 in Newcastle, WY, Bob leaves behind his loving wife, Dorothy, of Mesa, AZ; sons Dan (Cathie) of Gillette, WY, Tom (Paulette) of Riverton, WY, Mick […]

Taubr, Jerome “Jerry” Robert

Jerome “Jerry” Robert Taubr, 83 of Mesa, Arizona passed away Sunday May 9, 2010 in Mesa, Arizona. Jerry was born in Illinois and had been in Arizona for more than 2o years. There will be a visitation for Jerry Wednesday evening between 5-7:00 pm at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel, 7900 E. Main St., mesa, […]

Shihady, Mitchell John

John Mitchell John Shihady, 81 of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on May 11, 2010. Services will be at 1:00 PM Friday, May 14, 2010 at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ.

Scarpone, Adeline “Lil”

Adeline “Lil” Scarpone, 77, of Mesa, AZ passed away unexpectedly on May 8, 2010. Lil was born to Nazareno & Rosina Cautela in Coraopolis PA on Oct. 17, 1932. She grew up with 5 sisters Vanza, Cora, Dolley, Eva & Rosanne & 2 brothers Mauro & Leo. She served her country as a Navy WAVE […]

Hauenstein, Ruth Agnes

Ruth Hauenstein, 98 of Mesa, AZ passed away May 2, 2010 in Mesa. Mrs. Hauenstein was born Ruth Agnes Weltmer in rural Rush Center Kansas. She is survived by her sister (Maxine Maresch), granddaughter Kimberly S. Lowande (William), grandsons Howard B. James III and Mark E. James (Linda), great grandchildren (Ashleigh, Meghan, Lauren, Carly, and […]

Keller, Eleanor Ann

Reverend Eleanor Ann Keller of Chandler, AZ passed away Saturday, May 1, 2010 in Chandler, AZ. Mrs. Keller, a minister, was born in Owensboro, KY. Survivors include her husband Rev. Ronald Walter Keller, sons Kenneth Michael Keller, Brian Wayne Keller and Philip Alan Keller and brother Robert Perkins. The visitation will be 9:00 am Wednesday […]

Scott, Merlyn S.

Merlyn S. Scott, 82 of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on May 4, 2010. There will be a graveside service for Mr. Scott, who retired from the U.S. Air Force, at Mountain View Cemetery, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ at 10:00 am on Friday May 7, 2010.

Wofford, Naola Audell

Naola Audell Wofford, 86 of Mesa, Arizona passed away Sunday May 2, 2010. Services were held at Superstision Foothills Baptist Church, 6338 S. Kings Ranch Rd., Gold Canyon, Arizona 85118 on Wednesday May 5, 29010 at 2:00pm.

Miller, Joseph M.

Joseph M. Miller, 90 of Mesa, Arizona passed away Tuesday May 4, 2010 in Mesa, Arizona. Mr. Miller, a machinist, was born in Minnesota. He also served in the U.S. Army.

Marcisz, Mary Carrie

Mary Marcisz, of Mesa, AZ passed away May 2, 2010. She was born in East Chicago, IN on August 13, 1913. She was the oldest of the 6 children born to her Polish immigrant parents Szczepan and Kazimiera Krajewski. During the Depression, Mary assisted Polish immigrants who could not speak English with various civil/government issues […]

Kujawa, Diana Mae

Diana Mae Kujawa, 68 of Mesa, Arizona passed away Friday April 30, 2010 in Mesa, Arizona. Services were at Living Word Bible Church, 3520 E. Brown Rd., Mesa, Arizona 85213 on Friday May 7, 2010 at 9:30 am.

Kralj, Beverly J.

Beverly J. Kralj, 76 of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on Monday May 3, 2010 in Mesa, Arizona.

Hilgenberg, Ruth C.

Ruth C. Hilgenberg, 95 of Mesa, Arizona passed away Saturday May 1, 2010 in Mesa, Arizona. Interment took place in Parkston, South Dakota.

Allen, Mark James

Mark James Allen, 46 of Queen Valley, AZ passed away on April 26, 2010. He was survived by his wife of 19 years Denise (Lemke) Allen, 2 daughters Shelby and Alexis Allen, brother Bruce (Bonnie) Allen, step-brother James Allen, uncles David and Mark Schlaudecker and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by […]