Herbert Edward Gunther, 92, of Sun City, died April 17. 2003, while vacationing in Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Myrtle. Survivors include his son, William; his daughter, Myrlette Giddings; a daughter-in-law; a son-on-law; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Cremation was handled by the Cremation Society of Minnesota.
Lou Lanham, 81, of Sun City West, died April 21, 2003. Born in Curtis, Neb., he served in the Army. Survivors include his wife, Mary.
Lyle Warner McKinley, 88, of Youngtown, a farmer, died April 22, 2203. Born in McLean County, Ill., Mr. McKinley and his wife moved to Arizona from Illinois. Survivors include a daughter, Janet Reeser; a son, Joe McKinley; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services.
Francis B. Schmidt, 86, of Sun City, a former postal employee, died April 23, 2003. Born in Allentown, Pa., he moved to Arizona 26 years ago. Mr. Schmidt served in the Army. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; two sons, Brian and Stephan; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services.
Mary T. Robbins, 75, of east Mesa, died April 16, 2003, in Mesa. Mrs. Robbins, a homemaker and artist, was born in Philadelphia, Pa. She is survived by her daughter June; sons George and Christopher and five grandchildren. Melcher's Mission Chapel handled arrangements.
William E. Groskreutz, 68, of east Mesa, died April 20, 2003, in Mesa. Mr. Groskreutz, a car man for Sooline Railroad, was born in Kenzel, N.D. He is survived by his companion Lorraine Lindholm; daughter Melody Hofstedt; sons Mark and Monte; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care handled arrangements.
James Romanyak, 88, of east Mesa, died April 20, 2003, in Mesa. Mr. Romanyak, a heavy equipment welder, was born in Chicago, Ill. He is survived by his wife Helen and son James. Melcher's Mission Chapel handled arrangements.
Edward A. Dudzik, 82, of east Mesa, died April 22, 2003, in Mesa. Mr. Dudzik, a retired expeditor for Motorola and WWII Army veteran, was born in Chicago, Ill. He is survived by his wife Lillian; daughter Susan Dolan; sister Helen Golden; brother John; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to: Paz de Cristo Community Center, 424 W. Broadway Road, Mesa AZ 85210. Melcher's Mission Chapel handled arrangements.
Jon Martin Myers, 24, of east Mesa, died April 20, 2003, in Scottsdale. Mr. Myers, a boat launch operator, was born in Medford, Ore. He is survived by his mother Wanda Stevens; step-father Chuck Stevens; step-sister Jennifer Stevens; brother Robert and grandparents Bobby and Myrtle Gilliam. Memorial contributions may be made to: Sunshine Acres Children's Home, 3405 N. Higley Road, Mesa AZ 85205. Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care handled arrangements.
Mary R. Brunner, of Sun City West, a gift wrap department manager, died April 9, 2003. Born in Bavaria, Germany, she moved to Arizona from Toledo, Ohio in 1986. Mrs. Brunner is survived by her husband, Bernard, and son, Jeff. Sunland Mortuary.
Opal Irene Casebeer, 87, of Sun City, a homemaker, died April 16, 2003. Sunland Mortuary.
Margaret Engelbracht, 74, of Sun City, a school secretary and treasurer, died March 26, 2003. Born in Sioux City, Iowa, she is survived by her husband, Roger; sons, Bill and Doug; daughters, Barb Wolff and Karin Durst; and eight grandchildren. Sunland Mortuary.
Harold M. "Hal" Fix, 79, of Sun City West, chief of personnel at a VA hospital, died April 15, 2003. Born in Mandan, N.D., he served in the Navy during World War II. Mr. Fix is survived by his wife, Catherine, and one sister. Camino Del Sol Funeral Chapel.