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Date: Saturday, 12 December 2015, at 9:26 p.m.

Dr. Francis J. Kozina
Dr. Francis J. Kozina, 77, of
Edgerton, Wisconsin, formerly of
Brookfield passed away on Tuesday
August 31, 2004 at his residence.
He was born on June 23,
1927 in Milwaukee, the son of the
late Victor and Claire (Weirauch)
Kozina. Francis was united in marriage
on June 30, 1951, to Mary
Ellen Schmitz at St. Sebastian’s
Catholic Church, Milwaukee. He
was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic
Church, Milton.
Francis attended Marquette Medical
School where he received his degree
in 1959. He was a general practitioner
and surgeon in Milwaukee
with his father for many years. He
then moved his practice to Burleigh
St. and he was a doctor for the Teamsters.
He enjoyed golf, radio controlled
airplanes and boats, a history
buff, a staunch Republican and
Packer fan. He was in the United
States Navy during WWII.
He is survived by his loving wife
of 53 years, Mary Ellen of Edgerton,
1-daughter, Catharine (James)
Flood, Waukesha, 2-sons Daniel
(LeeAnn) Kozina, Palmdale, Ca,
and David (Sharon) Kozina, West
Allis, 9grandchildren, Joseph, Kelly,
Jonathan, David, Jacob, Maria,
Tammy, Glen and Danny. 1-sister,
Ann (Jerry) Pakenham,
Louisville,KY, 3-brothers, Richard
(Faith) Kozina, Peshtigo, John
Kozina, Arlington, VA and James
(Marge) Kozina, Racine, several
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on
Friday, September 3, 2004 at 10:30
am at St. Williams Catholic Church,
Waukesha. The Ehlert - Ward Funeral
home in Edgerton is assisting
the family. In lieu of flowers a memorial
will be set up in his name.

Dr. Petronilo “Pete” Huerta
Dr. Petronilo “Pete” Huerta, 75,
of Apache Junction, passed away
Thursday, August 26, 2004 after a
long battle with cancer. Dr. Huerta,
a chiropractor, was born in Phoenix,
Arizona. He is survived by his
wife Carmen G. Huerta, daughters
Carmen (Jerry) Burgess, Emilia
(Esteban) Chiquete and Sara (Brandon)
Acedo, sons Victor (Anabel), Hugo, Rene, Luis (Shirley)
Gonzaga, mother Maria Munoz, 16
brothers and sisters and 12 grandchildren;
Jerry and Marc Burgess,
Elicia and Elena Chiquete, Crystal
and Victor Joaquin Huerta, Jordan
Huerta, Matthew Huerta-Keller,
Isabel, Rocco, Micah and baby
Acedo. Services were held at St.
George Catholic Church. Apache
Junction Mortuary handled arrangements.

Mae O’Dell
Mae O’Dell, 80, of Apache Junction,
passed away Friday, August 27,
2004. Mrs. O’Dell, a homemaker,
was born in Hazard, Kentucky. She
is survived by her husband Samuel,
sons Dave (Mae) Peters, Sister Ruth
Reed of Ohio, brothers Arnold
Smith, Jessie Smith, and Bill Smith
of Ohio and Bob Smith of Michigan,
6 grandchildren and 15 greatgrandchildren.
Apache Junction Mortuary handled arrangements.

Lawrence Wesley Taylor
Lawrence Wesley Taylor, 61, of
Apache Junction, passed away Sunday,
August 29, 2004. Mr. Taylor,
an instrumentation specialist in the
oil fields, was born in Wichita Falls,
Texas. He is survived by daughters
LaWayne Olesen and Laura Snyder.
Apache Junction Mortuary handled

Sherry Kay Couepel
Sherry Kay Couepel, 48, of
Apache Junction passed away
Thursday, December 9, 2004. Mrs.
Couepel, a caregiver, was born in
American Fork, Utah. She is survived
by her husband Marc,
daughters Jennifer and Rosanna
Court, sons Jason and Brandon
Court, parents Carlos and LaDonna
Taylor, sister Colene, brother Steve
and 2 grandchildren. Apache Junction
Mortuary handled arrangements.

Ray Junior Hamblin
Ray Hamblin, a former Apache
Junction resident, passed away
Tuesday, December 7, 2004 at the
Cashmere Convalescent Center in
East Wenatchee, Washington. He
was born in McLean, Illinois to
Claude and Leona (Pickett)
Hamblin and resided on the family
farm with his nine brothers and sisters
- Alva (deceased), Elza (deceased),
Fern (deceased), Edna,
Carl, Homer, Leona, Neva (deceased)
and Lyle.
Ray, a proud American, joined the
Air Force in 1949 and completed
his basic training in Texas and was
stationed in Spokane, Washington.
After his marriage to Kay Veach,
the couple was stationed in England
where they enjoyed the
sights and experiences of Europe.
After completing his enlistment in
the military, he returned to the family
farm for a brief period of time
before driving out west and eventually
settling in Kellogg, Idaho.
Ray was a man of many talents
and skills and worked in a variety
of jobs - including the Bunker Hill
Company, Sunshine Mining Company
and even his own used car
lot. In his retirement, Ray enjoyed
traveling and exploring the United
States. He enjoyed golfing, swimming,
billiards and other sports. He
could quote sport trivia like no one
He was the favorite “Uncle Ray”
among all of his nieces and nephews.
His life was blessed four-fold
with his daughters - Carol, Cathy,
Connie and Carla. His blessings increased
with his 12 grandchildren -
Brett, Cassandra, Christopher, Jana,
Jasmine, Jennifer, Johanthan,
Joshua, Michael, Steven, Tiffany
and Tonya.
He leaves us to join his parents,
brothers and sisters and daughter,
Cathy McCalester. He is survived
by his daughters - Carol (Larry)
Harvey of Federal Way, Washington,
Connie (John) Divis of East
Wenatchee, Washington and Carla
(Mark) Mulalley of Columbia,
South Carolina. Arrangements were
assisted by Telford’s Chapel of the
Valley, East Wenatchee, Wash.

William Robert Skinner
William Robert Skinner, 79, of
Apache Junction passed away Saturday,
December 4, 2004. Mr. Skinner,
a mechanic, was born in Detroit,
Michigan. He is survived by
his wife Murvine. Apache Junction
Mortuary handled arrangements.

David Strait
David Strait, 43, of Apache Junction
passed away Friday, December
3, 2004. Mr. Strait, a construction
laborer, was born in Baltimore,
Maryland. He is survived by his
father Gerald Strait, sister Geraldine
(David) Duddy, brothers Jerry Lee
Strait, Gerald Strait Jr., and Oscar
Strait, nephews Dave Jr., Rickie,
Oscar Jr., Steven and niece Tina.
Apache Junction Mortuary
handled arrangements.

Earl Feda
Earl Feda, 85, formerly of Belle River,
MN, died November 30, 2005 in
Mesa, AZ. He was born May 31,
1920 in Belle River to Charles and
Caroline (Blank) Feda.
He attended grade school in Belle
River and, as a young man, drove a
truck for VJ Muyers of Carlos. He
served four years in the Civilian
Conservation Corps in Idaho and
Washington. He was in the U. S.
Army from November 6, 1941 to
November 14, 1945 and was stationed
in Iceland and later in the
European Theater during World
War II.
In July 1943 he married Dorothy
Schleiger of Pequot Lakes. They
had two children, Marliss and
Willard (Bill). After returning from
WW II, Earl and Dorothy made
their home in Carlos and later moved
to a farm in Belle River. Earl also
worked road construction as a
heavy equipment operator and mechanic
during these years. He later
worked for Texas Refinery as a
salesman and built several houses
in the local area.
In 1976 Earl and Dorothy moved
to Apache Junction, AZ and built
their retirement home. Dorothy
passed away in 1980 after a long
battle with cancer.
In December 1981, Earl married
Arlyce (Olsen) Schmidt of Alexandria,
MN and they lived in Apache
Junction for the next 22 years.
In 2004, after multiple strokes and
in failing health, Earl moved into
assisted living in Mesa, AZ and
Arlyce returned to Alexandria and
her family.
Earl was preceded in death by his
parents, his first wife Dorothy, and
his three brothers, Leon, Glen and
He is survived by his wife Arlyce
and her family; his daughter
Marliss (Clive) Beckmann of Gilbert,
AZ; his son Bill (Kathy) Feda
of Kodiak, AK, and their family; and
many nephews, nieces and cousins.
Earl enjoyed music, dancing, talking
with family and friends, playing
cards and driving around just
to see the countryside.
A military service is being
planned for February 2006 at the
National Memorial cemetery in
Phoenix, AZ.
Donations can be sent to his
daughter or to the American Diabetes
Association in his memory.

Mary Lou Laine
Mary Lou Laine, 83, of Apache
Junction, passed away on Sunday,
December 11, 2005. Ms. Laine, a
homemaker, was born in Morris,
Oklahoma. Apache Junction Mortuary
handled the arrangements.

Nellie M. Potts
Nellie M. Potts, 90, of Mesa passed
away on Monday, December 12,
2005. Mrs. Potts, a secretary, was
born in Detroit, Michigan and is
survived by her husband Thomas.
Apache Junction Mortuary
handled the arrangements.

Michael John Thimmesch, M.D.
Michael John Thimmesch, MD, 66,
of Neenah, Wisconsin, passed
away on Saturday, December 10,
2005. Dr. Thimmesch, a Radiologist,
was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Dr. Thimmesch is survived by
his wife Janice; daughters Jennifer
(Darin) Schoening and Julie (Victor)
Papa; sons Michael (Sharon)
and Timothy (Kelly); sister
Rosemarie (Don) Birdsall; brother
Arnold Charles (Sharon)
Thimmesch and grandchildren Jasmine,
Darin Jr., Sarah, Michael,
Maria, Hailey, Nathan and Caitlyn.
Dr. Thimmesch was preceded in
death by his parents Arnold &
Rosalie. Services were held December
16, 2005 at St. George’s Catholic
Church, Apache Junction.
Apache Junction Mortuary
handled the arrangements.

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