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Monday, July 30, 2018

Suzanne Seyfert, widow of NWA Capt. Norman Seyfert

Suzanne Seyfert, widow of NWA Capt. Norman Seyfert
June 13, 1937 ~ July 14, 2018
Notification with the passing of RNPA member Suzanne Seyfert, widow of NWA Captain Norman Seyfert who passed in July 2003.
USAF ret. Lt. Col. Norman C. Seyfert joined Northwest Airlines 05-29-1959.
Suzanne’s obituary may be viewed online at
also at
Please see below both obituaries and all available information. 
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Obituary...............Suzanne Elizabeth (Karnstedt) Seyfert, longtime resident of Prior Lake, passed away with her family at her side on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at the age of 81.
A visitation will be held Friday, July 20 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. with a funeral at 11 a.m. all at Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church, 3611 North Berens Rd NW, Prior Lake. Suzanne will be laid to rest at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Pastor Dan Poffenberger will preside.
Memorials are appreciated and will be distributed by the family to Suzanne's favorite charities.
On June 13, 1937, in Duluth, parents, Chalmers and Thelma "Jackie" (Hassel) Karnstedt celebrated the birth of their first daughter, Suzanne. She was the oldest of ten children. Due to her father's job with KSTP, the family moved to South Minneapolis and eventually settled in Edina.
From a young age, Suzanne was a motivated individual—she helped raise her younger siblings, worked at numerous jobs, and attended Holy Angels Catholic School. Following her high school graduation, Suzanne attended the University of Minnesota where she earned an Associate Degree. Around this time, she began working for Northwest Airlines as a stewardess.
Through her job, Suzanne met a pilot, Norman Seyfert. While on a date, Suzanne was carded, and Norman noticed they had the same birthday (five years apart). The two considered this a sign—they were meant for one another. Norman proposed to Suzanne at the Virginian Supper Club in Prescott, WI. Rather than having a formal wedding, the couple eloped on April 3, 1961 to La Paz, Mexico.
In 1969, Suzanne and Norman built a home in Prior Lake where they raised their family. Because Norman traveled often, Suzanne was dedicated to her family. She was the quintessential hockey mom, even helping form the Prior Lake Hockey Association. When Norman was home, they loved cooking together. In her free time, Suzanne enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing, creative needlework and playing the piano. She was an avid bowler and member of the Fort Snelling Officer's Wives Club.
As her children grew, Suzanne returned to work. She was a substitute librarian and secretary for the superintendent for School District 719. A devout woman, Suzanne also volunteered for Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church. She sewed the church banners and served as the church librarian.
Despite suffering from COPD, Suzanne was always active. She was a voracious reader, word smith, and completed crosswords with ease. In recent years, she enjoyed playing Words with Friends. It allowed her to connect with other players across the world.
Suzanne was a wise, resilient woman who will be loved and missed by her children, Sara (Arne) Skyberg, Samuel Seyfert, Seth Seyfert; sister, Mary Karnstedt; brothers, John Karnstedt, David Karnstedt, Mark (Sharon) Karnstedt, Paul Karnstedt: many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Suzanne is greeted in Heaven by her husband, Norman; parents, Cal and Jackie; sisters, Katherine Starrett, Deborah Karnstedt; brothers, Peter Karnstedt, James Karnstedt.
Arrangements with Ballard-Sunder , Funeral & Cremation, Prior Lake Chapel.
Name: Norman C. Seyfert
Date of Birth: Monday  June  13, 1932
Date of Death: Friday  July  11, 2003
Est. Age at Death: 71 years, 28 days

Norman C. Seyfert, age 71, of Prior Lake, died July 11, 2003, due to complications from throat cancer. 33 Year pilot with N.W.A., retired N.W. Pilots Assn. Retired Lt. Col.-USAF, Reserve Officers Assn., Prior Lake American Legion. Graduate of St. Olaf College, Long time member of Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church. Survived by wife Sue Seyfert of Prior Lake; children Sara (Arne) Skyberg of Red Wing, Sam Seyfert of Prior Lake, Seth Seyfert of Prior Lake; mother Edna Seyfert of Apex, NC; sister Rosalyn Jetter of Apex, NC; brother Arthur (Joan) Seyfert of West Bend WI & canine companion Lizzie. Preceded in death by father Arthur Seyfert. Visitation Tuesday, 5-7 pm at Ballard- Sunder Funeral Home, Prior Lake and 1 hour prior to service at church on Wednesday. Funeral service Wednesday, 11 am at Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church, 15033 Hwy 13 S., Prior Lake. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Mpls. Memorials preferred to Last Hope Animal Rescue. Ballard-Sunder Prior Lake 952-447-2633

Penny Cool, widow of PAA/DL Capt. Cliff Cool

Penelope ‘Penny’ Pelton Cool, widow of PAA/DL  Capt. Clifford E. Cool                   
April 8, 1938  -  July 27, 2018
Notification with the passing of Penny Cool, widow of Pan Am/Delta pilot Captain Clifford E. Cool.  Penny was 80 years of age at time of her passing.  Penny’s husband Captain Cliff Cool joined Pan American 06-05-1967 and retired with Delta Air Lines.  Both obituaries appear below. 
To view Penny’s obituary online and sign the guestbook, please visit
Services for Penny are planned for August 25th, details to be announced as noted below.
Arrangements entrusted to www.carpenterstoodley.com  of Belleville.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
Penelope Jane Pelton (Penny) Cool, 80, Adams, passed away Friday, July 27th, 2018.
A graveside service and a Celebration of Life gathering will be held August 25th of 2018 at a time to be announced. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, Town of Henderson. Arrangements are with the Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville.
She is survived by two sons and their spouses, Scott G. (Paul Hardt) Cool, New York City and Stoneridge, NY, and William E. (Sharon) Cool, Henderson Harbor and Bradenton, FL; two grandsons, Christopher A. (Elizabeth) Cool, Georgia and Michael R. Cool, Florida; 2 sisters Patricia Ann Nichols, Leesburg, FL, Polly K. (David G.) Brown, New Bern, NC; nieces and nephews Deanna Pierce, Kevin Brown, Laurel Beeler, Michael Lynch and Jeffrey Lynch. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Clifford, a sister Pamela Gale Maracle and a nephew, Barry Brown.
Penny was born April 8, 1938, a daughter to George and Eunice Mather Pelton. She grew up on the Mather farm on Rt 178, Town of Henderson. She graduated from Belleville Central School in 1956 and married Clifford E. Cool September 8, 1956 in the Adams Methodist Church. Mr. Cool, a retired airline pilot for Delta Airlines, passed away on May 4th, 2007.
Penny had owned and operated the Ellisburg Country Store, Stained Glass Etc., Trolleys Ice Cream stand and worked for many years in real estate sales in New York and Florida as broker / owner of Penny Cool Realty of Adams and Henderson. She served with the Adams Fire Department Auxiliary and South Jeff School board in the 1970's, she was a representative on the Jefferson County Board of Realtors in the 1990's, and was currently serving as a trustee and president of the Evergreen Cemetery Association. She loved to decorate, garden and play bridge.
Cliff and Penny had 50 adventurous years together, living in many residences east of the Mississippi, plus France, England and West Berlin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Evergreen Cemetery Association, c/o Dwight Green, Rt 178 Adams, NY or to the SPCA of Watertown, NY.
Online condolences may be made at www.carpenterstoodley.com 
Capt. Clifford E. Cool
May  13, 1937 ~ May  04, 2007
Age at Death: 69 years, 11 months, 21 days
Clifford E. Cool, 69, Henderson and Leesburg, Fla., died Friday evening at his property on Crystal Lake, town of Henderson. He had been in ill health for the past six months.

Following graduation from college he served with the Air Force for eight years, and in 1967 started his career as an airline pilot with Pan-American Airways and later was employed with Delta Airlines, retiring in 1996.

Born May 13, 1937, in Black River, son of Donald and Margaret Bowman Cool, he was a 1955 graduate of Adams High School and graduated from Cornell University, Ithaca, in 1959.

He married Penelope Jane Pelton on Sept. 8, 1956, at the Adams United Methodist Church with the Rev. George M. Butler officiating.

He was a member of South Jefferson Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5344 and Don Rounds American Legion Post 586, both in Adams, and was a founding member of The Friday Night Group.

He was an avid golfer and was in one of the first groups to play at the original Tomacy's Golf Course in Adams at the invitation of then owner Al Thomas. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, skiing and, in retirement, building and flying model airplanes.

Surviving besides his wife are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Scott G., New York City, and William E. and Sharon, Peachtree City, Ga.; two brothers, Leonard, Oswego and Orlando, Fla., and Gerald, Webster, N.C., and two grandsons.

A sister, Janet, died in infancy.

A graveside service in Adams Rural Cemetery will be at the family's convenience. There will be no calling hours. The body will be cremated.

Arrangements are with Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville. Donations may be made to South Jeff Rescue Squad or the Adams Fire Department.


Thursday, July 26, 2018

DL Capt. Donald G. Linn

Military veteran, DL Capt. Donald G. Linn
December 23, 1934 ~ July 9, 2018
Notification with the passing of retired Delta pilot Captain Donald Gale Linn, age 83.  Captain Linn joined Delta Air Lines 07-24-1961 and retired in December 1994, based 031/ATL.  He is survived by his wife Jacqueline, plus their children and grandchildren.
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at
The obituary may also be viewed online at  
Services were held July 14th in Hendersonville NC....please see obituary information below.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
Donald Gale Linn, beloved husband, father and friend, age 83, of Hendersonville, died July 9th at Elizabeth House in Flat Rock.
Don was born in Detroit, Mich.; a son of James Albert Linn and Eleanor Frost Linn, who preceded him in death.
Prior to moving to Hendersonville in 2001, Don grew up on a family farm and graduated from school in Pleasant Lake, Ind. He attended Michigan State University, then entered the Naval Aviator program and flew in Fighter Squadron 11 (The Red Rippers) in Jacksonville, Fla., and later in VR(F)31 in Norfolk, Va., for a total of 6 1/2 years. Don then flew for Delta Airlines for 34 years, retiring as Captain. He was then able to indulge in his love of golf ballroom dancing and travel.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jacqueline of Hendersonville; children, son Mark Linn and wife Debra of N.C., daughter Diana Reid and husband Robert of Tex., daughter Anne Linn and husband Raymond Willemann of Md., and son James Linn and wife Cecilia of Ill.; sister Carol McCauley and husband Ray of Tex., brother Jack Linn of Tex., and sister Linda and husband Larry of Ga.; grandchildren Ryan Linn of Tex., James Linn of Ill., and Eleanor Linn of Ill., brother-in-law and sister-in-law Donald Shomette and Carol of Md., and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in Thos. Shepherd's Church Street Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations in Don's memory be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or Shriner's Children's Hospital, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com.

Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of the arrangements.

DL Capt. Robert Askins

....update with services and obituary information............
the life of Capt. Bob Askins will be celebrated Friday, Aug. 3rd at the University of Louisville Alumni/University Club...
please see below and thank you.
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Military veteran, DL Capt. Robert ‘Bobby’ Askins
September 29, 1950 ~ July 20, 2018
Robert Dow Askins, 67, of Warsaw KY, died when his plane crashed in Florence, IN on July 19, 2018.
He grew up in Louisville and after graduating from the University of Louisville in 1972, entered the U. S. Air Force. After retiring from the Air Force he joined Delta Air Lines. He retired from Delta in 2005, and went to work as an aviation safety inspector for the FAA in 2006.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Wende; a daughter, Tara Cull of Delhi, OH.; two sisters, Christine Smith of Lexington and Elizabeth (Beth) Askins of Florence; a brother, Joe Askins of Nashville, TN; a grandson, Steven “Tucker” Cull of New Albany, IN.; and a granddaughter, Grace Cull of Florence.
A celebration of Bob Askins’ life will be held Friday, Aug. 3, from 1-4 p.m. at the University of Louisville Alumni/University Club. located at the Belknap Campus.
In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the National Greyhound Foundation located at 4420 Wandering Path, Homosassa, FL 34448, www.4greyhounds.org 

Military veteran, DL Capt. Robert ‘Bobby’ Askins
September 29, 1950 ~ July 19, 2018
Sad news with the tragic fatal accident involving retired Delta pilot Captain Robert D. Askins, age 67 (note: news reports stated age 57 but believe age 67 to be correct).  Captain Askins joined Delta Air Lines 09-26-1980 and we understand that he had retired with Delta, and was based 030/CVG. 
 Arrangements are not yet known.  Additional information and/or corrections are always appreciated. 
Should more news be received, we will be sure to keep you posted.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN   
..... update.......
Robert (Bobby) Askins  
Update published at 2:41 p.m.:
The northern Kentucky pilot who was reported missing Thursday night has been found dead.
Robert Askins, 57, was reported missing Thursday evening after he took flight from his personal air strip off Jericho Road in Gallatin County.
Officials located Askins' body Friday afternoon where his plane crashed near Patriot in Switzerland County. Askins was pronounced dead at the scene.
A cause of the plane crash has yet to be determined.

Original story published at 11:20 a.m.:
(Gallatin County, Ky.) – A search is underway for a missing person in Gallatin County.
The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Department says Robert (Bobby) Askins took off from his personal air strip on Jericho Road around 5:00 p.m. on Thursday and did not return.
Askins was flying a red and cream small plane with a tail #N228LC on it. He has not contacted his wife or friends, and there is concern he may have crashed the plane.
Anyone with information should contact the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Department at 859-5670-7021 or 859-567-5751.
Askins took off from his personal air strip on Jericho Road around 5:00 p.m. Thursday in a plane like this. Photo provided.

NWA Capt. James Nelson Bates

Military veteran, NWA Capt. James Nelson Bates
March 24, 1938 ~ July 5, 2018
Word has reached us with the passing of RNPA member retired Northwest pilot Captain James Nelson Bates, age 80.  Captain Bates joined Northwest Airlines 12-06-1965.  He is survived by his wife Caryl, their children and grandchildren, plus many other friends, colleagues and family members. 
To sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at
For those wishing to send a personal note, whitepages lists the family residence as
16033 E Cholla Drive, Fountain Hills AZ 85268-4437.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
James N. Bates, age 80, passed away on July 5, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born in Brookings, S.D, attended high school in Dawson, Minn. and college at South Dakota State in Brookings, S.D. He met his wife Caryl of 58 years in Dawson and they were married March 19, 1960.
Jim joined the Marines in 1961 and received officers training in Quantico, Va. before orders for flight training in Pensacola, Fla. He served in a helicopter squadron for four and one half years. After leaving the military, he was hired by Northwest Orient Airlines where he was employed for 30 years and retired as a 747 captain.
When Jim wasn’t flying for the airline, his life revolved around aviation by running a fixed base operation, serving in the Civil Air Patrol and helping young aspiring pilots earn their license.
Jim is survived by his loving wife, Caryl; daughters, Jeanne (Michael) Gronholm of Neenah, Wis. and Caren (Todd) Wilkinson of Knoxville, Tenn.; four grandchildren and one great granddaughter, Brian Gronholm of Wichita, Kan., Heather (Sam) Alexander and Amelia of Knoxville, Tenn., Megan (Derek) Thorsenston of Fargo, N.D. and Shelby Wilkinson of Knoxville, Tenn.; one brother Doug (Sharilyn) Bates of Dawson, Minn. and many other loving relatives and friends. Preceding him in death is his granddaughter, Jamie Wilkinson, his parents, Gipson and Elsie Bates and nephew, Jedd Bates.
A memorial service will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to be given to Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church, 13001 N. Fountain Hills Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.
From: RNPA News Sent: Sunday, July 08, 2018 12:01 PM
Subject: RNPA News: Jim Bates Has Flown West.
James Bates was born on March 24, 1938 and passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2018.
James was a resident of Arizona at the time of passing.

NWA Capt. James Russell Jones

NWA Capt. James R. Jones
May 9, 1941 ~ July 21, 2018
Word has been received with the passing of retired Northwest pilot Captain James Russell Jones, age 77.  Captain Jones joined Northwest Airlines first as a mechanic 07-10-1964.  He is survived by his wife Judy, their children and grandchildren, plus many other family members. 
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at  
Obituary may also be viewed online at
Services for Captain Jones were held yesterday in Volga, South Dakota. 
Should more information be received we will be sure to pass it along.

            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
James R. Jones, age 77, of Brookings, passed away, Saturday, July 21, 2018, at the Brookings Hospital. Memorial services will be 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at First Lutheran Church in Volga. Visitation will be one hour prior to the memorial service at the church. Eidsness Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
James Russell Jones was born May 9, 1941 in New Castle, PN where he grew up with his brother and three sisters. He graduated Union High School in New Castle, PN in 1959. Afterwards, he joined the Air Force where he worked as a mechanic/crew chief on B-52 Strato Fortress (Bombers) from 1959-1963.  After being discharged in 1963, he went to Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics for further mechanic training.  In 1966, he was hired by Northwest Airlines as a mechanic and shortly after attained his commercial pilot license. Jim met his first wife, Marilynn Horn and had two sons, James and Christopher Jones. After his first marriage ended, he met his future wife, a flight attendant, Judy while working together at Northwest Airlines.
Over the course of his 35 year career with Northwest Airlines, Jim had the opportunity to travel the whole world seeing many exotic places. He also volunteered to join the Civil Air Patrol mission that was organized to fly and support the Operation Desert Shield mission during the Iraq/Kuwait War.
Judy and Jim settled in Mora, MN and had their first daughter Kathryn Jones.  Later they moved to a farm outside of Volga, SD, where they had their second daughter Kimberly Jones. While continuing his career as an airline Capitan, he also raised, pigs, cattle, donkeys, an assortment of poultry, and reindeer on the farm in Volga. After a few years, Jim and Judy decided to continue growing as a family, moved into town, and became foster parents. Later they added Zachariah Jones and Macey Blum to their family.
In  1999, Jim and Judy opened Big Sioux Aviation where he and his team of instructors including his son Jim helped teach students in the community how to fly airplanes. He and his son Jim coached the Big Sioux Aviation Softball Team which his daughters played for and enjoyed making sure his team was well taken care of. Jim officially retired in 2001 as a captain on the 747-400.  During his retirement, Jim enjoyed spending his time with his wife, kids, and grandchildren.  He loved to watch Fox News and c-SPAN to see “what the Democrats were up to” and enjoyed a good political debate. He enjoyed watching western movies, volunteering at the Volga Christian School, and watching his granddaughter, Leah.
Jim lost his 25 year long battle with Prostate cancer on July 21, 2018. He passed surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife, Judith Jones (Fjeld); his children James (Autumn) Jones, Christopher Jones, Kimberly Brendsel, Zachariah Jones, and Macey Blum; his grandchildren, Trevor Jones, Kami (Orin) Flaherty, and Leah Brendsel; his sisters, Daisy Pullen, Brookfield, OH, Ramona Jordan, Millbrook, AL, Rebecca (Tom) Neal, New Castle, PA; Brother-in-law, Dean (Mavis) Fjeld, Moorhead, MN; Sister-in-laws Dorean (Bill) Halonen, Punta, FL, Jane Erickson, Duluth, MN and many nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his parents Charles Jones and Charlette Glenn-Jones, his daughter Kathryn Jones.

From: RNPA News Sent: Monday, July 23, 2018 9:11 AM  Subject:  James Jones Has Flown West.....................
James R. Jones, 77, of Brookings, died Saturday, July 21, 2018, at the Brookings hospital.
Memorial services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at First Lutheran Church in Volga.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the memorial service at the church.  Eidsness Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Jim started as a mechanic for NWA and joined the class starting on Sept 26, 1966.

NWA Capt. William C. Fellinger

Military veteran, NWA Capt. William ‘Bill’ Fellinger
November 15, 1938 ~ July 21, 2018
Word has reached us with the passing of RNPA member retired Northwest pilot Captain William Charles Fellinger, age 79.
Captain Fellinger joined Northwest Airlines 04-26-1965.  He is survived by his wife Sammy. 
To view Captain Fellinger’s obituary online please visit
Services are planned for July 30th at St. Victoria Catholic Church in Victoria, Minnesota. 
Interment will be July 31st at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. 
For those wishing to send a personal note, whitepages lists the family residence as
6320 Maple Ridge Lane, Excelsior MN 55331-9645.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Obituary...................Fellinger, William  

Loving husband and friend, William “Billy” Fellinger, 79, passed away at his wife’s side on July 21st at his home in Excelsior, Minnesota.  A decorated Navy pilot and retired Northwest Airlines 747 captain, Billy’s passion for flying was only surpassed by his devotion to Sammy, his wife of 35 years, and his beloved black Labrador retrievers, Carbon and Ember.  A humble, brave and capable leader and patriot, Billy received letters of commendation for services rendered during the Cuban Missile Crisis and for quarantine of Cuba. Also, during his airline career, he flew Civilian Reserve Airlift Flights, carrying troupes and equipment to Saudi Arabia for the military during Desert Shield/Desert Storm in the early 90’s.  Billy retired from Northwest Airlines after 38 years of service and then flew a corporate Beechjet for Ryan Construction. He continued to fly privately, enjoying the regular flights in his Bonanza airplane to Phoenix where he and Sammy spent time in the winter months.   An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed the company of his father and many friends in pursuit of his love for golfing, hunting and fishing.  Billy was preceded in death by his parents, Gayle and William Fellinger of St. Paul, Minnesota.  He is survived by his loving wife Sammy Fellinger and sisters Gayle Diehl and Joellen Jones.  Funeral Services: We will honor Billy on MONDAY, JULY 30th at ST. VICTORIA CATHOLIC CHURCH, 8228 Victoria Dr., Victoria, Minnesota with a Visitation at 4:00PM and a Celebration of Life Mass at 5:00PM with dinner to follow. In lieu of flowers, Sammy asks that memorials are preferred to your local animal shelter in William Fellinger’s name. Interment will be held on Tuesday, July 31st at 10:30AM at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. 

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

NWA Capt. Gary Ray Hutteball

Military veteran, NWA Capt. Gary R. Hutteball
July 3, 1944 ~ June 21, 2018
Word has reached our group with the passing of RNPA member retired Northwest pilot Captain Gary Ray Hutteball, age 73.  Captain Hutteball joined Northwest Airlines 03-03-1969.  He is survived by his wife Donna, children and grandchildren, plus many other dear friends and family members.  Captain Hutteball’s obituary may be viewed online at
Services are planned for Aug. 1st at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City, NV 89005. 
For those wishing to send a personal note, whitepages lists the family residence as
7644 Spanish Bay Drive, Las Vegas NV 89113-1310.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Obituary.....................Gary Ray Hutteball    
Gary, a beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away on Thursday June 21st due to health complications. How do you write an obituary about someone who was such an original? There was no one like Gary, and to try to honor his life through words can be overwhelming, but we will try. Gary Ray Hutteball was born on July 3, 1944 in Pasco, WA to two loving parents, Yvonne Hutteball (Davis) and Douglas Hutteball. They lived in Pasco while Gary was a young boy, and later moved to Kennewick, just across the Columbia River. As a young child, Gary loved to play with his cocker spaniel, Ippi. He loved to dress up like a cowboy and have adventures throughout the neighborhood. Gary attended Westgate Elementary in Kennewick, WA and worked to do his best in school, if he didn’t he knew his mom would have something to say about that. Gary learned quickly the value of hard work from his father, Doug. When only 10 he was put in charge of digging out a basement for their home, by hand. His dad would mark off a section of ground and Gary was to dig it out by the time his dad got home from work. Day after day he worked on that basement until it was done. He knew that work had to come first, then, he could play. He also learned how to finish something you start and to do your best. Around this same time, a cute little sister, Susan, was born into the Hutteball family. Even though there was a large age gap between them, Gary quickly became protective of his little sister and tried to always make sure she knew how much he loved her. He gave Sue advice when kids would bully her from school and made sure she knew she always had him as a friend. As Gary grew it became apparent that sports would play a large role in his life. He attended Park Junior High as a young teenager. He loved baseball and football. At 13 he was able to be the bat boy for the Tri-City Brave’s. His mother, Yvonne, kept books for the team as their manager and this allowed Gary to spend countless hours playing baseball with the big guys. He quickly learned the game and loved pitching as a south paw for Kennewick High School as he got older. As much as he loved baseball, football was his number one sport.
As Dad headed into high school at Kennewick High, he and his best friend, San Francisco, knew great things lay ahead for them with football. Gary and San loved the game and challenging each other on the field, trying to beat each other in different workouts and competing with each other off the field in the classroom trying to see who could get the higher grade point average. Gary played quarterback and San was a linebacker, kicker and tailback. This opened doors for them as they graduated and headed off to Central Washington University together.
Gary played football for CWU for a year before realizing that he wanted to pursue other dreams. While figuring out his future he attended Columbia Basin College in Pasco and played football for them for two years. He had heard about a flight program through the Marines and the dream of flying began. Gary joined the Marines in 1965 and became part of MARCAD program and headed off to Pensacola, Florida for training. After one year, he came back to Kennewick and married his high school sweet heart Rebecca Jacka in 1966. Gary graduated from the MARCAD program and headed to Meridian, Mississippi for fighter jet training and then on to Kingville, Texas where he received his wings and 2st Lieutenant commission. He was stationed in El Toro, California flying the F-8 Crusader. In 1967, Dad was part of the Marine Corps Squadron VMF 334 assigned to Vietnam where he served an 18 month tour in service to his country. After several months stationed on the USS Coral Sea he was given a position as a FAC (Forward Air Controller) flying 0-1 Birddogs from Marble Mountain Marine base in South Vietnam. Dad was witness to some of the bloodiest battles during the war, including the Tet offensive, Con Thien and Khe Sahn. While in Vietnam, Gary lost his best friend, San Francisco, who had been serving in the Air Force. San’s plane was shot down over North Vietnam and is still MIA. Dad talked fondly of San through the years and we loved hearing stories of him and his best friend, it was evident he missed him greatly. After Gary returned from Vietnam he began his career as a pilot for Northwest Airlines in 1969. During this time Gary’s son, Curt was born, a few years later his daughter, Emily, was born in 1972. He loved being a father and tried hard to spend quality time with his kids while at home between trips. During his first few years at Northwest there were a couple of furloughs from Northwest and he and his friend Lynn Hoyem, a fellow pilot, spent time as gandy dancers on the railroad to make money. Gary always found work to help provide for his family during hard times and worked as an iron worker with his dad, Doug, when necessary. Once the furloughs were over, Gary went back to work for Northwest Airlines. He flew as a second officer on the Boeing 707, 720 and all three positions on the 727 (his favorite). He finally retired as Captain on the 747 which he said was fun to fly and a very forgiving airplane. Gary and Rebecca divorced in 1995. Gary got remarried to Donna Jean Johnson in 1996 and moved to Las Vegas where he finished out his career at Northwest. Gary retired from Northwest Airlines in 2001 after 32 years of flying. Although this gives you a snapshot of Gary’s life and a timeline of events and accomplishments throughout his time here on earth, it doesn’t convey to you his personality. Gary was so many things, most days you would see him with a book in one hand and a cigarette in the other. He was an avid reader, mostly to pass the time in airports while waiting for trips, sometimes to pass the time while flying over the ocean. Other days you might see him with a cup of coffee and a fried egg sandwich, one of his favorite things. Early mornings were spent going pheasant hunting with snow on the ground, or on the golf course, trying to improve his game. The other love he had was poker, which he shared with his dad, Doug. Gary was so proud of his dad and looked up to him in many ways, being able to spend time with him around a poker table or out on the golf course was precious time spent. Gary may have seemed intimidating to some when you first met him, but once you got to know him, you quickly realized what a great sense of humor he had. He loved to tease and we quickly learned how to laugh at ourselves. He was the greatest story teller, he made you feel like you were there with him as he told us of flying all around the world and it was humbling to listen to him talk about the moments he was on the ground in Vietnam and the experiences he had. He taught us to be grateful for those who have served our country, and to be grateful for the freedom we enjoy. Gary loved country music, one of his favorite songs, “The Gambler”, could be found being played on an 8 track tape in our old blue Oldsmobile, as well as in his car today. He was who he was without any apologies, you either loved him or not, he expected you to be the same with him, just be you and don’t apologize for it. He loved to drive his 1972 Chevy pick-up truck that had belonged to his dad. Gary would roll the windows down, turn up the country music, sing along and always point out how cool the air was whenever we drove by the orchards. He was not one to talk about his feelings much, not many Marines do, but he always made sure his family and loved ones knew how much he loved them. We sure loved you, Gary. You will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Your legacy will live on in each of us, and we know we will see you again one day, until then, “Watch your six.”
Gary is preceded in death by his mother, Yvonne Hutteball (Davis), and father, Douglas Hutteball. He is survived by his wife, Donna Hutteball (Johnson), sister and brother-in-law, Susan Benson (Hutteball) and Randy Benson, son and daughter-in-law, Curt Hutteball and Suzy Seely , daughter and son-in-law, Emily Allen(Hutteball) and Ken Allen, and their mother, Rebecca Burgess(Jacka). Grandchildren: Sarah Garcia (Allen) and Daniel Garcia, Adam Allen, Jake Allen, Ellie Allen, Grant Hutteball, Jordan Romero, and Lindee Allen. Nieces and nephews: Marisa and Eric Bills, Suni and Mike Mason, Doug and Lindsay Benson, Janetha and Marshall Gallegos, along with numerous cousins and extended family. Memorial service will be held: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 10:00 a.m. Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive Boulder City, NV 89005
In lieu of flowers, Gary was adamant about helping the children; so, please donate to St. Jude’s Hospital or Shriners Hospital, thank you.
From: RNPA News Sent: Friday, June 22, 2018 3:00 PM  Subject: RNPA News: Gary Hutterball Has Flown West.

With great regret I must inform you that our colleague Gary Hutterball has flown west. Gary passed away yesterday, June 21st, of an apparent cardiac arrest in Las Vegas, NV with his wife, Donna, by his side. 
Gary Hutterball flew fighters in the USMC and served as an air/ground FAC on the ground in Viet Nam. He was approaching his 74th birthday next month and was hired by NWA on March 03, 1969. Gary retired from NWA in July of 2004.
Arrangements are pending at this time and more information will follow as it becomes available.

SO/RC/NWA Capt. William Curtis Lucas Jr.

Military veteran, SO/RC/NWA Capt. William ‘Bill’ Curtis Lucas, Jr.
December 31, 1933 ~ June 30, 2018
Notification with the passing of retired Southern/Northwest Airlines pilot Captain Bill Lucas, age 84.  Please see information and obituary below....services for Captain Lucas were held in Georgia.  Captain Lucas is survived by his wife Sylvia, his son and grandsons. 
For those wishing to send a personal note, whitepages lists the family residence at:
4460 Celebration Blvd Apt 2304
Acworth GA 30101-1139.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
William Curtis Lucas, Jr., passed away on June 30, 2018, at the age of 84 years 6 months, after an eight year battle with Vascular Dementia.
William (Bill) was born December 31, 1933 in Calera, Alabama, living there until graduating from Calera High School in 1952.
He began his first job in Calera, when he was only nine years old, delivering newspapers riding his bicycle as transportation. He later went on to delivering Western Union Telegrams in Birmingham, Alabama.
Upon graduation from high school, William attended Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, before joining the United States Navy in January 1955 completing the Aviation Cadet Training Program at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, then earning the Navy "Wings of Gold" at the Naval Air Station in Hutchinson, Kansas on July 31, 1956.
He married Sylvia Calfee Lucas of Birmingham, Alabama on August 10, 1956, and they began life together in Jacksonville, Florida where Bill was assigned to squadron VP-18, flying P2V's an anti-submarine aircraft. He served four years active duty, and then remained in the Navy Reserves flying many other Navy aircraft before retiring in January 1977 as a Commander.
During the time he served as a pilot in the United States Navy Reserves, he also worked as an airline pilot. His airline career began in June 1959, when he went to work for Southern Airways, in Atlanta, Georgia flying the DC-3 but later spent most of his time flying the DC-9. Due to several mergers, after flying for over 33 years with the airlines, he retired as a Northwest Airlines Pilot in 1993.
His parents, William Curtis Lucas and Mamie Inez Dykes Lucas of Calera, Alabama, one brother Otis Earl Lucas of Richmond, Virginia, and sister, Ila Lucas Carter, of Birmingham, Alabama all preceded him in death.
William is survived by his wife Sylvia, son, William (Bill) Curtis Lucas, III (Stacey) grandsons, William and Logan Lucas all of Acworth, Georgia, a niece Kay Carter Caldwell of Birmingham, Alabama, nephew Chuck Carter of Grand Bay, Alabama, and a niece Mary K. Lucas Drew, of Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Bill was very proud of his son, Bill III, who followed in his footsteps, becoming a pilot at an early age, now an airline pilot with JetBlue.
Bill and Sylvia loved to travel and made several trips to Europe and Hawaii, as well as snow skiing in Colorado, snowmobiling in Yellowstone National Park, and horseback riding in Wyoming, before he retired. Upon retiring they continued to travel going on several cruises either to Alaska or the Caribbean, but Bill mainly enjoyed camping in his Bigfoot truck/camper and driving his Duramax Dually trucks, vacationing in all of the Western States many times, especially in Wyoming, Bill's favorite.
They moved from Fort Walton Beach, Florida where they had lived for forty-seven years, to Acworth, Georgia in August 2017 to be near their son and his family. They were long time members of First Baptist Church.  
Bill's favorite Bible verse was Isaiah 40:31.
"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with
wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."
Georgia Funeral Care, 4671 S. Main Street, Acworth, GA 30101 is in charge of arrangements, with burial at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Georgia National Cemetery, in Canton, Georgia.
In lieu of flowers a donation may be made in Bill's honor to the Navy Museum in Pensacola, Florida,
1750 Radford Blvd. Suite B, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida 32508 ( www.navalaviationfoundation.org ) or Alzheimer's Association ( www.alz.org ).
                                                CDR US NAVY VIETNAM 

RW/NWA Capt. Scott LaMarr Agenbroad

RW/NWA Capt. Scott LaMarr Agenbroad
March 19, 1951 ~ June 22, 2018

News has reached us with the passing of retired Hughes Air West/Northwest pilot Captain Scott LaMarr Agenbroad, age 67.  Please see obituary and information below.  Scott’s obituary may still be viewed online at
If more is learned we will then pass that information along.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
Obituary.......Scott L. Agenbroad.....   3/19/1951-6/22/2018
Scott Lamarr Agenbroad passed away at his home in Wasilla, Alaska at the age of 67. He was born in Nampa, Idaho to Clifford and Barbara Agenbroad. Scott graduated from Washington State University, served as a C-141 pilot in the Air Force and then became a commercial airline pilot. He enjoyed his Alaskan way of life, hunting and fishing with friends. Scott is survived by his mother Barbara Borders, his brother Brad, sister Dana and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Lt. Col. Clifford James Agenbroad and his older brother Chris. Scott was buried beside his father at Kohlerlawn Cemetery in Nampa.
.Published in Idaho Statesman on July 14, 2018

Note.... more life story information available at this site:   
or  http://lazcrzdaz.me/category/alaska-2008/page/3/   blog is dated 2008  
judee says plz put out that Scott Agenbroad has passed away from a heart attack and funeral arrangements are pending. No further information is available.  Thx
I have been informed that Captain Scott Agenbroad has Flown West,
more information as received.
(I remember Scott as having a brown flight bag with a bronze duck head on it.  Over the years and mergers we went from black to brown and back, depending on the current administrations vision.  Scott was admonished for his brown bag as the bag de jour was black.  He took care of that problem by putting his overnight necessities in his brown flight bag and his manuals etc. in a black suitcase...problem solved...rd)

From: RNPA News   Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2018 9:23 AM
Subject: RNPA News: Scott Agenbroad Has Flown West.

I was just informed that one of our retired NWA pilot, Scott Agenbroad passed away this month at his home in Wasilla, Alaska. Scott was born March 1951, graduated from Washington State University in 1973, entered the Air Force March 1974, flew C141 at McGuire AFB and McCord AFB, Hired at Hughes Air West on July, 1978.Flew for Republic and Northwest Airlines. Let me know if you need any more info. Thanks, Tony Polgar

Monday, July 23, 2018

DL Capt. Chester 'Chet' Martindale

DL Capt. Chester ‘Chet’ Martindale
October 3, 1947 ~ July 22, 2018
Update with obituary information for Lt. Col. USAF retired DL pilot Captain Chet Martindale...............condolences and memories may be shared online at
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN  
Lieutenant Colonel (USAF Ret) Chester (Chet) Martindale was born in Walnut, Mississippi on October 3rd, 1947. As the son of a Ford Motor Company factory worker he came to love "all things fast" at a very early age. Chet, lifelong friend Fred Prescott and others were constantly building and racing go carts, cars, and motorcycles throughout his youth. Chet graduated from Coffee High School, Florence, Alabama in 1965. At Auburn University he joined the ROTC and was Treasurer and President of his fraternity Chi Phi. Chet earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1969. Upon graduation from Auburn, Chet followed his love of speed into the Air Force where he had a twenty-year career in fighter aircraft both as a navigator and a fighter pilot. At 24 years of age, as a young lieutenant, Chet flew over 300 combat missions during two tours in Southeast Asia, including more than 50 missions over North Vietnam. Chet firmly believed that his almost two years in Southeast Asia were a pivotal time in his life. As Oliver Wendell Holmes, the famous Supreme Court Justice and Civil War veteran once said, Chet's "heart was touched with fire" by his combat experience and he learned that "life is a profound and passionate thing." Chet was awarded four Distinguished Flying Crosses and twenty four Air Medals for heroism and gallantry. After his tours, Chet returned to the States where he was selected to be in the initial cadre of pilots to qualify in the F-16. He served in multiple positions in leadership and training in the "Viper" and was greatly involved with the operational testing of the aircraft as it entered Air Force service in the early 1980s. It was during his training in the F-16 at Hill Air Force Base in Utah, that Chet met the love of his life, Lynda. They married in 1981. After his retirement in 1990, Chet began his second career flying 16 years for Delta Air Lines, where he excelled qualifying in six different aircraft, and retiring as a Line Check Captain in 2005. In retirement, Chet once again pursued his love of speed as he and Lynda spent most of their free time "alone together" riding their Harley Davidson motorcycles traveling the country. A natural leader, Chet was currently serving as the Director of the Great South Hog Chapter #2505 of Newnan, GA and was the former President of The Breakers condominium association in Ft Walton Beach, Fl. Chet is survived by his wife, Lynda, daughter Lailah Z. Bengelloun-Zahr, son Chad M. Crowley, grandson Gavin A. Crowley and brother Charles Martindale.
Condolences can be expressed online at www.mckoon.com  
McKoon Funeral Home & Crematory (770) 253-4580

DL Capt. Chester ‘Chet’ Martindale
October 3, 1947 ~ July 22, 2018
News has reached our group with the passing of retired Delta Air Lines pilot Captain Chester Curtis Martindale, age 70.  Captain Martindale joined Delta 03-12-1990 and was based 030/ATL at time of his retirement.  He is survived by his wife Lynda. 
Arrangements are pending and will be advised when known. 
For those wishing to send a personal note, whitepages lists the family residence as
145 Golfview Club Drive, Newnan GA 30263-3356.
Should more information be received we will be sure to pass it along.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN  

Thursday, July 19, 2018

DL Capt. David Allan Brown

USAF veteran, DL Capt. David Allan Brown
September 24, 1938 ~ July 14, 2018 
News has reached our group with the passing of Delta Golden Wings member retired Delta pilot Captain David Allan Brown, age 79.  Captain Brown joined Delta Air Lines 05-03-1965 and retired October 1996, based 030/DFW as Line Ck. Airman.  He is survived by his wife Heidi, his children and grandchildren, plus many other friends and aviation colleagues.
Memorial services will be held July 28th at South Garland Baptist Church in Garland, Texas.  
For those wishing to send a personal note, whitepages lists the family residence as  
1709 Surrey Ct., Garland TX 75043-1356.
Should more news be received we will be sure to pass it along.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 

Obituary....................................Captain David Allan Brown, age 79, loving husband, father, and Pops was born on September 24, 1938, in Washington, DC and passed away on July 14, 2018, in Dallas, Texas.
Dave developed a love of flying at an early age.  After graduating from high school he entered the Air Force where he served for 3 years. He was hired by Delta Airlines on May 3, 1965. He retired as a Captain after 31 years. Throughout his time flying, David served in many different roles including Flight Instructor and Line Check Airman. His favorite times were when he was flying an airplane.
Dave met his wife, Heidi in Ann Arbor, Michigan and they were married in April of 1985.  They moved to Dallas, Texas and raised their family there. Dave was a proud member of Birds of a Feather and a mentor to many. He spent his last years serving different organizations that give back to the community.   
Dave touched many lives as a devoted family man and a loyal friend. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.  Dave is survived by his wife, Heidi; son Kenny and his wife Kathy, their son Kade; son Tim; daughter Liz and her husband Vivek and their son, Micah; daughter Katie and her husband Alan and their two children, Piper and Jude.
His memorial service will be held July 28th, 2:00 p.m. at South Garland Baptist Church in Garland, TX.1330 E. Centerville Rd.Garland TX 7504. Memorials made in Dave’s honor may be sent to The 24 Hour Club of Dallas- 4636 Ross Avenue Dallas TX 75204 - https://www.dallas24hourclub.org

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Subject: David A. Brown

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

DL Capt. Jimmy Dean 'JD' Johnson

DL Capt. Jimmy Dean 'JD' Johnson
May 24, 1940 ~ April 29, 2018
Notification with the passing of retired Delta pilot Captain Jimmy Dean Johnson, age 77.  Captain Johnson joined Delta Air Lines 08-03-1964 and retired February 1997, based Houston then 031/ATL at the time of his retirement.  He is survived by his wife Suzanne, their children and grandchildren.  To view the obituary online please visit
As noted in obituary below, the family may be contacted by email at  redsboys@yahoo.com 
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
Obituary.............JIMMY DEAN JOHNSON "J.D." 1940-2018

Jimmy was born to the late Florence and John Johnson on May 24, 1940 in Ontario, Oregon. Jimmy had a life long love of flying. In his younger years he worked for Barstow Aviation as a flight instructor. In 1964 he began his career as a Pilot with Delta Airlines, expanding to International flights before retiring in 1997. In 1988 he graduated from South Texas College of Law, specializing as a trial lawyer in class action suits and retiring in 2015. He was producer and co-owner with his brother of Sound Masters Recording Studio originally Nashville Sound studio in Houston, TX for many years. Jimmy is preceded in death by Ricky Dean Johnson, Lola Johnson Mason, Dorothy Johnson and Johnny Johnson. Survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Suzanne. His children, Debra Bruce, Marissa (Thomas) Hubbell and Blake (Katie) Johnson along with his brother Joel (Beth) Johnson and five grandsons. Jimmy was lovingly known as "Pops" to his family and friends. Pops had not only love of flying and law but he enjoyed cooking for his family and working on motorcycles and cars. Pops didn't cook just for the sake of carrying on the tradition, but rather it was for another moment with someone. He knew the value of a meal, a creative expression of tastes and flavors and moments spent with loved ones that we can now carry with us. He was focused on the "now". It can be comfortable to take a back seat to the universe and digest each moment by its core emotion, but he taught us to live for the "now", take it for what it truly is. Pops gained his final wings on April 29, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He is still within all of us and we will carry a piece of him with us during our journey. We have the chance to carry on the memories, heartache, creativity, intelligence, diligence and the spirit of Pop through our days. As we close this chapter of life, we would like to think we will continue on our journey with him as our co-pilot. If you would like to contact the family for celebration of life information or updates, please email redsboys@yahoo.com