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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

GAYLE SKAGGS, wife of DL Capt. Wayne Skaggs


~ IN MEMORY ~
GAYLE SKAGGS, wife of DL Capt. Wayne Skaggs
January 2, 1941 – March 29, 2020

Word has reached us with the passing of Gayle Skaggs, wife of Delta Golden Wings member retired Delta Air Lines pilot Capt. Wayne Skaggs.  Gayle is survived by her husband Wayne and their children. 
Arrangements have been entrusted to Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana, Texas. 
A brief notice of death has been posted online by the funeral home at
For those wishing to send a personal note to the family, that mailing address is
171 Bull Run Drive, Streetman, TX 75859.  Captain Skaggs may also be reached by email at wskaggs@valornet.com   
A Celebration of Life event for Gayle will be held at a later date.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN 

WA/DL CAPT. ARTHUR ROBERT TURNIER


~ IN MEMORY ~
USAF veteran, WA/DL CAPT. ARTHUR ROBERT TURNIER
April 13, 1940 ~ February 22, 2020

We have just learned of the passing of retired Western/Delta pilot Captain Art Turnier, age 79.  Born in New York state, a military veteran, Captain Turnier joined Western Airlines 11-25-1968.  He retired with Delta Air Lines in 2000, based SLC/030.  To date I’ve not been able to locate an online full obituary but for those wishing to contact the family, whitepages lists their most recent address as
1024 Bay Harbor Dr.,  Englewood, FL 34224.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN 

Gravesite location:  https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/sarasota.asp  or 
TURNIER, ARTHUR ROBERT 
CAPT   US AIR FORCE
VIETNAM
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/13/1940
DATE OF DEATH: 02/22/2020
BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 2
SARASOTA NATIONAL CEMETERY
9810 STATE ROAD 72 SARASOTA, FL 34241
(877) 861-9840
Interment 2/27/2020

Monday, March 30, 2020

SA/AJM/NAL/PAA/DAL Captain Charlie Clements


….received from the National Airlines Buccaneers site, the passing of Capt. Charles Winslow Clements, age 70.
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-IN MEMORY-
SA/AJM/NAL/PAA/DAL Captain Charlie Clements
DOB June 14, 1949      DOH March 5, 1973      DOD March 27, 2020


The following obituary was written by Charlie's good friend Captain Tom Sheehan, USA retired. It was edited and provided to us by our own Captain Hart Kelley, along with the photo of Chas and Perdita. Below the photo is a great link to a YouTube filmed and generously provided to us by another of our own, Captain Dave Dollarhide.
Our heartfelt thanks go to these gentlemen.

Everyone that met Chas knew he was special. He did it all. To say he cut a wide swath would be an understatement. May your final flight west be fair and free from turbulence, my friend.

Capt. Charles W. Clements, Jr., 70 of St. Augustine FL flew West on Friday, March 27, 2020. He was born in Miami Florida on June 14, 1949, Flag Day,  and lived there most of his life. Charlie attended Coral Gables High School and excelled in all sports and was on the All-City football team in 1967. Charlie’s early years were spent on boats and seaplanes with his family in the Florida Keys. He attended Rutgers University on a football scholarship and later graduated from Florida State.  Charlie learned to fly at an early age with his mentor father,  an Eastern Airline Pilot's, approval.  By the time Charlie got out of high school he had earned a commercial pilots license as well as a flight instructor license.  While at FSU he got a job at Seminole Flying Service instructing US Air Force and US Army ROTC cadets, as well as flying charters in the southeast.  After graduating, Charlie was able to pass the coveted Airline Transport Pilot flight test, but it was not issued to him because he was not old enough.  On his 23rd birthday it was issued to him. After that his career took off.

Charlie was the youngest pilot to be hired at Southern Airways in 1971. After a year flying the Martin 404, the lure of the Florida Keys, seaplanes, and boats brought him back to Miami with a new First Officer position on the B727 with
National Airlines.  His career continued on with mergers and furloughs to include PanAm and Delta Airlines as well as Air Jamaica. During a lengthly furlough, he started his own freight only airline utilizing DC8's and B727's, flying worldwide. During the Iran contra affair, Charlie flew a Red Cross 727 into Nicaragua with humanitarian supplies.  His plane was the only one allowed in and not shot at.  This is pre satellite news days, so a CNN crew was desperate to get film out.  Charley said $3000 cash in Miami for delivery.  When they got to Miami CNN was there with a check.  Charley said no deal and flew the film back to Nicaragua the next day where the news crew was there with another film can. They got the message.  Miami CNN had cash every day after that. Later, he said “pilots don’t often get a chance to take advantage of the situation." He split the CNN money equally with his crew after 2 weeks of lucrative flying!  
One of his greatest joys was flying his 1941 PBY5A SuperCat WW2 bomber and DC3 to many airshows on the East Coast with an entourage of many friends. While test flying a bargain engine on his Super DC3, the engine failed resulting in a single engine landing.  After stopping on the runway the copilot asked, “what now, Charlie?”  Charlie said, “Lets get a beer!" That was vintage Charlie!  Charlie was a member of many aviation organizations, including the Quiet Birdmen, the Seaplane Pilots Association, and the Air Line Pilots Association.  Charlie accumulated more licenses along the way with different flying opportunities.  His pilot license reads like an Ernie Gann adventure novel. He was rated as Captain on Airbus A300, A310, Boeing B707, B720, B727, B737, B757, B767, B777, Douglas DC3S, DC8, DC10, Cessna CE525, Grumman G73 Widgeon, G111 Goose, Consoladated PBY5A Super Catalina seaplanes . When Charlie wasn’t flying, he spent a lot of time on boats.  As a youth he waterskiid, fished and scuba dived in the Keys. He owned a few boats along the way, the last being a 52’ wooden Grady White named “Poisiden”  He took it out often and especially the Columbus Day Regatta in Biscayne Bay. On one occasion, he took Poisiden to Central America for a season of fishing.  The weather was so bad on the trip he contacted a PanAm flight on a HF radio to get the best route to avoid the weather.  Sadly, Hurricane Andrew sunk the Poisiden in her slip never to sail again.

Charlie met Perdita Dobinchick, the love of his life, while flying for PanAm. Perdita was a Flight Attendant. They were married in 2001 in Key West. Charlie was now 52 and this marriage thing was all new to him. Perdita was just the ticket with whom to share his wonderful life.  They traveled the world together on the sea and in the air.  They had a wonderful, exciting life together. They eventually moved to Palatka, Fl and then on to St. Augustine.  Sadly, Perdita passed away December 30, 2019.  Charlie was struck with Alzheimers  in 2011 and was well taken care of by Perdita until she passed.

He was predeceased by his wife, Perdita and his parents, Charles W. Clements, Sr. and Frances Bennett Clements. .

Charlie was a “a pilot’s pilot”, always selfless, always a friend, always there to help and encourage. His journey here has ended, but a new journey is just beginning. He and Perdita are together forever. He will be missed by many. Charlie’s final resting place will be in the Florida Keys in the Fall.  There won’t be another “Charlie” to come this way again.

Dave's PBY fly by video.  

NWA pilot Peter N. Maxwell


~ IN MEMORY ~
USN ret., NWA pilot Peter N. Maxwell                          
DECEMBER 6, 1945 – MARCH 26, 2020


Notification with the passing of retired Northwest pilot Peter Nunnally Maxwell, age 74.  Pete joined Northwest Airlines 04-28-1989.  He is survived by his wife Katy plus their children and many other close family members.
To view the obituary online please visit www.nelsenwilliamsburg.com  or go to
Per whitepages listing, the family’s residence is listed as
309 Frances Thacker,  Williamsburg, VA 23185.
Obituary information below notes that a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN

Obituary……………… Peter N. Maxwell; USN Ret.; 74;
passed away on March 26; 2020. He was born in Hanna; Wyoming and had been a resident of Williamsburg for the past 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; the Reverend A.L. Maxwell and Helen G. Maxwell. Pete grew up in Western North Carolina and was a member of the Sylva Little League team that competed in the 1961 World Series. After graduating from UNCW; he began Officer Candidate School in Pensacola; Florida. He received his “wings” in 1968 and spent over 20 years serving his country. He was awarded many service commendations; including a Meritorious Service Medal and Vietnam Service Medal. Upon his retirement from the Navy in 1989; he was a pilot with Northwest Airlines for 17 years.

Pete is survived by his loving wife Katy; daughters; Kelly Armbruster (Will); Kimberly Gould (Ben); and Christy Budnick (Todd); brothers; David (Ellen) and Jon (Caroline); karin M <sister-two@hotmail.com>; Susan Shope; and three grandchildren. One of Pete’s cherished roles was making memories as “G-Daddy.” Our family would like to thank all of Pete’s family; friends; and medical professionals for their comfort; care; and support. We want to especially thank Lasvill “Len” Woolcock; Medi Hospice; Edgeworth Park and White Oaks. Their loving care enriched the quality of his journey.

In compliance with CDC recommendations; a Celebration of Life and internment will be held at a later date. Internment with full military honors will be held at the Alfred G. Horton; Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers; the family requests donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project; a charity especially dear to Pete. You fought with all you had “Big-Daddy” and it was amazing to witness your courage. Now use those Navy wings to fly high; rest easy; and know you are greatly loved. Online condolences may be shared at www.nelsenwilliamsburg.com

Sunday, March 29, 2020

DL Capt. Kenson Reeves Vance Jr.

Update:                                         Graveside Service on 
Wednesday
April 1st at 10am in
Alvord TX
Alvord Cemetery is located on the north side of town. Start out of town on Fm Rd 1655 and turn left just past the water tower onto W. Woody or W. Greenwood Street. Both streets run into the cemetery. the picture above is the South Gate at Woody street. Below is a picture of the Middle Gate at Greenwood Street.
Roger/DFW Bum Group
~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, DL Capt. Kenson Reeves Vance Jr.
August 16, 1938 ~ March 27, 2020


Word has reached our group with the passing of retired Delta pilot Captain Kenson Reeves Vance Jr., age 81.  Captain Vance joined Delta Air Lines 01-06-1969 and retired with Delta in August 1997, based 031/ATL.  Sadly Captain Vance was widowed just last June of 2019.  Friends write:  “…Kenson Vance passed away on March 27. He had been in a rehab facility since suffering a stroke several months ago….”.  Arrangements are not yet known nor is an online obituary available…..as more is learned we can pass along those updates. 
For those wishing to send a personal note, whitepages lists the family’s most recent address as
8317 Forest Glenn,  North Richland Hills, TX 76182.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN 

Bio from genealogy site:  KENSON REEVES VANCE II
KENSON REEVES JR. was born August 16, 1938 in Griffin, Georgia. He married WANDA NELL HEARD December 08, 1961 in Henrietta, Texas. She was born August 26, 1938 in Pampa, Texas.
Notes for KENSON REEVES VANCE, JR.:
Graduated from Auburn University with BAA [ BS ] in 1960.    
Air Force from July 1960-Nov 1968
Served as Air Transportation Officer at Charleston AFB, 1960-1962    
Pilot school, Webb AFB, 1962-1964
Air Evac Pilot at McGuire AFB, 1964-1965    
Rescue Pilot at Tachikawa AB, 1965-9168
Delta Airlines Pilot, 1969-1997   28 1/2 years
Assistant Chief Pilot-DFW 1987-1991
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Wanda Nell Vance
 August 27, 1938 - June 26, 2019 (80 years old)
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~IN MEMORY ~
Retired Captain
Kenson Reeves Vance Jr.
August 16, 1938 ~ March 27, 2020

Kenson Reeves Vance Jr. NORTH RICHLAND HILLS--Kenson Reeves Vance Jr., 81, of North Richland Hills went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 27, 2020. BURIAL: 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in the Alvord Cemetery. Memorial: will be planned at a later date. Pallbearers: Kenson Vance IV, Jacob Mueller, Frank Mueller, Brady Wood and Bill Buckmeyer. Kenson was born Aug. 16, 1938, to Kenson and Louise Vance of Perry, Ga. He married Wanda Neil Heard Dec. 8, 1961. Kenson attended Auburn University and graduated in 1960. He then flew C130s in the United States Air Force and remained in the Air Reserves until July of 1984. He fulfilled his dream of becoming a pilot for Delta Airlines in 1969 and retired from Delta in August 1997. Kenson was an amazing father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend. His humor and kindness will be missed by all who had the joy of knowing him. Kenson was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Neil Vance of North Richland Hills, Texas; parents, Kenson and Louise Vance of Perry, Ga.; and granddaughter, Katie Lynn Vance of Alvord. SURVIVORS: Sister, Jean Vance; brother, Michael Vance and wife, Connie Vance; brother, Don Vance; daughter, Jana Vance Mueller and husband, Frank Mueller; son, Kenson Vance III and wife, Brenda Vance; grandchildren, Jacob Mueller, Kenson Vance IV and Bria Mueller; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. LUCAS FUNERAL HOME Keller, 817-753-6800 View and sign guestbook at www.star-telegram.com/obituaries 

Friday, March 27, 2020

PAA/DL Capt. Charles Chauncey Spencer


~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, PAA/DL Capt. Charles Chauncey Spencer
November 4, 1937 ~ March 16, 2020

Our website has received this notice with the passing of retired Pan Am/Delta pilot Capt. Charles Chauncey Spencer, age 82.  Captain Spencer joined Pan American 11-02-1964 and retired with Delta Air Lines, based NYC/031.  He is survived by his wife Joanne. 
Captain Spencer’s good friend and contact Capt. Watkins writes:  “Chuck died March 16th in Tucson after a long illness. He was cremated and his ashes will be spread at his CT home later. We were roommates in Navy Preflight Class 41-59. He flew AD's in VA-215 off the Hancock in Vietnam. He and his father flew many years with PAA and Chuck came over to DAL with the merger. Thanks, Paul Watkins, Capt. retired DAL 030/ATL.”     w4fdk73@gmail.com   (706) 878-1057
As more information is received we will pass it along. 
For those wishing to send a personal note, cards may be addressed to Joanne Spencer at
7043 Malvern Pl.,  Tucson, AZ  85710.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN

Thursday, March 26, 2020

NC/NWA/DL Capt. Daniel Sinner


~ IN MEMORY ~
NC/NWA/DL Capt. Daniel Sinner
October 21, 1951 ~ November 24, 2019


Notification with the passing of Northwest/Delta Air Lines pilot Captain Daniel Lee Sinner, age 68.
To view the obituary online you may visit this site at
Whitepages lists the family residence address as
5053 Wren Rd.,  Mound, MN 55364.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN 

Obituary……….Sinner, Daniel 68, Mound, MN passed away at his home on Sunday, November 24, 2019 from cancer in the arms of his loving wife. Dan was born on October 21, 1951 in Nebraska to Marvin and Marlene (Roth) Sinner. They eventually moved to Minnesota where they owned and operated the Surfside bar and grill in Mound, Minnesota. He attended school in Mound, graduating from Mound High School. Dan was employed by North Central Airlines on October 22, 1979. He retired on October 21, 2016 as a Delta Captain. Dan spent 38 years with the love of his life, Renee Haney. Dan loved spending time on the lake in his boat or on the jet ski. He had a passion for bike riding and staying fit. Dan's legacy is one of kindness and integrity. Dan had a beautiful smile that was contagious, along with a genuine caring and a kind heart that would always seek the best in others. Dan is survived by his loving wife: Renee; brother, Ron, nephew, Dany (Tonya) Sinner and Rocky and River; niece, Angie. He is preceded in death by his parents & sister Janet. A celebration of Life will be held on Dan's birthday October 21, 2020 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Prostate Cancer Foundation, 1250 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401. 1.800.757.CURE (2873)

NWA Richard R. Geyerman


~ IN MEMORY ~
NWA Capt. Richard R. Geyerman
April 13, 1939 - February 29, 2020


Notification with the passing of retired Northwest Airlines pilot Captain Richard Robert Geyerman, age 80.
Captain Geyerman’s obituary is available online at
My information is limited to Capt. Geyerman’s obituary….additional information is always appreciated.
Whitepages lists his most recent address as    20537 Juno Trl., Lakeville, MN 55044
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN 

Obituary………………                 Geyerman, Richard R. age 80
of Mpls, passed away February 29, 2020. Preceded in death by daughter, Mindy; and ex-wife, Tomilee Hughes. Survived by sons, Greg (Peggy) and Brandt (Jessica) Welborn; grandchildren, Ashmita, Thomas, William, Wilder and Timber; sister, Carol (Pat) Michael; & former wife, Mary Lindberg. Retired 33 year airline captain for Northwest Airlines. Memorials to the American Red Cross. Funeral service Friday, March 6, 1 PM with visitation 1 hour prior to service at: Washburn-McReavy.com Davies Chapel 612-377-2203 2301 Dupont Ave. S.

Donna Jean Vickers, widow of DL Capt. Donald Vickers


~ IN MEMORY ~
Donna Jean Vickers, widow of DL Capt. Donald Vickers
October 22, 1929 - March 16, 2020


News with the passing of Donna Jean Vickers has reached our group.  Donna was the widow of Delta Captain Donald Lee Vickers who passed in 2004.  Obituary information may be viewed online at
Donna had most recently resided at 5330 Mission Cir., Granbury, TX 76049.
She is survived by her children, her grand- and great grandchildren, plus many close friends and other family members as noted in obituary below.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN 

Obituary……………….
On Monday March 16, 2020 Donna Jean Himebaugh Vickers went to be in the arms of Jesus. Donna painted the world inside and out with her own shade of purple spunkiness.

She died in Granbury, Texas of complications of bronchitis. She was born in Wichita, Kansas on October 22, 1929. We will have her memorial in the summer (TBD).

During her 90 full years, Donna played and lived well as a daughter, wife, mother, sister, aunt, Nana, and good friend.

For 53 years, she was married to Donald Vickers before his death in 2004. She is survived by her brother Bill Himebaugh, and his son Jerry both of Wichita, Kansas; her four children: Deborah Callicoat and her husband Larry of Atoka, Oklahoma; Diana Vickers of Cleburne, Texas; Darla Boozer and her husband Garry of Granbury, Texas; Douglas Vickers and his wife Barbi of Granbury, Texas. Her 7 grandchildren: Angelique and Jon Champelli of Las Vegas, Nevada; Leah and Che Miller of Duncan, Oklahoma; Russell and Melanie Callicoat of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Ryan Boozer of Houston, Mason and Melissa Boozer of Houston, Texas, Lindsay Boozer of Granbury, Texas; and Dillon Vickers of Granbury, Texas. Her 7 great-grandchildren: Kira, Ava, Ruby, Colin, Landon, Brooklyn, Capri, Charli, Sophia, Trinity, Suriah, Joslyn, and Soph. Also, Her many good friends throughout Texas and the rest of the country. She is preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Aletha Himebaugh.

Throughout her life, Donna was very active in her childrens lives; she served as a homeroom mother and PTO president, and as a Girl Scott and Campfire Girl leader. She made countless dance and Halloween costumes. She was a member of Delta Wives, and served as the first president of the Pecan Plantation Ladies Club. She was an active member of The Red Hat Society, the Granbury Womens Club, the Granbury Opera Guild, and the De Cordova Womens Club. Donna traveled the world extensively, including all 50 states and 31 countries. She loved her God, her family and the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. She was an active member of the Acton United Methodist Church for 47 years. Her favorite Bible verse was Psalm 46:10, Be still and know that I am God.
She will be missed and forever remembered by everyone who knew her.
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Capt. Donald Lee Vickers joined Delta Air Lines 04-30-1956 and retired with Delta in 1989. based DFW.
Name: Donald L. Vickers
Date of Birth:          Friday  March  08, 1929
Date of Death:         Thursday  February  26, 2004
Age at Death:     74 years, 11 months, 18 days

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

DL Capt. John Charles Thomas


~ IN MEMORY ~
USAF veteran, DL Capt. John Charles Thomas
MAY 29, 1938 – MARCH 2, 2020


Word has reached our group with the passing of retired Delta pilot Captain John Charles Thomas, age 81.  Captain Thomas joined Delta Air Lines 08-15-1969 and retired with Delta in 1998, based 030/ATL.  He is survived by his wife Joanie and his daughters plus many other close family members.
To view the obituary online and share memories please visit
For those wishing to send a personal note, whitepages lists the family’s most recent address as
2607 Emory Lane,  Lake Worth, FL 33460.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN

Obituary…………….  John C. Thomas
John Charles Thomas of Lake Worth, Fl., formally of Chicago, Illinois passed away on March 2, 2020 at the age of 81.
He grew up in Chicago attended college and then pursued his passion for flying. He went with the U.S. Air Force flying for 10 years. His flying involved the T-33 (trainer), the Pentagon's EC-135 "Looking Glass" and airborne command plane and the KC-135 refueling.

John left the Air Force in June, 1969 and a few months later was hired by Delta Air Line as a pilot. While with Delta, he further pursued his aviation career. After flying many different aircraft and participated with the Air Lines Pilots Association, was trained on the L-1011, eventually made Captain and flew that position until he retired in 1998.

Though he loved boating, fishing and golf, his favorite was hunting with his great friends.

John is survived by his loving wife, Joan (Joanie) Feldkamp Thomas, his daughters Wendy and Kimberly, his sister Diane T. Gelatka, her husband Chuck, their daughter Christa G. Jenkins and her husband Tim and their children, Danna and Alec. He enjoyed time well spent with his Uncle Norman and Aunt Marie. He was born to the late Charles Oscar Thomas and Lavinnia Eleanor Thomas.

There will be no services at this time but a family gathering with John's family.



Monday, March 23, 2020

WA/DL Captain James Edward Williams


~ IN MEMORY ~
WA/DL Captain James Edward Williams
November 3, 1932 ~ February 24, 2020

Word has reached our group with the passing of retired Western/Delta pilot Captain Jim Williams, age 87.  From what I can determine, Jim was born/raised in Texas to parents Dossie and Addie Deeds Williams.  Captain Williams joined Western Airlines 05-01-1962 and retired with Delta Air Lines in 1992, based Los Angles at time of retirement.  He is survived by his longtime companion Elly plus many dear friends and aviation colleagues.
The funeral home website is located at
(note: funeral home indicates month of birth as August but believe that to be November)
Condolences may be sent to the family c/o Elly MacDonald at
P.O. Box 5175 , Belmont, CA  94002-5175.
Corrections and additional information are always appreciated…..we hope to learn more.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN 


Captain James Williams was born in Texas and had 3 brothers and two sisters from what I can recall and his mother and father plus all siblings were deceased before him. Jim served his country in the Korean
war and used his GI Bill for flying lessons. He was hired by Braniff
Airlines and received his flight engineer rating there and was furloughed and was hired by NEA where he flew until furloughed and spent a short period of time with Eastern after that hired by Western Airlines and retired from Delta after the merger. Jim was a civilian trained pilot who flew and was rated on many airplanes in his career.
B-737-200, B-727-200,B757/767, DC-10, L1011 TriStar,and at retirement
MD-11. From what I know Jim had a niece and nephew who he was helping with their collage education. Jim was a Shriner and also volunteered
at a VA hospital for many years. Jim spent many years with Elly his
other , and they travelled the world together taking many cruises through out the years. Captain Jim was well liked and we will miss him. Captain Richard Calarco WAL/DL Retired

DL CAPT. CHARLES EDWARD DEVONSHIRE

Please note correction to Lois Devonshire's address:  
15010 Shell Point Blvd, 
Fort Myers, Florida 33908
phone number: 239 454 3343



~ IN MEMORY ~
DL CAPT. CHARLES EDWARD DEVONSHIRE
AUGUST 29, 1925 - FEBRUARY 20, 2020


Word has reached our group with the passing of Delta Golden Wings member retired Delta pilot Capt. CHARLES EDWARD DEVONSHIRE, age 94.  Captain Devonshire joined Delta Air Lines 08-30-1950 and retired with Delta in 1985, based Atlanta.  He is survived by his wife Lois.
To view the death notice online please see
For those wishing to send a personal note, whitepages lists the family’s most current residence as
 8104 Arbor Ct.,  Fort Myers, FL 33908.
Should we receive further corrections or updates, we will be sure to pass them along to you.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN 

Funeral home notice:  Charles Devonshire passed away on February 20, 2020. Funeral Home Services for Charles are being provided by Neptune Society - Fort Myers of Ft. Myers, FL.

.....................obituary...................
Captain Charles ”Chuck” Devonshire got his wings and departed on his final flight to be with Our Lord on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 09:36 A.M.  in Fort Myers, Florida. He was 94 years old.

Chuck was originally from Pitman, New Jersey.  He was one of three children.  He joined the U.S. Naval Air Corp in 1943 while still a senior in High School during World War II.  He earned his wings and qualified on single and multi-engine aircraft and was assigned to the NATS VR6 squadron and spent 7 years on active duty flying the South Pacific and the Berlin Airlift. He spent 13 years in the Naval Reserve retiring in 1963 as a Lieutenant commander.

He started his career with Delta Air Lines in 1950 and retired after 35 years of service on August 30, 1985.  While with Delta he flew the following airframes DC3, DC6, DC7. DC8, DC9, CV880, DC8, DC10 and retired as an International Check Airman on the L1011.  He was lucky enough to have flown Delta’s Originating Flight from Honolulu and the Originating Flight to Paris, France. After Retirement he spent 6 years interviewing new hire pilots for Delta.

Chuck and Lois Fitch met on her maiden flight and sparks blossomed between the two of them.  Eventually, there relationship grew to a marriage proposal at 10,000 feet.  They spent 64 wonderful years together traveling and exploring the world.  They lived in Atlanta, GA, Coral Gables, FL and Fort Myers, FL.  He was an accomplished yachtsman cruising on the waters of South Florida and the Caribbean.  He enjoyed spending time with family and friends.  If the grandkids had a question, they would have to get the world globe out and he would explain the longitude and latitude of that place. He enjoyed teaching others about the world and navigation, loved his dogs, flying, water skiing, snow skiing, SCUBA diving, swimming, and being the center of attention with his stories and jokes. 

Chuck and Lois moved to Fort Myers 34 years ago from Atlanta.  He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Lois Devonshire, son Charles Devonshire and family (daughter in-law Karen and three grandchildren Allie, Preston and Mitchell) in Jonesboro, GA and daughter Diana Villalobos and family (son in-law Guillermo) in Springfield, VA, and his brother Donald Devonshire.

He was loved by us all.  He will be missed!  Bless you pop for everything you have given and provided for us. 

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Caroline Rowley, widow of DL Capt. Harold G. Rowley


~ IN MEMORY ~
Mrs. Caroline Rowley, widow of DL Capt. Harold G. Rowley
September 5, 1928 ~ March 19, 2020


Notification with the passing of Mrs. Caroline Rowley, age 91, widow of Delta Air Lines pilot Captain Harold Garner Rowley who passed in August 2001.  Both obituaries appear below.
Obituary information for Caroline may be viewed online at
      also at     
For those wishing to send a personal note to the family, whitepages lists the most recent address as
200 Breitbrunn Chase , Duluth  GA 30097.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN

Obituary………………… ROWLEY (TILLER), Caroline
Mrs. Caroline Tiller Rowley age 91, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Johns Creek, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Harold G. Rowley.
Caroline enjoyed a wonderful life as a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Caroline was born Sept. 5, 1928 in College Park, GA, to Julia H. Wells (Woodward) and Thomas W Tiller. She graduated from College Park High School class of '45 and then attended Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville, GA. Caroline worked for the FAA where she met her husband Harold G. Rowley a Delta Airlines Pilot. She enjoyed traveling and singing in the choir as a member of College Park Methodist Church. While residing in East Point and Fayetteville, Caroline especially cherished her neighbors and "The Bridge Club Ladies" that gathered together for over 60 years. Her grandchildren lovingly called her "Little Lady" because of her grace and poise, and "Mere" slang for "come here" because when called, she always came running with open loving arms! She is survived by her children, Thomas William Rowley, Harold G Rowley III (Rip), Caroline Rowley Matheny (Rob), and Robin Rowley Payne (Mike), grandchildren, Taylor Matheny (Natalie), Matthew Matheny (Candice), Shannon Matheny Ogar (Kevin), Courtney Payne, Caroline Payne Washburn (Zach), Carti Payne, Michael Payne, great-grandchildren, Galvin Matheny.
The family wishes to thank Ms. M. Moran, Belmont Village, and Agape Hospice for their compassionate care. A private service and burial will be held at College Park Cemetery.
Sign online guest book at www.fischerfuneralcare.com
 Arrangements by Fischer Funeral Care, (678) 514-1000.
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Captain Harold Garner Rowley, 81
ROWLEY: CAPTAIN HAROLD GARNER ROWLEY Retired Delta Airlines pilot
CAPTAIN HAROLD GARNER ROWLEY Retired Delta Airlines pilot died August 26, 2001. He was born in Birmingham, AL on July 27, 1920. Harold Rowley attended Birmingham Southern and served in the United States Air Force during World War II. He flew for Delta Airlines for 32 years beginning with the DC-3 and retiring as Captain on the L-1011. For the past forty-three years, he has resided in East Point, Georgia and Fairburn, Georgia. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Caroline Tiller Rowley; his sons, Tom W. Rowley, Douglasville and Harold (Rip) G. Rowley, III, Whitesburg; daughters, Caroline R. Matheny and her husband, Dr. Robert G. Matheny, Norcross, and Robin A. Payne and her husband, Peter Michael Payne, Jr., Alpharetta; grandchildren, Taylor Matheny, Matthew Matheny, Shannon Matheny, Courtney Payne, Caroline Payne, Carti Payne, and Peter Michael Payne, III; sister, Anne Rowley Finstad, Sarasota, FL; nephew, Maurice Olson, Los Angeles, CA; niece, Paula Finstad, Sarasota, FL. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 28, College Park First United Methodist Church, 2 p.m., In state, 1 p.m., Rev. James C. McRae, III and Rev. Ray King officiating. Interment, College Park Cemetery.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

WA/DL Capt. Robert Allen Pinkston


~ IN MEMORY ~
USAF veteran, WA/DL Capt. Robert Allen Pinkston
February 19, 1938 ~ December 11, 2019


Notification with the passing of retired Western/Delta pilot Captain Robert Allen Pinkston, age 81.  Captain Pinkston joined Western Airlines 03-17-1969 and retired with Delta Air Lines, based 030/CVG.  He is survived by his wife Pat, his daughters and his grandchildren.
Obituary information may be viewed online at the funeral home website:
For those who may wish to send a personal note, whitepages lists the family residence as
2858 25th Ave.,  Spring Valley, WI 54767.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN 

Obituary………………..Robert Allen Pinkston, better known by the names of Bob or Pink to his family & friends, age 81, of Cady township in Spring Valley, WI formerly of Bruneau, ID, passed away at home on Wednesday, December 11th, 2019.  He was born to parents George & Elsie on February 19th, 1938 in Wendall, Idaho. Bob was a man of many talents & passions; the big three being fast cars, guitars and airplanes.  He attended the University of Idaho- Moscow before becoming a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. Bob was proud of his time in the military, & he was honorably discharged as a Captain in 1969. While chasing his loves of speed & six-strings, Bob still found the time to chase the love of his life, Patricia Strickland. The pair were wed in Idaho in 1961. From there, he went on to become a commercial pilot for Western Airlines, & later Delta Airlines, from which he retired. Even though his work required him to be away from home, Bob always made sure he had a spare dime in his pocket so he could call his bride when he landed. As much as Bob loved speed, he truly loved Pat & their girls, Kelli & Karla. He will always be remembered as an adventurous & dedicated husband, dad, grandpa & friend.

Bob will remain in the hearts of his beloved wife, Pat; his daughters, Kelli Gordon & Karla Pinkston; his grandchildren, Alex & Maddie Gordon; as well as many extended relatives, friends, & his family at Living Waters Christian Fellowship in Ellsworth. He is preceded in death by his parents, George & Elsie. A Memorial Service for Robert will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, January 10th, 2020 at O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 1010 Newton St. Baldwin, WI, with a Visitation preceding the service from 1:00-2:00 PM.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

NWA Capt. John F. Klescz


~ IN MEMORY ~
NWA Capt. John F. Klescz
December 1, 1926 ~ March 1, 2020


Notification with the passing of RNPA member retired Northwest pilot Capt. John Francis Klescz, age 93.  Captain Klescz joined Northwest Airlines 06-14-1943.  Widowed in June of 2000 with the passing of his wife Delphine, Captain Klescz is survived by his daughter plus many other friends and family members.
Obituary information below may also be viewed online at 
Captain Klescz had most recently resided at 11431 Zion Rd.,  Minneapolis, MN 55437.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Captain Klescz will be held March 19th at
Church of St. Edward in Bloomington, Minnesota.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN 

Obituary……………. Klescz, John F.
John, age 93, passed away on March 1, 2020. John was born December 1, 1926 in St. Wendel, MN to August and Mary Klescz. He proudly served in the US Navy during World War II. During his 40 year career at Northwest Airlines he advanced from mechanic to crew chief, flight engineer, pilot and finally captain before retiring in 1987. After retirement he discovered his talent and passion for creating beautiful wood carvings. Fishing was also a joy (when he was lucky!). He volunteered at Bridging for many years where they welcomed his incredible handyman talents and skills. He loved watching the birds, deer and other wildlife from his kitchen table and enjoyed visits from friends and family, sharing stories.
John was preceded in death by wife, Delphine, son Rob and sisters Esther, Mary and Alma. He is survived by his daughter, Sheri, son-in-law Al, beloved granddaughter, Shelby, sisters Delores and Martha plus many nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00AM with visitation one hour prior and luncheon to follow service on Thursday, March 19th at Church Of St. Edward, 9401 Nesbitt Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55437.
Memorials preferred to Bridging and Second Harvest Food Heartland.
www.Washburn-McReavy.com Werness Brothers 952-884-8145

Wife:     Delphine Evelyn Marsolek Klescz
BIRTH           23 Jul 1924
Opole, Stearns County, Minnesota, USA
DEATH         29 Jun 2000 (aged 75)
Edina, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA

Friday, March 13, 2020

NWA Capt. Raymond Dan Welker


~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, NWA Capt. Ray Welker
September 28, 1932  ~ December 3, 2019

Just received….notice with the passing of RNPA member retired Northwest pilot Captain Raymond Dan Welker, age 87.  Please see information below.  Captain Welker’s obituary is also available online at   http://sunlakessplash.com/in-passing-53/ 
For those wishing to send a personal note, the family’s mailing address is listed in whitepages as
17143 133rd Ave NE Apt 260 ,  Woodinville, WA 98072.
At his request, there were no services.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN 

From: William Day <wlday@comcast.net>
Sent: Friday, March 13, 2020 11:26 AM
Subject: NWA Captain Ray Welker



With profound respect I must inform you that NWA Captain Ray Welker, age 87 passed away on December 3, 2019. Ray was born on Sept 28, 1932 in Lumberton, NC to Dan and Katherine Welker. He grew up in Lumberton and studied Electrical Engineering at North Carolina State University for three years before entering the Naval Aviation Cadet Program. Ray served for four and a half years active duty stationed much of that time at Beeville, Texas.

He left the Navy in 1958 to go to work for Northwest Orient Airlines on May 23, 1958. During his 34 year airline career Ray was based in Minneapolis, Honolulu, and Seattle. He was type rated on the Boeing 707/B720, B727, B747 (classic), and McDonald Douglas DC-10. In September 1992 he reached mandatory retirement and thereafter moved to Sun Lakes, AZ, where he resided until his final move to Woodinville, WA in 2019.

In 1959, during his early years working for NWA, he met and married his first wife Sandra Long. Their marriage produced three children; Andrea, Greg, and Melissa. Ray was divorced from Sandra in the late ‘70s. In 1980 he married Lois Groesbeck. Lois was his golf and bridge partner for 39 years.

During his free time Ray enjoyed boating, fishing, and golf, but his true passion was being a pilot.

Ray is survived by his wife Lois; his half-sister Jill Englebretson; his three children Andrea Welker; Greg Welker, and Melissa Matkin and four step-children: Teale Groesbeck, Cindy Crivelli, Kelie Groesbeck, and Paul Groesbeck; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

With respect and gratitude for time shared in the cockpit with Ray,

Bill Day


Tuesday, March 10, 2020

DL Capt. Martin Alan Schneider


~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, DL Capt. Martin Alan Schneider
July 27, 1944 ~ March 7, 2020


Notification with the passing of retired Delta pilot Capt. Martin Alan Schneider, age 75.  Captain Schneider joined Delta Air Lines 10-18-1976 and retired with Delta in 2004, based 031/ATL.  He is survived by his wife Ann, plus their daughters and their grandchildren.
To view the obituary online and share memories, please visit
Obituary is also available for viewing at
For those wishing to send a personal note, whitepages lists the most recent family address as
2499 Peachtree Road NE Apt 302 , Atlanta, GA 30305.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN 

Obituary………. Martin Alan Schneider of Atlanta, passed away on March 7, 2020.
He was born in Brooklyn, NY on July 27th 1944 and grew up in Roslyn, NY. After attending Hofstra University and Queens College, Marty began his aviation career in the Air Force. He was stationed in Selma, Alabama at Craig Air Force Base where he was a trainer on the T-38. Upon discharge, he moved to Atlanta with the intent of flying for Delta Airlines. He was hired by Delta in 1976 and continued on with them as a pilot and instructor until his retirement as Captain in 2004.

He loved flying, and continued on as a private pilot after his retirement. Loved as husband, grandfather, father, son, brother, and friend, Marty was the quiet caretaker of us all. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marge and Aaron, and his brother Stuart. He leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Ann, his daughter Christine, granddaughter Josie Miller, daughter Jenny Shoemaker (Brad), grandchildren Vivian and Jett, as well as his brother Brian (Donna), sister Iris (Paul Feldman), and many nieces and nephews.

He will be truly missed by us all and by the many people that he called friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Paideia School, The Ashford Park School Education Foundation, or The Kittredge Magnet School Foundation. Services will be held at the chapel of Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care (3742 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atlanta 30341) on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.
Please sign online guestbook at www.edressler.com
 Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770.451.4999.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Lee Ann DeShon, wife of NWA Capt. Norm DeShon



~ IN MEMORY ~
Lee Ann DeShon, wife of NWA Capt. Norm DeShon
June 15, 1940 ~ February 18, 2020

Word has reached us with the passing of Lee Ann DeShon, wife of retired Northwest Airlines pilot Captain Norman F. DeShon.  Friends write that Lee Ann passed away Wednesday Feb. 18 having suffered a major stroke the prior Friday and never recovered. No decision yet as to when a celebration of life will be held.  Should more news be received we will be sure to pass along those updates.  For those wishing to contact the family, whitepages lists the family residence as
    24903 N. McDowell Mountain Drive, Rio Verde AZ 85263-8143.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN 

NWA retired Mgr., Flight Training/Scheduling Glenn ‘Andy’ Anderson


~ IN MEMORY ~
NWA retired Manager, Flight Training/Scheduling Glenn ‘Andy’ Anderson
May 21, 1920 ~ January 17, 2020


Friends and colleagues write:  “Anderson, Glenn M. age 99, of Bloomington, Minnesota died January 17, 2020. While little is known of Andy’s background, we do know he served in the Air Force in WWII, stationed in England with the 8th Air Force. He began his 37 year career at Northwest Airlines as an agent. Most of us knew ‘Andy’ through his role as the Manager of Flight Training Scheduling back in MSP. He was often one of our first contacts with the Training Department. The renown scheduling team at NWA Flight Training were Andy, Ralph, and Pat. They were well known for their almost sleuth skills at finding trainees and instructors who did their best to not found, inserting them into schedule slots for early morning simulator and aircraft training flights. In time we came to appreciate Andy’s skill at doing his job very well.”
Obituary information below is available online at the funeral home website:
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN 

Obituary………… Anderson, Glenn M. age 99 of Bloomington died January 17, 2020.  Preceded in death by wife Eleanor “Jane”.  Survived by son, James (Kris); grandsons, Eric and Marc; brother, Robert; sister, Joann Foss as well as other loving relatives and friends.  Glenn served in the Air Force in WWII, stationed in England. Retired from Northwest airlines after 37 years.  Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at the Church of Our Lady of the Lake, 2385 Commerce Boulevard, Mound with visitation one hour prior to Mass at church.  In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School.  Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

  

DL Capt. Robert Michael Burns


~ IN MEMORY ~
DL Capt. Robert Michael Burns
January 11, 1941 - February 7, 2020

Friends have notified us with this news of the passing of retired Delta pilot Captain Robert Michael Burns, age 79.  Captain Burns joined Delta Air Lines 04-01-1963.  He is survived by his wife Kelley, also his son and grandchildren.
Friend and colleague Capt. Harry Ballance writes:  “He was recovering from a back operation in a convalescent center. Apparently it was cardiac arrest. Mom sue for Delta for a number of years, starting, I believe in 1963. He retired with the group known as The Fabulous Five Hundred in the late 1990s, as a 1011 line Check Airman. He flew for the next 10 or so years in the private sector as a Captain in several Part 135 and 91 operations. Bob was based in Atlanta, New Orleans, Miami, and Cincinnati. I had the pleasure of flying with him for many of those 10 years in the corporate world after we both retired from Delta. He was a true professional, and a good traveling companion.”
The funeral home website offers a brief obituary online at
A full obituary is forthcoming and Kelley will keep us posted as to a celebration of life event.
For those wishing to send a personal note, whitepages lists the family residence as
137 Grey Eagle Dr # 3037 , Waleska  GA 30183.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN

Obituary…… Robert Michael Burns, age 79 of Waleska, passed away on Friday, February 7, 2020 at Redmond Regional Hospital in Rome. Services will be held at a later date. He is survived by:
Wife - Kelley Burns of Waleska
Son - Robert (Laura) Craig of Lexington, SC.
Grandchildren - Scott, Samantha, and Robyn Craig
The caring staff of Darby Funeral Home is honored to serve the Burns family.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

NC/RC/NWA Edgar Frank FISCHER Jr.


~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, NC/RC/NWA Edgar Frank FISCHER Jr.
January 29, 1929 – February 26, 2020



Notification with the passing of retired North Central/Republic/Northwest Airlines pilot Captain Edgar Frank FISCHER Jr., age 91.  Obituary notes below that Captain Fischer first joined North Central Airlines in 1955.  He is survived by his wife Janet, his children plus their grand- and great grandchildren.
To view obituary and service information, please visit
For those wishing to contact the family, whitepages lists the family’s most recent address as
4386 Canton Ct.,  Webster, MN 55088.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN

Obituary…………Edgar Frank FISCHER Jr.   (1929 – 2020)
Age 91 Passed away on February 26, 2020. He resided at Sky Harbor Airpark, Webster, MN. Preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Myrtle Fischer. He is survived by his wife Janet and two children James (Shirley) Fischer and Jeanne (Steve) Delie; four grandchildren, Jonathan (Laura) Fischer, Jennifer (Ryan) Burningham, Jessie "Mia" (Scott) Thole and Ryan Delie; four great grandchildren, and brother-in-law Bill Kreul of St. Cloud. Ed soloed in a J-3 Cub at the age of 17. After high school graduation, Ed served in WWII in the U.S. Army in General MacArthur's Honor Guard in Tokyo. Returning from service, he attended Dunwoody Institute for drafting and pursued his passion of flying. He was hired by North Central Airlines as a pilot in 1955. After several mergers, he retired as a captain for Northwest Airlines in 1989. He continued to fly general aviation aircraft until November 2018. A visitation will be held on March 7, 2020 at White Funeral Home, 20134 Kenwood Trail, Lakeville, MN (952-469-2723) from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., immediately followed by a service. A private interment at a later date at Roselawn Cemetery in St. Paul. Memorials preferred to EAA Chapter 25 in Lakeville, MN for scholarships. www.whitefuneralhomes.com

NWA Capt. Robert L. MELLO


~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, NWA Capt. Robert L. MELLO
November 8, 1924 - February 25, 2020


Notification with the passing of retired Northwest pilot Captain Robert Louis Mello, age 95.  I believe Captain Mello first joined Northwest Airlines 01-07-1948 as a mechanic, worked control and was a flight engineer, and retired as a Captain with Northwest.  Widowed six years ago with the passing of his wife Lucille, Captain Mello is survived by his children plus his grand- and great grandchildren.
Obituary information may be viewed online at
Also at
Services are planned for March 5 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Hudson, WI.
For those wishing to contact the family, whitepages shows the most recent address as
1320 Wisconsin St.,  Hudson, WI 54016.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN 


Obituary…………. Robert MELLO   (1924 – 2020)
Retired Northwest Airlines Pilot Age 95 of Roberts, WI died Feb. 25, 2020 Served US Navy during WWII. Bob married Lucille Capaul on October 28, 1950. Survived by children Michael Carr, Judy (Ted) Schieffer, Janis (Donald) Bock, Colleen (Steve) Anderson, Roxanne (Bob) Rapp, Pamela (Jerry) Katner, Brian Mello, 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grand children, nieces, and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Lucille; his son, Robert Jr.; sisters, Theresa and Eleanor; brother, Bernard; and granddaughter, Tonya Schieffer.
Funeral Mass 11AM Thurs. March 5, St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 1500 Vine St., Hudson, WI. Vis: one hour prior to Mass at church.
Wife Lucille……. 1921-2014
MELLO, Lucille C., nee: Capaul age 92, of Roberts, WI died peacefully surrounded by her family on Fri., Jan. 17, 2014. Born on July 12, 1921, the daughter of Mathais and Clementine Capaul. Graduate of North St. Paul High School. She was united in marriage to Robert Mello on Oct. 28, 1950. They were blessed with 8 children. Lucille enjoyed gardening, reading, puzzles, cooking, making applesauce, spending time with her family, and traveling; Lucille and Robert visited every state but two. Her greatest pleasure was her large family. She took great pride in being a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Lucille had a big heart and enjoyed hosting family for spaghetti dinners at the family farm, the Flying M Ranch, in Roberts, WI. Lucille will forever remain in the hearts of her husband of 63 years, Robert; her children: Michael Carr, Judy (Ted) Schieffer, Janis (Don) Bock, Colleen (Steve) Anderson, Roxanne (Bob) Rapp, Pamela (Jerry) Katner, and Brian Mello; 14 grandchildren: Chauntel Simon, Camilla (Ryan) Johanson, Matthew Schieffer, Joshua Bock, Phillip Bock, Lucas Bock, Ryan Anderson, Steven (Cait) Anderson, Justin Rapp, Aaron (Laura) Rapp, Laura Rapp, Michael Katner, Melissa Katner, Mitchell Katner; 8 great-grandchildren: Zackary Tronrud, Brintton Simon, Colton Simon, Nickolas Tronrud, Adeline Simon, Elliana Johanson, Milena Johanson, and Logan Rapp. P