Ralph Howard Schroeder

Ralph Howard Schroeder, age 84, died peacefully Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Born and raised in Waukegan, IL to Walter and Edna (Rebbe) Schroeder on May,27, 1935. He was the second youngest child of five. He was preceded in death by his brother, Earl Schroeder and his sisters , Florence Nevill and Eleanor Spaid and survived by his sister, Barbara Reich. Ralph is a veteran of the United States Army where he served and trained under the same unit as Elvis Presley which Ralph often times reminisced about the crowds of women that would be at the train stations during their tour. He was honorably discharged after an injury to his eye. Ralph married Carolyn Buck on July 8, 1961, and they had two

Jerry Van Rennes

Jerry was an adventurous spirit that was always interested in exploring and learning new things, but as inexpensively as possible! He was born in California but his parents moved to IA soon after his birth. His parents eventually settled on a farm in Ogilvie, MN. After moving away from his parent’s home in Ogilvie, MN he worked as a taxi driver (as well as several odd jobs) in Minneapolis, the city where he met and married his wife (52 years). In 1967, he moved with his young bride to Arizona to begin working as an engineering technician. After being laid off, he became a truck driver to support his growing family while completing his degree in Engineering. Upon graduating from college (

Fredrick Thomas Duke Sr.

Fredrick Thomas Duke, 83, passed away unexpectedly on July 3, 2019. He left his loving family and returned to many loved ones and friends anxiously awaiting his arrival. Fred was born on October 31, 1935, the lil’ spook, in Heber, Utah to Irene Hattie Ash and Darwin Crook Duke. He was the sweet, spoiled baby of 4 children with 2 brothers and a sister. When he was a young boy he moved from Utah to Arizona. During his earlier school years he attended a Catholic school. This was a good decision as he met many lifelong friends there. Fred went to Mesa High School and graduated in 1953. He enjoyed automotive classes and playing on the boys tennis team. In May 1961 he married Patricia Ann Davis

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