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"K" Surnames, 1994 Arizona Obituaries and Abstracts

1994 Arizona Obituaries & Abstracts

KALWARA, Sanford

Sanford Kalwara, 72, of Phoenix, a retired administrator for the Phoenix Union High School District, died May 16, 1994. He was born in Philadelphia and was an Army Air Corps veteran. Survivors include his wife, Rosalee; sons, Ed and Steve; brother, Edward; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Lundberg's White Rose Chapel, 5310 W. Northern, Glendale. Contributions: Arthritis Foundation, Central Arizona Chapter, 777 E. Missouri, Phoenix, AZ, or ARC Citizens, 5610 S. Central Ave., Phoenix. The AZ Republic Thursday, May 19, 1994.

KANDZIORA, Gregory Edward

Gregory Edward Kandziora, 65, of Phoenix, an Army Special Forces veteran, died Jan. 28, 1994. He was born in Milwaukee. Survivors include his daughter, Diana Warren; sons, Mark and Michael; sisters, Florence Russell, Katherine Pearson and Dorothy; brothers, Edward and Herbert; and one grandchild. Services Arizona Cremation & Burial, 4460 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix. Published in The Arizona Republic Friday, February 4, 1994, p. CL17.

KAPE, Velma Loraine

Velma Loraine Kape, 92, of Peoria, died March 30, 1994. She was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and was a retired telephone operator. Survivors include her brother, Karl Seydel. No services. Heritage Funeral Chapel. 22 May 1994.


Emily A. Kasallis, 87, of Phoenix, a homemaker, died Feb. 4, 1994. She was born in Chicago. Survivors include her daughter, Joan Marie Cimaglia; sons, Gregory M., Matthew J. and Kenneth E.; sisters, Lillian Malin and Elsie Peskuski; 22 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. Rosary Tuesday Grimshaw Bethany Chapel. Mass Wednesday St. Louis the King Catholic Church, 4331 W. Maryland, Glendale. Published in the Arizona Republic Monday, February 7, 1994.

KASOLD, Robert T.

Robert T. Kasold, 81, of Los Angeles, formerly of Arizona, died Aug. 4, 1994. He was born in Inglewood, California. Daughters, Laura Lynne Garn, Melody Ann Martin and Karen Marie; son, Paul Richard; and 15 grandchildren. Green Acres Mortuary, 401 N. Hayden, Scottsdale. 8/6/1994.

KASPER, George

George Kasper, 82, of Mesa, a self-employer farmer, died Feb. 4, 1994. He was born in Kansas. Survivors include his daughters, Betty DeLong, JoAnne Lehman and Donna; son, Robert; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services Tuesday Mesa Cemetery. Contributions: Valley Southern Baptist Church, 745 N. Alma School Road, Mesa. Falconer Funeral Home. Published in the Arizona Republic Monday, February 7, 1994.


Anna Katje, 78, of Phoenix, died Jan. 30, 1994. She was born in Midland Park, N.J., and was a YMCA cook. Husband, George W.; daughters, Doris Frericks and Joy Miller; sons, James A.; four sisters; one brother and five grandchildren. Services Phoenix Christian Reformed Church. Paradise Chapel Funeral Home. 2/1/1994.

KEIM, Vera June

Vera June Keim, 67, of Paradise Valley, died Jan. 31, 1994. She was born in Emmett, Idaho, and was an airlines dispatcher. Husband, Kenneth; daughters, Amy and Delphine; son, Gerald, Kinnear. Services All Saints Episcopal Church. Brown's Colonial Mortuary. Feb. 3, 1994.

KELL, Laura M.

Laura M. Kell, 79, of Phoenix, died Nov. 3, 1994. She was born in Connecticut and was a nurse. Survivors include her daughters, Dolores D'Agosta and Maureen Boylan; son, David Kelly; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchildren. St. Paul's Catholic Church, Phoenix. 5 Nov 1994.

KELLEN, Kenneth Joseph

Kenneth Joseph Kellen, 73, of Apache Junction, died Feb. 13, 1994. He was a farmer, was born in Madison, M... and was a WWII Army veteran. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion. Survivors include his daughter, Kathryn Marian Bradley; sisters, Margaret Allen, Irene Swanson and Patricia Kimlinger; brother, Donald; and two grandchildren. Melcher's Mission Chapel. No services planned. Contributions: American Legion. Published in the Arizona Republic 2/16/1994.


23 May 1901 - 2 August 1994
Mary Keller, 93, of Mesa, died Aug. 2, 1994. She was born in Towner, N.D., and was a homemaker. Daughters, Genny Jones, Arlene Hannigren, Florence Marshall and Mary Webb; brother, Clemens Schiff; 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchidlren. Christ the King Lutheran Church, Mesa. 8/5/1994.


Rudd C. Keller, 30, of Murrietta, California and Scottsdale, died June 11, 1994. He was born in Mesa and was a construction worker and a Navy veteran. Parents, Judy DIRCKS and Dale; brother, Jadd; grandparents, Frances and Lee MUMFORD and Ervin. Cortner Chapel, Loma Linda, California. Private services. Arizona Republic 6/16/1994.


Jess Kellerman, 81, of Mesa, died July 31, 1994. He was born in St. Louis and was a retired Air Force veteran. Wife, Ada R.; daughters, Jeannie Montony, Martha Simms, Jessie Severinsen, Judy Southern and Edwina Swan; son, William; sister, Janet Neely; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Faith Evangelistic Free Church. 4 Aug 1994.

KELLEY, Lon "Mike"

Lon "Mike" Kelley, 79, of Mesa, died Feb. 9, 1994. He was born in Douglas and was a gardener. Survivors include his daughter, Sandra VIegas; son, Michael; sisters, Betty Jo McArthur and Hilda Sloper; brother, Jake; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. 2/15/1994.


Robb Kelly, 44, of Phoenix, died Feb. 1, 1994. He was born in Boston and was a computer programmer for the Attorney General's office. Parents, Edith L. and Robert W.; brothers, Richard, Stephen, James and Paul. Mass at Franciscan Renewal Center, Scottsdale. 2/4/1994.

KEMP, Rowland "Slim" Joseph

Rowland "Slim" Joseph Kemp, 82, of Mesa, an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous for nearly 40 years, died Feb. 8, 1994. Survivors include his wife, Mary Alice; son, Rowland, Jr. The Arizona Republic 2/9-12/1994.


Robert Kendall, 82, of Peoria, died Feb. 14, 1994. He was born in Scotland and was a plumber and member of the Loyal Order of Moose. Daughters, Jill Hehl and Karen; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Sunland Mortuary. 2/17/1994.

KENNEDY, Florence Brooks

Florence Brooks Kennedy, 92, of Mesa, was born in Canada and died Oct. 30, 1994. Sssurvivors include her daughter, Lynda Robertson; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 2 Nov 1994.


Robert Clayton Kennedy-Townsend, 15, of Glendale, died Jan. 30, 1994. He was born in Ithaca, N.Y., and was a pupil at Independence High School. Parents, Wendee and William; brother, Richard; and grandparents. Services Resthaven Park Cemetery, 6290 W. Northern, Glendale. 2/1/1994.

KENSON, Robert E.

Robert E. Kenson, 76, of Phoenix, a retired truck driver for Western Gillette and Rodeway Express, died Aug. 16, 1994. He was born in Phoenix and was a member of the Teamsters. While a truck driver, he had 3 million accident-free miles. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Jane; sons, John Robert and Thomas George; sister, Katheryn Samples; brother, Ira; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services A. L. Moore and Sons Mortuary, 333 W. Adams. Contributions: Thunderbird Samaritan Hospital, CCU, 5555 W. Thunderbird, Glendale. The AZ Republic Aug. 19, 1994.

KEPPY, Alta Anna

Alta Anna Keppy, 85, of Phoenix, a homemaker, died May 23, 1994. She was born in Davenport, Iowa. Survivors include her daughter Joyce Frick; sons, Don and David; two sisters; five brothers; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Services Asbury United Methodist Church, 1601 W. Indian School Road. Mortensen-Kings Funeral Center. The AZ Republic Friday, May 20, 1994.


Louis D. Kernell, 76, of Mesa, died Jan. 30, 1994. He was born in Morehouse, Missouri, and was a retired Army lieutenant colonel and a World War II veteran. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a former service station owner. Wife, Violet; daughter, Kathryn Fabian; two grandchildren. Henderson Funeral Home, Mesa. 2/2/1994.

KERR, William H.

William H. Kerr, 74, of Sun City West, died Jan. 29, 1994. He was born in Detroit and was a retired engineer. Wife, Peggy Lou; daughters, Kristen Lundin and Kathy; son, Michael; stepson, Gregory Mitchell; and three grandchildren. First Baptist Church, 17419 Conquistador Drive, Sun City West. 2/1/1994.

KERSEY, Henrietta G.

Henrietta G. Kersey, 78, of Scottsdale, died Feb. 15, 1994. She was born in Lorain, Ohio, and was an electronics custodian. Daughters, Karen Koerner and Janet Fanning; sons, Dave and Russell Farschman and Charles; brothers, Harold and Bill Post; 23 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Phoenix Memorial Park and Mortuary, 200 W. Beardsley, Phoenix. 2/18/1994.

KESTERSON, Raleigh Russell

Raleigh Russell Kesterson, 87, of Scottsdale, died May 19, 1994. He was born in Parkersburg, W.VA, and was a sales agent. Wife, Theresa Ann Fryer; daughter, Mary Ann Rogers; son, Russell R.; seven grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. 5/24/1994.

KEY, Alvin

Alvin Key, 36, of San Carlos, was born in Globe and died Oct. 29, 1994. He was a heavy equipment operator for the San Carlos Tribal Co. at the Cutter Sawmill. Survivors include his wife, Myra Jean; son, Joseph Lee; daughter, Alvita Jolene; mother and stepfather, Lucille and Daniel Perry; father and stepmother, Calvin Joseph and Amelia Key; five sisters; three brothers. 2 Nov 1994.


Fred Kilgo, 79, of Mesa, died May 21, 1994. He was born in Oklahoma and was a retired supervisor with the Federal Aviation Administration and a World War II and Korean War Navy veteran. Wife, Harriet; daughters, Freda Daniesl and Carrie Sitz; son, Fred; sisters, Gladys Dossey and Fannie Hart; brother, Bill; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 5/23/1994.


Earl Killilea, 61, of Glendale, died Feb. 10, 1994. He was a government employee, was born in Boston and was an Army veteran. He was a member of the American Legion. Wife, Mary Ann; daughters, Eileen HEATON and Kathleen BERTENSHAW; brother, Francis; and two grandchildren. Services at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church. the Arizona Republic 2/13/1994, B14.

KIMBRELL, Dean Edward

Dean Edward Kimbrell, 63, of Phoenix, was born in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, and died Oct. 28, 1994. He was an Air Force veteran and a Phoenix employee. Survivors include his daughters, Katy B. Lakatos, Ellison R. Boren, Dejuana McKamie and Jona L.; son, Dean E., Jr. and Ray E.; four sisters; and 10 grandchildren. National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. 2 Nov 1994.


30 October 1923 - 14 February 1994
Ann F. Kindervatter, of Sun City, died Feb. 14, 1994. She was born in Springdale, Pennsylvania, and was a binder for a publishing company. Daughters, Donna Novak and Debra; son, ernest; sisters, Helen Callen, Margie Buca and Mary Harmorsky; brother, Michael Babincak; and one grandchild. Sunland Mortuary. St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church, Sun City. 2/17/1994.

KING, Clarence Eugene

Clarence Eugene King, 81, Show Low, died Feb. 6, 1994. He was born in Nebraska and was owner of a hardware store and a member of the Elks Lodge. Wife, Martha; dau Phyllis Carlisle; sons Kenneth and Dennis; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Former ShowLow mayor, White Mountain United Methodist Church. Owens Mortuary. the Arizona Republic 2/9/1994.

KING, Doris M.

Doris M. King, 82, of Tucson, died May 16 1994. She was born in Bonham, Texas, and died May 16, 1994. Survivors include her son, Robert B.; sister, Mary Grunert; brother, Bradford Miller; and two grandchildren. Asbury United Methodist Church, Phoenix. 20 May 1994.

KINNEY, Paul Wentworth

Paul Westworth Kinney, 62, of Tempe, died Jan. 30, 1994. He was born in Fort Fairfield, Maine, and was an Assembly of God minister and founder of Agape Ministries. Wife, Nancy J.; sons, Ted and Brian; mother, Mildred; and one grandchild. Services and visitation at The Rock, Scottsdale. 2/1/1994.


Ida A. Kirchner, 91, of Apache Junction, a homemaker, died May 19, 1994. She was born in Germany. Survivors include her daughter, Eleanor Scherzinger; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services were held in Ohio. Contributions: Phoenix Children's Hospital, 1300 N. 12th St., Phoenix. Apache Junction Mortuary. The Phoenix Gazette Saturday, 5/21/1994.

KITZMAN, David Samuel

David Samuel Kitzman, 61, of Scottsdale, died Feb. 2, 1994. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and was a property manager and an Army veteran. Survivors include his fiancee, Mary E. Gillen; daughters, Amy Jo Kitzman and Kelly Jean Brubaker; son, Terry Lee; and one grandchild. Messinger Mortuary. 2/5/1994.


Rita H. Klaczak, 79, of Tempe, died Aug. 4, 1994. She was born in Chicago and was a homemaker. Daughters, Margie Gmeinder and Kathy Chapar; son, Daniel K. Taylor; sister, Mary E. O'Neill; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Tempe Mortuary. Mass at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, Chandler, 8/6/1994.

KLAR, Gabriel

Gabriel Klar, 65, of Phoenix, died July 31, 1994. He was born in Brooklyn, N. Y., and was a meat packer and Army veteran. Survivors include his sons, William and mason; one sister; one brother; and two grandchildren. Private services. 4 Aug 1994.

KLEINAU, Rena Rose

Rena Rose Kleinau, 41, of Phoenix, a waitress, died Aug. 15, 1994. She was born in Brooklyn, N. Y. Survivors include her daughter, Rena Louise; sons, Peter and Anthony; mother, Rose Caggiano; sister Donna Marie Guerin; and brothers, Steven and John T. G'Alessio. Services were held in New York. Colonia Funeral Home, Staten Island, N.Y. The AZ Republic Aug. 19, 1994.


Rex Eldon Kleinman, 63, of Las Vegas, a teacher and coach, died Aug. 8, 1994. He was born in Mesa, and was an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Gay; daughter, Laura Ellsworth; sons, Kurt, Mark and Eric; sister, Janell Nichols; brothers, Harold and Ronald; and seven grandchildren. Services Meldrum Mortuary, 52 N. Macdonald St., Mesa. Burial in Mesa City Cemetery. The AZ Republic Aug. 19, 1994.