Obituaries

Glen Leslie Curtis

6 August 1932 - 22 May 2023

Glen Leslie Curtis was born on August 6, 1932, in Riverside, California. He was extremely premature at less than 3 pounds and was no bigger than his father’s hand. In those days, a baby born that was premature rarely survived – but after a 6-month hospital stay, Glen survived, grew, and ultimately thrived. He lived to be 90 years old, passing away in his sleep on May 22, 2023, in St. George, Utah.

Elsa Ellen Metting

7 August 1924 - 16 May 2023

Following a long, full life, our mother passed on May 16, 2023. Elsa Ellen (Pekkanen) Metting arrived on August 7, 1924, in Poland, Ohio, the seventh of eight children born to Edwin and Alena (Namie) Pekkanen who emigrated from Finland in the 19th century.

Alberta V. Chase

12 May 2023

Alberta (Bobbie) Chase died on May 12, 2023 at UVM Medical Center surrounded by her beloved husband and children. She brightened the lives of many and leaves a legacy of warmth and compassion. Bobbie was a resident of Worcester, Vermont, and had a full and happy life that spanned the globe.

Virginia Minerva Wise Onnen

12 May 2023

On the evening of May 12, 2023, Virginia, 96, passed away in Austin, Texas in the presence of family. Born in a farm house in Sawyer County, Wisconsin, Virginia was the youngest of five children. Her parents were Lawrence Anthony Wise and Olga Goffin Wise. The family lived on the farm until 1930, when they moved to Ladysmith, Wisconsin.

Elda Louise Hutchinson Cressman

11 July 1927 - 6 May 2023

Elda Louise Hutchinson Cressman died May 6, 2023 at 95 years, having experienced a wonderful and full life. Elda was born at the Hutchinson homestead south of Watrous, Saskatchewan, Canada, July 11, 1927. Her parents are Jessie Iva (nee: Hoover) Hutchinson and Albert Russell Hutchinson.

Richard Eric Cook

15 November 1959 - 2 May 2023

Richard "Rick" Eric Cook was born November 15, 1959 in Kansas. He lived in Kansas where he loved playing baseball before relocating to the Houston area his junior year of high school. He called Katy, Texas home for the last 29 years where he was a member of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church.

Ronald V. Drenning

26 April 2023

Ronald V. Drenning grew up in Robertsdale, Pennsylvania. He was one of 10 children. After high school, he went into the U.S. Army and fought in Korea. Ron and Araceli got married on September 19, 1953, five months after they met on a blind date in New York.

Jo Ann McGinty Schaaf

25 April 2023

Jo Ann McGinty Schaaf passed away in her home in Phoenix on April 25, 2023, a week after her 75th birthday. She was born in San Diego, California to Louise Weller McGinty and Selva McGinty.

Carol Ann Steinheimer

5 December 1957 - 24 April 2023

With great sorrow, the family and friends of Carol Ann Steinheimer announce her peaceful passing on April 24, 2023 at her home in Charlotte, North Carolina at the age of 65. She was born on December 5, 1957 in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia to David and Dorothy Steinheimer.

Richard Vernon Edwards, Jr.

11 March 1931 - 20 April 2023

Richard Vernon Edwards, Jr., 92, of The Woodlands, Texas passed away on April 20, 2023 in the company of his wife, Seola, two of his children and his son-in-law. He was born in New Orleans and grew up in Baton Rouge, LA He graduated from high school at Allen Military Academy, Bryan, TX.

Larry Michael Kandt

8 September 1937 - 16 April 2023

Larry Michael Kandt, 85 yrs, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, April 16, 2023. He is survived by his second wife Wanda Dailey, his children Steven Kandt, Katherine Upton, and Rebecca Slattery, and his sisters, Patricia Dallas and Janice Lund. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Phanh Kandt.

Paul Thomas Horish

1 March 1946 - 14 April 2023

Paul Thomas Horish was born to Peter Horish and Eva Marie Ozura on March 1, 1946 in Ellensburg, Washington. He passed away April 14, 2023 peacefully in his sleep, not screaming and kicking like his passengers.