Francis C Schmuki

Francis C Schmuki, age 77 of Buckeye, AZ died January 15, 2020 in Goodyear, AZ surrounded by three daughters at his side. . He was born May 15, 1942 in Jefferson City, Missouri. Frank moved to AZ at a young age, met and married Martha Schmuki.

Frank was an aerospace engineer for Goodyear Aerospace while living in Buckeye. He is survived by Martha Schmuki and all eight children, Jeff Schmuki, Tami Gagliardi, Jennifer Toenjes, Amy McDaniel, Darin Schmuki, Heather Goetz, Shawn Schmuki and Jeremy Schmuki. He was also blessed with 23 grandchildren.

Visitation was held on January 23 from 5-8pm at Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home at 9925 W Thomas Rd. On January 24th at 10:30AM Mass was held at St. Thomas Aquinas located at 13720 W Thomas Rd and followed with the burial at Holy Cross Cemetery.

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Larry Standage

From his sister on Facebook:

Larry Standage, my gentle giant of a brother, began his mission in heaven yesterday (December 1, 2019). It’s hard to imagine life without him – he’s always been there with his kind heart and endearing nerdiness. He and my amazing sister-in-law set the standard for a happy marriage and a focus on family. Now he’s in the arms of our mother and so many other relatives he’s loved from a distance as a family history buff. We know he isn’t far, but we miss him dearly. We weren’t ready to see him go so soon.

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December 2019 Lunch – Make your reservations!


It’s that time of the year when we celebrate by enjoying a Christmas meal together.

Click on the above link for details.

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November Picnic Cancelled: Weather Forecast Not good

nov 2019 cancel notice

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Beatrice Warmoth

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Phoenix – Beatrice (Bea) Warmoth (nee Snydal) passed away peacefully on 9/26/19 surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her daughters, Sheryl (Sherri) Cyrus (Butch) and Lori Regalia (Donny), her son Gary Warmoth (Jessica), grandchildren (Penni, George, Cody, Katy, Jayna and Barry), several great-grandchildren, four sisters (Lillian Wild, Doris Kaml, Joann Dixon, Gloria Jacobson), brother Larry Snydal, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bea was born on August 27, 1930 in Gardar, ND and grew up in a farming family before moving to Goodyear, AZ in 1947 where she graduated from Litchfield High School in 1948. Bea (aka Marge) then attended Woodbury College in Los Angeles, CA where she met and married Jim Warmoth. They relocated to Palm Springs, CA where they both worked and started a family before moving to Albuquerque, NM in 1956.

Following her divorce, Bea and her three children returned to Goodyear, AZ in 1961 where she began working at Goodyear Aerospace, eventually becoming responsible for tool control. She also owned a local hobby shop for several years while raising her children as a single mother. After her retirement from Loral Corporation in 1989, Bea enjoyed many years traveling around the United States, Mexico and Iceland.

She also spent a significant amount of time enjoying her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives and considered herself very blessed to have 89 happy years prior to losing her long battle with ovarian and metastatic lung cancer knowing that she would be reunited with loved ones in heaven. A private celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Her family encourages donations to St. Jude Medical Center, Phoenix Children’s Hospital or the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.

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Daniel Edward Biernacki

GOODYEAR, AZ- Daniel Edward Biernacki of Goodyear, Arizona, died Thursday, August 29, 2019 at West Valley Hospital Abrazo West Campus in Goodyear, AZ.

He was born on March 18, 1952 in Hamtramck, MI the son of the late Edward and Emaline (Stanek) Biernacki.

Daniel worked as an electrical engineer for the Aerospace Defense Industry and retired.

He is survived by his sister Janet Biernacki of Goodyear, AZ and other relatives who live in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee and California.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 13 from 9-11 a.m. at St. Barbara’s Church in Vulcan.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, at 11 a.m. at St. Barbara’s Church in Vulcan, with Fr. Timothy Ekaitis officiating.

Interment will follow at the Norway Township Cemetery

St. Barbara’s Church

159 Mission Street

Vulcan, MI, 49892

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Waldemar “Wally” Herbert Blase

Sun City – On August 4, 2019, Wally, 93, lost his long battle with bladder cancer. Wally was born on September 25, 1925, to William and Emma Blase of Sylvan Grove, Kansas. He was the third of seven children.

Wally was in the Navy and trained as a radio technician. When World War II ended in the Pacific, he continued in radio and worked at KMOX in St. Louis, Missouri. He later worked at Sperry Gyroscope in New York, where he met the love of his life on New Year’s Eve in 1953 on a blind date. They were engaged in March and married on July 30, 1954. They had a great love for each other and just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

Wally’s education and job opportunities brought his family to Arizona where he worked for Goodyear Aerospace on their radar mapping system as a Senior Electrical Engineer until retirement. Upon retirement, he helped design a summer home in Payson on the creek at Kohl’s Ranch. Wally was a quiet man, a voracious reader, a lover of science and philosophy. His passing will be a great loss to his family. Wally is survived by his wife, Joanne, daughters, Mara von Klosst-Dohna, and Christie Blase, son David Blase and six grandchildren.

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