Frank F. Van Duyse
Frank F. Van Duyse, age 79, formerly of Calumet City, IL, passed away in Chandler, AZ on Monday, February 15, 2016. He is survived by his children, Sharon (Wayne) Maffei, Michael (Jeannie) Ciesynski, Kim (Jerry) Cusack and Tracey Van Duyse, and sister, Joann (Michael) Brown. He is the grandfather to John Vaughn, Jennifer Mora (Brian) Grcich, Mike (Katie) Maffei, Bryan Maffei, Mandy (Brett) Schmit, Michaela (Joshua) Ciesynski, Jake (Katelyn) Ciesynski, Kevin Cusack, Nikki (Tony) Konsitzke, Matthew Cusack, Jonathan, Jared and Joshua La Pointe; great-grandfather to Anthony and Colin Maffei. Mr. Van Duyse was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Margaret Van Duyse, sister and brother: Barb and Roy Larsen; and son, Richard Ciesynski.
A funeral Mass was said for Frank at Our Lady of Knock Church in Calumet City with internment following at Holy Cross Cemetery in Calumet City on February 22, 2016. His funeral was attended by more than 50 people.
In lieu of flowers, the Van Duyse family requests that donations be made to the charity of your choice.
Born in Chicago, IL, Frank attended O’Keefe Grammar School and graduated from Hyde Park High School in 1954. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and honorably served his country for four years, spending one and a half years in Korea. After being discharged from the Air Force, Frank earned his Associate’s degree in Business from Wilson Junior College. Frank also graduated from beautician school and became the owner/operator of Van Frank’s Hair Salon on Belmont and Central for six years. He took pride in entering several hair styling competitions. He also attended Clown School. He was so talented he was MC at his graduation and spent several years entertaining at birthday parties and charity events as “Swanky Franky.”
Frank was an active member of his community, volunteering his time to many organizations in Calumet City and Sun Lakes. He was the Third Vice Commander of the American Legion in 1986. He was a member of the Calumet City Knights of Columbus since 1990, where he held the position of Fourth Degree Knight and past Grand Knight. In 1992, Frank served as the President of the Lions Club and was the recipient of the club’s highest honor, the Melvin Jones award.
Frank spent 40 plus years as an electrical supply salesman and retired from Electro-Kinetics, Inc. in Wood Dale, IL. He owned and operated Bubbles Tap for eight years and leased for two years as Frank’s Place. Frank was a member of the St. Jude’s prayer group in South Holland, IL for many years. He loved performing on stage in many productions from Hello Dolly to Oklahoma, and had the most fun performing in comedies.
He had retired to Sun Lakes but wanted to spend some time in Florida. He returned again to be close to his sister, Joann, in Sun Lakes, AZ. He became active in the Knights of Columbus as a fourth degree again. He assisted the Knights in an outing to St. Peter’s Indian mission soccer tournament in January 2016. He went back to line dancing and joined his sister’s Trivia team, the Crazy Eights. He golfed the night of his stroke but stopped to see Joann and Michael.
Frank was a member of VFW Post 8053 in Sun Lakes, AZ. There was a flyover at 11:50 a.m. at the flagpole on March 14 provided by Salute-A-Vet as a tribute to Frank’s service. This flyover was prior to the memorial for Frank which was Monday, March 14 in the Navajo Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club from noon-2:00 p.m.
Frank’s greatest joy was spending time with his family and dear friends. He loved to laugh and help others. He was a very patriotic man who loved his country as much as his family. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Clara Jane Moore Hinebaugh
Clara Jane Moore Hinebaugh passed away on February 16, 2016 at her home in Chandler, AZ. She was born March 4, 1935 in Moundsville, WV to Clarence “Bud” Andrew and Margaret Lillian Johnson Moore.
Jane grew up in Moundsville, WV. She graduated from Moundsville High School in Moundsville, WV in 1953. After high school, she attended two years of nursing school at Ohio Valley Hospital in Wheeling, WV until she met and married the love of her life. She was a stay at home mother and loving wife. She also worked as a teacher’s aide in the ‘80s for Simpson Grade School in Bridgeport, WV.
Jane married Preston Herbert Hinebaugh in 1955 in Oakland, MD. They were happily married for 60 years.
Jane was preceded in death by both her mother and father.
Jane is survived by her husband, Preston, of Chandler, AZ; her daughter, Linda Kay Hinebaugh Grale of Bisbee, AZ; her son, Robert Preston Hinebaugh of Apache Junction, AZ; her grandchildren, Meghan L. Hinebaugh and Robert Preston Hinebaugh of Clarksburg, WV and Brock and Breanna Hinebaugh of Apache Junction, AZ. She had eight great-grandchildren; her brother Charles A. (Joan) Moore of GA; her brother, Jack (Sharon) Moore of WV; her step-brother, Joe Fisher of Yuma, AZ and step-sister, Judy Fisher (John) Mountjoy of NC.
A short service was held with the immediate family at her home the night of her death, per her wishes.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to East Valley Hospice, 1311 W. Chandler Blvd., Ste. 200, Chandler, AZ 85224.
Condolences may be left on Clara “Jane” Hinebaugh’s online guest book at www.sonoranskiesmortuaryaz.com.
Nancy Jane Lauring
Nancy Jane Lauring, 89, of Edina, MN, and Sun Lakes, AZ, passed away February 14, 2016 in Chandler, AZ.
Nancy was born in Minneapolis, MN. She graduated from Minneapolis Southwest High School and earned Bachelor and Master degrees from the University of Minnesota in mathematics and statistics. She married Roy A. Lauring in 1950. She and Roy lived in Monticello, MN for many years where they owned the Lauring Drug and Department Stores. Nancy served on the Monticello Board of Education for 12 years during the 1960s and ‘70s. After Roy’s death in 1988, Nancy spent summers in Edina and winters in Sun Lakes. Nancy was a lifelong tennis player, and she also enjoyed pickleball, golf, knitting, and crossword puzzles. She is survived by her son, Stephen Lauring (Cathy) of Roseville MN, daughter Dr. Sandra Lauring (Doug Brooks) of Waseca, MN and three grandchildren, Krista Lauring, Melanie Brooks and Richard Brooks. A funeral service was held at Valley of the Sun Mortuary in Chandler, AZ on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 with visitation starting at 1:30 p.m. and a Memorial Service starting at 3:00 p.m. There was a Celebration of Nancy’s life in the community room at Nine Mile Village in Edina, MN on February 29 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Private burial was at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis. Memorials in lieu of flowers can be made in Nancy’s name to Iron Oaks Tennis Club (http://ironoakstennis.net/default.aspx) or to Neighbors Who Care (http://www.neighborswhocare.com/donate).
William R. “Bob” Hicks
William R. “Bob” Hicks, 79, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 14, 2016, in his Sun Lakes home, holding hands with his wife Nancy.
He was born on September 18, 1936 to William Hicks and Euralie Doherty Hicks in St. Louis, MO. He grew up in St. Louis and graduated from Soldan Blewett High School where he was President of his senior class and a member of the varsity football team. He received a football scholarship to the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri and graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration in 1959. He was in the U.S. Navy ROTC in college, but chose to join the U.S. Marine Corps upon his graduation. He completed his Officer training at Quantico, Virginia and was deployed to the Philippines as a 1st Lieutenant, Infantry Officer.
After his military service, Bob joined McDonnell Aircraft Corp. in St. Louis. After four years with McDonnell, he entered his life long career in Sales and Management, first with IBM Corp., followed by Telex Corp. and Lexitron Corporation. The Telex position moved him and his first wife and children to the San Francisco Bay area. The final phase of his career was in Commercial Real Estate Management and he was a partner in Capstone Mortgage Company in Alamo, California.
Bob married his current wife, Nancy, in 1977 and they retired in 1997 and moved to Sun Lakes, Arizona. He immediately took up his passion for fine woodworking (at which he excelled) and golf (at which he admitted he did not excel). He also loved to travel. His favorite form of travel was a loosely structured road trip on the back roads of many states in the USA, New Zealand (his favorite), England and Scotland.
He was a charter member of the East Valley Marine Corps Detachment 1296 where he served as Chaplain. He was very happy when he was working alongside other Marines as they supported “Toys for Tots,” “Marines Helping Marines” and the annual Marine Corps Ball. Bob had many lifelong friends from grade school, high school and college. He faithfully attended an annual reunion for over 20 years with his five dearest high school friends and their wives at Lake Tahoe, California. He loved nothing better than to have a “spirited” conversation on many subjects with his long-time friends and his new Sun Lakes friends. His quick sense of humor and his love of a practical joke was always a joy.
Bob is survived by his wife of 38 years, Nancy Fletcher Hicks; a son, Michael R. Hicks (Melanie) of Rocky Mount, NC; three daughters, Sherry A. Hicks, Cary NC; Cathleen Lucido (Richard) Cary, NC; and Laura C. Hicks, Cary, NC. He also has a grandson, Ryan Hicks (Sarah), Rocky Mount, NC; and two granddaughters, Danielle Lucido and Nicolette Lucido. His first great-grandson, Payson William Hicks, was delivered into this beautiful world on January 31, 2016 to continue the Hicks’ tradition.
Mary Ann (Ramsey) Mackey
Mary Ann (Ramsey) Mackey was laid to rest at the Sunnyslope Cemetery in Wenatchee, Washington on February 25, 2016 after experiencing an acute respiratory failure. Ann was born on January 28, 1935, and grew up in Wenatchee on the family orchard. She graduated from Wenatchee High School and enjoyed participating in the performing arts events at the school. She spent most of her adult years in the Puget Sound area as a housewife and business owner. She enjoyed running the family gas station/towing and auto repair business. She moved to Phoenix upon retirement with her husband John and her mother, Florence Ramsey-Norris. Ann loved to travel and enjoyed all the arts and activities the Phoenix area offered. She leaves behind a son, Edward, and daughter-in-law, Kim and two grandchildren, Peter and Heather. She will be dearly missed. A memorial is planned in Wenatchee, Washington this June. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made in her name to the American Lung Association.