William G. “Bill” Johnson
William G “Bill” Johnson, 84 of Waterloo, Iowa died at his home Friday, October 7, 2016 of natural causes. He was born February 5, 1932 in Springville, Iowa, son of William C. and Mary V. Ralston Johnson and graduated in 1950 from McKinley High School, Cedar Rapids. He served in the United States Army receiving an honorable discharge.
Bill married Donna C. DeLancey at St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids on May 19, 1951. He worked at New Era Industries, Cedar Rapids; H&H Machine Tool Co., Cedar Falls; and then was co-owner of Master Tool and Mfg. Co., Cedar Rapids. He retired in 1984. He was a lifetime member of the Elks Club.
Survivors include his wife Donna; daughters Karen (Craig) Jensen, Waterloo and Kristi (Don) Jones, Littleton, CO; son Keith (Denise), Oracle, AZ; seven grandchildren, Jill (Robert) Mejia, Joel (April Mouton) Jensen, Jake (Chris Harder) Jensen, Chad (Katherine) Jones, Meg (John) Fink, William Jones, and Matt Johnson; five great-grandchildren Robert and Charles Mejia, Jack and Emmie Fink, and Delancey Jones; and a brother, Richard, Marion. Preceded by his sister Patricia Johnson Arenas.
There will be a memorial gathering at a later date. His body has been cremated; memorials to Cedar Valley Humane Society; condolences may be left at www.LockeFuneralHome.com.
He and Donna enjoyed traveling, living in Arizona and Arkansas and then moving back to Waterloo in 2011. He loved golfing and biking, sports and stats and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Bill was a good neighbor; loyal friend; and a great loving husband, dad, grandpa and great-grandpa.
Charles Mearl Lingle (Chuck)
Chuck (90) passed away peacefully on October 2, 2016. He moved to Sun Lakes from the Seattle area four years ago and was often seen walking with a walker and dog treats around the lakes with his sons Lannie, Rick and Chuck, Jr. He walked almost daily, regardless of the summer heat. He loved to dance; his face lit up with a smile while dancing to the music of Chuck Jr’s. Riff Raff Band. He is survived by his brother, Greg (Jeanine); sons, Lannie (Marci), Rick (Rita) and Chuck, Jr. (Jacque); daughters, Nancy (Bill), Sandy Carlson, and Lori Greer and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be missed by family and friends.
Albert Duncan McCall
Albert Duncan McCall was born June 5, 1924 to Samuel and Bess McCall in Milford, MI and passed away September 5, 2016 in Tulsa.
Al enrolled at the University of Michigan before serving in WW II. Shortly before deploying, he met and married the love of his life, June Ehlermann. After the war, they returned to the University of Michigan, then moved to O.U. where he earned a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering.
His career began with Shamrock Oil, then at 1st National Bank of Tulsa where he served as a petroleum loan officer for 27 years until his retirement. He remained active in the petroleum industry until his death.
After coming to Tulsa, their daughter Karen was born. Al was a loving father and husband and enjoyed honing his golf game, playing bridge, and traveling but he cherished most the time spent with his grandsons Ian and Payton. A proud grandpa, he loved attending their activities and hearing of their exploits.
Al and June lived in Sun Lakes, AZ from 1980-1990.
He and June enjoyed 68 years of marriage until her death in 2014. He is survived by a sister, Mac Jewell (Dave); a sister-in-law, Helen McCall; his daughter, Karen Sunning (Lee); grandsons Ian and Payton; and many nieces and nephews.
Janet Fenn Mills
Mills, Janet Fenn — Age 89 of Fort Worth, Texas and formerly of Sun Lakes, AZ for 30 years, Littleton, CO and Darien, CT. Janet passed on to celebrate in heaven on October 3, 2016. Her husband, Robert Bernie Mills, her parents, Joe Wallace Fenn and Vallie Rosson Fenn and her sister, Ann Fenn Crownover, preceded her in death.
Born May 20, 1927 in Nashville, TN, she was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She graduated from Hillsboro High School in Nashville and attended the University of Tennessee where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority and a dedicated alumnus. She loved Jesus and was a member of the Sun Lakes, AZ United Church of Christ and attended Light of the World Church in Fort Worth.
She is survived by her daughter, Susan Mills Buchheit and son-in-law, Robert Francis Buchheit of Fort Worth, TX; granddaughter, Elisabeth Joy Page and her husband Ryan David Page of Murphy, TX; grandson Robert Buchheit Jr. and his wife, LeeAnn, great grandchildren Austin and Robyn of Woodbridge, VA and brother, Joe Dewitt Fenn and his wife, Sue of Commerce, GA.
In 1997, she and her husband, along with the Maricopa Friends of the Library, worked to save a temporary library in Sun Lakes. In 1998, they set up the Sun Lakes Community Foundation to raise funds to build a new library. Robert Mills was the first president of the foundation and when he passed in February 1999, Janet stepped in as president. Because of Janet’s dream, hard work and the enthusiastic community support, Sun Lakes Library was dedicated in October 2004 and is today a thriving Maricopa County Library. She enjoyed shelving books and patting the head of the whimsical walrus statue that commemorates Bob and Janet Mills’ efforts to the library.
Janet was an accomplished woman who served on the Maricopa County Library Board for 14 years and received the cherished Sun Lakes Crystal Award. She was an avid reader and wrote a regular non-fiction book review column for The Splash. She was a charter member of Mount Rosa NSDAR Chapter in Littleton, CO and Organizing Secretary of Gila Butte NSDAR in Sun Lakes. She enjoyed weaving, golfing, gardening, swimming and her beautiful AZ weather.
Memorial Services were held on Friday, October 14, 2016 at Light of the World Church in Fort Worth, TX. Internment was held at the Sun Lakes Methodist Church Garden followed by a reception.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan’s Purse for The Greatest Journey, an outreach to children that supports discipleship and reading worldwide; https://www.samaritanspurse.org/our-ministry/memorial-giving.