Obituaries

Coke L. Westbrook, III

20 May 2021

Coke L. Westbrook III, 82, died peacefully at home on May 20, 2021. Born and raised in San Angelo, Texas, Coke spent his early years on the family ranch. After serving in the United States Army, where he was stationed in Germany, he graduated from the University of Texas in 1963.

Dennis W. Pluim

5 October 1939 - 17 May 2021

Dennis W. Pluim, 81, of Fond du Lac, passed away on Monday, May 17, 2021, at Maple Meadows. He was born on October 5, 1939, in Waupun, the son of Willis Pluim and Verna Drager Maas. He was a graduate of Waupun High School. Her served in the United States Air Force for eight years.

Frank Michael Behnke

14 May 2021

Frank Michael Behnke died at age 94 on May 14, 2021 in Boulder City, Nevada. Frank lost Dorothy, his wife of 54 years in 2004. Frank is survived by his three children, James Behnke of Marblehead, Massachusetts, Leslie Behnke Hall of Lake Bluff, Illinois and Donna Behnke-Brotherton of Peoria, Arizona.

Edward Craig Thorsted

1 July 1951 - 14 May 2021

Zealous and passionate, Captain Edward Craig Thorsted was an ardent student of life. His impeccable memory and fantastic life stories could fill volumes, and, to our regret, we wish they had. His soul was larger than life, at times to an overwhelming degree and his moods and dreams often bounced from one extreme to the other.

Wayne E. Hotz

8 January 1944 - 12 May 2021

Wayne E. Hotz, D.D.S., 77, Washington, passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at New Haven Care Center Nursing Home, where he'd just been moved after complications from cancer. Wayne endured painful periods during his long illness but showed courage and acceptance, even at the end when he lost his eyesight.

Charles Arden Warner

2 November 1937 - 12 May 2021

Charles Arden Warner, 83, died Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at The Gables of Rolling Meadows in Wichita Falls, Texas. Arden was born November 2, 1937, in Electra, Texas, to Charles Franklin Warner and Mildred Pauline Andrews Warner. The oldest of four brothers, he graduated from Electra High School in 1955 and earned a Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Texas, Austin.

Michael D. Dinges

14 December 1928 - 10 May 2021

William "Willie" or "Chris" Dinges , age 92, a resident of Balfour Senior Living in Louisville, CO since April, 2021 passed away Monday, May 10, 2021. He was a retired management analyst and system designer from Aramco (Arabian American Oil Company).

James Russell Martin, Sr.

3 July 1940 - 9 May 2021

James "Jim" Russell Martin Sr., 80, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, passed away on May 9,2021 in Fort Smith, AR. after several years of declining health. He was born to Russell Franklin Martin and Norma Martin in Witcherville, Arkansas on July 3,1940.

Joanne Keller-Wolf

4 May 2021

Joanne Keller-Wolf, 63, of Huntsville, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, May 4th. She was born in Albuquerque, NM, and grew up in Huntsville, AL, where she was an active community member. She graduated from Rice University with degrees in Art & Art History and English Literature, and also attended the San Francisco Art Institute.

Taylor Wong

30 April 2021

Taylor Wong passed away on Apr 30, 2021 of natural causes. Born and raised in San Antonio, TX, he was the 6th of 8 children. Taylor attended Thomas Jefferson HS in San Antonio, served in the US Army, and graduated from Texas A&M in 1962. He married the love of his life, Mary Ann (Ong) Wong, in 1958.

Phoebe Erb Spaid

20 April 1936 - 26 April 2021

Phoebe "Penny" Erb Spaid was born on April 20, 1936 and died on April 26, 2021. She was the daughter of Horace Graybill Erb and Dorothy Lentz Erb of Harrisburg, PA. She was educated in the Susquehanna Township school system and earned a BS in Education at Penn State where she joined Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

Mohamed Rafique

5 March 1946 - 22 April 2021

Mohamed Rafique sadly passed away on 22 April 2021. A postgraduate in Petroleum Engineering from the Norwegian Institute of Technology in Trondheim, Norway, Rafique joined Saudi Aramco in 1978. During his 29 years with Saudi Aramco, he worked primarily in the Production Projects Division.