Zimmerman, Arlen Jerome Passed away suddenly with his
wife by his side on the 19th day of December 2011 at the
age of 80 years. Arlen was a veteran of the USAF and
loved and served his country with dignity. Arlen retired
after 40 years of service in the Electrical Engineering
field and moved to Mesa, AZ with his wife to settle in
their little retirement home with his swimming pool.
Arlen and Connie are actively worshipping at Victory
Lutheran Church. His deep passion for singing has been
shown by using this talent for many church choirs and
was an active member of the San Tan Choral and Orchestra
under the direction of Matthew Frable. He married
Connie, the love of his life in 1953. Arlen was a
devoted man of God, loving husband, wonderful father -
leaving 2 sons, Arlen Jr., David residing in
Minneapolis. Preceding Arlen in death was his youngest
son James. Arlen is now in the arms of his Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ. He will be missed by his family and
the many who have shared his love and kindness. A
graveside service, officiated by Pastor Larry Kassebaum,
will be held in Minnesota at 10:00am Thursday, Dec.
29th at Dawn Valley Memorial Park in Bloomington, MN. A
memorial service will be held Monday, January 30,
2012 at 10:00am at Victory Lutheran Church in Mesa, AZ. Please
to leave condolences. Arr.
entrusted to Mariposa Gardens (480) 830-4422.
Published in Star Tribune on December 25, 2011
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Schurkens, N. Cahill "Kaye"
a Personal Note: Kaye Shurkens sang soprano with the Chorale for many seasons
before contracting Valley Fever. She was a delightful woman with
a radiating smile and a love for music. She has been, and will
N. Cahill "Kaye" Schurkens 73, died peacefully in Richmond,
Virginia on Saturday, November 12, 2011 after an extended
illness. She is survived by a sister, Jewel Cahill of Richmond
and three brothers - Clyde Cahill, Jesse Cahill and Moir Cahill
plus two step-children, Dana Smith and husband Kevin of Phoenix,
Arizona and Kurt Schurkens and wife Robynn of Pinetop, Arizona.
There are also several nieces and nephews. Kaye got her B.A.
from University of Tulsa and MPA from University of Oklahoma.
She was a Certified Planner. In 1991 she founded Cahill
Schurkens Consulting. She managed projects throughout the
southwest and was professionally involved in public and
government administration, engineering, and land use planning.
As an educator she was adjunct faculty for several colleges.
Professional organization activities included: Past President of
the Desert Division of the American Planning Association, CALAPA;
Past President of the Northwest Oklahoma Chapter of American
Society for Public Administration; CalTrans Small Business Board
Member - appointed by the Governor. An avid hiker, Kaye was a
volunteer tour guide for several state and national parks. She
was a published writer for business and human interest magazine
and newspaper articles. Kaye also sang with several choral
groups. A service will be held in her hometown of Bassett,
Virginia on Saturday, November 26, 2011. Memorial gifts may be
made to Shriners' Children's Hospital, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , or a charity of your choice .
Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch