John Thomas Zabierek

John Thomas Zabierek passed away suddenly on April 7, 2024, at the age of 57.  John was a caring husband, father, and friend.  John is survived by his wife, Kelly, and son Zachary.  Forever remembered by his siblings Neil and Maria, along with Maria’s family, her husband, Jerome Winters and children Abigail and Emma.

Born on December 7, 1966, John was the first born of three children to his beloved parents, Roy and Mary Zabierek.  At an early age, John exhibited his gifts in both math and science.  After graduation in Minnesota, he was accepted to the prestigious University of Notre Dame, as a Notre Dame Scholar.  In college, John met his best friends for life: Mark, Mike, Roger, and John.  Over the past 30 plus years, John excelled at his career in Electronic and Technical Sales.

Even with all the leadership positions he held throughout his professional career, John loved being a husband and father most of all.  Whether it is was decorating the house for the holidays, dressing up for Halloween, vacationing in California, coaching football, or simply cooking Corn Beef and Hash for brunch on Sundays, John cherished every moment with his son.  John will forever be proud of his son’s accomplishments.

John also had a special bond with his siblings.  John, Neil, and Maria were fortunate to spend vacations together several times over the last couple years.  They were close emotionally and supported one another.  Maria will forever miss their daily evening chats.  The Zabierek siblings have many fond memories of our childhood to include summers at our Maine cabin, family ski trips to Colorado, and summers at Cross Lake.  John will never be forgotten.

A Celebration of Life will be held on May 4, 2024, at 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at 926 South Litchfield Rd Goodyear, AZ 85338 (Thompson Funeral Chapel).  In lieu of flowers, please donate to KLOVE.

Olivia Jo Lambright

December 5, 1946 – April 9, 2024

Olivia Jo Lambright, 77, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away at 6:43 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at home under Hospice care. She was born December 5, 1946 in Elkhart, Indiana to Perry and Deloris (Hosler) Keyser. She married Jim Lambright in January of 1979. They had a daughter in December of 1979.

Surviving are: Husband, Jim L. Lambright, and a daughter, Kristi L. Lambright of Arizona, and a sister Peggy Dunmire of Elkhart, Indiana.

Preceding her in death were her parents, and a brother, Tom.

For over 2 years, Olivia fought the good fight against Ovarian Cancer.

Olivia “Jo” was a teacher and secretary in the Elkhart Community Schools. She graduated from Elkhart High School and Western Michigan University. She got her Master’s degree from the University of Arizona. After she retired she did volunteer work in Elkhart, IN and in Surprise, Arizona. She loved planting flowers and one of her favorites was the Rose. She was Elkhart’s Community Ambassador to Spain in 1969. She and her daughter loved going to thrift stores to find a bargain that they could refurbish. She loved the ‘Lunch Bunch’ and was an avid reader.

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Dean Quinten Lindell

Dean Quinten Lindell, age 91, passed away on March 31, 2024 in Goodyear, AZ. He was born on March 18, 1933 in Milbank, South Dakota to Oscar and Delilah (Strain) Lindell. He was one of eight children.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1949 – 1952. While stationed in Anchorage, Alaska, he married Shirley Hartt on July 6, 1951. They shared 71 years together before Shirley’s death in May, 2022. They had seven children.

Dean was an electrician for Burlington Northern Railroad for many years in Livingston, Montana and Burlington, Iowa. After he retired, Dean and Shirley enjoyed traveling and lived in Montana, Idaho and Oregon. He loved the outdoors and spent many hours fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, riding motorcycles and gardening.

He is survived by his children: William (Cynthia), Richard (Donna), Charles, Diane (Brian) and Janette (Mike), 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; three siblings: Marlton, Arvilla Ramsey and DeAnna Folk.

He is preceded in death by his wife Shirley; his parents; brothers: Byron, Dennis, Gordon, and Orlyn; sisters: Arlowene Odegard and Barbara Stienlicht; sons: Leroy and Michael; and great-granddaughter Riley.

The family will have a private memorial at a later date.

Julieta Lorenzo Sico

Julieta Lorenzo Sico, age 90, of Gardena, California, died on April 4, 2024 in Surprise, Arizona. Julieta was born in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines to Eusebio Lorenzo and Rosa Romulo. She is survived by her daughter Catherine Barrameda; sons Lui Sico and Cesar Sico, 14 grandchildren Anthony, Albert, Andrei, Paulo, Criselle, Julie Anne, Clarisse, Czarina, Cristene, Carlo, Jolo, Pauline, Dianne, and Eunice; and her great-grandchildren Nowi and Primo.

Julieta met her husband at a christening of a mutual friend’s child. Julieta was the Godmother and Cipriano was to be the child’s Godfather. Cipriano would escort Julieta home from work each day and the pair married several months after their meeting in a double wedding they shared with Julieta’s brother and his wife. After their wedding, the two were never apart. Their marriage was full of love, laughter, and happiness. Their union welcomed five beautiful children in to the world. In 1988, their family would move from the Philippines to the United States under a Special Immigrant Status; a privilege granted to them thanks to their work on the US Airbase (Clark Air Base) in the Philippines.

Family was very important to Julieta. She was known in her family for her kindness and generosity. She never forgot a birthday, anniversary, or any reason for a celebration (even for her extended family). Julieta was a strict parent; always expecting the best from her children because she knew they were capable of it. Her kids always had a curfew and she stressed the importance of school to them, but she also encouraged them to form friendships. She was the type of parent to always know your friends’ names and welcomed them happily to her home.

Julieta taught her children to “never be a guest.” It was important to her that both she and her family where always helpful to those around them. Never being a guest also meant it was important to talk to people and make others feel comfortable. She wanted her children to start the conversation if there was ever a silence. Julieta loved talking to others, telling stories, and jokes. She shared this trait with her family who are just as talkative and lively as she was. Julieta loved talking to her family so much it was often difficult to get her off of the phone because there was always something more to share. She was a loving “Lola” to her grandkids and great-grandkids, and was very proud of them.

In her retirement Julieta enjoyed a variety of hobbies. She loved watching Jeopardy, listening and singing along to love songs, and most of all visiting the casino to play the slot machines. True to her generous spirit, Julieta always said she knew exactly how she would spend her winnings if she ever won the jackpot; sharing it with those she loved. Even when she didn’t win big she was often passing along her smaller winnings to her children and grandchildren.

A devout Catholic, Julieta loved nothing more than reading her bible, praying, and listening to Mass three times each day. She was a member of the Gardena Rosary Group in Gardena California. We take comfort in knowing that she is now home with Jesus.

A visitation for Julieta will be held on April 13, 2024 at 5:00 PM followed by a service starting at 7:00PM. Services will be held at 926 S. Litchfield Road Goodyear, Arizona 85338. Julieta will be laid to rest beside her husband Cipriano, son Jessie, and daughter Marivie at Holy Mary Memorial Park in Angeles City Philippines.

Donna Faye Enriquez

Donna Faye Enriquez, of Mesa, Arizona passed away April 1, 2024 in Surprise, Arizona. She was born October 9, 1952, to Cecil Anderson and Dorothy Anderson in Phoenix, Arizona.

A hard worker, she had many years of service under her belt at Comtech Telecommunications. Donna was a dedicated mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother. She lived a life full of love and laughter. She was always looking for her next adventure with her family. Donna lived a Rad Life!

She is survived by her daughter, Misty Gibson; her son, Michael Enriquez; her sisters, Stella Berth, Sandra Eagan, and Carol Flood; brother, David Anderson; granddaughter, Ashley Gibson and her great-grandson, Roman Lapre.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Janice Ann Dillman

Age 81, of Sun City, died peacefully on Friday, April 5,2024 at Orange Garden Assisted Living With Hospice. 

She was born September 26, 1942, in Ripon, WI the daughter of Alvin and Caroline (Prellwitz) Abel. Janice Attended Berlin High School Class of 1960. On October 8, 1960, She was united in marriage to Raymond Dillman.

Janice started Her career as counter clerk at a dry cleaners. 1977 Her Family moved to Arizona where she retired from Honeywell.

She spent a good portion of her life traveling the world.Janice enjoyed trips to the casino, shopping for a good deal. and watching the rodeo for her love of horses.

She is survived by her four children Rick (Kathy) Dillman, Randy (Judy) Dillman, Roxanne Milliron, Rochelle (Frank) Steigerwald. Her 9 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren. Sister-in-law Jeni Dillman,  many family and friends.

Preceded in death by her Husband Raymond Dillman, Parents, In-laws Charles (Mae) Dillman, Sister-in-law Muriel Hoehne (Lee), brother in law Gary Dillman, Granddaughter Hollie Read.

Burial will be held at the columbarium at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Sun City, AZ at a later date to be determined.

Sigrid Inez (Scanland) Van Eck

In Loving Memory of Sigrid Inez (Scanland) Van Eck

July 25, 1942 to March 27, 2024

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved Sigrid Inez (Scanland) Van Eck, a devoted mother and cherished community member. Sigrid passed away on March 27th, 2024, in her home in Surprise, AZ.

Born in Screven, Georgia, in 1942, Sigrid grew up as a woman of remarkable strength, compassion, and unwavering dedication. She was the loving daughter of Nadine Ines (Leggett) Scanland and Robert G. Scanland. From an early age, she displayed a remarkable work ethic, working for 27 years for the same company that changed ownership during her tenure. Her kind heart touched the lives of all who knew her.

After graduating from a high school in Miami, where she excelled academically and formed lifelong friendships, Sigrid met the love of her life, James Van Eck. Their love story blossomed, and they shared many beautiful years together until James’s recent passing in December 2023. Their bond was a testament to the enduring power of love and companionship.

Throughout her life, Sigrid was a devoted mother to her six children, Loralee, Michael, Christopher, Heather, Joshua, and Joel. She poured her heart and soul into raising them with love, patience, and wisdom, instilling in them the values of hard work, integrity, and compassion. Her children were her greatest pride and joy; her legacy lives on through them.

Sigrid will be fondly remembered for her sweet disposition, infectious laughter, and unwavering faith. She profoundly impacted all who knew her and left behind a legacy of love and kindness that will be cherished forever.

Sigrid is survived by her Daughter Loralee Mitchell, (the late)Son-in-law Russel Mitchell, Grandson Matthew Mitchell, Granddaughter Megen Mitchell (Kai Allen), Son Michael Van Eck, Daughter-in-law Patricia Van Eck, Granddaughter Lindsey (Jordan) Aldridge, Granddaughter Mackenzie (Eli) Pillsbury, Great Granddaughter Indiana Aldridge, Son James Christopher Van Eck, Daughter-in-law Elizabeth Van Eck, Grandson Ryan Van Eck, Grandson Zachary Van Eck, Daughter Heather Marie Vargas, Granddaughter Sophia Vargas, Son Joshua Van Eck, Daughter-in-law Renea Martucci Van Eck, Grandson Conner Van Eck, Granddaughter Leighton Van Eck, Son Joel Van Eck, Grandson James Van Eck, Granddaughter Rosalee Van Eck.

Though she may be gone from our sight, Sigrid will forever remain in our hearts, where her memory will continue to bring comfort and inspiration to all who knew and loved her.

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