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Robert Kuebler Jr.

Judge Robert William Kuebler Jr., 52, of Prescott, died Monday, July 2, 2001, in a car accident at Deer Lake, Mont.

He was born Sept. 17, 1948, in Evanston, Ill., to Robert William and Mary Elizabeth (Coutts) Kuebler Sr.

Survivors include his wife, Miriam; daughters, Holly Kuebler of Massachusetts and Kerri Kuebler of California; son, Robert III of Prescott; sister, Karen Picard of California; and brothers, Gary of California and Lt. William, stationed in England.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday on the north side of the Yavapai County Courthouse.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Judge Robert William Kuebler Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund at Yavapai College. Donations can be sent to the Yavapai College Foundation, 1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott, AZ 86301.

Hampton Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Jeannette Lewis

Jeannette Lewis, 87, died Saturday, June 30, 2001, at her home in Glendale, Calif.

She was born Nov. 24, 1913, in Decorah, Iowa.

Mrs. Lewis graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1936. In 1976 she moved to the Prescott Country Club from Glendale, Calif.

In 1977, she was co-chairman of the first Central Basin Seniors Golf Tournament. In 1980, Lewis and her husband, Robert, were PCC Husband-Wife Club Champions.

Mrs. Lewis was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church and enjoyed playing bridge and traveling. She moved back to Glendale, Calif., in 1999.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Robert; daughters, Susan Benzick of Glendale, Calif. and Elizabeth Eng of San Jose, Calif.; son, Randy of Laguna Beach, Calif.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Lewis will be buried in Decorah, Iowa.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the VITAS Hospice Charitable Fund, 123 S.E. 3rd Avenue – PBM:110, Miami, FL 33131-2003.

Kiefer and Eyerick in Glendale, Calif., helped the family with arrangements.

Charles Schnake

Charles George Schnake, 73, of Dewey, died Thursday, June 28, 2001, in Teton Village, Wyo.

He was born Aug. 26, 1927, in Henderson, Ky., to E.C. and Anna (Doelling) Schnake.

Mr. Schnake served in the U.S. Army for a year during World War II. After graduating from Texas Christian University, he worked for Goodyear Corp. as an accounting manager.

He married Charlyne Zabel on Jan. 31, 1949, in Fort Worth, Texas. He lived in Metairie, La., Monroe Falls, Ohio, and in Michigan before moving to Dewey in 1986. Mr. Schnake enjoyed playing golf and belonged to the Prescott Country Club.

Survivors include sons, C. Kent of Philomath, Ore., David of Reno, Nev., and Carl of Littleton, Colo.; sister, Ann Cravens of Quincy, Ill.; brother, Jack of Weiser, Texas; and seven grandchildren.

His wife preceded him in death in 1993.

The family will hold private services.

Valley Mortuary in Jackson, Wyo., helped the family with arrangements.

Steven Kostolansky

Steven Kostolansky, 83, of Prescott Valley, died Wednesday, July 4, 2001, at his home.

He was born July 25, 1917, in Belle-Vernon, Pa., to John and Mary (Yanacek) Kostolansky.

Mr. Kostolansky grew up in Pennsylvania and moved to Arizona in 1945. He married Joanne Lintol on April 19, 1949, in Phoenix. He moved to Prescott in 1950 and to Prescott Valley in 1975. He was a union laborer.

He was a member of St. Germaine Catholic Church. He was an avid Cubs fan and enjoyed gardening.

Survivors include his wife; daughter, Edith Scott of Scotts-dale; son, Stephen F. of Las Vegas, Nev.; brother, John of Meadville, Pa.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel, corner of Valley and Navajo in Prescott Valley. A rosary service will be at 5 p.m. A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the church, with Father John Shelter officiating. Burial will be at approximately 11:45 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery in Prescott.

Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel helped the family with arrangements.

Inez M. Payne

Inez M. Payne, 87, of Chino Valley, died Tuesday, July 3, 2001, at Rio Verde Nursing Home in Cottonwood.

She was born March 4, 1914, in Center Point, Ark., to John and Martha (Fraley) Melton.

Mrs. Payne had lived in Chino Valley for 55 years. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Survivors include grandchildren, Georgia Jobe of Cornville, Richard Wilde of Chino Valley, and Cameron Payne and Royce Payne, both in Utah.

Her husband, Farris, preceded her in death in 1985.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chino Valley. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memory Chapel Mortuary helped the family with arrangements.