Ken Hearn passed away peacefully at his home in Turlock after a brief and brave battle with cancer; he was 58 years old. He worked for Fed Ex freight for 26 years and lived in Turlock for the past 37 years. He enjoyed spoiling his grandchildren with special treats and spending time with his family.
Our beloved wife, mother, grammy, sister, aunt and friend, Marjorie Pittser, passed on June 5 at the age of 67. Her last days were spent at Memorial Hospital in Modesto with her family and friends at her side.
Hubert Nielsen, 88, of Hughson, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center on June 1. He was born in Alameda, Calif. to Jens and Sofie Nielsen in 1921. Hubert was raised in Yucaipa, Calif., and at an early age asked Jesus Christ into his life. After high school, he attended U.C. Berkeley until WWII. Hubert served in the U.S. Coast Guard and was involved in the D-Day landing. During WWII, he served in the Mediterranean, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. After the war, Hubert finished college at U.C. Berkeley and received a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering. He ...
Doug Freeby, 69, of Anoka was born in the Armistice Day blizzard of 1940 in rural Anoka to Harold and FloDella Freeby. He lived most of his life in the Anoka area, graduated from Anoka High School in 1958, enlisted and served eight years in the U.S. Navy, and married Beverly Hjelmberg in November 1960. They were sweethearts for over 50 years! Doug served the City of Anoka for 32 years including the Anoka/Champlin Fire Department for many years. He actively and faithfully served in leadership in churches where they attended.
Raymond Nicholson, 74, of Modesto, passed away on June 3. Raymond was born in Banner, Ariz. to Henry and Maggie Nicholson in 1936. He lived most of his adult life in California. In 1997, he settled in Modesto. Raymond was a minister for International Gospel Assemblies. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and being a carpenter. He loved helping people in need.
Larry Gross, 72, of Ceres, was born in Whittier to George "Jack" and Mildred Gross. They moved to Oklahoma, where Larry lived until he was in high school. They moved back to Modesto, where Larry attended and graduated from Modesto High School. Soon after high school, Larry worked with his father in the cement construction business. Through the years he worked on a number of well-known projects like the highway and bridges over Altamont pass, the Delta-Mendota Canal, and other important projects in Northern California.
Mrs. Ethel Lair passed away at the Turlock Nursing and Rehab Center. Her life came to an end after 99 years. Mrs. Lair was born in Minnesota. She was a wonderful housewife for over 75 years. Mrs. Lair enjoyed cooking and was very involved with the Seventh Day Adventist Church.