Miscellaneous Polk County, Florida Obituaries

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SFC Casimer S. Stasiak Jr.
SFC Casimer S. Stasiak Jr., 57, of Winter Haven, died of respiratory arrest on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, at Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center in Davenport.
A native of Macon, Ga., he came to Winter Haven from South Bend, Ind., a year and a half ago. He retired after 21 years as a U.S. Army personnel sergeant. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion and past commander of American Legion Post 303 in South Bend. He received the Bronze Star for Bravery during the Vietnam War. He attended First Presbyterian Church of Haines City.
He was preceded in death by a brother, George Robert Wunderlich.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Stasiak, of Winter Haven; a son, Thomas S. Stasiak of Mishawaka, Ind.; a stepdaughter, Leslie Greco of South Bend, a sister, Mary C. Kuss of Carol Stream, Ill.; and three grandchildren.
Graveside services will be conducted at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.

Everette Earle Rhodes
Everette Earle Rhodes, 82, of Winter Haven, died of cardiac arrest on Friday, April 11, 2003, at Palm Gardens Nursing Home in Winter Haven.
A native of Evansville, Ind., he moved to the Winter Haven area in 1983 from Kuttawa, Ky. He was vice president of quality control as well as one of the pioneers of Shawnee Plastics in Kuttawa. He also was a founder of Kent Plastics in Kuttawa. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II. He was an avid golfer. He was a member of Abiding Savior Lutheran Church in Winter Haven.
He is survived by his wife, Rose L. Rhodes, of Winter Haven; a daughter, Brenda Roeder, of McKenny, Texas; a sister, Blanche Rhodes, of Washington; one grandchild, Kim Roeder; and one great-grandchild, Georgianna Roeder.
Memorial services at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church will be announced at a later date.

Anna Mae Cann
Anna Mae Cann, 79, of Haines City, died of heart failure on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002 in Haines City.
A native of Ridgeley, W.Va., she came to the Haines CIty area in 1992 from Ridgeley. She was the owner/operator of Pietros Sandwich Shop in Cumberland, Md.
She is survived by two daughters, Georgia Carole Browning, of Greencastle, Pa., and Sue Collins of Haines City; three sisters, Mary Morrissey, Beulah Riley and Pauline Rummer, all of West Virginia; two grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.
Memorial donations may be sent to Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Ave., Auburndale, FL 33823.
 
James R. Stevenson
James R. Stevenson, 61, of Haines City, died of heart failure on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, in Haines City.
A native of Butler, Pa., he moved to Haines City in 1999 from Butler. He was a millwright at Armco Steel in Butler. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was a member of the American Veterans Association and Moose Lodge in Butler. He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Haines City.
He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Stevenson of Haines City; a daughter, Faith A. Dobson of Butler; a son, James M. Stevenson of Butler; and three grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at a later date.

Francis T. "Frank" Adamowicz
Francis T. "Frank" Adamowicz, 73, of Winter Haven, died of heart failure on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, in Winter Haven.
A native of Cromwell, Conn., he moved to the area from Hartford, Conn., in 1989. He worked as a salesman for the Fowler and Huntting Co. in Hartford and was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Korean War. He was also a member of the St. Ann Catholic Church in Haines City.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian Adamowicz of Winter Haven; three daughters, Judith Adamowicz of Meriden, Conn., Patricia Baihaghy of Carlsbad, Calif., and Joyce Chasse of E. Hampton, Conn.; three brothers, Henry Adamowicz of Auburndale, Raymond Adamowicz of Middletown, Conn., and Walter Adamowicz of Cromwell, Conn.; two sisters, Florence Dimauro of Berlin, Conn., and Laura Johnson of New Philadelphia, Ohio; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today at BrookHaven Village in Winter Haven.
Memorials may be made to the Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Ave., Auburndale.

Jean Elizabeth Denault
Jean Elizabeth Denault, 72, of Haines City, died of heart failure Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, in Davenport.
She was born in Dover, N.H., and moved to this area in 1978 from Haverhill, Mass. She was a homemaker and of the Protestant faith.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Irwin and Evelyn DeBlois and her husband, Lionel Denault.
She is survived by her three daughters, Paulette E. Alder of Haverhill, Mass., Holly A. Hoot of Davenport and Bonita F. Hutto of Winter Haven; three sons, James E. Denault of Polk City, Kevin W. Denault of Methuen, Mass., and Lionel O. Denault of Longwood; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Gary Robert Alexander
Gary Robert Alexander, 46, of Loughman, died in an auto accident on Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, in Tampa.
He was a native of Urbana, Ohio, who came to the area 10 years ago from Bellefontaine, Ohio. He was a salesman for Haines City Auto. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Haines City.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ellen Louise Alexander.
He is survived by his father, Paul M. Alexander of Loughman; two brothers, James Alexander of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Thomas Alexander of Cable, Ohio; three sisters, Sally Groves of Bellefontaine, Virginia Martin of Salem, Ariz., and Cynthia Rose of Columbus, Ohio.
Memorial services will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Haines City. on Sunday at 3 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 104 Scenic Highway, Haines City, FL 33844.

Mary Ellen Craven
Mary Ellen Craven, 84, of Haines City, died of heart failure on Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at Winter Haven Hospital.
She was a native of Davis, W. Va., who came to the area from Niagara Falls, N.Y., in 1976. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Haines City Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.
She is survived by her husband, Harold Craven of Haines City; two sons, Norman Craven of Lakeland and Richard Craven of San Diego, Calif.; three daughters, Marjorie Patterson of Rochester, N.Y., Patricia Ann Collins of Orlando and Dorothy Smith; 23 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at a later date at the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah's Witnesses in Haines City.

Robert F. Hughes
Robert F. Hughes, 81, of Haines City, died of heart failure on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002.
A native of Syracuse, N.Y., he came to the Haines City area in 1995 from Vero Beach. He was employed as a salesman for Commercial Union Insurance of New York. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Cecile M. Hughes, of Haines City; four sons, James Hughes of Margate, John Hughes of Ohio, Thomas M. Hughes of New York and Robert F. Hughes Jr. of California; and four grandchildren.

Donald Morgan Powell
Donald Morgan Powell, 76, of Lakeland, died of cancer on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002.
He was a native of Humanoke, Ark., who came to the area from Jacksonville in 1991. He was a sales manager for Good Housekeeping Gas Company. He was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Marine Corp. He was of the Methodist faith. He loved to grow roses and flowers.
He is survived by his wife, Dorla Maxine Powell of Lakeland; two sons, Alan Powell of Mableton, Ga., and Gerald Powell of Lakeland; a sister, Connie Hooper of Tucson, Ariz., a half-sister, Reba Radford of Michigan and two grandchildren.

Donald R. Fournier
Donald R. Fournier, 59, of Davenport died of heart failure on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002.
He was a native of Detroit, Mich., who came to the area from Detroit in 1969. He was a manager of the laundry department for Walt Disney World. He served in the U.S. Army and a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Haines City.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara A. Simmons Fournier of Davenport; a son, Donald R. Fournier, II of Franklin; a daughter, Judith Fournier of Howard, Ga.; a step-daughter, Sharon Gwin of Franklin, Ky.; a sister, Ann Carroll of Port St. Lucie and five grandchildren.

Joaquina Medina
Joaquina Medina, 85, of Davenport, died of heart failure on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003.
A native of Quebradillas, Puerto Rico, she came to the Davenport area from Puerto Rico nine months ago. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her daughter, Ivelisse Medina, of Davenport.
Graveside services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at Forest Hill Cemetery in Haines City.

Cyril L. "Cy" Schaefer
Cyril L. "Cy" Schaefer, 81, of Haines City, died of cancer on Friday, Nov. 22, 2002.
He was a native of Tennyson, Wis., who moved to Haines City from Clermont in 1991. He was a banker at Potosi State Bank for 40 years. At the time of his retirement in 1986, he was president and CEO. He was a member of St. Andrew Thomas Catholic Church in Potosi and attended St. Ann Catholic Church in Haines City. He was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, and four brothers.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Genevieve A. Schaefer of Haines City; two daughters, Sharon Loeffelholz of Dickeyville, Wis., and Margaret Mary Wurth of Platteville, Wis.; a son, Stephen John Schaefer of LaCrescent, Minn.; three brothers, Aelred Schaefer of Platteville, Paul Schaefer of Debuque, Iowa and Victor Schaefer of Potosi; a sister, Sister Aimee Schaefer of Manitowoc, Wis.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A memorial mass will be held at St. Ann Catholic Church on Friday, at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment will be at St. Andrew Catholic Church Cemetery in Tennyson at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew-Thomas Endowment Fund, Potosi, WI 53820 or St. Ann Catholic Church Building Fund, 1265 Robinson Drive, Haines City, FL 33844.

Jack Harold Cunningham
Jack Harold Cunningham, 86, of Haines City, died of heart failure on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002.
A native of Seattle, he came to Haines City in 1999 from Carmichael, Calif. He was a quality control engineer at Rockwell International in Anaheim, Calif. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Haines City.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Wiebel.
He is survived by his wife, Eloise M. Cunningham, of Haines City; two sons, John Cunningham and Keith Cunningham, both of California; three daughters, Kathleen Wildman of California, Kathy Austin of Davenport and Jacqueline Van Keirsbelk of Texas; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Harold Alton Cain
Harold Alton Cain, 76, of Winter Haven, died of multiple illnesses on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002.
A native of Perry Township, Ohio, he was a truck driver. He was also a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific and Atlantic and he fought in the battle of Midway. He was a member of the American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Phillis June Cain.
He is survived by five sons, Harold Charles Cain and Mark A. Cain, both of West Palm Beach, Nicholas Cain of Idaho, Perry F. Cain of Calhoun, Ga., and Timothy Cain of Riviera Beach; two daughters, Christine C. Krupp of Sugar Valley, Ga., and Edith M. Thompson of Royal Palm Beach; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

John Kalachnik
John Kalachnik, 88, of Winter Haven, died of heart failure on Saturday, Feb. 22.
He was a native of Chicago who came to the area from Sterling, Ill., in 1984. He was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Unity Church in Lakeland. He was a pharmacist. He was a member of the American Pharmaceutical Association, The Shriner Lodge - Aad Temple in Duluth, Minn., the Elks Club and American Legion in Sterling, Ill.
He is survived by his wife, Dena R. Kalachnik of Winter Haven; two sons, John E. Kalachnik of Des Moines, Iowa, a brother, Mark J. Kalachnik of Indianapolis, Ind.; two grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at Florida National Cemetery on Monday at 1 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Ave., Auburndale, FL 33823.

Charles Raymond Jones
Charles Raymond Jones, 76, of Davenport, died of heart failure on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, in Davenport.
A native of Newburg, N.Y., he came to the Davenport area seven years ago from Lexington, Mass. He was a salesman with John Hancock Insurance Co. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
He is survived by four sons, Charles Jones and Kenneth Jones, both of Massachusetts, Jeffrey V. Jones of New York, N.Y., and Steven Jones of New Hampshire; a daughter, Sheryll Jones of Massachusetts; two sisters, Elsie Chapin of Florida and Helen Jones of New York; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service will be conducted in Massachusetts at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the William Lawrence Camp Scholarship Fund, 139 Federal Corner Road, Center Tuftonboro, N. H., 03816.

Emily Ann Harper
Emily Ann Harper, 75, of Winter Haven, died of cancer on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002.
She was a native of Athol, Mass., who came to the area from Rutland, Vt., in 1998. She was a supervisor for Moore Business Forms in Rutland, Vt., working with the firm for 20 years. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Rutland, Vt., and St. Marks Episcopal Church in Haines City.
She was preceded in death by an infant son, Glen David Harper, and a brother, Ralph Chiasson.
She is survived by her husband, Charles F. Harper of Winter Haven; a son, Scott F. Harper of Mill Valley, Calif.; two daughters, Susan Champine of Rutland and Jean Cram of Green Valley, Ariz.; two brothers, Leo Chiasson of Orange, Mass., and Fabian Chiasson of Athol; a sister, Theresa Anderson of Winter Haven; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday at St. Marks Episcopal Church in Haines City, and at Trinity Episcopal Church in Rutland, Vt., at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Ave., Auburndale, FL 33823.

Charles LeLand Barnes
Charles LeLand Barnes, 71, of Winter Haven, died of heart failure on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003.
He was a native of Brookline, N.H., who came to the area from Wilton, N.H., in 2001. He was employed as a steam fitter by General Electric for 25 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Claire Barnes of Winter Haven; three daughters, Julie Bursey of North Sutton, N.H., Laura Ingham of Mt. Vernon, N.H., and Marcia Seifert of Goffs Town, N.H..; a sister, Jean Sloan of Cambridge, Md.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Florida Affiliate, PO. Box 21475, St. Petersburg, FL, or National Kidney Foundation, 1040 Woodcock Road, Suite 119, Orlando, FL 32803.

L. Earl Seaney
L. Earl Seaney, 93, of Winter Haven, died of cardiac arrest on Sunday, March 16, 2003, at Alterra Clare Bridge Cottage of Winter Haven.
A native of Luther, Mich., he came to the Winter Haven area in 1990 from Indiana. He was a rose nurseryman and landscape designer in Clyde, Ohio; Sarasota and Etowah, N.C. He was a member of First Christian Church in Haines City. He was a member of Winter Haven Garden Club and won prizes for growing roses.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Grace Lamb Seaney.
He is survived by three daughters, Marlene M. Metzger of Haines City, Earla J. Pope of Wilmington, N.C., and Rowena S. Warner of Centerville, Ind.; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
No visitation or service is planned. Memorial donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Ave., Auburndale, FL 33823 or First Christian Church of Haines City Building Fund, 705 14th St. South, in Haines City.

Walton Smutz Mason
Walton Smutz Mason, 83, of Haines City, died Wednesday, April 16, 2003, of heart failure at his residence.
He was born in Connellville, Pa., and moved to this area from Micco, where he lived for 22 years. He was a coal miner for 18 years.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Walton S. Mason Sr. and Elizabeth Mason. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Marie Mason of Haines City; son, Jim Mason; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


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