In Passing

Casimir Thomas Koziara Jr

Casimir Thomas Koziara Jr passed away at age 76 on September 12, 2018.

He was born in Detroit, Michigan on April 12, 1942 and attended Ferris State University before working at Ford Motor Company for many years in the lab. Throughout the years, he maintained a close friendship with his childhood friends in Michigan.

He spent most of his life in Michigan and Ohio before retiring in 1999. He then moved to PebbleCreek where he met the love of his life, Kristen, and enjoyed golfing and playing senior softball for almost 20 years.

He is survived by his dear wife Kristen, 3 children, Tom, Kathy and Jill and 8 grandchildren.

He was a big lover of all the oldies from the ‘50s and ‘60s and had to be calmed down many times by his wife while bopping and singing along to tunes while driving.

Cass was most looking forward to his 20th year in senior softball but we are sure he is playing now with many who preceded him.

If he wasn’t golfing or playing ball, he and his wife were cruising Princess Lines or flying away on vacations.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Diana B. Martell

Clinton, Brad and Heather Martell

Diana B. Martell, age 69, of Goodyear, AZ and Clear Lake, MN, formerly of Mounds View, MN, passed away on August 10 after a battle with breast cancer. She is survived by loving family, husband: Clinton, son: Brad, daughter: Heather (Alan) Woldt, grandchildren: Paige and Tommy, sister: Marion Hoffman, brothers: Ron (Sandy) and Gary Hoffman, brother-in-law: Victor Kaul and her 25 nieces and nephews. Preceded by parents: Chris and Mary Hoffman, sisters: Leona and Lavina, brothers: Clarence and Ervin and three infant siblings. Her memorial service, held at Incarnation Lutheran Church in Shoreview, MN on August 16 was truly a celebration of her life well-lived, as numerous friends and family gathered to share loving memories. Diana will always be remembered for her leadership skills, both at her 35-year career at State Farm and as President of Travelers Country Club on the Mississippi in Clear Lake, MN, her love for her family and friends and the kindness she showed through volunteering for multiple charitable causes, most recently Kare Bears in PebbleCreek. She will be dearly missed by her family who adored her and her many friends in Minnesota and Arizona.

James J. McAleer

James (Jim) J. McAleer, age 72 of Goodyear, AZ passed away peacefully at home on August 17, 2018. He was born December 12, 1945 in Philadelphia, PA to Harry McAleer and Anna Fair. Jim graduated from Cardinal Dougherty High School and Villanova University. He served in the US Navy as a pilot, serving two tours of duty in Vietnam. Upon discharge, Jim worked as an Independent Commercial Insurance Broker. He began a second career in market research for ABC Entertainment. After retiring, Jim served on the PebbleCreek Community Patrol. Jim was a lifetime Philadelphia Eagles fan and ticket holder and was thrilled when they won the Big Game!

Jim is survived by his wife, Joanna McAleer; sister, Mary Ann McQullers (Robert); brothers, Frank McAleer (Mary), Edward McAleer (Chris), and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to your favorite charity in Jim’s name. Condolences for the family may be left at