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Obituaries July 28, 2011

Published on: July 27, 2011

Evelyn M. Petraus

Evelyn M. Petraus, 100, of Sun City Center, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at South Bay Hospital. Born in Bemidji, Minnesota on January 9, 1911, Evelyn was a retired Diamond Grader employed by Seattle Jewelry chain. Evelyn is preceded in death by husbands Irving Lusk and Charles Petraus, and her parents. Evelyn was Presbyterian by faith. Survivors include her daughter Joan L. Scheerer of Palm Coast, Fla., four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a great-great grandson.

Inurnment will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Seattle, Washington at a later date.

Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center, Florida.

Caryl “Pat” Keeler
 Caryl “Pat” Keeler, 85, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away July 24 at her home from kidney failure. Pat was born in Chicago, Ill., and graduated from Morgan Park high school and subsequently St. Lukes Hospital as a Registered Nurse. She joined the U.S. Army Cadet Corps and was stationed at V.A. hospitals in San Francisco, Calif., and then Biloxi, Miss., where she met the love of her life, Curt. Curt was a pilot in the Air Force, stationed at Keesler AFB. Pat and Curt were married and went on to enjoy a blissful life together for 62 years. Pat loved her life as a military wife and mother, and when Curt retired from the Air Force, they lived in Miami, Fla., for 22 years, and then made their final move to Sun City Center in 1987. Pat is survived by her devoted husband, Curt, her daughter Jill, and sons Craig, Jay (Annica), Scott (Gracy), as well as her grandchildren Jessie, Jack, and Mona-Lisa. Her memorial service will be held at the United Community Church in SCC next week. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her name to Shriners Hospitals .