Obituaries

E.g., 03/28/2017
February 14, 2013

Frances Paulina Lenders was born in the Netherlands on January 11, 1937. Frances, known by friends and family as "CeCe" passed away in her sleep at Hope Hospice very early on Thursday, February 14th at the young age of 76. She had been hospitalized for the last four months due to complications brought on by Alzheimer's Disease.

Born Francisca Julia Maria Franken, her childhood was horrifically frightening and her family was poor due to the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands in WWII. She was married to Pierre Lenders and moved to the United States in 1959. Their marraige lasted for more than 40 years until he passed away in 1996 due to leukemia.

December 20, 2012

Marion Nacke Bazzell of Cape Coral, Florida, formerly of Cheektowaga, NY, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on December 20, 2012 at Hope Hospice, following a massive stroke.

We rejoice with her rejoining her loving husband, Thomas Franklin Bazzell, daughter, Cecilia Tommi Bazzell D’Angelo and brother, Louis Paul Nacke.  Surviving to mourn her passing are brothers, James J. and Mark E. Nacke, son Michael J. Bazzell, grandchildren David (Gina) Major, Dean (Erica) Major, Theresa (John) Cross, Michele (Jack) D’Angelo-Choate, Sarah Bazzell and Jordan Alexis Bazzell, ten great grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter and numerous extended family members.

Ms. Bazzell was employed by Florida Bell in Jacksonville, Florida and The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A&P) in Buffalo, NY, for many years.  She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

September 2, 2012

Linda Marie Bartlett was born on June 23, 1963 in Schenectady, NY to her parents Anthony and Marlene Viscusi. She passed away peacefully on September 9, 2012 in Cape Coral, FL.

She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Michael Bartlett; her loving children Amanda and Ariana; her parents; brothers Michael and Steven; sister Diane and many friends whom will miss her dearly. She is preceded in death by her brother Danny.

Linda grew up in upstate N.Y. where she enjoyed going to Lake George, Saratoga and trips to N.Y. City. After graduating from school she pursued a career at Macy’s Department Store in cosmetics. While there were more opportunities available to her, she soon gave those up when a bigger dream of hers came true, having her first daughter.

Linda dedicated her life to her family and moved to Florida to continue to love and care for others more than herself. In her spare time she loved to travel, go boating, dance, cook, and shop for others. She will truly be missed but her memories will always be treasured.

August 30, 2012

Beloved "Grandma Heidi" passed away Thursday, August 30, 2012.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Rausch, her parents, Otto and Anna Koser, and brother Traugott. Heidi is survived by her sister, Ilse, her loving niece Ingrid Weicht and her Rausch family of six children, 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, and one cat, Angel.

The family will hold a service Tuesday, Sept. 4th, at 11:00 a.m. at Fuller-Metz Funeral Home in Cape Coral. Interment will follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hope Hospice or the Lee County Humane Society.

Anne Hedwig "Heidi" Rausch lived a full and fun life. Born April 3, 1936 in Germany, she survived the war torn years of WWII in her youth. She immigrated to the US in her twenties, living in five different states before settling down the past 13 years in Cape Coral. Heidi married Robert L. Rausch on February 14, 1993 and immediately ingratiated herself as Grandma Heidi to her large Rausch family. Through the years she made many lasting friendships, as she was a devoted and loving friend to all.

August 9, 2012

Robert Allen Waltz Jr., 40, beloved husband, father, son, brother, grandson, nephew, uncle, friend and coach, raised in Painesville, Ohio, and Cape Coral, resided in Lehigh Acres for 10 years, died suddenly, and went to be with the Lord Aug. 9, 2012.

He was born on March 22, 1972, in Painesville, Ohio. He was an avid sports fan who loved baseball, football, racing and poker. He could always be found speeding on the race track, watching, playing or coaching a sport; however, the biggest joy of his life was spending time with his wife, kids and family. He had the heart and spirit of a child, took pride in coaching Cape Coral American Little League Baseball and was active in many youth organizations.

He was a surgical scrub tech and a salesman in Florida for a large part of his life. He will be greatly missed by all of his fellow co-workers and friends he met along the way. He had so much love to give and was friends with everyone he met. His presence will leave an imprint on countless souls.

Pages