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Angels In The Outfield

Steve Starr

Steve Starr

Angels In The Outfield ~ Chaplain

Phone: 253-686-2016

Last Update: August 17, 2022

Donna Laufer

Donna Laufer

Angels in the Outfield - Chairman

Phone: 414-350-8445

Player Surgery

August 17, 2022

Keith Zelhofer

Keith is scheduled for hip replacement surgery today. Our prayers and thoughts are with him that all goes well. More information will be posted as it becomes available. 

Keith: 920.544.7997

"Thank You" Message

August 11, 2022

From “Billy” Jenkins:

“For years I have read the postings on Angels in the Outfield and gladly offered my support and prayers to the people involved with either sickness or the loss of a family member. Until it happens to be you that the support is being asked for do you personally feel the impact of the calls, cards and prayers and the caring loving joy it brings. I thank you for the blessings you have given to me. Sincerely, Bill Jenkins" 

15616 Nicklaus Ln 
Sun City, AZ 85351


Words of Appreciation

From Kathryn McCormack:

“Praise God I got my drain tube out on August 1 and have been pain free since July 19.  I am so grateful for all of the love support and prayers from the senior softball family.  All of the cards I have received are still displayed in our dining room as a continual reminder of the loving softball family that surrounds both of us. Thank you again for your prayers, thoughts and loving support during this time of my healing from surgery and its complications.  

Love and hugs, Kathryn (& Jack) McCormack”


10515 W Kingswood Cir, SC 85351,

Jack: 623.300.8267

Player Passed Away

August 10, 2022

Crist Miller

Deep Condolences. Ernie Miller, Crist’s brother, let us know that Crist passed away on August 6th in Goshen, Indiana. Services are being held on the 11th & 12th in Indiana. Let’s be in prayer for his wife, Lucy, and the family during their time of grief. 

The family requests memorials may be given to Menno Clinic, India, 

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street, Middlebury, IN 46540

Player Cancer

July 21, 2022

Bill Jenkins

"Billy" is undergoing chemotherapy treatments for Mantle Cell Lymphoma. He said he was unaware that his health was compromised until the treatment for a softball quad muscle injury went wrong. At that time the discovery was made and cancer "caught in time".

He is happy for our prayers. Let’s give Bill our prayer support!

Cards and encouragements to:        

Bill: 623.202.2473; cell: 602.695.0398

15616 Nicklaus Ln

Sun City, AZ 85351

Kathryn McCormack Updates

July 21, 2022 (Update)

Let's keep Jack and Kathryn in our prayers and thoughts over the next few hours today while she undergoes an additional procedure.  Surgeons are placing a stent in the common bile duct to stop the draining. Continued prayer support for them both for peace and comfort. We hope for much needed healing for Kathryn to correct the surgical complications.

June 30, 2022 (Update)

Kathryn is home from the hospital again and recovering after a procedure to insert a drain tube.  Our hearts go out with you both. Let's continue our prayers for Kathryn and Jack.

June 28, 2022

Kathryn McCormack UPDATE
Good news here! Kathryn was transferred to St Joseph’s and is having a drain tube implanted to relieve the post-surgery issue. Jack let us know this news and that she is no longer in pain. We hope recovery and healing continue.


June 25, 2022
Kathryn McCormack is back in the hospital. She’s having complications after her surgery. She is in a lot of pain, waiting at Boswell Banner for a room at St Joseph’s. Please be in prayer for Jack and Kathryn as they wait and then for upcoming treatment or procedure.  

June 17, 2022
Kathryn is home in recovery after major surgery on Tuesday. Surgeons removed her gall bladder, 35% of her liver, and several lymph nodes.  She spent two nights in St Joseph’s Hospital ICU. 

PREVIOUS REPORT – June 16: Jack McCormack’s wife, Kathryn, is going through some health issues. We understand she is having lots of pain. Updates will be given when they become available. This is a time for us to support them both with prayer and expressions of care and concern. 

10515 W Kingswood Cir, SC 85351,

Jack: 623.300.8267

Player Hip Replacement

July 21, 2022 (Update)

Jesse Nelson

Pat updated that Jesse came through surgery well and is home recovering. Such great news! PT starts tomorrow. In the mean time, Jesse and Pat are working on pain and tightness management; difficult to find a place of comfort and rest. Thoughts and prayers for continued healing and rehabilitation.  

July 19, 2022

Jesse is undergoing hip replacement surgery today. Let’s be in prayer for Jesse and Pat over the next few hours and days that he gets through a successful surgery and recovery. 

Cards of encouragement and well wishes can be sent to:

Jesse Nelson
21606 N 137th Way
Sun City West, AZ 85375

Pat: 480.577.7958 
Jesse: 480.577.7959

Player and Wife Passed - 2021

July 18, 2022

Chet Cram

We recently received word that in August 2021 both Chet and Glenna Cram passed away. He was a long time Softball Club member. They both became sick and died one day apart. Their son, Chuck, shared that they did everything together. Our softball family will miss them both!!!

Chuck Cram: 208.961.1112

345 Nebraska St 
Gooding, ID 83330

Player Surgery, Recovery, and Treatment

July 6, 2022

Julie McGlynn

Julie is recovering at home following major surgery at Honor Health Shea Hospital on June 18th. She has more procedures that start today, Wednesday July 6th. Our thoughts are with her and our prayers go out for her as she moves into the next steps for healing.  

Let's send cards and encouragements to her!        

Julie: 410.279.3741

10826 W Acacia Dr

Sun City, AZ 85373

Player's Wife Injury, Surgery, Recovery

July 6, 2022 (UPDATE)

Shelly Kuhn is home recovering after hip surgery on  Friday following her fall. Forrest said that she’s not in a lot of pain and is able to move around. We look forward to continued good care, healing and successful rehab for Shelley. Let’s keep praying for Forrest and Shelley. 

July 1, 2022

Shelley Kuhn, Forrest’s wife, fell at Banner Del Webb Hospital this morning while volunteering there. She broke her hip and is waiting a surgical consult. Forrest, an AL player, asks for prayers as they wait and for the pending surgery and treatment. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with you both during these difficult circumstances!


Shelley Kuhn

14632 W Ganado Dr

Sun City West, AZ 85375

Forrest: 623.227.1002

Player Passed Away

June 29, 2022

Lyle Bakken

Sad News

We received word that Lyle passed away on June 19th. He was a long time SCW Softball Club member who served as our accountant for more than 15 years. 

Services were held on July 6, 2022 in North Dakota.

Cards can be sent to Maren at:
Maren Bakken
3300 28th St. S.
Apt # 211
Moorhead, MN. 56560


Player Heart Surgery

June 16, 2022

Joe Emmons is hospitalized at Banner Boswell to correct heart and vascular related health issues. He is expected to have a pacemaker today and as soon thereafter repair the aortic aneurism. Please be in prayer for Joe and Martha while they go through the surgeries and recovery. 

Cards and well wishes may be sent to:

10834 W Welk Dr, SC 85373

Martha Emmons: 206.999.4097

Player Illness

May 31, 2022

Ken Coplen

We understand Ken is having some health struggles. Our National League knows Ken well. Let’s be sure to keep him in our prayers and thoughts for any upcoming medical procedures and care.  


P.O. Box 521, Youngtown, AZ 85363     


Go to the archives "In Memoriam" of our players who have passed for more information, if available.

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