The following information comes from the Surprise family CD-Rom created by Janet Umlauf:
Arnold Glenn SURPRISE was born on 21 Nov 1901 in Lowell, IN. He died on 26 May 1971 in Crown Point Convalescent Home, Cr. Pt., IN. Arnold was a bachelor for many years. Married late. Never had any children but the one step-son.
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Obit (Probably from Gary Post):
SURPRISE, ARNOLD G. Age 69 years of 666 Jackson St., Gary resident for 63 years, passed away in Lake County Convalescent Home, Wednesday, May 26, 1971. Retired employee of Gary Tube Mill, member of Ambridge Methodist Church. Survivors: wife, Cecile Marie; 1 stepson, Gerald L. Dukeman; 5 brothers, Kenneth of Lowell, Indiana, Roger, Charles, Albert, Oliver, of Florida; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mildred King, Mrs. Myrtle Meyers of Tampa, Florida; 3 grandchildren. No visitation. In lieu of flowers contributions [to] be made to Northwest Indiana Heart Fund Foundation. Cremation, Burns Memorial Chapel in charge.
This June 3, 1971, Lowell Tribune article appeared on page 3, column 1:
Arnold Surprise, age 69, of Gary, passed away Wednesday evening, May 26, at the Lake County Convalescent Home, Crown Point. He had been ill three years. Son of the late Ernest A. and Lola (Ragon) Surprise, Arnold was born November 16, 1901, in Lowell. He attended local schools and was retired as a carpenter foreman from a Gary mill. He was a lifetime resident of Lake County with the exception of five years spent in Florida with his sister, Mrs. Mildred King. Survivors include his wife, Marie; stepson, Jerry Dukeman, and family of Gary; two sisters, Mildred King of Tampa, Fla., and Myrtle Tosser of Palm Harbor, Fla; and six brothers, Kenneth of Lowell, Oliver of Palm Harbor, Fla., Roger and Albert of Dunedin, Fla, Charles of Seminole, Fla., and Harry of Lake Tahoe, Calif. Arnold rendered a life of service, always seeking ways to a better life for his fellowmen, and he continues his service even in death for he donated his remains to medical science.