The following February 24, 1927, Lowell Tribune article appeared on page 1, column 4:
SURPRISE - STEPANVICH
Roger Surprise, of Lowell, and Miss Mildred Stepanvich, of Indiana Harbor, were united in marriage at Crown Point, on Tuesday, February 15th. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Surprise and is a young man who has a host of friends in his home town who will join us in extending congratulations and best wishes. The newly married couple will reside at Gary, where he is employed.
The following information comes from the Surprise family CD-Rom created by Janet Umlauf:
Roger William SURPRISE was born on 13 Jun 1903 in Lowell, IN. He died on 6 Dec 1984 in Mease Hospital, Dunedin, FL.