The following information comes from the Surprise family CD-Rom created by Janet Umlauf:
Oliver Ragon SURPRISE was born on 16 Jun 1905* in Lowell, IN. He died on 6 Mar 1986 in Orlando, Orange Co., FL. He was buried in Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater, FL. Was divorced brom both Bonnie and Elaine Guernsey.
This obituary, from the March 19, 1986, Lowell Tribune, appeared on page 18, column 8:
Oliver R. Surprise, age 80, descendant of a Lowell Pioneer family, passed away Thurs., Mar. 6, 1986, at the home of a daughter and her family, Dianne and Robert Dirscherl in Orlando, Fla. He is also survived by his wife, Ruby King Surprise; one son, Mickie (Eleanor) Surprise of Merritt Island, Fla.; a second daughter, Jane (Frank) Kisselbach of Cherry Hill, N.J.; one sister, Myrtle Fulford of Palm Harbor, Fla.; three brothers, Albert E. Surprise and Charles L. Surprise, both of Dunedin, Fla., and Harry H. Surprise of Sacramento, Calif.; seven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Memorial services were held at the Moss-Feaster Chapel in Dunedin, and interment followed at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park in Clearwater, Fla. Oliver R. Surprise was born June 16, 1905*, in Lowell, graduated from Lowell High School in 1924, and attended Northwestern University. He moved from Chicago, Ill., to Florida in 1938. A retired accountant for the New York Shipyard in Camden, N.J., he later was a North Pinellas County, Fla., realtor, residing in Palm Harbor. He was a member to the First United Methodist Church, Tarpon Springs, and the Southerland Lodge #174, F. and A.M. in Palm Harbor. He was also 32nd degree Mason of the Tampa Consistory Scottish Rite.