In Memoriam

Remembering Blugold Alumni, Family and Friends

UW-Eau Claire alumni, faculty and staff deaths are recorded as we are notified. Friends and family can help by sending information and a link to the online obituary via a class note. Thank you.

Steve Baumgardner, 70, died May 10, 2017, in Eau Claire. Baumgardner, professor emeritus of psychology, was a member of UW-Eau Claire's psychology faculty from 1973-2007. He held a bachelor's degree from the University of Washington, a master's degree from Western Washington State University and a doctorate from Kansas State University. Memorials may be directed to the ALS Support Group of Northwest Wisconsin or Friends of the White River.

James Benning, 88, died May 13, 2017, in Eau Claire. Benning, professor emeritus of psychology, was a member of UW-Eau Claire's psychology faculty from 1957-97. He held a bachelor's degree from Eau Claire State Teachers College (now UW-Eau Claire), and a master's degree and doctorate from Colorado State College. Memorials may be directed to the Blugold Emergency Fund of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation or to Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release Inc. in Colfax.

Shyam Sunder Chadha died Oct. 22, 2016, in St. Paul, Minnesota. Chadha, professor emeritus of mathematics, was a member of the UW-Eau Claire faculty from 1984-2013. Chadha held a doctorate from Delhi University Hans Raj College.

James Folstad, 66, died May 16, 2016, in Eau Claire. Folstad was a longtime UW-Eau Claire Mail Services staff member.

Phyllis Goff, 91, died April 3, 2017, in Eau Claire. Goff, who served as an administrative assistant in the UW-Eau Claire provost's office for many years, retired in 1989.

William Heimstead, 78, died Jan. 29, 2017, in Eau Claire. Heimstead, a longtime UW-Eau Claire staff member in facilities management, was a member of the university's grounds crew until his retirement in 2001.

Rosemary Helwig, 91, died Jan. 29, 2017, in Eau Claire. Helwig was a longtime UW-Eau Claire staff member in the Student Senate and Dean of Students offices. She held a degree from the Minnesota School of Business.

John Johnson, 83, died Jan. 29, 2017. Johnson, UW-Eau Claire professor emeritus of mathematics, served on the faculty from 1966 until his retirement in 1995. He held a bachelor' degree from UW-Eau Claire and a master's degree from the University of Northern Iowa. Memorials may be directed to a UW-Eau Claire Foundation mathematics scholarship fund.

Stephen Katrosits, 73, died May 10, 2016, in Eau Claire. Katrosits, professor emeritus of art, served on the UW-Eau Claire faculty from 1968 until his retirement in 2003. He held bachelor's and master's degrees from UW-Milwaukee. Memorials may be directed to the Stephen Katrosits New York Field Studies Scholarship Fund of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Ryan Klim, 21, died Jan. 8, 2017. Klim, of Neenah, was a UW-Eau Claire senior majoring in business marketing.

Jean Lamb, 86, died Oct. 23, 2016, in Eau Claire. Lamb, assistant professor emerita of nursing, was a member of the UW-Eau Claire faculty from 1970-92. She held a bachelor's degree from Berea College and a master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

Ralph Marking, 81, died Nov. 3, 2016, in Richfield, Minnesota. Marking, professor emeritus of chemistry, was a member of the UW-Eau Claire faculty from 1963-97. He held a bachelor's degree from UW-La Crosse and a doctorate from the University of Minnesota. Memorials may be directed to the Chemistry Department Scholarship Fund of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Beverly Miller, 61, died Feb. 26, 2017, in Altoona. Miller was a staff member in Learning and Technology Services from 1979 until her retirement in 2016. She held a bachelor's degree from UW-Eau Claire.

James Olson, 91, died Nov. 10, 2016, in Eau Claire. Olson, professor emeritus of English, was a member of the UW-Eau Claire faculty from 1959-87. He held a bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota and a doctorate from UW-Madison. Memorials may be directed to the Beaver Creek Reserve in Fall Creek.

Janet Patterson, 69, died May 10, 2017. Patterson was a retired reserve library supervisor in UW-Eau Claire's McIntyre Library from 1981-2011. She held a bachelor's degree from the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music and a master's degree from Texas Woman's University. Among her survivors is her husband, Donald Patterson, professor emeritus of music. Memorials may be directed to the United Church of God, an International Association, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Theodore Peters, 82, died Sept. 20, 2016, in Eau Claire. Peters, professor emeritus of communication sciences and disorders, served on the UW-Eau Claire faculty from 1971 until his retirement in 1993. Among his survivors is his daughter Dr. Gretchen Peters, UW-Eau Claire professor of music. Peters held bachelor's and master's degrees from Western Michigan University and a doctorate from Michigan State University. Memorials may be directed to Feed My People food bank in Eau Claire.

Walter Reid, 72, died May 10, 2016, in Eau Claire. Reid, professor emeritus of mathematics, was a member of UW-Eau Claire faculty from 1979 until his retirement in 2012. He held a master's degree from the University of Utah and a doctorate from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Memorials may be directed to the Walter M. Reid Mathematics Scholarship Fund of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Carl Searing, 88, died Oct. 24, 2016, in Eau Claire. Searing, a retired, longtime UW-Eau Claire staff member, served as a librarian in McIntyre Library from 1970-74 and as a purchasing agent in Facilities Management until his retirement in 1992. After retirement, he returned to the university to work in the lock shop. Searing held a bachelor's degree from Utica College and a master's degree from UW-Madison. Memorials may be directed to the "little railroad in the park" of the Community Parks Association, Eau Claire.

Dianne (Sneen) Shane, 67, died Aug. 31, 2016, in Eau Claire. Shane was a longtime UW-Eau Claire employee who served in a number of different departments. She held a bachelor's degree from Northland College.

M. James Simonsen, 87, died Jan. 11, 2017, in North Oaks, Minnesota. Simonsen, professor emeritus of physics, served on the UW-Eau Claire faculty from 1957 until his retirement in 1993. Simonsen held a bachelor's degree from North Central College and a master's degree from UW-Madison. Memorials may be directed to Beaver Creek Reserve, Fall Creek.

Birdell Snudden, 80, died Oct. 29, 2016, in Eau Claire. Snudden, professor emeritus of biology, was a member of the UW-Eau Claire faculty from 1966-96. He held bachelor's and doctoral degrees from UW-Madison. Memorials may be directed to the Beaver Creek Reserve in Fall Creek, First Congregational Church in Eau Claire or the Birdell Snudden Scholarship Fund of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Class of 2000

  • Robert Fietsch, 37, BSCHA, Aug. 3, 2013, Clintonville.
  • Nancy Kowitz, 60, MSN, Jan. 27, 2014, Sparta.

Class of 2003

  • Lisa Furlott, 37, BFA, July 14, 2013, Milton.

Class of 2005

  • Michelle (Carter) Buckley, 35, BSHCA, May 2, 2014, Marinette.

Class of 2007

  • Cale Anger, 29, BS, Jan. 28, 2015, Maple Grove, Minn.

Class of 2012

  • Travis Gulmire, 32, MBA, June 7, 2015, Green Bay.

Class of 2013

  • Kathryn Jensen, 23, BS, Oct. 5, 2014, Tomah

Class of 1990

  • Christine (Charlesworth) Foley, 48, BBA, April 7, 2014, Brookfield.

Class of 1992

  • Cindy (Stevens) Dewitz, 56, BFA, Jan. 27, 2015, Eau Claire.

Class of 1995

  • Patricia Kaufman, 83, BA, Nov. 3, 2014, Eau Claire.

Class of 1998

  • Dawn Sullivan, 36, BS-E, Nov. 13, 2012, Rochester, Minn.

Class of 1999

  • Debra Svik, 56, BSW, Sept. 24, 2014, Eleva.

Class of 1980

  • Dennis Belongia, 57, BBA, June 9, 2015, Minneapolis, Minn.

Class of 1981

  • Jeffrey Gilbertson, 56, BME, July 14, 2014, Chetek.
  • Larraine (Gilbertson) Ritland, 87, MST, July 2, 2015, Whitehall.

Class of 1982

  • Rebecca Highum, 55, BA, Feb. 19, 2014, Northfield, Minn.
  • Michael Hoell, 53, BA, Nov. 30, 2013, Menomonee Falls.
  • Mike McMillion, 56, BS-E, May 2, 2015, Milton, Fla.
  • John Trantow, 54, BBA, May 3, 2015, Green Bay.
  • Lynn Tronsdal, 70, BA, Aug. 1, 2014, Tucson, Ariz.

Class of 1983

  • Sara Barnes, 53, BBA, July 31, 2014. Edgerton.
  • Daniel Hauge, 53, BBA, Oct. 11, 2014, Merritt Island, Fla.
  • Julie (Doescher) Maguire, 53, BSMT, Aug. 27, 2014, Schofield.
  • Wendy (Yound) Storandt, 60, MSN, Nov. 2, 2014, Mindoro.

Class of 1984

  • Ted Dederich, 55, BBA, Dec. 22, 2013, Wausau.

Class of 1985

  • James Kern, 66, BBA, Dec. 9, 2014, Eau Claire.
  • Robin Willard, 53, BA, July 2, 2015, Baraboo.

Class of 1986

  • Matthew Fazen, 59, BA, May 24, 2015, Fond du Lac.
  • Richard Kuhman, 72, MEPD, Dec. 8, 2014, Colfax.

Class of 1987

  • Dana Burns, 68, MSE, Oct. 2, 2014, Eau Claire.
  • Thomas Falk, 48, BBA, March 11, 2014, Champlin, Minn.
  • Gregg Leonardson, 67, BS, June 25, 2015, Eau Claire.
  • Mark Smith, 64, BA, Dec. 5, 2014, Eau Claire.

Class of 1989

  • Jonathan Hinck, 49, BA, also '95, MAT, July 1, 2014, La Crosse.
  • Kristine (Rodriguez) Naybert, 48, BA, also '92, MSE, July 7, 2014, Valley Springs, Calif.
  • Rose Stipek, 62, MST-E, Jan. 16, 2015, Kimberly.

Class of 1970

  • Bruce Blado, 66, BBA, March 18, 2014, Minneapolis, Minn.
  • James Sell, 69, BBA, March 30, 2015, Wausau.
  • Wanda Schesel, 96, BS-E, Oct. 23, 2014, Bloomer.
  • Martha Schultz, 66, BS-E, April 30, 2014, Black River Falls.

Class of 1971

  • Steven Becker, 64, BBA, April 15, 2014, Winter Haven, Fla.
  • Cynthia Douglass, 65, BA, Sept. 17, 2014, Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Arlene (Stowell) Johnson, 84, MST, also `79, EDS, Feb. 26, 2015, Hendersonville, NC.
  • Sharon (Windsor) Sikora, 65, BS-E, Jan. 23, 2015, Chippewa Falls.
  • Jane (Greenhill) Tealey, 66, BA, Nov. 24, 2014, Wausau.
  • Roger Wold, 67, BA, June 14, 2015, Eau Claire.

Class of 1972

  • Linda Jackson, 63, BS-E, April 30, 2014, Spencer.
  • Larry Pember, 65, BBA, Dec. 31, 2014, Menomonie.

Class of 1973

  • Arlan Cloutier, 70, BA, Dec. 10, 2014, Chippewa Falls.
  • Luther Frazier, 62, BS, May 10, 2013, Loves Park, Ill.
  • Rose (Helmueller) Sagstetter, 97, BS-E, June 5, 2015, Eau Claire.
  • Douglas Stoffers, 68, BS, May 31, 2015, Eau Claire.
  • Barbara Thoni, 65, BS, Oct. 8, 2014, Madison.

Class of 1974

  • Margaret (Worchel) Gronski, 62, BME, Dec. 13, 2014, Pittsville.
  • Patricia Jansen, 81, BA, April 15, 2015, Appleton.
  • Larry Prell, 62, BS, Dec. 10, 2014, Neenah.
  • Deborah Wagner, 59, BA, May 26, 2012, Columbus.

Class of 1975

  • James Dimock, 61, BA, June 25, 2015, Chippewa Falls.
  • Jim Magadance, 64, BBA, June 28, 2014, Eau Claire.

Class of 1976

  • Donna (Cheney) Fults, 82, MSE, Aug. 13, 2014, Chetek.
  • John Higley, 60, BS, March 9, 2015, Menomonie.
  • Rosemary Iverson, 60, BS, Jan. 28, 2015, Bloomington, Minn.
  • Joe Neill, 74, MST, June 14, 2015, Richardson, Texas.
  • Susan (Schneider) Obermueller, 60, BBA, Dec. 9, 2014, Hudson.
  • Deborah Winter, 61, BA, July 22, 2014, Cottage Grove, Minn.

Class of 1977

  • William Holt, 71, MST, Sept. 18, 2014, Sarona.

Class of 1978

  • Andrea (Mesiar) Baldeshwiler, 59, BME, March 10, 2015, Chippewa Falls.
  • Kathy Evans, 58, BSN, Nov. 23, 2014, Eau Claire.
  • Lavonnne (Jackson) Levar, 58, BA, also MS `79, Jan. 18, 2015, Hermantown, Minn.
  • Gerald Post, 58, BA, Oct. 20, 2014, Stockton, Calif.
  • Carol (Dey) Smith, 60, BA, March 18, 2015, Eau Claire.

Class of 1979

  • Linda Linstedt, 57, BA, Sept. 18, 2014, Stanley.

 

Class of 1960

  • Gary Gaier, 77, BS, Jan. 3, 2015, Tony.
  • Lindes (Osterberg) Hicks, 76, BS-E, May 21, 2015, Kingsford, Mich.
  • Dale Johnson, 76, BS, June 19, 2012, De Pere.
  • George Larson, 101, BS-E, March 15, 2015, Menomonie.
  • John Schomisch, 82, BS, Oct. 25, 2014, Conrath.

Class of 1961

  • George Oien, 75, BS, Feb. 14, 2015, Woodbury, Minn.
  • David Parker, 78, BS, March 1, 2015, Waunakee.
  • Dorothy (McLeod) Peterson, 96, CV, May 26, 2014, The Villages, Fla.
  • Marvin Rogers, 77, BS, March 24, 2012, New Richmond.
  • Jerome Samuelson, 80, BS, Sept. 1, 2014, Ladysmith.
  • William Simmons, 102, BS-E, March 6, 2015, Menomonie.

Class of 1962

  • Roger Keller, 76, BS, June 20, 2015, Neenah.
  • Eileen Miller, 91, BS-E, Oct. 26, 2013, Havelock, N.C.
  • Roberta Shaw, 75, BS-E, Dec. 2, 2014, Evansville.
  • Louise Tatur, 74, BS-E, March 5, 2012, Minneapolis, Minn.
  • George Voll, 78, BS, Nov. 27, 2014, Eau Claire.

Class of 1963

  • William Hack, 80, BS, Dec. 20, 2013, Holland, N.Y.
  • Thomas Holter, 80, BA, Sept. 1, 2014, Madison.
  • James Hovland, 77, BS, Dec. 24, 2014, Lincolnwood, Ill.
  • William Lulloff, 83, BS, also '74, MST, Oct. 1, 2014, Eau Claire.
  • Ronald McDonald, 77, BS, March 19, 2015, Hot Springs, Ark.
  • Isabell Stuber, 87, BS-E, April 26, 2012, Shawano.
  • Richard Trainer, 75, BA, Nov. 25, 2014, Wabasha, Minn.

Class of 1964

  • Robert Bach, 83, BS, March 3, 2012, Lake City, Fla.
  • Barbara Barnaby, 83, BA, June 6, 2011, Irving, Texas.
  • Roland Berrett, 97, BS-E, March 24, 2013, Thorp.
  • Miriam Hendrickson, 95, BS-E, Sept. 24, 2014, Big Bend.
  • Merlin Mikelson, 80, BS-E, Oct. 7, 2014, Mondovi.
  • Richard Newman, 76, BS-E, Aug. 26, 2014, New Richmond.
  • John Woletz, 73, BS, Oct. 14, 2014, Eau Claire.

Class of 1965

  • Ronald Erickson, 71, BS, Nov. 7, 2014, Bruce.
  • Eileen Klug, 80, BS, April 14, 2015, Sonoma, Calif.
  • David Leland, 71, BS, Aug. 6, 2014, Santa Monica, Calif.
  • Beverly (Erickson) Peterson, 84, BS-E, Sept. 12, 2014, Cameron.
  • Frank Schnabl, 87, MST, Sept. 10, 2014, Nichols.
  • Michael Westerburg, 72, BS, March 18, 2015, Cornell.

Class of 1966

  • Stephen J. Gerkey, 71, BA, April 3, 2015, Memphis, Texas.
  • Darrell Holubetz, 82, BS, June 25, 2015, Wausau
  • Thomas Schwartz, 73, BA, Nov. 8, 2014, Columbia, Ill.

Class of 1967

  • Leonard Britton, 84, BS-E, April 12, 2015, Menomonie.
  • Marcella (Bemis) Dettinger, 83, BS-E, Feb. 4, 2015, Northfield.
  • James Sandfort, 69, BS, Nov. 11, 2014, Hudson.
  • Amy (Lodahl) Shilts, 93, BS-E, March 15, 2015, Calmar, Iowa.

Class of 1968

  • Muriel (Hanselmann) Boyken, 85, BA, Dec. 2, 2014, Algona, Iowa.
  • Anton Dern, 67, BA, Nov. 21, 2013, Wisconsin Rapids.
  • Dorthy (Mork) Henaman, 83, BS-E, Oct. 17, 2014, Austin, Minn.
  • Bonnie Kraus, 66, BS, March 24, 2014, Oceanside, Calif.
  • Myrtle (Westfall) Nimmerguth, 87, BS-E, Aug. 6, 2014, Eau Claire.
  • Raymond Rau, 91, BS, also '69, MST, April 29, 2015, Rice Lake.
  • Kathleen (Wendlandt) Warner, 85, CV, March 6, 2015, Prairie Farm.
  • Nancy Zimmerman-Morris, 68, BA, March 12, 2015, Eau Claire.

Class of 1969

  • Oliver Bade, 72, BS-E, also '75, MST-E, Oct. 19, 2014, Black River Falls.
  • William Craig, 68, BS, April 27, 2015, Fort Collins, Colo.
  • David Duax, 71, BA, April 17, 2015, Eau Claire.
  • Wayne Duesterbeck, 69, BA, Nov. 22, 2014, Eau Claire.
  • Thomas Everson, 74, MST, Sept. 24, 2014, Rochester, Minn.
  • Elvin Fleming, 82, MST, Feb. 8, 2015, Wabasha, Minn.
  • Jean Graf, 94, MST, Nov. 13, 2012, Seattle, Wash.
  • Sonja (Herried) Johnson, 78, Feb. 22, 2015, River Falls.
  • Vernon Richard, 74, BS-E, Dec. 15, 2014, Frederic.
  • Eleanore Zahorcik, 84, BS-E, Feb. 22, 2009, Sun City Ariz.

 

Class of 1950

  • Daniel Brown, 85, BS-E, March 2, 2013, River Falls.
  • Dennis Gibson, 87, BS, Oct. 8, 2014, Wisconsin Rapids.
  • Robert Peterson, 92, BS, Jan. 7, 2015, St. Paul, Minn.

Class of 1951

  • William DeJung, 85, BS, also '71, MST, April 22, 2014, Cadott.
  • George Kumferman, 89, BS, Nov. 21, 2014, Eau Claire.
  • Margine Kyle, 85, BS, May 25, 2015, Harland.
  • Donald Lubach, 83, BS-E, April 30, 2013, Los Alamitos, Calif.
  • Robert Rice, 84, BS, Oct. 15, 2014, Glendale.
  • Joyce Saylor, 83, BS, Feb. 28, 2013, Steamboat Springs, Colo.
  • Lela (Lund) Urness, 84, CV, April 15, 2015, Alma.
  • Parker Woodruff, 94, BS-E, April 24, 2015, Eau Claire.

Class of 1952

  • Charles Carmen, 85, BS-E, Dec. 7, 2014, Madison.
  • Harry Hussberger, 88, BS, Jan 23, 2015, Sheboygan.
  • Reuben Larson, 85, BA, April 3, 2014, Fullerton, Calif.
  • Sheila (Balliett) Rahl, 84, BS-E, March 9, 2015, Cadott.

Class of 1953

  • Beverly (Gibson) Hanson, 83, BS-E, Nov. 2, 2014, Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Jane (Conrad) Malison, 82, CV, June 29, 2015, Jim Falls.
  • Jean Perkins, 81, BS-E, May 14, 2014, Athens.

Class of 1954

  • Cheryl (May) Harasha, 82, BS, Jan. 17, 2015, Wautoma.
  • Marilyn (Stubbe) Miller, 82, BS, Aug. 3, 2014, Carlsbad, Calif.
  • Marian Plunkett, 86, BS-E, Feb. 5, 2013, Brea, Calif.

Class of 1955

  • Eugene Aumann, 86, BS, March 26, 2015, Eau Claire.
  • Mary (Rieman) Erickson, 81, BS-E, Jan. 15, 2015, Kohler.

Class of 1956

  • Helen (Larson) Baehler, 80, BS-E, July 22, 2014, Rockford, Ill.
  • David Bilderback, 80, BS, Feb. 21, 2015, St. Paul, Minn.
  • Mary (Peterson) Elliot, 85, BS-E, March 8, 2014, Anchorage, Alaska.
  • George Gannon, 83, BS, Feb. 20, 2015, Palm Springs, Calif.
  • Joanne (Fossum) Halvorson, 79, CV, July 18, 2014, Universal City, Texas.
  • Norman Hatch, 89, BS, Dec. 13, 2014, Wisconsin Rapids.
  • Florence Kariger, 99, CV-E, also '62, BS-E, Oct. 9, 2014, Augusta.
  • Dale Klinzing, 82, BS, Jan. 12, 2013, Riverside, Calif.
  • Robert Witte, 82, BS, Jan. 15, 2015, Stevens Point.

Class of 1957

  • Glen Heath, 83, BS-E, also '75 MST, March 18, 2015, Maricopa, Ariz.
  • Mary (Mattson) Holtan, 79, BS-E, Jan. 1, 2015, La Crosse.
  • Theone (Rustad) Kees, 101, CV, also '64 BA-E, April 24, 2015, Durand.  
  • Mary (Fenzl) Kramer, 79, BS-E, Aug. 18, 2014, Park Falls.
  • Corrine (Depa) Thiel, 78, CV, May 17, 2015, Lindenhurst, Ill.
  • Fred Wagner, 81, BS, Dec. 2, 2014, Rochester, Minn.

Class of 1958

  • Jerry Boson, 80, BA, July 24, 2014, Marshfield.
  • Loraine De Long, 77, BS-E, Dec. 16, 2013, Denver, Colo.
  • Charles Devine, 82, BS, Feb. 26, 2015, Sunnyvale, Calif.
  • Warren Howell, 87, BS-E, Feb. 23, 2010, Yuba City, Calif.
  • Jacob Knopps, 78, BS, Sept. 24, 2013, Lees Summit, Mo.
  • Larrie Olson, 83, BS, Oct. 24, 2014, Eau Claire.

Class of 1959

  • William Garber, 78, BS, Dec. 29, 2014, Eau Claire.
  • Margaret (Boetcher) Gratz, 97, CV, also '62 BS-E, and '69 MST, June 2, 2015, Eau Claire.
  • Jacob Hei, 80, BS, Dec. 30, 2014, Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Katherine (Kaentz) Johnston, 87, CV, March 26, 2013, Cochrane.
  • Janis (Dittmer) McInnis, 77, BS-E, June 20, 2015, Richmond, Va.
  • Richard Trauba, 78, BS, June 10, 2015, Andover, Minn.

Class of 1940

  • E. Jane (Jones) Sauer, 96, CV, also '44, BS-E, and '71, MST, Feb. 20, 2015, Wausau.
  • Victoria (Hoffman) Wakefield, 97, CV, also '69, BS-E, Sept. 5, 2014, Devils Lake, N.D.
  • Eunice (Becker) Whipple, 96, BS-E, Oct. 29, 2014, Eau Claire.

Class of 1941

  • Helen (Vesta) Amundson, 93, CV, Dec. 30, 2014, Oronoco, Minn.
  • Lila (Anderson) Buck, 93, CV, Nov. 8, 2014, Chetek.
  • Lillia (Johnson) Olson, 94, CV, April 29, 2015, Eau Claire.
  • Ruth Rock, 93, CV, July 25, 2012, New Richmond.
  • Ruby (Bakken) Van Dorston, 92, CV, Dec. 12, 2014, Chetek.

Class of 1942

  • Geraldine (Stevens) Knaack-Thiede, 92, CV, Sept. 6, 2014, Menomonie.
  • Helen (Solberg) Larsen, 94, BS-E, Jan. 23, 2015, Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Melvin Samplawski, 91, CV, July 14, 2014, Chetek.

Class of 1943

  • Nona (Rhude) Harrington, 90, CW, Feb. 15, 2012, McFarland.
  • Hazel (Herges) Nelson, 92, BS-E, Jan. 2, 2015, Eau Claire.
  • Walter Scheffer, 92, BS-E, Oct. 1, 2013, Norman, Olka.
  • Audrey (Keasling) Wyman, 88, CV, Dec. 6, 2012, Cloquet, Minn.

Class of 1944

  • Carolyn (Gates) Luedtke, 93, BS-E, Nov. 21, 2014, Watertown.
  • Dolores (Chaput) White, 95, BS-E, Jan. 22, 2015, Altoona.
  • Ruth (Cooper) Wilson, 94, BS-E, Sept. 4, 2014, Whitewater.

Class of 1945

  • Betty (Helwig) Knudtson, 89, CV, Feb. 11, 2015, Eau Claire.
  • Beatrice (Raether) Mickelson, 90, CV, also, '57, BS-E, Feb. 14, 2015, Cadott.
  • Anne (Gosar) Sladich, 87, CV, May 2, 2013, Owen.
  • Jean (Johnson) Spencer, 89, BS-E, Jan. 17, 2014, Brodhead.
  • Grace (Johnson) Stevens, 93, BS, April 23, 2015, Humbird
  • Gertrude (Leasum) Weaver, 88, BS-E, Dec. 4, 2012, Wooster, Ohio.

Class of 1946

  • Carol (Anderson) Miller, 94, CZ, also '54, BS-E, Jan. 14, 2015, New Richmond.
  • Patricia Ulrich, 88, BS, May 16, 2013, Eau Claire.

Class of 1947

  • Virginia (Roycraft) Gingras, 92, CV-E, also '72, BS-E, July 26, 2014, Chippewa Falls.
  • Robert Trauba, 88, BS-E, March 2, 2014, Merrifield, Minn.

Class of 1949

  • Cyril Barnes, 89, CV, also '55, BS-E, Sept. 29, 2012, Castle Pines, Colo.
  • Rose (Maenner) Holschuh, 86, BS, June 3, 2014, Green Bay.
  • Leclair Persich, 82, CV, June 23, 2012, Medford.
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