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Faculty Obituaries

Milan William Wehking, 71, died March 7, 2009. From 1965 to 1978 he served as a chemistry professor at UWRF, including a stint as department chair.

O.B. “Ben” Bergsrud died on May 30, 2009. He joined the faculty in 1957 and coached the golf team until his retirement in 1988. During his tenure he started the wrestling program, served as an assistant football coach, held the athletic director position, and was chair of the physical education department.

Cornelius “Connie” TerMaat died June 10, 2009. He served as an English professor at UWRF from 1965-1989, including a stint at department chair. A voracious reader, he especially loved Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, John Updike, Peter DeVries, Patrick O’Brian, detective fiction, and Winnie-the-Pooh.

Minnie E. (Horman) Schoeder     1931
died Nov. 29, 2008

Alice M. (Janisch) Bartlett   1932, 1958, 1961
died July 23, 2008

Rhoda M. (Hawn) Patterson     1937
died Sept. 21, 2008

Lee B. Foley     1939
died Jan. 15, 2009

Willis H. Miller     1939
died Nov. 16, 2008

Lorraine (Cullen) Baillergeon     1940
died Nov. 3, 2008

Iris V. (Larson) Grivna     1940
died Feb. 26, 2009

Dorothy E. (Magnuson) Cimfl     1941
died March 18, 2009

Allan E. Peterson     1941
died Dec. 19, 2008

Veloise J. (Baker) Swanberg     1941
died Dec. 14, 2008

Norman K. Aderhold     1942
died March 23, 2009

Donald A. Cowles     1942
died Jan. 6, 2009

Muriel M. (Leisz) Klingelhoets     1942
died Jan. 2, 2009

Charles H. Clay     1943
died March 1, 2009

Merlin W. Groskopp     1943
died Dec. 29, 2008

Rochelle M. (Devine) Ridgway     1944
died April 18, 2009

Emil J. Path     1946
died Nov. 27, 2008

John M. Lucente     1947
died Nov. 25, 2008

Alton J. Dahl     1949
died Oct. 26, 2008

Dorothy (Moss) Messicci     1949
died Feb. 1, 2009

James D. Nystrom     1949
died Jan. 8, 2009

Louis J. Jansa     1950
died Dec. 11, 2008

Gloria A. (Bleskacek) Hable     1951
died Nov. 9, 2008

Nancy (Wells) McLaughlin     1951
died Nov. 10, 2008

Everett W. Metcalf     1951
died Nov. 30, 2008

Mary E. Ross     1951, 1961
died Nov. 16, 2008

Hartzel A. Ford     1954
died May 1, 2009

Lyle Rasmussen     1954
died Sept. 20, 2008

William B. McDougall     1955
died Dec. 27, 2008

Kenneth Schumacher     1955
died Oct. 7, 2008

Sidney R. Bjorkman     1956
died Dec. 13, 2008

Thomas A. Calvert     1957
died May 31, 2009

Marlys B. (Meents) Laue     1957
died May 10, 2009

Ruth H. (Hajek) Cobb     1958
died May 23, 2009

Kenneth E. Ellingson     1958
died Sept. 14, 2008

Rodney Pagh     1959
died Oct. 24, 2008

Edwin H. Kleinschmidt     1960
died Dec. 27, 2008

Lucille M. (Carlson) Schulze     1961
died Nov. 7, 2008

Retta I. (McIntyre) Albert     1962
died May 15, 2009

Howard S. Heise     1962
died March 30, 2009

Thomas L. Motley     1962
died Dec. 26, 2008

Edward F. Bartch     1963
died Feb. 6, 2009

Alice H. (Herbranson) Gunderson     1963
died Dec. 7, 2008

Elaine G. (Grewe) Krengel     1963
died March 24, 2009

Arlene A. (Gleason) Michaelson      1963
died March 19, 2009

Jerry L. Weiser     1963
died Aug. 22, 2008

Mickey C. Olson     1965
died Oct. 13, 2008

Molly A. Schultz     1965
died March 26, 2009

Richard L. Bains     1966, 1968
died Dec. 13, 2008

David J. Stern     1966
died Feb. 8, 2009

Eileen M. (Hogan) Henry     1967
died Oct. 14, 2008

Michael T. Milligan     1967, 1974
died Nov. 23, 2008

Herbert J. Sharp     1967
died March 20, 2009

Norma Thompson     1967
died Feb. 27, 2008

Dennis D. Janz     1972
died Feb. 6, 2009

David E. Kebbekus     1973
died Oct. 12, 2008

Patricia A. Belfiori-Rossing     1975, 1982
died Dec. 13, 2008

Ernst J. Zintl     1976
died Sept. 15, 2008

Betty M. (Golden) Hanson     1977
died Nov. 14, 2008

Diane M. (Niedzwiecki) McLaughlin     1978
died Dec. 24, 2008

Roger A. Cyr     1979
died Oct. 13, 2008

Larry C. Steltzner     1979
died Aug. 21, 2008

John R. Triplett     1981
died Jan. 12, 2009

Kimberly (Arntson) Sailer     1982
died Aug. 31, 2008

William J. Gilles     1983
died March 17, 2009

Clark A. Leeson     1983
died Nov. 25, 2008

Carolyn R. (Nelson) Maack     1989
died May 15, 2009

Paul M. Plaster     1989
died June 16, 2008

William P. Arvold     1990
died May 20, 2009

Eric D. Halverson     1990
died March 30, 2009

Lynn M. (Legleiter) Scantlin     1999
died Dec. 19, 2008

Mary E. Knetter     2004
died Oct. 29, 2008

 

 

 

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