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  • Author:
    Robert Bao
  • Published:
    Fall 2006

1920’s

Isabel (Laird) Buchanan,'28, of Grand Rapids, Aug. 20, age 101.

Florence (Schmitt) Hicks, '29, of East Lansing, Aug. 29, age 99.

Martha (Bachman) Thompson, '29, of Buchanan, Sept. 13, age 99.

 

1930’s

Helen (Vandenbergh) Sauer, '33, of Palm City, FL, June 6, age 95.

Helen (Ellis) Savage, '35, of Standish, July 30, age 92.

Donald G. Zettlle, '35, of Marquette, Sept. 6, age 94.

Bernice Rochon, '36, of East Lansing, July 4, age 91.

Barrett Waters, W '37, of Williamston, Sept. 12, age 92.

Allan Black, '38, of Sun City, AZ, July 10, age 89.

Susan (Gough) DeForest, '38, of Fowlerville, June 29, age 91.

Charles A. Adams, '39, of Fowlerville, formerly of Lansing, July 25, age 91.

Harlan Collar, '39, of Westmunster, CO, July 28, age 88.

Dika Newland, '39, of Richmond, VA, July 22, age 82.

William Reece, '39, of Midland, Aug. 16, age 89.

Robert S. Trembath, '39, of Grand Rapids, July 4, age 89.

Sidney Trudgen, '39, of Brighton, Aug. 28, age 88.

Marguerite H. (Read) Wells, W '39, of Norton Shores, June 23, age 89.

 

1940’s

Ronald V. Alling, '40, of Thornton, CO, June 29.

David Crawford, '40, of Sun City Center, FL, Aug. 14, age 80.

Roger Oberg, '40, M '49, of Oxford, June 28, age 88.

James Pino, '40, of Kalamazoo, Feb. 21, age 88.

Albert Trager, W '40, of Boise, ID, Mar. 26, age 87.

Nancy (Chandler) Walton, '40, of Davison, Aug. 21, age 88.

Herbert E. Joslin, Sr., '41, of Traverse City, Aug. 4, age 90.

Donald A. Kendall, DVM '41, of Williamsburg, formerly of Elk Rapids and Maple Rapids, July 21, age 88.

Anna (Kane) Magnotta, '41, of Lansing, July 13, age 87.

Anthony Rumiez, '41, of South Haven, Sept. 5, age 88.

Harry Gulliver, '42, of Eimondale, Sept. 8, age 86.

Elizabeth (Cobb) Hess, 42, of Holt, July 26, age 86.

Frank W. Lundin, '42, of International Falls, MN, June 29, age 85.

Charles J. Maynard, '42, of Saginaw, Sept. 4, age 86.

Robert Renz, '42, of Green Valley, AZ, Sept. 14, age 84.

Nelson Shutes, '42, of Beulah, Apr. 25, age 85.

William Barr, '43, of East Lansing, July 22, age 86.

Jean Goodyear, '43, of Flushing, June 15, age 85.

William Hagerman, '43, of Porter Hills Village, June 2, age 84.

Joseph F. Pula, DVM '44, of Peoria, IL, July 29, age 84.

Henry Harper, DVM '45, of Washington, DC, June 27, age 85.

Merl A. Parlin, DVM '45, of Kankakee, IL, June 23, age 85.

Gilbert "Gil" L. Haley, '46, of Lansing and Glen Lake, Aug. 11, age 86.

Florence K. (Clayton) Stockman, '46, of Albuquerque, NM, formerly of Marshall, May 19, age 81.

Bette Freeman, '47, of N. Manistique Lake, Aug. 11, age 83.

John W. Fitzgerald, '47, of Grand Ledge, July 7, age 81.

Margie (Yerkey) Ogger, '47, of Flint, July 25, age 81.

Rolland "Ronnie" Reed, '47, of Tampa, FL, Aug. 27, age 84.

Myron Schlott, '47, of Flint, Aug. 24, age 86.

Jack H. Seibert, '47, of Linden, Aug. 26, age 84.

Chester Smith, M '47, of Carlisle, PA, July 5, age 88.

Joan (Mcaffery) Trott, '47, of Fowlerville, June 25, age 80.

Robert E. Barron, '48, of Escanaba, Aug. 18, age 84.

John Best, '48, of Roseville, Aug. 30, age 83.

Mary Lou  (Taft) Graham, '48, of Sacramento, CA, July 12, age 80.

Lester Keigley, '48, of Mesa, AZ, May 25, age 83.

Robert Ruppel, '48, of East Lansing, May 5, age 80.

Robert Sherman, '48, of Tacoma, WA, Apr. 29, age 85.

Francis E. Dahl, '49, of Rockland and Bullhead City, AZ, Dec. 29, 2005, age 82.

Harold V. Helmer, '49, of Irmo, SC, Sept. 1, age 81.

Thomas Judson, '49, of Goshen, CT, Aug. 25.

Jerrold Keyworth, '49, of Haslett, formerly of East Lansing, July 7, age 81.

Marian E. (Douglass) Pearson, '49, of Midland, Apr. 7, age 78.

Ralph C. Pratt, '49, of Chelsea, July 12, age 82.

Gerald R. Rasmussen, '49, of San Clemente, CA, July 20.

James W. Smith, '49, of Fenton, Aug. 11, age 80.

John Steffel, '49, of Petoskey, June 29, age 81.

Donald Thaden, '49, of East Lansing, July 5, age 79.

William Winn, '49, of Birmingham, Apr. 22, age 81.

 

1950’s

Robert F. Benkelman, '50, of Caseville, Sept. 29, age 79.

Stephen Dunk, '50, of Gig Harbor, WA, May 3, age 82.

Frank "Muddy" D. Waters, '50, inducted in the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000, he played fullback at MSU, then coached at Hillsdale College from 1954-73, winning national championships, and at MSU from 1980-82, of Saginaw, Sept. 20, age 83.

Nancy Coletti, '51, of Grand Blanc, June 7, age 76.

James Ireland, '51, of Kill Devil, NC, June 30, age 82.

Joyce Murray, '51, M '67, of Grand Ledge, Aug. 16.

Claude G. Ouellette, '51, of Powell Lake, Aug. 3, age 83.

Winston "Doc" S. Carpenter, DVM '52, of Lincoln, May 30, age 77.

Jack E. Hill, '52, of Jackson, Sept. 2, age 76.

Eugene Hussey, '52, of Conway, NH, Aug. 21, age 85.

Roy Maki, '52, M '55, of Palm Desert, CA, Mar. 22.

Robert F. Myers, '52, of East Lansing, Aug. 13, age 75.

Joanne Sullivan, '52, of Phoenix, AZ, Aug. 18, age 82.

Jarvis Wiggers, '52, M '57, of Coopersville, Sept. 5, age 78.

Ann G. Frantz, '53, of Lapeer, formerly of Pinellas Park, FL, June 16, age 74.

Philip A. Fredrickson, M '53, of Clearwater, FL, July 17, age 81.

Ned Harrington, '53, of Ann Arbor, June 27, age 79.

Max Mergle, '54, of Elk Grove Village, IL, Aug. 4, age 74.

T. Patrick O'Hara, '53, of Plymouth, Aug. 3, age 74.

Jack F. Schoof, '54, of Charlevoix, June 12, age 79.

Robert Snyder, '54, M '72, of Holt, June 30, age 77.

George Dimmick, '55, DVM '57, of Three Rivers, June 5, age 78.

Helen Minor, '55, of Haslett, May 26, age 84.

Frank R. Moser, '55, of Manistee, Oct. 3, age 72.

Henry "Hank" W. Anderson, '56, of Stanwood, Sept. 6, age 72.

Richard E. Augenstein, '56, of Marco Island, FL, Aug. 27, age 74.

Robert Barnum, '56, M '66, of Lansing, Sept. 22, age 73.

Jerry Dawson, '56, of Muskegon, Aug. 27, age 83.

Betty A. (Williams) Parker, '56, of Rochester, NY, July 23, age 71.

John H. Beuter, '57, M '58, of Corvallis, OR, Sept. 6, age 70.

Neil Bullerman, Jr., '57, of Muskegon, Aug. 4, age 74.

Alfred Ciufetelli, '57, M '63, of Weston, MA, Apr. 26, age 71.

Landon Robinson, '57, of Cincinnati, OH, Mar. 1, age 83.

Warren Rysberg, '57, of Crystal Falls, June 19, age 70.

Geroge E. Thick, '57, JD '61, of West Branch, Aug. 29, age 71.

Ralph Baum, M '58, of Portland, OR, July 20.

Lester Edwards, M '58, of North Easton, June 17, age 75.

Kenneth Glatz, '58, of Itasca, IL, June, age 70.

William A. Howchin, '58, of Port Charlotte, FL, formerly of Lake Fenton, Aug. 6, age 73.

Betty (McDonald) Jackson, '58, of Bay City, July 13, age 85.

Beatrice L. (Piers) McManus, '58, of Hartland, Aug. 13, age 76.

Maxwell Everest, '59, of Boyne City, July 3, age 74.

Lynlou (DeCoster) Post, '59, M '62, of Portage, July 29, age 69.

 

1960’s

Kay Taracks (Masters) Behringer, '60, of Merritt Island, FL, Aug. 31, age 68.

Glen Fornell, '60, of Naperville, IL, Feb. 4.

James T. Maatsch, '60, of Charlotte, Sept. 2, age 70.

Allen Matherne, '60, of Essexville, Aug. 24, age 89.

Raymond Perry, '60, of Zephyrhills, FL, Apr. 28, age 74.

David M. Whitcher, '60, of University Park, FL, Sept. 3, age 73.

Patricia (Kervin) Sheffield, '61, of Bad Axe, July 25, age 67.

Richard R. Kline, M '62, M '66, of Mt. Pleasant, Aug. 18, age 76.

M. Dale McKay, M '62, of Springport, Aug. 31, age 68.

Joseph Berthold, M '63, of West Unity, OH, June 30, age 84.

Ada (Doyle) Bird, '63, of Davison, Dec. 1, 2005, age 65.

Ronald L. Johnson, M '63, of Washington, DC, July 12, age 67.

Dale Rosenberry, '63, of Avon, Aug. 1, age 65.

Terry J. Burgon, '64, M '65, of Los Angeles, CA, Aug. 2, age 64.

James Johnstone, '64, M '69, of Clinton Twp., Aug., age 71.

Charles W. Rhodes, Ph.D. '64, of Traverse City, Aug. 2, age 93.

Camilla (Conor) Semelsberger, '64, of Yellville, AR, July 27, age 64.

Lucille (Olsen) Silky, '64, of Muskegon, July 9, age 95.

Marie Bailey, '65, of Pentwater, July 5, age 65.

Charles E. Bryant, Jr., '65, of Traverse City, Aug. 26, age 63.

Mary Ann (Powers) Fox, '65, of Carson City, NV, June 8, age 62.

Albert Gabriel, Ph.D. '65, of Lawton, OK, Aug. 13, age 78.

Barbara (Winkel) Longstreth, '65, M '69, of Portland, Aug. 3, age 63.

Judy A. Wolpe, '65, of Reston, VA, formerly of Lansing, June 16, age 62.

Roger V. Grimes, '66, MBA '68, of Fountain Hills, AZ, formerly of Grand Rapids, Aug. 3, age 63.

C. Allen Hayes, M '66, of San Antonio, TX, July 6, age 72.

James Phalen, M '66, of Washington, DC, Feb. 1, age 69.

Carol (Anderson) Shoop, '66, M '69, of Chicago and Las Vegas, formerly of Wilmette, July, age 61.

Kathleen (Parkhurst) Stimpson, '66, of Bonita Springs, FL, Aug. 22, age 61.

Lawrence Jensen, '67, of Kissimmee, FL, May 19, age 62.

Peter G. Renstrom, M '67, Ph.D. '72, of Kalamazoo, Sept. 4, age 63.

Jack Riegle, Ph.D. '67, '71, of Bronson, May 26, age 72.

William Jewell, '68, of Leslie, May 11, age 62.

John McCort, '68, of Alamo, CA, June 29, age 62.

Neil Sanders, M '68, Ph.D. '69, of Muskegon, June 14, age 66.

Thomas Giberson, '69, of Owosso, Aug. 30, age 60.

Bruce Henderson, M '69, of Dewitt, Sept. 11, age 70.

Ralph R. McKay, '69, '72, of Alma, Aug. 29, age 59.

Frank C. Rinkus, Jr., '69, of Corvallis, OR, July 29, age 58.

Gerard "Gerry" Rodgers, '69, of East Lansing, July 30, age 61.

James Stolte, '69, M '71, of Lansing, Apr. 26, age 75.

John C. Wagnitz, '69, of Portland, OR, July 2.

Kenneth Wilson, '69, of Slinger, WI, July 27, age 61.

 

1970’s

Laurence Cavanaugh, MBA '70, of Farmington Hills, Aug. 13, age 72.

Lawrence Harrelson, Ph.D. '70, of Bay City, Aug. 20, age 69.

John A. Levi, '70, of Saginaw, Sept. 4, age 59.

Kathleen A. Murphy, '70, of Sterling Heights, Sept. 6, age 58.

Leslie A. Borden, '71, of Alexandria, VA, Aug. 28, age 57.

Brian Enos, Ph.D. '71, of Richmond, IN, Mar. 30, age 66.

Mary (Coughlin) Klein, '71, of Niles, June 8, age 56.

David H. Walton, '71, of Holland, Aug. 28, age 58.

Constance Griesbach, '72, of Lynwood, WA, July 9, age 59.

Kathlyn Knepper, M '72, of Lansing, May 9, age 70.

Richard Eicher, '73, M '87, of Lansing, July 2, age 56.

Kerry M. Fralic, '73, of Claremont, NC, Sept. 6, age 55.

Jonathan Labriche, '73, of Highland, June 30, age 56.

John E. DeCou, Jr., '74, of Grand Blanc, July 30, age 72.

Alberto I. Martin, '74, of Lansing, Oct. 8, age 85.

Verdia (Diggs) Nickson-Price, '74, M '82, of Saginaw, Sept. 6, age 58.

Ralph Y. Shorez, MSW '74, of Swartz Creek, June 24, age 76.

Verna (Church) Zeeff, M '74, of Okemos, May 10, age 72.

Barbara J. (Wilson Becker, '75, of Harrisville, Sept. 10, age 68.

Rose A. (Hansen) Collens, '75, MSW '84, of Ferndale, Sept. 13, age 52.

Ardiccio Morales, Ph.D. '75, of Lansing, Sept. 17, age 74.

Rickey L. Shaw, '75, of Stockbridge, July 5, age 53.

Cynthia Wheeler, '75, DVM '77, of Laingsburg, July 19, age 52.

Deb (Lundquist) Chamberelin, '76, of Rockford, June 17, age 52.

Anthony "Tony" J. Pido, Ph.D. '76, of Lansing, Aug. 14, age 72.

David Poindexter, MLIR '76, of Big Rapids, July 31, age 54.

Ed Schoener, MBA '76, former General Motors executive and member of the MSUAA National Alumni Board, serving as chair of the communications committee, of St. Clair Shores, Sept. 20, age 53.

John D. Ackerman, '77, of Beaumont, SC, formerly of Owosso, July 6, age 52.

Harold "DeLouis" Coleman, '77, of Muskegon, Sept. 17, age 54.

Susan (Nye) Hayes, '77, of Adrian, July 5, age 51.

Donna J. Scheurer, '77, of Broomfield, CO, formerly of Portland, Aug. 3, age 56.

Christine L. Shover, '77, of Lansing, formerly of Tawas City, July 5, age 52.

Stanley A. Turner, '77, MD '79, of Flint, Sept. 8, age 73.

Brian Bischoff, '78, of Midland, Sept. 10, age 50.

Loretta A. (Moles) Boone, MA '78, of Hillsdale, July 3, age 68.

Jerry J. Jakeway, '78, '81, of Grattan Twp., Sept. 3, age 50.

Robert Hebeler, '79, of Santa Cruz, CA, Aug. 11, age 49.

Sarah (Womack) Hruska, M '79, Ph.D. '93, of Hancock, June 14, age 66.

Barbara D. Marr, M '79, of Bay City, July 14, age 62.

Eileen Van't Kerkhoff, MA '79, of Rockford, July 14, age 70.

Richard J. Veach, MA '79, of Greenville, Aug. 4, age 56.

 

1980’s

Gregory Stock, '81, of Farmington Hills, Sept. 22, age 47.

Judith (Hart) Thick, '83, of Saginaw, Aug. 9, age 70.

Sharon L. Picard, MLIR '85, of Lansing, July 29, age 61.

Brenda (Bonzheim) Dooley, '86, of Manistee, Oct. 2, age 43.

 

1990’s

Charles "Tony" Hayes, '91, of Cedar, June 26, age 37.

Kathleen Gillard-Skornia, M '92, of Bay City, Sept. 1, age 50.

Kyle "K.P" N. Powell, '93, of Lansing, Oct. 3, age 36.

Sarbjit Sidhu, '93, DVM '95, of Miami, FL, June 21, age 34.

Todd Staton, '95, of Bradenton, FL, July 19, age 36.

 

2000’s

Jeffrey Grey, '02, of Farmington Hills, July 18, age 26.

Joseph Kretsch, '03, of Clarkston, Sept. 16, age 25.

Nichelle M. Gornick, '04, TC '05,of Kalamazoo, Sept. 16, age 24.

 

Faculty

Axel L. Anderson, M ’41, Ph.D. ’47, professor emeritus of food science and human nutrition, 1951-77, of East Lansing, Sept. 24, age 92.

Harold Dahnke, professor emeritus of facilities, planning and management, 1957-71, of Boulder, CO., July 8, age 84.

Lawrence E. Dawson, ’42, M ’46, professor emeritus of food science and human nutrition, 1949-84, of East Lansing, Sept. 24, age 90.

Fred W. Freeman, ’49, M ’51, Ph.D. ’63, associate professor emeritus in Campus Park and Planning, 1955-86, of Onsted, Aug. 16, age 81.

J. Alan Holman, professor emeritus at the MSU Museum, 1967-97, of East Lansing, August 12, age 74.

Clifford Humphrys, ’39, M ’41, Ph.D. ’52, professor emeritus of resource development, 1953-87, of East Lansing, Sept. 22, age 90.

John Hunter, professor emeritus of economics, 1950-84, of East Lansing, Sept. 26, age 85.

Hans Kende, distinguished professor emeritus at the Plant Research Lab, 1965-06, of East Lansing, Sept. 26, age 69.

Robert H. Nelson, lecturer emeritus for The School of Hospitality Business, 1981-2004, of Lansing, Sept. 11, age 78.

Stephen Stephenson, professor emeritus of botany and plant pathology, 1965-99, of Haslett, Sept. 26, age 73.