IOWA Magazine | 03-13-2020

In Memory Spring 2020

A tribute to Hawkeyes gone but not forgotten, including UI Athletic Director Chalmers "Bump" Elliott and former Olympic swimmer Bowen Stassforth.


Robert J. Berens (49BSPE) of Falls Church, Virginia, on Aug. 16, 2019. Georgia M. Betz Bond (49GN) of Milwaukee on April 26, 2019. Ralph N. Doran (49BSC) of Germantown, Wisconsin, on July 25, 2019. Thurston P. Farmer Jr. (49BA) of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, on Sept. 13, 2019. Norma H. Nolte Ferguson (48GN) of Polk City, Iowa, on May 28, 2019. Rose Gordon Hayne (47BS, 47GN) of Keokuk, Iowa, on June 13, 2019. Lloyd O. Herwig (47MS) of Arlington, Virginia, on Oct. 5, 2019. Donald C. Houts (49BA) of Savoy, Illinois, on Sept. 29, 2019. H. Rodman Jones (42MA) of Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Aug. 26, 2019. George W. Keyes (48BSCE) of Sun City, Arizona, on Oct. 5, 2019. Jean Mick Lybbert (49BA) of Waterloo, Iowa, on Sept. 28, 2019. Walter L. Peterson (46BSC) of Burlington, Iowa, on June 9, 2019. Grace M. Rasmussen Rehnblom (49BA) of Madrid, Iowa, on Sept. 26, 2019. Donald K. Schulze (49BSCE) of Ames, Iowa, on Aug. 9, 2019. Francis W. "Jack" Smith (48BSC) of Burnsville, Minnesota, on Sept. 23, 2019. Walter N. Trump (43BSCh, 47MS, 49PhD) of St. Louis on April 15, 2019. Reva J. Hatch Ulrich (49BA, 52MA) of Plainfield, Indiana, on April 19, 2019.


John K. Anundsen (51BSC) of Naples, Florida, on July 25, 2019. Richard Artes (51MA, 67PhD) of Muncie, Indiana, on Oct. 22, 2019. Harlan W. Bainter (55BA, 58JD) of Salem, Iowa, on July 20, 2019. R.L. Bendixen (59BA, 62MD) of Coralville on June 6, 2019. Lawrence D. Burke (55MA) of Silver Spring, Maryland, on Nov. 2, 2019. Richard M. Caplan (51MA, 55MD) of Iowa City on Aug. 20, 2019. Richard D. Cloyed (52BA, 57MA) of Kearney, Nebraska, on June 4, 2019. John G. Den Hartog (56BA, 60MD) of Madison, Wisconsin, on April 14, 2019. Robert R. Easterday (57BSPh) of Thornton, Colorado, on Sept. 5, 2019. Julius W. Gaines Jr. (59MA) of Oakland, California, on June 29, 2019. Alan N. Gendler (53BA) of Williamsville, New York, on April 13, 2019. Robert M. Hazlett (55BSPE, 61MA) of Fort Collins, Colorado, on Sept. 11, 2019. Don K. Henningsen (51BA) of Atlantic, Iowa, on June 6, 2019. Allen M. Hicks (53BSC, 55MA) of Irving, Texas, on July 25, 2019. Dennis C. Hoffnagle (50BSPE, 52MA) of Davenport, Iowa, on Oct. 3, 2019. Robert W. Langholz (51BSC, 56JD) of Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Nov. 6, 2019. Ernest Lorenc (51BA, 54MD) of Springfield, Missouri, on Nov. 20, 2019. Marjorie Hundertmark Lorenc (52GN, 53BA) of Springfield, Missouri, on April 14, 2019. James R. McConkey (53PhD) of Trumansburg, New York, on Oct. 24, 2019. Arthur A. McGiverin (51BSC, 56JD) of Iowa City on June 2, 2019. Connell C. Medley (57OrthS) of Glen Allen, Virginia, on June 17, 2019. C. Nelson Melampy (56R) of Berea, Ohio, on April 17, 2019. Paul A. Meyers (50BA, 53MA) of Dubuque, Iowa, on April 25, 2019. George H. Miller Jr. (56BSME) of Fort Mill, South Carolina, on May 23, 2019. Albert A. Montgomery (53BSC, 55MA, 60PhD) of Torrington, Connecticut, on July 27, 2019. Socrates G. Pappajohn (56BA, 58JD) of Mason City, Iowa, on Sept. 25, 2019. Marcia Jenkins Pitkin (56BA) of La Quinta, California, on May 7, 2019. Wendell L. Rehnblom (50BSC) of Madrid, Iowa, on July 28, 2019. Jane Daisley Riley (53BA) of Des Moines on Nov. 17, 2019. Marcelene E. Robinson (54BA) of Muscatine, Iowa, on May 2, 2019. Wayland C. Savre (50BA, 54MS) of Houston on April 9, 2019. John A. Senneff III (50BA, 58JD) of San Antonio in November 2019. Nancy L. Wallace Shain (52BA) of Louisville, Colorado, on April 23, 2019. Laurence M. Smith (58BA, 63MA) of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, on Aug. 26, 2019. Marilyn Romey Sowers (52BA) of Clive, Iowa, on Nov. 16, 2019. Karen Clause Strandberg (58BA) of Edmond, Oklahoma, on Aug. 15, 2019. Alethea E. Gillespie Sturdevant (52MS, 52DI) of Wales, Wisconsin, on Aug. 30, 2019. Sally Miller Turner (59BSN) of Green Valley, Arizona, on Oct. 2, 2019. Gardner C. VanDyke (58BSC, 68MA, 69PhD) of Bella Vista, Arkansas, on Oct. 26, 2019. Frank L. Vaughn (51BA) of Greenwood, South Carolina, on June 18, 2019. Robert E. White (52BSC) of Vero Beach, Florida, on July 18, 2019. Kleber E. Willcockson (59BA, 64LLB) of Los Angeles on Aug. 19, 2019.

Bowen D. Stassforth

Bowen D. Stassforth

An eight-time All-American, former world record holder, and medalist at the 1952 Olympics, Stassforth was one of the most celebrated swimmers in Iowa history.

The Los Angeles native served in the Navy during World War II, when a naval friend recommended he take his swimming talents to the UI. He went on to rewrite the Big Ten record books, and by 1952 held 16 national breaststroke marks. His swimming career culminated with a silver medal in the 200-meter breaststroke at that summer's Olympic Games in Helsinki. Charles Roeser, the chairman of the 1952 U.S. Olympic men's swimming committee, called Stassforth "America's greatest breaststroke champion, but more than that, a real American and gentleman whose conduct is a worthy example for others to follow."

Stassforth retired from swimming shortly after the Olympics and enjoyed a more than 50-year career with his family's insurance business in southern California.

Stassforth died Nov. 22, 2019, at his home in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. He was 93.


Walter W. Barbee (60BA, 66JD) of Alexandria, Virginia, on Aug. 21, 2019. Richard E. Beitzel (63PhD) of Bemidji, Minnesota, on Nov. 18, 2019. Jim Beurle (62BA, 66DDS, 70R, 71MS) of Savannah, Georgia, on Sept. 13, 2019. Brenda G. Bonick-Davis (67MA) of West Bloomfield, Michigan, on July 9, 2019. Marcia Hudson Brown (68BA) of West Des Moines, Iowa, on Aug. 20, 2019. Dallas H. Bryant (61MA) of Cedar Rapids on Sept. 13, 2019. David J. Burke (67MD) of Concord, North Carolina, on Oct. 13, 2019. Joel J. Colbert (60BSPE) of Rochelle, Illinois, on Oct. 5, 2019. Judith A. Collins (65BSN, 67MA) of Bettendorf, Iowa, on July 30, 2019. David J. Conwell (63DDS) of Kalona, Iowa, on April 18, 2019. James P. Dahm (66DDS) of Pella, Iowa, on July 24, 2019. Rodney O. Davis (66PhD) of Galesburg, Illinois, on Nov. 5, 2019. Ralph R. Delozier (60MA) of Iowa City on Sept. 11, 2019. Curtis C. Drevets (60R, 63F) of Wichita, Kansas, on July 17, 2019. H. Leon Gatlin (60MA, 68PhD) of Charlotte, North Carolina, on Oct. 3, 2019. Donald V. Hagan (64DDS, 69MS, 69OrthS) of Tucson, Arizona, on May 2, 2019. Michael A. Hanson (62BSCE) of Arlington Heights, Illinois, on Nov. 12, 2019. John P. Herman (61MD) of Colville, Washington, on Sept. 24, 2019. JoAn Knight Herren (68BA, 74MA) of Beltsville, Maryland, on Sept. 9, 2019. John W. Holmes (67BBA, 74JD) of Waterloo, Iowa, in October 2019. Ronald Martin Johnson (66BBA) of Durango, Iowa, on Oct. 15, 2019. Thomas S. Kaung (66MS) of Cleveland on June 16, 2019. Karen A. Collins Kludt (65BA, 67MA) of Greensboro, Georgia, on Aug. 31, 2019. Jane A. Bowles Knecht (62MA) of Wenatchee, Washington, on July 12, 2019. John E. Krahmer (65BA, 66JD) of Lubbock, Texas, on April 4, 2018. Jerry L. Lane (63DDS) of Kerrville, Texas, on June 18, 2019. Susan K. McMurray Malloy (65BA) of Marshalltown, Iowa, on April 2, 2019. George J. McCall (61BA) of Cedar Rapids on Oct. 4, 2019. Diane Cherry Miller (60BA) of Tucson, Arizona, on May 28, 2019. Pamela L. Putnam Miller (69BA) of Dubuque, Iowa, on Nov. 6, 2019. Gary W. Mitchell (61BM) of San Antonio on Sept. 3, 2019. Peter C. Morris (61MS) of Winchester, Virginia, on July 30, 2019. Carol A. Myers (69BBA) of Atlantic, Iowa, on Aug. 30, 2019. Richard J. Osterholz (66BA) of Independence, Missouri, on Sept. 23, 2019. Jack Porter (60BA) of San Francisco on Nov. 15, 2019. Travis S. Rivers (62MA, 74PhD) of Spokane, Washington, on July 21, 2019. James A. Ross (65BA) of East Windsor, New Jersey, on Oct. 4, 2019. Shirley J. Salmon (61MA, 65PhD) of Overland Park, Kansas, on Sept. 9, 2019. Susan M. Carlson Sass (68BA) of South English, Iowa, on June 2, 2019. James W. Schallau (62BSEE) of San Jose, California, on April 3, 2019. Alan R. Seagren (64BBA) of Iowa City on July 28, 2019. Jon Van Dusseldorp (66BA, 68MA) of Elmwood Park, Illinois, on July 10, 2019. Howard W. Van Scoy Jr. (62MA) of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, on May 11, 2019. John M. Warren (65BBA) of Waterloo, Iowa, on June 3, 2019. Pamela Cabot Zapf (68BA) of Fort Myers, Florida, on Sept. 20, 2019.


Robert N. Akens (78BS) of Wasilla, Alaska, on Sept. 10, 2019. Alan D. Beach (70BBA) of Cedar Rapids on Oct. 24, 2019. Mary C. "Peggy" Burge Brinkopf (79MA) of Kapolei, Hawaii, on Sept. 22, 2019. Gerhard W. Cibis (76R) of Overland Park, Kansas, on Sept. 1, 2019. Richard A. Cornelius (75BSPh) of Mason City, Iowa, on May 21, 2019. William E. Cosgrove (72PhD) of Edina, Minnesota, on July 5, 2019. Richard H. Davison (72BGS) of Cedar Rapids on April 20, 2019. Kathryn A. Kemp Ebert (76BS) of Burr Ridge, Illinois, on May 18, 2019. Kenneth O. Engel (76BSPh) of Williamsburg, Iowa, on Sept. 17, 2019. Meredith A. Visnow Gillette (77MA) of Milwaukee on April 15, 2019. Josef A. Granwehr (78R) of Clive, Iowa, on May 27, 2019. David A. Hacker (72PhD, 82JD) of Iowa City on Sept. 20, 2019. Robert C. Jacobson (70PhD) of Humboldt, Iowa, on April 27, 2019. Mary A. Barnard Litts (77BGS) of Las Cruces, New Mexico, on July 5, 2019. Scott C. Macomber (74MS) of Rock Island, Illinois, on Oct. 11, 2019. James A. McEnany (75BSPh) of Marion, Iowa, on May 13, 2019. Forrest C. Muehlethaler (73BS, 76BSPh) of St. Charles, Illinois, on Nov. 13 2019. Patricia A. Nelson Paulsen (71BA) of Waukee, Iowa, on May 5, 2019. Robert J. Richard (75MA) of Tiffin, Iowa, on Oct. 24, 2019. Robert L. Romine (73PhD) of Pinehurst, North Carolina, on Aug. 4, 2019. Stephen W. Ruth (72BBA, 75JD) of Bettendorf, Iowa, on Oct. 28, 2019. Bonnie M. Aamodt Schmalle (74MA) of Fayette, Iowa, on May 18, 2019. Avery T. Sharp (73MA, 78PhD) of Waco, Texas, on July 25, 2019. James R. Steilen (71BA) of Plymouth, Minnesota, on Oct. 18, 2019. Lewis B. Terpstra (79MA, 83EdS) of Madison, Wisconsin, on Sept. 23, 2019. Tim A. Thomas (77BM, 84JD) of Webster, New York, on April 20, 2019. Marty Thurman (72BSPh) of Avon, Illinois, on April 5, 2019. Sara J. Riemenschneider Vancura (71BA) of Cedar Rapids on Sept. 26, 2019. James L. Wagner (72BA, 74JD) of Waterloo, Iowa, on June 21, 2019. Thomas M. Wilcox (79BSPh) of Lawrence, Kansas, on Aug. 9, 2019. Mark P. Wine (74JD) of Anaheim, California, on April 20, 2019. Mathew P. Zieringer (71JD) of Rochester, Minnesota, on Aug. 10, 2019.


Carol J. Dehague Anderson (80BS) of Marengo, Iowa, on Sept. 5, 2019. Audrey Wolff Chanen (87PhD) of Seattle on June 7, 2019. Mike L. Cook (84MD) of Bremerton, Washington, on Sept. 14, 2019. Jim C. Duster (81BBA) of Austin, Texas, on July 1, 2019. Gary P. Fleishacker (88PhD) of Plymouth, Minnesota, on July 11, 2019. Eric J. Jasper (86BGS) of Hopkinton, Iowa, on Nov. 15, 2019. Prince P. Kangoma (82BA, 85MA) of Laurel, Maryland, on Oct. 14, 2019. Robert R. Kleinow (87BS) of Grimes, Iowa, on July 6, 2019. Deborah J. Schueller Levin (82BS, 91JD) of Cedar Rapids on Aug. 25, 2019. David Marc (82PhD) of Syracuse, New York, on July 9, 2019. R. Wayne Matthews (80PhD) of Belton, Texas, on Nov. 2, 2019. Patrick H. Nefzger (88BA) of Iowa City on Sept. 24, 2019. Teresa K. Thorson Paulson (89BSPh) of Estherville, Iowa, on Sept. 7, 2019. Deon Pitsor (80BBA) of Johnston, Iowa, on June 28, 2019. Gwendolyn B. Sayler (82PhD) of Dubuque, Iowa, on Nov. 11, 2019. Kevin H. Slater (80BS) of Fairfax, Iowa, on June 5, 2019. Bradford Stiles (84DDS) of Iowa City on Nov. 2, 2019. Pauline F. Uchmanowicz (85MFA) of Bloomington, New York, on June 1, 2019.


Jefferson B. Bates II (95BS) of Columbia, South Carolina, on Oct. 21, 2019. Roger W. Greathouse (94BA, 98MA) of Independence, Iowa, on Oct. 8, 2019. Matthew J. McCullough (94BA, 98DDS) of Ankeny, Iowa, on Nov. 23, 2019. David M. Neumann (90BSE) of Birchwood, Wisconsin, on April 12, 2019. Timothy J. Sebetka (94BLS, 96MSW) of Anamosa, Iowa, on April 15, 2019. Ned Stuckey-French (97PhD) of Tallahassee, Florida, on June 28, 2019.


John P. Bollenbacher (03BA) of Coralville on Sept. 15, 2019. Stephen B. McNutt (07MFA, 14PhD) of Iowa City on July 5, 2019.


Jami M. Cuddy (12MBA) of Chicago on April 27, 2019. Mitchell D. Vincent (10BBA) of Cedar Rapids on June 24, 2019.

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Chalmers "Bump" Elliott

Chalmers 'Bump' Elliott

A legendary Michigan football player and coach who became the longest-serving athletic director in Iowa history, Elliott guided the Hawkeyes to unprecedented heights in 21 years at the department's helm. Admired for his gentlemanly approach and keen eye for talent, Elliott hired Hayden Fry, Dan Gable, Lute Olson, and Tom Davis and ushered in a golden age of Hawkeye success.

Elliott inherited a UI athletics department in turmoil in 1970 following AD Forest Evashevski's resignation and the firing of football coach Ray Nagel. But Elliott steadily guided Iowa to national prominence. By the time he retired in 1991, his Hawkeye men's athletics teams had won 29 Big Ten titles, captured 11 NCAA wrestling championships, played in three Rose Bowls, and competed in basketball's Final Four and baseball's College World Series. Under Elliott and women's AD Christine Grant's watch, Iowa earned high marks for student-athlete success in the classroom, opened Carver-Hawkeye Arena, revived the football series with Iowa State, and enjoyed a near spotless record for NCAA compliance.

A charter member of the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame, Elliott is the only person to participate in the storied bowl game in five different capacities: as an All-American halfback with Michigan, assistant coach under Evashevski at Iowa, head coach of the Wolverines, associate AD at Michigan, and AD at Iowa. The Marine veteran was one of the few people as celebrated in Ann Arbor, Michigan, as he was in Iowa City. He was the Big Ten's MVP in 1947, with Wolverine coach Fritz Crisler calling him the greatest halfback he ever saw play. As head coach at Michigan from 1959 to 1969, his teams went 51-42-2.

Elliot was elected into the National College Football Hall of Fame in 1989 and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Hall of Fame in 1997. His son, Bobby Elliott (76BA), who died of cancer in 2017, followed in his father's footsteps by playing football at Iowa and serving as a Hawkeye assistant coach.

Bump Elliott died Dec. 7, 2019, at age 94.

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