IOWA Magazine | 06-12-2020

In Memory Summer 2020

13 minute read
A tribute to Hawkeyes gone but not forgotten.


Peter P. Dawson (39BS) of Rancho Mirage, California, on Oct. 29, 2019.


Helen A. Beneke Byington (48BS, 48GN) of Iowa City on Nov. 21, 2019. Isobel F. Glick Dvorsky (49BA) of San Leandro, California, on July 29, 2019. John T. Engel (48BSChE, 52BSP) of Williamsburg, Iowa, on Sept. 10, 2019. Ann Mosey Grapperhaus (44BA) of Monterey, California, on Sept. 3, 2019. Robert W. Harrison (49BA, 53MS, 53MD) of Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Sept. 15, 2019. Jean A. Milroy Herger (47BA) of Vinton, Iowa, on July 17, 2019. T. Frances McTigue Kanak (48GN) of St. Charles, Missouri, on Aug. 30, 2019. Ethel Gordon Lubin (49BA) of Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Sept. 15, 2019. Frances DePuydt MacEachron (46BA) of Sleepy Hollow, New York, on Aug. 8, 2019. Jane Edmondson Mangold (49BA) of Westport, Connecticut, on May 28, 2019. Kathryn J. Atchison Marshall (47BA, 50MD) of Chandler, Arizona, on Oct. 18, 2019. Scott J. Mighell (43BA, 45MD) of Long Beach, California, on May 31, 2019. Levern L. Reynolds (49BA, 51MA) of San Diego on Oct. 31, 2019. Jeanne Kurtz Seydel (43BA) of Denver, Colorado, on Sept. 27, 2019. William R. Shuttleworth (49BA, 51MA) of Cedar Rapids on Oct. 28, 2019. Ardyth L. Quinn Soppe (48BA) of Cedar Rapids on Sept. 9, 2019. Paul H. Sulhoff (47BA, 50JD) of Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Aug. 13, 2019. Robert R. Welp (41BSME) of Naples, Florida, on Dec. 11, 2019. Richard E. Woodard (49BA) of Davenport, Iowa, on Aug. 24, 2019.


William M. Barclay (57BSC) of Mesa, Arizona, on Nov. 4, 2019. Robert W. Beckman (56BSP) of Davenport, Iowa, on Sept. 3, 2019. Carroll L. Bennett (58BSC, 60MA) of Ankeny, Iowa, on June 11, 2019. Hal G. Bingham (59R, 59F) of Gainesville, Florida, on Sept. 29, 2019. June Rotman Braverman (55BA, 73MA, 79PhD) of Iowa City on Oct. 17, 2019. David R. Buchanan (58BSEE, 63MS) of Paradise Valley, Arizona, on Oct. 11, 2019. David H. Burke (52BSC) of Marion, Iowa, on June 15, 2019. Louise Cannon Carson (52BA) of Rocklin, California, on Aug. 7, 2019. Donald R. Chelf (54BSPE, 58MA) of Spring Hill, Florida, on July 16, 2019. Walter R. Cochran (50BSC) of Waterloo, Iowa, on Sept. 18, 2019. Alfred P. Collins (52BSP, 54MS, 56PhD) of Groton, Connecticut, on June 30, 2019. Robert C. Coonradt (50BSC) of Waverly, Iowa, on June 27, 2019. Roger W. Dahlen (58MS, 60PhD) of Fort Collins, Colorado, on July 12, 2019. David F. Driesbach (50BFA, 51MFA) of Wheaton, Illinois, on Nov. 17, 2019. Gary F. Englehorn (59BA, 61BSCE) of Naperville, Illinois, on Oct. 19, 2019. Don R. Fair (54BSPE) of Fort Worth, Texas, on Oct. 8, 2019. Dennis R. Ferk (50BSC) of Santa Fe, New Mexico, on July 12, 2019. Marylou Keener Finlayson (50MA) of New Holland, Pennsylvania, on Dec. 14, 2019. Julian J. Fisher (51BA, 54MD) of Pebble Beach, California, on Nov. 11, 2019. Clair E. Flieder (55BSC) of Rockledge, Florida, on June 17, 2019. Harry W. Frazier (58BSCh) of Huntsville, Alabama, on July 9, 2019. Louis A. Golinvaux (57BA) of Wayzata, Minnesota, on Nov. 4, 2019. Ann Taylor Hansen (59BA) of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, on Aug. 7 2019. Richard L. Haynes (59BA) of Urbandale, Iowa, on Aug. 31, 2019. L. Brooke Henderson (58MS) of Billings, Montana, on Aug. 31, 2019. Jim M. Hersey (57MD, 65R) of Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Aug. 8, 2019. Albert E. "Bud" Higgins (54BA) of Austin, Minnesota, on May 14, 2019. Robert B. Hilley (53MD) of Jacksonville, Oregon, in June 2019. Ray E. Holder (57BSC) of Newberg, Oregon, on July 9, 2019. Betty C. Henderson Houser (56BA) of Belmond, Iowa, on Nov. 10, 2019. C. Donald Howell (51BSC) of Scottsdale, Arizona, on Aug. 22, 2019. Thomas E. Jolas (53BA, 58JD) of Mason City, Iowa, on Aug. 19, 2019. Melvin C. Knotts (59BA) of Springfield, Illinois, on Nov. 3, 2019. John A. Kohrs (51BA) of Burlington, Iowa, on June 28, 2019. Joe R. Lambert (59MA) of Clear Lake, Iowa, on Nov. 20, 2019. William R. Laney (58MS, 58ProsS) of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, on Nov. 14, 2019. Jack Larson (50BSC) of Clear Lake, Iowa, on July 6, 2019. Gerald D. Lickteig (52BA) of Rockford, Illinois, on Oct. 8, 2019. Paul J. Long (55BA) of Collierville, Tennessee, on Nov. 11, 2019. Donald W. Maxfield (56BA, 58MA, 67PhD) of Washington Island, Wisconsin, on Oct. 26, 2019. M. Lee McCann (53BSP) of Phoenix on July 3, 2019. Charles J. McConnell (58BA) of Des Moines on Sept. 11, 2019. John L. McKinney (53BA, 55JD) of Ames, Iowa, on June 13, 2019. Alvin H. Miller (59BSCE, 60MS) of Manchester, Iowa, on Aug. 18, 2019. Martin A. Mohr (50BA, 55MA, 64PhD) of Decorah, Iowa, on Sept. 18, 2019. Edwin E. Moore (50BA, 53MA, 64PhD) of Platteville, Wisconsin, on June 22, 2019. Arthur K. Parizek (56DDS) of Rio Verde, Arizona, on Aug. 14, 2019. John L. Rinella (52BA, 56MD) of Plantation, Florida, on Nov. 5, 2019. Darrell B. Ropp (52BA) of Stillman Valley, Illinois, on July 28, 2019. Austin R. Sandrock (57BSC, 61MD, 75EdS) of Fountain Hills, Arizona, on Nov. 5, 2019. Gilbert S. Schmidt (53MA) of Random Lake, Wisconsin, on Oct. 8, 2019. Marian K. Solleder (50MA) of Colfax, North Carolina, on June 15, 2019. Harvey L. Sperry (57JD) of Malden Bridge, New York, on Aug. 1, 2019. Donald L. Sternitzke (57BSC, 59MA, 63PhD) of Bowling Green, Ohio, on July 31, 2019. Joseph L. Stewart (59PhD) of Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Oct. 15, 2019. Dorothy J. Wagner Strasburg (51GN) of Pierre, South Dakota, on Sept. 11, 2019. Robert E. Sweet (52BSC) of Mesa, Arizona, on Dec. 19, 2019. Grace A. Marken Tyner (52BSC) of Sarasota, Florida, on Aug. 8, 2019. Wayne A. Vanderlan (59BA, 60CER) of Santa Cruz, California, on June 30, 2019. Ralph Van Dusseldorp (52MA, 65PhD) of Tucson, Arizona, on Sept. 4, 2019. William W. Vilhauer (55MA, 65PhD) of Cathedral City, California, on June 15, 2019. William O. Vogel (51BA, 57MA) of San Ramon, California, on Oct. 16, 2019. Donald W. Wee (50BSC) of Parker, Pennsylvania, on June 18, 2019. Richard A. Wilford (58BSCE) of Bradenton, Florida, on July 13, 2019. Julie Hamill Wise (52BA) of Fort Collins, Colorado, on July 2, 2019. M. Suzann Young-Davids (55MA, 57MFA) of Wadsworth, Ohio, on June 28, 2019.

Kimberly L. Olsen

Kimberly L. Olsen White (10BA)

In 2014, White was diagnosed with stage four adrenalcortical carcinoma, a rare and highly aggressive form of cancer. Pregnant with her second child, White lost the baby and was given just months to live. Instead, while enduring more than 50 surgeries and procedures over the next six years, the young mother inspired countless others with her unbreakable spirit and passion for life.

A former Iowa soccer player and health sciences student, White chronicled the ups and downs of her cancer battle on her popular Instagram account, @kimcankickit, where she wrote candidly about faith, family, and learning to accept her disease as a gift. "This isn't a story about cancer," White once said. "It's a story for anyone going through any trial. It's the recipe for going from broken into beautiful. To embrace the process."

White, of Kaysville, Utah, died Feb. 14, 2020, at age 32. She is survived by husband, Treagan White (11DDS, 13PedoS), and daughter, Hensleigh.


Gary E. "Albie" Albertson (63BA) of Gilbert, Arizona, on July 17, 2019. Malcolm W. Applegate (61MA) of Carmel, Indiana, on Oct. 20, 2019. Exie G. Bauswell (65BA) of Bettendorf, Iowa, on June 15, 2019. Patricia A. Tiarks Bergsten (61BA) of Council Bluffs, Iowa, on July 2, 2019. Carl E. Block (69PhD) of Columbia, Missouri, on Aug. 3, 2019. M.E. Bond (61BBA, 65MA, 67PhD) of Germantown, Tennessee, on June 12, 2019. David E. Broberg (65MS, 67PhD) of Woodbury, Minnesota, on Sept. 10, 2019. John L. Burge (65BBA) of Aurora, Ohio, on Nov. 15, 2019. Shirley Hostetler Burger (69BA) of Iowa City on Sept. 6, 2019. John L. Dasher (60BA) of Fountain Hills, Arizona, on Sept. 27, 2019. Albert E. Ford (61BA, 63BSEE) of Normal, Illinois, on Sept. 16, 2019. Judith M. Snow Gedney (63BA) of Macomb, Illinois, on Aug. 21, 2019. Michael J. Gilles (62BA) of Monterey, California, on July 21, 2019. Russell A. Ham (68MS, 70PhD) of Lake Charles, Louisiana, on Oct. 3, 2019. Luanne Harff-Burchinal (61BFA) of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, on June 17, 2019. Allen S. Henry (64BA, 68MS, 71PhD) of Indiatlantic, Florida, on March 19, 2019. Sherry L. Hermley (65BS) of Muscatine, Iowa, on June 5, 2019. Linda B. Jones (63BM) of Gold Canyon, Arizona, on Nov. 9, 2019. John I. Judson (65MFA) of Minneapolis on Oct. 2, 2019. James F. Kilroy (61MA) of New Orleans on June 13, 2019. William J. Kingfield (63DDS) of West Des Moines on June 1, 2019. Jack L. Klock (69BA) of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, on July 13, 2019. Carole Lea Eckels Kraber (64BSN) of Ankeny, Iowa, on Aug. 9, 2019. Frederick Z. Lesher (62MA) of La Crosse, Wisconsin, on Nov. 13, 2019. John T. Mathes (68BSIE) of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, on Sept. 18, 2019. Kenneth C. Miller (68BSChE) of Panama City, Florida, on Oct. 7, 2019. Ronald W. Netsell (65MA, 69PhD) of Springfield, Missouri, on Aug. 29, 2019. Robert D. North (69MA) of Vinton, Iowa, on Oct. 11, 2019. Marguerite C. Glynn Nye (64BA) of Rochelle, Illinois, on Dec. 16, 2019. Thyrza S. Otterbacher (62MA) of Valparaiso, Indiana, on Sept. 14, 2019. Mary Alice Weller Paul (68PhD) of Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, on June 9, 2019. George W. Phelps (62MBA) of Kingsley, Iowa, on Aug. 16, 2019. Alex L. Pickard Jr. (62MA) of Columbia, Missouri, on Oct. 29, 2019. Martin Plaude (65BSChE) of Park Rapids, Minnesota, on Sept. 28, 2019. Samuel D. Porter (67R) of West Des Moines on Aug. 6, 2019. Joanne Ahrold Reynolds (62BA) of Des Moines on June 4, 2019. Alan E. Rundall (65BA) of Lillian, Alabama, on Sept. 18, 2019. Thomas D. Schroeder (68MS, 69PhD) of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, on June 22, 2019. Roger Sebert (69MD) of Visalia, California, on Oct. 4, 2019. James E. Slavens (64BBA, 66JD) of Bettendorf, Iowa, on Sept. 16, 2019. Stephen J. Smith (66BA, 69MBA) of Iowa City on July 8, 2019. John C. Steffensen (67BA) of Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 17, 2019. Stanley Q. Swinton (67BSEE) of Austin, Texas, on July 18, 2019. Jim W. Thatcher (65DDS, 68MS, 68R) of Moline, Illinois, on Aug. 31, 2019. Jon Van Dusseldorp (66BA, 68MA) of Chicago on July 10, 2019. Vernon P. Varner (65BS, 70MD, 73R, 76JD) of Coralville on Sept. 9, 2019. Fredrick R. Whorley (68BBA) of Mason City, Iowa, on Sept. 4, 2019. Daryl M. Wilson (61BSME) of Santa Fe, Texas, on Sept. 6, 2019.


Jane L. Olson Alquist (71BS) of Hampton, Iowa, on June 11, 2019. Kenneth E. Bader (76MA) of Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Aug. 24, 2019. Terry J. Baty (75BBA, 97MA) of Coggon, Iowa, on Aug. 12, 2019. Janette C. Bohlken (71BA) of Scotch Grove, Iowa, on Sept. 27, 2019. Andrew H. Bro (70MA) of Freeport, Illinois, on Jan. 16, 2020. Michael J. Caparelli (75BSPh) of San Diego on Aug. 30, 2019. David Chancey (79MA) of Middleburgh, New York, on July 24, 2019. Gary A. Clemon (72BBA) of Newton, Iowa, on July 14, 2019. Raymond C. DeNeve (71MA) of Manchester, Iowa, on July 30, 2019. John T. Dranow (72MA, 74MFA) of Ridgefield, Connecticut, on Nov. 1, 2019. Linda Rouch Galyon (74PhD) of Ames, Iowa, on Oct. 2, 2019. Bill Hesson (71BA, 79JD) of Iowa City on Oct. 30, 2019. Timothy M. Hoffmann (76MA) of Readfield, Maine, on Nov. 7, 2019. Cheryl A. Pardee Huyck (72BA) of Iowa City on Sept. 30, 2019. Patricia A. Wolfe Kauffman (70BA) of Anchorage, Alaska, on Oct. 27, 2019. Peter W. Lamprecht (76BS, 80BSPh) of Red Oak, Iowa, on Oct. 10, 2019. L. Phillip Lasansky (76BGS) of Iowa City on Jan. 18, 2020. Carol M. Becker Lynch (71PhD) of Boulder, Colorado, on June 22, 2019. Peggy J. Mason (76BS) of Venice, Florida, on Aug. 14, 2019. Robert G. Morrison (74BBA) of Muscatine, Iowa, on Oct. 7, 2019. Juri L. Muller (74BGS) of Landenberg, Pennsylvania, in Nov. 2019. Peter A. Neenan (72MA) of Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Aug. 24, 2019. Sara Rohrer Peterson (71MA) of Sonoma, California, on Nov. 17, 2019. Thomas J. Rider (73PhD) of Des Moines on Aug. 14, 2019. Sidney A. Saunders (74PhD) of Darwin, Minnesota, on Sept. 15, 2019. Jerome F. Seifried (71MBA) of Hiawatha, Iowa, on Oct. 26, 2019. John C. Shumaker (79BGS) of Cedar Rapids on Oct. 26, 2019. Tracy K. Tilgner (78BBA) of Atlanta on Dec. 11, 2019. Caroline L. Hahn Trumpold (70BA, 79MA) of Middle Amana, Iowa, on Oct. 31, 2019. Richard A. Ulrich (73R) of Bonaire, Georgia, on Oct. 17, 2019.

Chng Seok Tin

Chng Seok Tin (85MFA)

One of Singapore's most celebrated artists, Chng overcame the loss of her eyesight to become an advocate for artists with disabilities.

Chng studied art in the United Kingdom, France, and the U.S.— including as a graduate student in the UI School of Art and Art History's renowned printmaking program. In 1988, Chng lost most of her vision after a fall and subsequent surgery to remove a brain abscess. She was undeterred as an artist, however, relearning her printmaking techniques and focusing on sculpture and mixed media.

Between 1977 to 2019, Chng was the subject of more than 30 solo and 138 group exhibitions. In 2005, she became the first artist from her nation to hold an exhibition at the United Nations in New York. She also was a longtime teacher, as well as a prolific writer who published 12 collections of short stories, commentaries, travel writings, and art reviews. Chng was named Woman of the Year in 2001 by Singapore's Her World magazine, while in 2005 she received her country's prestigious Cultural Medallion.

Chng died of cancer on Sept. 6, 2019, in Singapore. She was 73.


Philip G. Ahrens (82BA) of Iowa City on Sept. 16, 2019. Thomas R. Anderson (80BS) of Coralville on July 14, 2019. Neva M. Rettig Baker (84BA, 87JD) of Muscatine, Iowa, on Aug. 7, 2019. Timothy J. Belay (83BS) of Clive, Iowa, on Oct. 12, 2019. Sharon Bodecker Briner (81JD) of Kansas City, Missouri, on Nov. 6, 2019. Clyde E. Brown (83MA, 86PhD) of Oxford, Ohio, on Dec. 9, 2019. Barbara K. Davison Bruse (81RadT) of Solon, Iowa, on July 29, 2019. Joyce L. Burnham (84BS) of South Thomaston, Maine, on Sept. 26, 2019. Linda Christopher-Vander Hart (82JD, 84MSW) of Jesup, Iowa, on Aug. 20, 2019. Diane R. Cogley (87MSW) of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on Nov. 20, 2019. Evan D. Coobs (86BBA, 89MA, 89JD) of Champaign, Illinois, on June 24, 2019. Sally A. Stepanek Cox (89MFA) of Salem, Oregon, on Oct. 6, 2019. Bryan K. Crow (82PhD) of Carbondale, Illinois, on Sept. 29, 2019. Christopher J. Decker (88BSPh) of Middleton, Wisconsin, on July 30, 2019. Thomas D. Doerr (86R) of St. Louis on Nov. 12, 2019. Kirk L. Farrar (82BA) of Burlington, Iowa, on Nov. 15, 2019. Donald E. Fuller (86PhD) of Longview, Washington, on Aug. 29, 2019. David L. Grove (85BBA) of Glenview, Illinois, on May 31, 2019. Jeffrey S. Hartman (89BA) of Ames, Iowa, on June 8, 2019. Lori A. Keller Kessel (85BBA, 04BA, 06MA) of Fairfield, Iowa, on Nov. 14, 2019. Ruth Ann Meyer (84PhD) of Alpharetta, Georgia, on July 15, 2019. Leslie A. Morgan (86MA, 01DMA) of Cedar Falls, Iowa, on Aug. 27, 2019. Michael J. Scoville (87BA) of Kansas City, Kansas, on June 26, 2019. James A. Wallace (80BSPh) of Davenport, Iowa, on Aug. 7, 2019. Jayne A. Zehentner (80BA) of Dubuque, Iowa, on Oct. 16, 2019.


Lillian Lyons Davis (98JD) of Solon, Iowa, on Aug. 15, 2019. Diane K. Fritts (92BSN) of Iowa City on Oct. 14, 2019. Jean A. Kluesner (96MSN) of Dyersville, Iowa, on Sept. 29, 2019. Patricia "Willie" A. Ritter Offerman (94BA) of Clive, Iowa, on Aug. 25, 2019. Marridee A. Randall (92MD, 96R) of Albia, Iowa, on June 23, 2019.


Janet L. Falls White Cramer (00BLS) of Coralville on Nov. 17, 2019. Aaron A. Dopf (01BA) of Atlanta on Sept. 2, 2019. Todd J. Mahoney (04BA) of Reedsburg, Wisconsin, on June 11, 2019. Cathy R. Robinson (04BSN) of Calumet, Iowa, on July 24, 2019. David Salisbury (05BLS) of Iowa City on Oct. 11, 2019. Paula L. Weistroffer (02DDS, 07MS, 07Peris) of Coralville on July 1, 2019.

Former Students

Sherman Howard of Richton Park, Illinois, on Dec. 5, 2019. C. Michael Reilly of Dubuque, Iowa, on Oct. 18, 2019.

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