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IOWA Magazine | 05-25-2021

In Memory Summer 2021

Remembering College of Public Health professor emerita Elaine Smith, University of Iowa volunteer Brian Davis, and other Hawkeyes.

1930s

Katherine Germann Johnson (37BA, 62MA) of Austin, Texas, on Feb. 1, 2021.

1940s

Marjorie Andrews (42BA) of Toddville, Iowa, on Nov. 23, 2020. Dorothy Gill Barnes (49BA, 51MA) of Worthington, Ohio, on Nov. 23, 2020. Walker Bertholf (48BA, 49MA) of Ankeny, Iowa, on Dec. 30, 2020. Roberta Wheelan Clark (44BA) of Urbana, Illinois, on Nov. 11, 2020. Carmen Morris Decker (48MA) of Lansing, Michigan, on Jan. 30, 2021. David Diggs (44DDS, 48MS, 48OrthS) of Missoula, Montana, on Nov. 2, 2020. Neil Gorchow (48BSC) of Sarasota, Florida, on Dec. 26, 2020. Joan Overholser Houghton (46BA) of Iowa City on Jan. 23, 2021. Rosemary L. Morris Lawhorn Hubbard (43BA) of Morrison, Illinois, on Jan. 31, 2021. Martha Mullan Kennelly (44BA) of Castro Valley, California, on Dec. 16, 2020. Richard Layman (48BSC) of Cedar Falls, Iowa, on Jan. 5, 2021. Margaret Williams Loghry (43BS, 43GN) of North Liberty, Iowa, on Feb. 5, 2021. Edward Mason (43BA, 45MD) of Iowa City on Dec. 29, 2020. Della Hanson McCroskey (47BS, 47GN) of Davenport, Iowa, on Nov. 6, 2020. Ralph McDowell (40BSC) of Walnut Creek, California, on Jan. 24, 2021. Dorothy Howard Norton (43BSC) of Waverly, Iowa, on Dec. 1, 2020. Laura Novotny Prendergast (44BA) of Lacon, Illinois, on Jan. 3, 2021. Patricianne Baldridge Slaughter (44BA) of Hagerstown, Maryland, on Nov. 24, 2020. June Ames Slusser (44BA) of West Columbia, South Carolina, on Jan. 16, 2021. Frederick Stines (49BSC) of Scottsdale, Arizona, on Jan. 19, 2021. Dorothy Galvin Wolfe (48BSP) of Brookville, Indiana, on Nov. 26, 2020.

1950s

William Anderson (55BA, 58MD) of Bloomington, Indiana, on Dec. 4, 2020. John Aten (50BA) of Lake Forest, Illinois, on Jan. 27, 2021. Jane Bender Baldwin (59BSN) of Newcastle, Wyoming, on Dec. 26, 2020. Donald Bock (57BA) of Saint Joseph, Illinois, on Dec. 4, 2020. D. Keith Campbell (50MD) of Oskaloosa, Iowa, on Jan. 7, 2021. Mary Frances Anderson Campbell (50BA) of Oskaloosa, Iowa, on Jan. 24, 2021. William Carmichael (58BSC, 61JD) of Milford, Iowa, on Jan. 21, 2021. Neal Christensen (57BA) of Fairhope, Alabama, on Jan. 10, 2021. Arlan Cohn (56MD) of El Cerrito, California, on Jan. 15, 2021. Raymond Corey (59BA) of Titusville, Florida, on Dec. 19, 2020. Maxine Cowton (56BA) of Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Nov. 23, 2020. Park Davidson (56BA, 57LLB) of Greensboro, North Carolina, on Jan. 22, 2021. Dale Ducommun (53MS, 58MD) of Midland, Michigan, on Jan. 20, 2021. Mary Lou O'Toole Eitzman (53BSN) of Gainesville, Florida, on Jan. 17, 2021. Sara Bouslog Fishel (55BSN) of Marion, Iowa, on Dec. 6, 2020. Robert Fitzgerald (59MA, 64PhD) of State College, Pennsylvania, on Dec. 29, 2020. Fred Freers (59BA) of Poncha Springs, Colorado, on Jan. 23, 2021. Raymond Gill (56DDS) of Coralville on Feb. 3, 2021. Keith Goldsmith (57BA) of Clive, Iowa, on Jan. 8, 2021. Ruth Celke Hans (50BA) of Berea, Ohio, on Nov. 26, 2020. Harry Hilmer (57DDS) of Villa Rica, Georgia on Feb. 2, 2021. Robert Humiston (56MA, 68PhD) of Kalamazoo, Michigan, on Feb. 14, 2021. Ruth Ann Intlekofer Kelleher (51BA, 60MA) of Cedar Rapids on Dec. 10, 2020. Thomas Kent (56BA, 59MD, 63R) of Iowa City on Nov. 21, 2020. Eileen Paulsen Klein (53GN) of Monterey, California, on Jan. 18, 2021. Karen Robertson Klontz (57BSN) of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on Nov. 20, 2020. Charles Koehler (54BSEE) of Johnston, Iowa, on Jan. 10, 2021. Richard Kottman (53BA, 54MA) of Ames, Iowa, on Jan. 1, 2021. Betty Propst Lacina (51BA) of Iowa City on Feb. 1, 2021. Jules LaRocque (59BA, 61MA, 64PhD) of Marlborough, New Hampshire, on Nov. 30, 2020. Richard Lord (59BSCE, 69MS) of Hoschton, Georgia, on Dec. 30, 2020. William Lundquist (57BSCE) of Ames, Iowa, on Jan. 28, 2021. Jeanette Fox Madson (59BA) of Anoka, Minnesota, on Dec. 8, 2020. Gilbert Marten (50BA) of Ames, Iowa, on Jan. 8, 2021. Donna Kress McCall (53BSN) of Suwanee, Georgia, on Jan. 5, 2021. Edward James McLaughlin (52BA, 56MD) of Fowler, California, on Jan. 10, 2021. Albert Mintzer (53BA, 56MD) of West Des Moines on Jan. 24, 2021. Pat Myers (59BSC, 62JD) of Pleasantville, Iowa, on Dec. 31, 2020. Charles Newcomer (55DDS, 60OrthS) of West Des Moines on Dec. 1, 2020. Dorothy Rastovac Oakman (50BA) of Omaha, Nebraska, on Dec. 23, 2020. Aristotle Pappajohn (52BSC) of Mason City, Iowa, on Dec. 24, 2020. Joseph Penne (59BA) of Corpus Christi, Texas, on Dec. 9, 2020. J. Bernard Rehnstrom (51BSC) of Cedar Rapids on Nov. 25, 2020. Aviva Epstein Rubin (50BA) of Lincolnwood, Illinois, on Jan. 4, 2021. Diana Rashid Salamie (56MS) of Charleston, West Virginia, on Dec. 23, 2020. Rudolph Schenken (54BA) of Dallas on Dec. 16, 2020. Margaret Gebhardt Schulke (54BA) of Maitland, Florida, on Nov. 27, 2020. Helen Sterrett Schultz (57BA) of Lincoln, Nebraska, on Jan. 26, 2021. Norman Schulz (55DDS) of Carroll, Iowa, on Jan. 8, 2021. Edward Seidenfeld (58BA) of Scottsdale, Arizona, on Oct. 1, 2020. Theodore Seldin (53BA, 55JD) of Rancho Mirage, California, on Jan. 9, 2021. Marvel Erdahl Sheller (52BSPE) of Tehachapi, California, on Jan. 24, 2021. Ronald Sorenson (59BSC) of Green Valley, Arizona, on Jan. 3, 2021. Loah Lunan Stallard (55BSN) of St. Joseph, Missouri, on Dec. 26, 2020. David Storie (58DDS) of Jonesborough, Tennessee, on Feb. 9, 2021. Kay Hansen Stralow (59BSN) of Moline, Illinois, on Dec. 31, 2020. Bernard Strohm (50BA) of Eureka, California, on Nov. 16, 2020. Angela Mae Svoboda (56BSC) of Cedar Rapids on Jan. 14, 2021. Richard Switzer (53BA, 58MD) of Tucson, Arizona, on Dec. 22, 2020. Donald Van Hulzen (57BA, 59MA) of Iowa City on Dec. 7, 2020. Rochelle Jacobson Weiss (57BA) of New Rochelle, New York, on Feb. 1, 2021. Marilyn Neuzil Winders (54BA) of Anamosa, Iowa, on Jan. 25, 2021. A. Louise Hudtloff Young (58BA) of Coralville on Feb. 6, 2021. William Ziebell (55MD) of Sioux City, Iowa, on Dec. 6, 2020.


Brian M. Davis (67BS, 73MD)

Brian M. Davis

A longtime Air Force physician and passionate Hawkeye, Davis dedicated his career to his country and his volunteerism to his alma mater, the University of Iowa.

The Webster City, Iowa, native graduated with honors in chemistry at the UI before attending medical school. After leaving Iowa City, Davis enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and completed a three-year residency training program in dermatology at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in Texas and as a fellowship in immunodermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.

Davis served 30 years in the Air Force as a general duty physician and flight surgeon, chief of dermatology, and hospital commander, among his many assignments at bases and military medical centers around the world. His academic appointments included stints as clinical instructor and assistant professor of medicine at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, and chief consultant for dermatology to the USAF surgeon general. Upon retiring from the Air Force, he practiced general dermatology in San Antonio.

An ardent Hawkeye athletics fan and UI supporter, Davis was the longtime president of the San Antonio Iowa Club and in 2015 was named the UI Alumni Association's Iowa Club volunteer of the year. Davis also represented the university at college recruitment fairs hosted by local school districts.

Davis died at home in San Antonio on March 10, 2021, after a brief battle with cancer. He was 75.


1960s

Frederick Asmussen (62BA, 65MD) of Dubuque, Iowa, on Nov. 12, 2020. Herbert Bluhm (63PhD) of Tobaccoville, North Carolina, on Jan. 9, 2021. Claudine Falconer Brown (60BA) of Iowa City on Dec. 18, 2020. Robert Brown (61MA, 62PhD) of Sykesville, Maryland, on Jan. 2, 2021. Steven Carlson (69BA) of Iowa City on Dec. 27, 2020. Thomas Clark (68DDS) of Moville, Iowa, on Jan. 25, 2021. Terry Conklin (66MBA) of Alpharetta, Georgia, on Dec. 23, 2020. John Craven (63BA, 64MS, 69PhD) of Fairbanks, Alaska, on Jan. 13, 2021. R. Fred Dumbaugh (61BBA, 64JD) of Hiawatha, Iowa, on Nov. 15, 2020. Randall Durschmidt (60BBA) of Fort Dodge, Iowa, on Dec. 24, 2020. Terry Evans (61BBA) of Clarion, Iowa, on Dec. 22, 2020. Robert Feilmeyer (60BA, 63LLB) of Panora, Iowa, on Nov. 29, 2020. Jean Gibson (66MS, 69PhD) of St. Joseph, Minnesota, on Nov. 10, 2020. Don Gottschalk (64BA, 67JD) of Cedar Falls, Iowa, on Jan. 21, 2021. Margaret Jean Gurau (61BA) of Ames, Iowa, on Jan. 17, 2021. David Hall (68MA, 69MFA) of Cedar Rapids on Dec. 3, 2020. Charles Hawtrey (61MD, 67R) of Iowa City on Dec. 29, 2020. David Heltne (67BSChE, 69MS, 79PhD) of Georgetown, Texas, on Jan. 9, 2021. Gilbert Hewett (64MS, 72PhD) of Cedar Falls, Iowa, on Dec. 7, 2020. Thomas Hoffman (64BS, 67MBA) of Greendale, Wisconsin, on Nov. 29, 2020. Jerry Hook (64MS, 66PhD) of Royal Oak, Maryland, on Jan. 9, 2021. James Hunt (62BBA) of Sun City Center, Florida, on Dec. 24, 2020. D. Bradley Kiesey (68BA, 71JD) of Iowa City on Jan. 27, 2021. William McLaughlin (60BA) of West Des Moines on Jan. 12, 2021. Douglas Nichol (67BM, 70MA) of Holland, Ohio, on Nov. 1, 2020. Merrill Overturf (61BA, 70PhD) of Galveston, Texas, in December 2020. Joel Railsback (69BA) of Nagoya, Japan, on Jan. 25, 2021. Marilyn Cooney Reese (65BA) of Iowa City on Jan. 28, 2021. David Ripley (63MA, 71PhD) of West Bend, Wisconsin, on Dec. 11, 2020. Richard Russell (69BA) of Mesquite, Nevada, on Dec. 20, 2020. Scott Schlievert (69BA) of Tucson, Arizona, on Nov. 12, 2020. Mike Schoenfelder (64BS, 73MA) of Bettendorf, Iowa, on Dec. 30, 2020. Thomas Slattery (65MA, 67PhD) of Cedar Rapids on Nov. 2, 2020. Robert Smith (62BA) of Philadelphia on Jan. 27, 2021. Marlyn Sterk (64BSME, 65MS) of Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Dec. 1, 2020. Anna Mougin Stevens (64BA) of Hiawatha, Iowa, on Jan. 4, 2021. Judith Brockshus Stevens (65BA) of Cedar Rapids on Nov. 16, 2020. Carla Schmacker Stewart (63BSN) of Clayton, California, on Jan. 2, 2021. Arnold Sunde (66BBA) of Ankeny, Iowa, on Jan. 21, 2021. James Tank (60BBA) of Davenport, Iowa, on Feb. 12, 2021. Jared Tinklenberg (62BA, 65MD) of Palo Alto, California, on Nov. 18, 2020. William Williams (61MS, 63PhD) of Arcanum, Ohio, on Dec. 6, 2020.

1970s

George Aldrich (75BA, 82MBA) of Corydon, Iowa, on Dec. 24, 2020. Bobbi Alpers (75MA, 83JD) of Maquoketa, Iowa, on Dec. 24, 2020. Constance Kurriger Aull (73BA) of Muscatine, Iowa, on Jan. 20, 2021. Barbara Sharon Staab Barrett (77BS) of Auburn, Washington, on Jan. 11, 2021. Melvin Blough (72BA) of Fairfield, Iowa, on Jan. 21, 2021. Michael Dieterich (73BA, 76JD) of Burlington, Iowa, on Jan. 9, 2021. J. James Dolan (70MA) of Manchester, Iowa, on Dec. 8, 2020. Chris Gonzales (77BA) of Fort Collins, Colorado, on Dec. 6, 2020. Mary Alyson Crisp Greger (70BA) of San Antonio on Oct. 27, 2020. Gloriann Cullen Hart (72BA) of Muscatine, Iowa, on Dec. 7, 2020. Marion Belville Hazelton (70MA) of Iowa City on Feb. 8, 2021. John Hoblit (72BBA) of West Union, Iowa, on Jan. 1, 2021. Steven Hodge (75BA, 79JD) of Dubuque, Iowa, on Dec. 12, 2020. Raymond Jennings (75BBA) of Muscatine, Iowa, on Nov. 29, 2020. Georgia Fischer Kasper (72BA, 94MSW) of Iowa City on Dec. 3, 2020. Estera Milman (79MA, 80MFA) of Brookline, Massachusetts, on Jan. 26, 2021. Lonnie Nielsen (76BBA) of Orchard Park, New York, on Jan. 20, 2021. Roger Norton (70BBA) of Cedar Rapids on Nov. 25, 2020. Mike O'Deen (76BBA) of Iowa City on Jan. 11, 2021. David Pate (72BS) of Iowa City on Nov. 25, 2020. Richard Perry (79BBA, 80MA) of Newburgh, Indiana, on Nov. 16, 2020. Dorothy Peters (70MA) of Iowa City on Jan. 14, 2021. Daniel Power (74BS, 77MA) of Cedar Falls, Iowa, on Jan. 26, 2021. Sarah Renner (75BA) of Des Moines on Oct. 30, 2020. Carolyn Bentz Roach (74BA, 79MA) of Kirkland, Illinois, on Nov. 23, 2020. Glenn Sanders (74MA, 76PhD) of Schoharie, New York, on Feb. 2, 2021. Jane Sayre (74BM) of Oskaloosa, Iowa, on Dec. 31, 2020. Jane Tentinger Schmidt (73BA) of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, on Feb. 24, 2021. Donald Schnurr (70BBA) of Fort Dodge, Iowa, on Feb. 8, 2021. Melvin Schoeppner (67BA) of Carroll, Iowa, on Jan. 3, 2021. Robert Schultz (70BS, 72MA) of Iowa City on Nov. 26, 2020. Robert Shriver (70BA, 72MA) of Bettendorf, Iowa, on Jan. 19, 2021. Joseph Sindelar (76BA) of Marion, Iowa, on Jan. 18, 2021. Ronald Smith (72BFA, 76MA) of Southern Pines, North Carolina, on Nov. 17, 2020. M. Evelyn Stark (71BA) of Lucas, Iowa, on March 9, 2021. Mark Strope (76BS, 79MD) of Hamilton, Illinois, on Jan. 23, 2021. Albert Vallier (71BBA) of Bartlett, Tennessee, on Jan. 14, 2021. Jay Walljasper (76BA) of Minneapolis on Dec. 22, 2020. Patricia Williams (72BGS) of West Hartford, Connecticut, on Jan. 13, 2021.


Elaine M. Smith (88MBA)

Elaine M. Smith

A professor emerita of epidemiology in the University of Iowa College of Public Health, Smith conducted pivotal studies linking cervical cancer to human papillomavirus, or HPV.

Smith earned a PhD at the Roswell Park Memorial Institute at the State University of New York at Buffalo and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cancer epidemiology at the University of Washington. She came to the UI in 1981, where she collaborated with colleagues in the Department of Pathology at the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine to study the molecular epidemiology of HPV infection in cancer of the uterine cervix.

Thanks in part to Smith's research, it's now understood that nearly all cases of cervical cancer are caused by infection with high-risk types of HPV. Her most important contribution was a series of studies starting in the 1990s that also linked HPV infection with a subset of cancers of the head and neck. HPV screening in head and neck cancer now is part of the routine diagnostic workup in clinical laboratories.

Smith died Jan. 21, 2021, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She was 75.


1980s

Robert Cameron (86BSE) of Ellisville, Illinois, on Feb. 9, 2021. Margaret Cavanaugh (82BA, 90MSW) of Mediapolis, Iowa, on Feb. 2, 2021. Richard Faust (80BS) of Madison, Wisconsin, on Jan. 31, 2021. Jonathan Fudge (84BSPh, 89PharmD, 92MD) of Newton, Iowa, on Nov. 22, 2020. Steven Gardner (81BBA) of Ottumwa, Iowa, on Oct. 2, 2020. Judith Harper (84MA) of St. Paul, Minnesota, on Oct. 14, 2020. Connie McCoy Hayden (83BFA) of Chicago on Dec. 15, 2020. Leslie Kahle (86BBA) of Boonville, Missouri, on Jan. 30, 2021. Toby Kimm (80BS) of Henderson, Nevada, on Jan. 2, 2021. Cheryl Nicholas King (84MA) of Mesa, Arizona, on Feb. 11, 2021. Trudy Griffeth Laffoon (85BSN, 94MA, 19DNP) of Iowa City on Dec. 17, 2020. Rosemary Lyons (89BLS) of Iowa City on Dec. 16, 2020. Steven McQuinn (88BS) of Solon, Iowa, on Feb. 3, 2021. Charles O'Leary (83BA) of Linden, Michigan, on Feb. 3, 2021. Gary Pepmeier (86BS) of Wheatland, Iowa, on Jan. 23, 2021. Michael Reaves (89BA) of Decatur, Georgia, on Feb. 20, 2021. Nancy Holm Rowley (86BBA) of Leawood, Kansas, on Jan. 10, 2021. Catherine Schmidt Shaw (89BBA) of Valrico, Florida, on Jan. 9, 2021. Deann McWhinney Sherlock (88BA) of Chicago on Nov. 19, 2020. Constance Sisson (82BLS) of Cedar Rapids on Feb. 2, 2021. Patricia Stelmachowicz (80PhD) of Omaha, Nebraska, on Jan. 24, 2021. Girard Weber (87MA, 92PhD) of Grayslake, Illinois, on Nov. 11, 2020. Catherine Welcher (88BA) of Mount Vernon, Iowa, on Dec. 11, 2020.

1990s

Debra Austin (93BBA) of Palatine, Illinois, on Feb. 1, 2021. Patrick Barten (91BA) of West Liberty, Iowa, on Dec. 1, 2020. Michelle Mead-Salley (95BSN) of Farmington Hills, Michigan, on Jan. 10, 2021. Susan Minchin (91MD, 91PhD) of St. Louis on Dec. 10, 2020. Roy Moore (90MS) of Cedar Rapids on Feb. 7, 2021. Keith Noreen (94BS) of Homosassa, Florida, on Dec. 19, 2020. Alfonso Orbegoso (96BA) of Randolph, Massachusetts, on Dec. 29, 2020. Sherry Ernst Pilarczyk (91BA) of Cedar Rapids on Jan. 18, 2021. Nicole Raitt (94BBA) of North Liberty, Iowa, on Nov. 28, 2020. Joyce Rivers (94LLM) of Astoria, Oregon, on Dec. 6, 2020. David Stout (96MSW) of Ankeny, Iowa, on Jan. 21, 2021. Jonathon Thull (97MA, 99DMA) of Iowa City on Oct. 14, 2020. Larry Willis (90BA) of Chevy Chase, Maryland, on Nov. 22, 2020.

2000s

Emily Bergren (06BA) of Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Nov. 11, 2020. Mark Correll (06MBA) of Hiawatha, Iowa, on Jan. 30, 2021. Richard Crooks (02BA, 04MSW) of Muscatine, Iowa, on Jan. 1, 2021. Caroline McFadden Hammond (02BA) of Lees Summit, Missouri, on Jan. 12, 2021. Daniel Lipschultz (09BA) of Highland Park, Illinois, on Dec. 3, 2020. Gerald Mayo (03BA) of Sioux City, Iowa, on Dec. 31, 2020. William Roberge (09BA) of Ankeny, Iowa, on Dec. 30, 2020. Margaret Roberts (04BFA) of Iowa City on Dec. 26, 2020. William Walderbach (01BA) of Cedar Rapids on Jan. 3, 2021.

2010s

Cristiane Cunha (10MA, 12MFA) of Trinity, Florida, on Nov. 21, 2020. Anna Herdlein (13BA) of Lowell, Massachusetts, on Nov. 18, 2020. Antone Wright (14BA) of Cedar Rapids on Jan. 10, 2021.

faculty & friends

Edward Garton of Spring Hill, Florida, on Feb. 9, 2021. Ellis Hawley of Longmont, Colorado, on Sept. 15, 2020.

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