IOWA Magazine | 12-02-2021

In Memory Winter 2021

15 minute read
Remembering the Hawkeyes we've lost, including longtime Iowa Cancer Registry director Kathleen McKeen and influential psychologist Albert Bandura.


Mar Harold Arkoff (49BA, 50MA) of Fort Dodge, Iowa, on April 3, 2021. F. James Bradley (48BA, 50JD) of Cedar Rapids on July 28, 2021. Richard Brink (44BA, 44BSChE) of St. Paul, Minnesota, on July 4, 2021. Alice Swain Carlston (42BFA, 44MS) of San Rafael, California, on Aug. 7, 2021. Lula Margaret Durham (41BA) of Dearborn, Missouri, on May 24, 2021. Dorothy Jenkins Ely (43BA) of Des Moines on July 17, 2021. Virginia Huenger Everett (48BA) of Havana, Florida, on Aug. 8, 2021. Gwen Wren Hesser (48BA) of North Liberty, Iowa, on July 28, 2021. Richard Hills (49BA, 50MA, 55MFA, 62PhD) of Washoe Valley, Nevada, on June 26, 2021. Darwin Jack (43BA, 50MD) of Cedar Rapids on June 8, 2021. Alice Traeger Koempel (46BA, 48JD) of West Union, Iowa, on May 27, 2021. Pauline Garbar Kuntz (48BA) of Los Angeles on July 17, 2021. Delores Newell Little (47GN) of Lake Tapps, Washington, on March 29, 2021. Edith Gensicke Henningsgaard Miller (45BS, 45GN) of Astoria, Oregon, on Aug. 21, 2021. Nona Seberg Roe (40BA) of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, on May 20, 2021. Lillian Randall Rourke (46BS, 46GN) of Wayland, Massachusetts, on Dec. 5, 2019. Merle Volding (49BSC) of Westminster, Colorado, on May 21, 2021. John B. Weaver (47BA) of Shenandoah, Iowa, on May 25, 2021. John P. "Jack" Weber (49BA, 50MA) of Valley Center, California, on May 4, 2021.


John H. Allen (59JD) of Prescott Valley, Arizona, on June 30, 2021. Marian Ries Anciaux (54BA) of Appleton, Wisconsin, on June 18, 2021. Loretta M. Peters Baker (57BA) of Elkhart, Iowa, on Aug. 3, 2021. Thomas Barker (54BSC, 60MA, 63PhD) of Midlothian, Virginia, on May 28, 2021. Daryl Bartsch (57BA) of White Bear Lake, Minnesota, on June 5, 2021. Donald Becker (51BA, 54JD) of Vienna, Virginia, on Aug. 2, 2021. Bob Blome (55MD) of Nampa, Idaho, on May 19, 2021. Dan Bovenmyer (56MD, 62R) of Bettendorf, Iowa, on Aug. 1, 2021. Donald Bowen (58BA) of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, on June 25, 2021. Nancy Barker Bretthauer (54BA) of Tampa, Florida, on July 7, 2021. William Clutz (55BA) of Rhinebeck, New York, on July 26, 2021. Tom Cooperrider (55MS, 58PhD) of Kent, Ohio, on July 14, 2021. Robert Curtis (58BSPh) of Cherokee Village, Arkansas, on June 30, 2021. Robert Davidson (58BA) of Andover, Minnesota, on June 24, 2021. Joseph "Steve" Davis (52BA, 56MA, 60PhD) of Gainesville, Florida, on June 7, 2021. Lawrence Dennis (57BA) of Haddam, Connecticut, on July 28, 2021. Delores Den Beste Dick (58BSN) of Ithaca, New York, on May 24, 2021. Donald Dobrino (58BA) of Benld, Illinois, on July 4, 2021. R. Marshall Engelbeck (55BSC) of Fort Myers, Florida, on July 13, 2021. Glenn Evans (53BA, 58MA) of Plymouth, Iowa, on June 6, 2021. Thomas Eversman (57BFA) of Bozeman, Montana, on June 11, 2021. Betty Peterson Fernandez (50BA) of Shawnee, Oklahoma, on July 21, 2021. James Frost (55BA, 60JD) of Elmhurst, Illinois, on May 26, 2021. Jon Grandrath (58BA) of Georgetown, South Carolina, on July 8, 2021. Joy Schnoebelen Greene (50BA) of Iowa City on June 15, 2021. Kay Gustafson (58BM) of Cedar Rapids on July 23, 2021. Shirlee Powell Haines (54BA, 70MSW) of Tucson, Arizona, on June 14, 2021. James Hanno (57DDS) of Sanborn, Iowa, on July 11, 2021. John Harbison (59BA, 62MD, 66R) of Portland, Oregon, on Aug. 25, 2021. Richard Hauser (57BSME) of Freeport, Illinois, on June 17, 2021. Donald Hays (50BSC) of Port Hueneme, California, on Jan. 17, 2021. Marilyn Howard Hess (51GN) of Hammond, Louisiana, on July 15, 2021. Robert Hintzen (56BSC) of Cheshire, Connecticut, on Dec. 31, 2020. Jack Hoffman (57BSC) of Boise, Idaho, on June 14, 2021. Annis Howell Hulme (52BA) of Iowa City on June 19, 2021. Clark Jefferson (58BA) of Muscatine, Iowa, on May 29, 2021. Donald Jones (56MS, 59PhD) of Corvallis, Oregon, on June 25, 2021. Donna Lu Conover Jones (56BSN) of Palm Desert, California, on Aug. 1, 2021. Jean Kasper (57BSN) of Iowa City on July 3, 2021. Michael F. Kelly (57MA, 59PhD) of Ocean City, New Jersey, on June 30, 2021. Donald King (53BSPh) of Glendale, Arizona, on July 3, 2021. Gene Klimstra (57MA, 68MA) of Fulton, Illinois, on June 8, 2021. Patricia Thomas Lichtenberger (56BSC) of Ridgefield, Connecticut, on May 31, 2021. Joan Ridgeway Madeksza (55BA) of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on July 3, 2021. Kenneth Magel (58BSME) of West Des Moines on June 11, 2021. Alan Matthias (54BSC) of Cambridge, Minnesota, on June 8, 2021. Shirley Miller McFarland (50BA) of Des Moines on July 14, 2021. Malcolm Dean McMichael (52BSC) of Arlington Heights, Illinois, on May 31, 2021. Glenn Medhus (50BSC) of Moline, Illinois, on July 19, 2021. William Nicholas (51BSC) of Clear Lake, Iowa, on May 24, 2021. Richard Petty (57BSC) of Davenport, Iowa, on May 10, 2021. Betty Rice Phillips (55BSN) of Brighton, Colorado, on June 7, 2021. R.R. Rafajko (58MS, 60PhD) of Holly Hill, Florida, on June 26, 2021. C. Wade Raridon (56BA, 57MA, 72DMA) of Youngstown, Ohio, on June 5, 2021. Mike Redenius (59CER, 67DDS) of Billings, Montana, on July 13, 2021. James Ribbeck (55MA, 60PhD) of Rock Island, Illinois, on July 28, 2021. Leroy Schmidt (57BSC) of Manchester, Iowa, on June 26, 2021. Joann Hagen Scroggs (56BA) of Alcester, South Dakota, on June 15, 2021. Barbara Bixby Seibel (50BA) of Kenilworth, Illinois, on June 28, 2021. Marilyn Shaver (59BSN) of North Manchester, Indiana, on April 20, 2021. Douglas Shepard (53MA, 57PhD) of Fredonia, New York, on March 7, 2021. Richard F. Smith (58DDS) of Florence, Alabama, on June 17, 2021. James Sommers (50BA, 52DDS) of Norwalk, Iowa, on June 13, 2021. Kay Wildman Sterling (51BA) of Thomasville, Georgia, on May 29, 2021. Richard Stockel (57BSCh) of Bridgewater, New Jersey, on May 15, 2021. Betty Strong (51BA) of Springdale, Arkansas, on May 26, 2021. John E. Taylor (53PhD) of Monterey, California, on June 2, 2021. Mike Trueblood (51BSC, 53MA) of Altadena, California, on May 14, 2021. Ed Winga (58BA, 62MD) of La Crosse, Wisconsin, on June 19, 2021. Ralph Witte (59BA) of Mequon, Wisconsin, on July 20, 2021. Robert Wolford (51BSC) of Oak Park, Illinois, on June 6, 2021.

Albert Bandura (51MA, 52PhD)

Albert Bandura

One of the world's most influential psychologists, Bandura developed social cognitive theory, a widely embraced concept that guides practitioners, public policy makers, and academics.

Born in Alberta, Canada, Bandura studied at the University of British Columbia before being accepted into Iowa's renowned psychology department, where he earned master's and PhD degrees under Professor Arthur Benton in the early 1950s. Here he met his future wife, Virginia Varns (47GN), who taught at the College of Nursing. Bandura joined Stanford's psychology department in 1953 and was an active faculty member and prolific researcher until his retirement in 2010.

In Bandura's famous 1961 Bobo Doll study, children who observed an adult beating up an inflatable doll were more likely to reproduce the same aggressive behavior when later playing with the doll. His findings challenged the previously established behavioral doctrine that learning was primarily a conditioned response shaped by external punishments and rewards. By the 1980s, Bandura had developed his social cognitive theory, which holds that learning occurs in a social context with a dynamic interplay of personal, environmental, and behavioral influences. In 2002, the Review of General Psychology ranked Bandura as fourth out of the 100 most eminent psychologists of the 20th century.

Bandura died at age 95 on July 26, 2021, at his home in Stanford, California.


Joyce Anderson (61BA) of Des Moines on May 17, 2021. Norman Ashby (60MA) of Sioux City, Iowa, on June 29, 2021. Allan Bachman (60BBA) of Cedar Rapids on May 23, 2021. Joseph Baum (61BA, 64MD) of Floyd, Virginia, on June 7, 2021. Bruce Beckord (69MD) of Boulder, Colorado, on Aug. 29, 2021. Joan Lane Bharucha (64BSN) of West Windsor, New Jersey, on May 24, 2021. Kenneth Bojan (67BSEE) of Rockford, Illinois, on May 23, 2021. Suzanne Yetter Britts (68BBA) of Green Valley, Arizona, on April 28, 2020. Larry Bruse (65BBA) of Iowa City on July 24, 2021. A. William Burger (64BS) of Carmel, Indiana, on April 1, 2021. Roger Bush (62MD) of Las Cruces, New Mexico, on Jan. 11, 2021. David Carlstrom (61MS, 72PhD) of Blaine, Minnesota, on June 3, 2021. Murray Carney (62BSME) of Spartanburg, South Carolina, on June 5, 2021. James Dailey (63LLB) of Maple Valley, Washington, on June 12, 2021. J. Emerson Decker (65BA) of Portland, Oregon, on June 28, 2021. Carol Donnelly (60BA) of Bradenton, Florida, on July 8, 2021. G.T. Dunlop Ecker (64MA) of Hollywood, Maryland, on April 19, 2021. Betty Ferguson Emrich (61BA, 69MA) of Tipton, Iowa, on July 4, 2021. Lester Garber (67BSIE, 72MS) of Brookings, Oregon, on May 5, 2021. James Hamilton (63BA, 65MA, 68PhD) of Sioux City, Iowa, on June 1, 2021. Michael Hellige (68BA, 71JD) of Olathe, Kansas, on May 20, 2021. Ronald Helms (60BA) of Newton, Iowa, on July 10, 2021. Richard Hudson (62MA) of West Des Moines on May 7, 2021. Shirley Zaiss Johnson (62BA) of Washington, D.C., on July 9, 2021. Conrad Jungmann (67DDS) of West Des Moines on July 16, 2021. Karl Keller (60BA) of Newhall, California, on Aug. 19, 2021. David Kirkpatrick (62BBA) of Houston on May 31, 2021. John Langenhan (66MA) of Coralville on June 3, 2021. Gerald O'Brien (65BA) of Iowa City on June 19, 2021. William Oldaker (66LLB) of Potomac, Maryland, on June 13, 2021. Charles Pinkerton (61DDS, 63MS, 63OrthS) of Laguna Woods, California, on July 16, 2021. Charles Sampson (61BA, 63MS) of Carmel, Indiana, on July 22, 2021. Paula Saupe (68BSN, 70MA) of Parker, Colorado, on June 26, 2021. Thomas Sheridan (62BBA) of Overland Park, Kansas, on Aug. 7, 2021. Marilyn Barrett Sommerhoff (61BA) of Cudjoe Key, Florida, on May 30, 2021. Claude Spinosa (65MS, 68PhD) of Sandpoint, Idaho, on Sept. 5, 2021. Richard Squiers (65DDS) of Marshalltown, Iowa, on May 27, 2021. Philip Stack (63BA) of Aiken, South Carolina, on June 24, 2021. Imogene Carroll Streeter (67BBA) of Arthur, Illinois, on June 3, 2021. Elliot Tanis (60MS, 63PhD) of Holland, Michigan, on July 22, 2021. R. Don Taylor (63BBA) of Buena Vista, Colorado, on May 27, 2021. Shirley Reddix Vanderpool (64MA) of Nassau, Bahamas, on June 10, 2021. Kathy Donham Venzke (63BA) of Iowa City on July 13, 2021. Mary Nicholas Vincelli (66MA) of St. Paul, Minnesota, on June 1, 2021. Stanley Walljasper (63BA, 65MS, 70PhD) of Ankeny, Iowa, on June 12, 2021. Luann Hilsman Webb (69BA) of Milwaukee on Aug. 17, 2021. Kenneth Whigham (68BA) of Barrington, Illinois, on April 21, 2021. Richard C. Wright (68BA, 03MA) of Port Townsend, Washington, on June 25, 2021. Joseph Yarbrough (63MS, 63R) of Isle of Palms, South Carolina, on July 6, 2021. Mary Porter Yocum (61BA) of Fort Collins, Colorado, on June 30, 2021. Marshall Young (65BBA) of Des Moines on May 18, 2021.


Kathleen Landwehr Anderson (75BA) of Des Moines on May 21, 2021. Paul Basinger (74BA) of Kalona, Iowa, on July 8, 2021. William Boettcher (74PhD) of Ankeny, Iowa, on Aug. 3, 2021. Timothy Bokmeyer (71DDS) of Dallas on March 9, 2021. Franklin Carlson (70EdS) of Woodinville, Washington, on June 26, 2021. Mark Christen (70BA) of Iowa City on July 7, 2021. Martin Clancey (73BM) of Cedar Rapids on July 18, 2021. John Evashevski (72BS) of St. Ignace, Michigan, on May 30, 2021. James Fink (71BFA) of Vancouver, Washington, on April 2, 2021. Dennis Haack (71PhD) of Lexington, Kentucky, on June 3, 2021. Clark Hampe (74MD) of Tyler, Texas, on July 2, 2021. Jeffrey Harris (77JD) of Grundy Center, Iowa, on June 22, 2021. Edward Havens (76JD) of Newton, Iowa, on May 10, 2021. Douglas Horner (79EdS) of Waco, Texas, on June 19, 2021. Lawrence Houser (70BSCE) of Buffalo, Illinois, on May 17, 2021. Clayton Hovda (75PhD) of Minneapolis on June 19, 2021. James Jacobson (74MD) of Arlington, Texas, on June 16, 2021. Lynn Zorn Kelly (79BSPh) of Muscatine, Iowa, on Aug. 7, 2021. Nabil Khabbaz (72PhD) of Iowa City on July 28, 2021. James Konsky (74MA, 74JD) of Morton, Illinois, on July 16, 2021. David Kreiman (70MBA) of Marion, Iowa, on May 30, 2021. Linda Krueger (77BA) of Danbury, Connecticut, on May 5, 2021. Erik Leum (78BS) of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, on June 28, 2021. Nicholas Longworth (76BS) of Ozark, Missouri, on April 19, 2021. Thomas Lyle (79BS, 82DDS) of Des Moines on July 30, 2021. Zena McGlashan (78PhD) of Butte, Montana, on June 22, 2021. Timothy Osweiler (72BS) of Edmond, Oklahoma, on March 6, 2021. Ava Preacher (75BA) of Notre Dame, Indiana, on July 14, 2021. Arturo Ramirez (77BGS) of Chicago on June 22, 2021. Margaret Rankin (75MA, 90PhD) of Elkader, Iowa, on June 28, 2021. Lyle Ratzel (70BBA) of Coralville on June 10, 2021. John Rector (71BBA) of Venice, Florida, on July 18, 2021. John Reilly (72BGS) of Ankeny, Iowa, on Aug. 7, 2021. Gregory Rocha (75BGS) of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, on June 29, 2021. Henry Sasaki Jr. (72MD) of Camarillo, California, on July 31, 2021. Jeanne Digani Scherer (73BA) of Winnetka, Illinois, on June 3, 2021. John Schnoebelen (71BBA) of Iowa City on July 2, 2021. Randy Seifert (71BA) of Homestead, Iowa, on June 10, 2021. Donald Sibert (74BSChE, 78MS) of Coppell, Texas, on July 19, 2021. James G. Snyder (73DDS) of Spring Hill, Florida, on Jan. 7, 2021. Mary Jane Koster Steiner (72BA) of Monticello, Iowa, on June 27, 2021. Charles Strack (74BSE) of Logan, Utah, on June 3, 2021. Joan Thaler (74MSW) of Cedar Rapids on Aug. 1, 2021. Donald Wilson (73BSEE) of Cleburne, Texas, on June 13, 2021.


Megan Berger-Trilk (87BA) of Rockford, Illinois, on May 30, 2021. Brian Butler (84BA) of Colorado Springs, Colorado, on June 22, 2021. Evelyn Christensen (83BS, 83CER) of Racine, Wisconsin, on June 3, 2021. Maryann J. Secrest Crew (87BGS) of West Branch, Iowa, on July 30, 2021. Richard Crissinger (82BS) of Cedar Rapids on April 8, 2021. Lisa Dalsing (84BBA) of Irvine, California, on July 19, 2021. Gregg Erwood (82BBA) of Des Moines on May 30, 2021. Sue Arthur Gardner (84MA) of Central City, Iowa, on May 22, 2021. Karen Christensen Hansen (87BSN) of Omaha, Nebraska, on Aug. 10, 2021. Marilyn Wilcox Hines (82MD, 86R) of Waterloo, Iowa, on May 26, 2021. Timothy Holman (89MAT) of Iowa City on Aug. 12, 2021. Paul Holstein (86MA) of Marion, Iowa, on May 22, 2021. Blaine Houmes (80BS) of Cedar Rapids on June 6, 2021. Mark A. Johnson (84MD) of Waukee, Iowa, on July 3, 2021. Ranna Kanellakis Kitanidis (85MBA) of Stanford, California, on June 13, 2021. Isabelle Klaren (85BA) of Iowa City on July 10, 2021. Douglas Memler (89BS, 91MBA) of Winfield, Illinois, on May 29, 2021. Donald Patterson (83BFA) of Iowa City on July 22, 2021. Robert K. Paul (88MD, 93R, 96F) of Des Moines on June 25, 2021. Darrel Peterson (82MS) of Cedar Rapids on July 6, 2021. Thomas Poholsky Jr. (89BBA, 91MBA) of Evergreen, Colorado, on Oct. 6, 2021. Fred Sales (80BGS) of Cedar Rapids on May 27, 2021. Kay Sjodergren (80BGS) of Iowa City on July 28, 2021. Curtis Stewart (82BBA) of Anamosa, Iowa, on June 5, 2021. Stephen Switzer (87BGS) of Red Feather Lakes, Colorado, on Aug. 1, 2021. Gary Wiedenfeld (83BBA) of Waukee, Iowa, on May 17, 2021.

Kathleen Lillis McKeen

Kathleen Lillis McKeen

As the longtime director of the Iowa Cancer Registry, McKeen dedicated her career to bettering the health of her home state while establishing Iowa as a national leader in cancer surveillance.

The Williamsburg, Iowa, native began work at the cancer registry at UI Hospitals & Clinics in 1959, just a month after graduating high school. McKeen was named assistant director of the statewide cancer registry in 1978 and director in 1982. She led the UI-based Iowa Cancer Registry for 36 years, overseeing a staff of 50 that collected cancer data and identified factors relating to the disease's etiology, prevention, and control.

McKeen helped create and lead the Iowa Cancer Registrars Association, the National Cancer Registrars Association, and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries. She also contributed to the development of state and national databases, the standardization of cancer data, and the creation of certification for registrars and registries. In 2010, McKeen received the UI David J. Skorton Staff Excellence Award for Public Service.

McKeen was the university's longest-serving professional and scientific employee at 59 years when she retired from the UI College of Public Health's Department of Epidemiology in 2018.

McKeen and her late husband, Dick, were also passionate UI athletics supporters. Kathleen was a season ticket holder in football and men's basketball since 1959, and the couple became one of the first motor-home tailgaters for Hawkeye football games in the 1970s. The McKeens were also ardent supporters of the women's basketball and wrestling teams, attending more than 20 NCAA wrestling championships together.

Kathleen McKeen died Oct. 1 in Iowa City, seven months after her husband's death. She was 80.


Carol Christensen (91MA, 92CER) of North Liberty, Iowa, on June 5, 2021. Jacqueline Coyne (99BS) of Cedar Rapids on June 16, 2021. Mechelle Dhondt (92MSW) of Cedar Rapids on May 12, 2021. Amy Evenson (90BA) of Iowa City on Aug. 6, 2021. Kevin Feldman (91BA) of Carroll, Iowa, on Aug. 1, 2021. Scott Hagen (93BSE) of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 24, 2021. Tamara Hlavaty (95R) of North Platte, Nebraska, on July 26, 2021. James Kilburg (90BA) of Park Ridge, Illinois, on June 10, 2021. Linda Homann Koleno (98MSW) of Cedar Falls, Iowa, on Aug. 8, 2021. Brenda Leonard Lukasko (91MSW) of Cedar Rapids on June 14, 2021. Michael Mueller (92MA) of Marion, Iowa, on July 10, 2021. Katie Berryhill Neel (93BS) of North Liberty, Iowa, on June 15, 2021. Erik Peterson (98BS) of Chicago on June 11, 2021. Annette Roepke Reimer (90BBA) of Elkader, Iowa, on Aug. 3, 2021. Craig Schmidt (90MBA) of Ankeny, Iowa, on Aug. 5, 2021. Timothy Wood (96BA) of Hiawatha, Iowa, on May 29, 2021.


Andrea Bachman (01BA) of Cedar Rapids on July 20, 2021. April Freely (08MFA) of Cleveland on July 9, 2021. Bette Kratoska (03BA) of Chelsea, Iowa, on July 3, 2021. Amy Leisinger (03BA) of Lombard, Illinois, on June 11, 2021. Lee Nguyen (01BA) of Cedar Rapids on June 10, 2021. Kathryn Raw (04BA) of Minneapolis on June 5, 2021.


Justin Demand (18BBA) of Lake Villa, Illinois, on Feb. 28, 2021. John Gikonyo (12MS) of Coralville on June 12, 2021. Teresa McCarthy Joens (12BFA) of Marion, Iowa, on May 27, 2021. Nancy Raudsep Maday (10MSW) of Bettendorf, Iowa, on May 24, 2021. Kent Warner (10BSE) of Cedar Rapids on June 9, 2021.

faculty & friends

Jerry Burns of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, on May 12, 2021. Erick Fadness of Decorah, Iowa, on Feb. 10, 2021. Bunny McBride of Cape Coral, Florida, and Solon, Iowa, on March 2, 2021.

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