IOWA Magazine | 12-13-2022

In Memory Winter 2022-23

10 minute read
Remembering the Hawkeyes we've lost, including women's athletics visionary Yvonne 'Bonnie' Slatton.


Helen Bowlsby Arnold (44BA) of Kingman, Arizona, on June 30, 2022. Louise Box-Hutchinson (42BA, 43MD) of San Antonio on May 11, 2022. Edith Mitten Burns (48BA) of Glencoe, Illinois, on Feb. 21, 2022. Elaine Gehring (49BSPE) of Munster, Indiana, on May 31, 2022. Bette Lee Johnson Hanson (48BM) of Bumpass, Virginia, on May 2, 2022. Margaret Daughton Horn (45BSC) of Sun Lakes, Arizona, on May 25, 2022. Ruth Collister Jones (48BA) of Lakewood, Colorado, on Feb. 27, 2022. Gloria Harney Morgan (44BA) of Marana, Arizona, on July 14, 2022. Mary Longfellow Nilsson (49BA) of Green Valley, Arizona, on Aug. 12, 2022. Marjorie Miller Nordstrom (48BA) of Menahga, Minnesota, on Dec. 21, 2021. Mary Beth Timm Sanborn (44BSPE) of St. Joseph, Michigan, on July 28, 2022. Charles Schlesselman (46BA) of Bellevue, Washington, on July 26, 2022.


John T. Bauer (56DDS) of Iowa City on Aug. 26, 2022. Allan Beaudoin (54PhD) of Ann Arbor, Michigan, on June 10, 2022. James Bellamy (56MD) of Woodway, Washington, on July 12, 2022. Reynold Berkey (55PhD) of Concord Township, Ohio, on June 15, 2022. James Blazek (56BA, 56MD) of Columbus, Ohio, on June 17, 2022. John Burrows (54BA, 59JD) of La Cañada Flintridge, California, on July 18, 2022. Robert Christensen (55BA, 58MD, 62R) of Carroll, Iowa, on July 18, 2022. James Cooney (55BA, 57MA) of Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 2, 2022. James Divelbiss (59MS, 61PhD) of Coralville on June 17, 2022. Ted Enabnit (50BA, 52JD) of Stillwater, Minnesota, on Feb. 17, 2022. Jo Fran Kouba Falcon (52BA) of Cedar Rapids on July 5, 2022. Donna Bittle Farrell (53BA) of Shelby, Iowa, on Dec. 25, 2021. Clyde Feltes (59BA) of Bettendorf, Iowa, on July 8, 2022. Laurence Gatzke (51BSME, 55MD) of Muscatine, Iowa, on July 22, 2022. Lloyd Grant (53DDS) of Saratoga, California, on April 21, 2022. John R. Hanson (52MA, 53MFA, 58PhD) of Northfield, Minnesota, on June 2, 2022. Franklin Hardy (56DDS) of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, on March 25, 2021. Albert Hass (57BA) of Cedar Rapids on July 12, 2022. Margaret Fuller Hathaway (50BA) of Bettendorf, Iowa, on Aug. 20, 2022. Howard Hogshead (54BA, 58MD, 63MS, 63R) of Jacksonville, Florida, on July 10, 2022. Dick Jensen (54LLB) of Leawood, Kansas, on June 30, 2022. Philip Jewel (55MD, 62R) of Sarasota, Florida, on Feb. 25, 2022. Lester Johnson (56BSC, 63JD) of Greene, Iowa, on May 30, 2022. Richard Kristensen (57DDS) of Rohnert Park, California, on Feb. 4, 2022. Donald Levy (50BSC) of Palm Desert, California, on July 16, 2022. William Matthews (59JD) of Wapello, Iowa, on Sept. 28, 2021. Edward McLachlan (57BA) of Lake Ozark, Missouri, on April 7, 2022. Alex Meyer (56BSC) of Jacksonville, Florida, on July 17, 2022. Carmen Miller (55BA, 55DDS) of Cortez, Colorado, on May 7, 2022. Evalyn Geraldine Wygle Mollman (50GN) of Cedar Rapids on July 24, 2022. Eldon Nuss (54BSC) of Houston on July 1, 2022. Joyce Postel Roberson (55GN, 58BSN, 75MA, 83PhD) of Oostburg, Wisconsin, on July 6, 2022. James Sandrock (51BA, 58MA, 61PhD) of Iowa City on June 6, 2022. Leland Sprague (52BA, 56MD) of Ojai, California, on June 17, 2022. D. Mickey Thomas (52BA) of Osceola, Iowa, on July 13, 2022. Sandra Shelton Thompson (59BA) of Bonita Springs, Florida, on Sept. 13, 2022. William Vibert (56MA) of Granby, Connecticut, on June 10, 2022. Margaret Liljedahl Wagner (58BA) of Charlottesville, Virginia, on Sept. 14, 2022. Richard G. Wagner (51DDS, 52MS, 52OrthS) of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, on Aug. 30, 2022. Robert Wayland (50BSC) of Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, on July 20, 2022.


Charles W. Anderson (61BA, 61BSME) of North Liberty, Iowa, on Aug. 4, 2022. Tracy Anderson (61MA, 72JD) of Kalona, Iowa, on Aug. 7, 2022. Vincent Aoki (65R, 66MS) of Honolulu on Jan. 6, 2022. Jules Arginteanu (60MA, 61PhD) of State College, Pennsylvania, on Aug. 5, 2022. George D. Ashton (61BSCE, 71PhD) of Bradford, Vermont, on June 8, 2022. Thomas Aspel (60OrthS) of Oceanside, California, on June 14, 2022. Theron Bailey (64BA, 67JD) of Spotsylvania, Virginia, on May 8, 2022. Carl Baker (68BA, 71JD) of Iowa City on June 10, 2022. Jerry Case (60MD) of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, on May 24, 2022. Steven P. Combs (66BS, 70MD) of Mentor, Ohio, on July 26, 2022. Robert Connole (68PhD) of Missoula, Montana, on Jan. 2, 2022. John Coover (65MS, 65R) of Omaha, Nebraska, on July 4, 2022. Jean Valentine Davis (67BA) of Lynchburg, Virginia, on March 11, 2022. Judith Lattner Dows (65MA) of Cedar Rapids in June 2022. Michael Finn (69BA) of Dallas on May 25, 2022. John Gosma (65BA, 68JD) of Davenport, Iowa, on July 8, 2022. Joseph Greer (68BA) of Round Rock, Texas, on June 8, 2022. James Hileman (61DDS) of Riverside, Iowa, on Jan. 1, 2021. David Hoak (68BBA) of Des Moines on July 6, 2022. H. Howard Hof (67MA) of Mason City, Iowa, on Sept. 11, 2022. Sun- Tak Hwang (62MS, 65PhD) of Cincinnati on March 6, 2022. Roy A. Johnson (62MS, 64PhD) of Pullman, Washington, on July 24, 2022. Duane Krob (67BSME) of Swisher, Iowa, on Aug. 7, 2022. Mary Lick (69MA) of Muscatine, Iowa, on Aug. 27, 2022. Eugene Martin (60BA) of Charles City, Iowa, on June 29, 2022. Robert Gene McNamee (62DDS, 67BA) of Williamsburg, Virginia, on June 30, 2022. J. Donald McPike (66MD, 74R) of Albany, California, on May 10, 2022. Larry C. Meyer (65BBA, 70MBA) of Muscatine, Iowa, on Aug. 8, 2022. Thomas Purcell II (63BA, 68MD) of Bayfield, Wisconsin, on March 16, 2021. Harold Rankin (60MD) of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, on Aug. 4, 2022. Don T. Ross (60BBA) of Coralville on June 14, 2022. Leroy Schmidt (63BBA) of Brookfield, Wisconsin, on June 29, 2022. Karen Liechty Schreiner (63MA) of Wayzata, Minnesota, on Aug. 5, 2022. Thomas Sharples (67DDS, 69MS, 89EndoS) of Falmouth, Maine, on April 7, 2022. Sharon Dolan Stang (62BM, 64MA) of Buena Park, California, on July 10, 2022. Jerry Swaney (63BA, 65MD) of Lombard, Illinois, on July 1, 2022. Henry Utley (61BA) of Athens, Georgia, on May 29, 2022. Robert Wahlert (61BBA) of Fort Myers, Florida, on Aug. 6, 2022. Dale Weber (64MD) of Fulton, Illinois, on July 23, 2022. Theodore Werch (68BSME) of Menominee, Michigan, on Aug. 18, 2022. John Wheeler (66BA, 68MA) of Roy, Utah, on July 20, 2022. Gary Yarrington (63BSPh, 69DDS) of Chattanooga, Tennessee, on June 17, 2022. H. Warren Youngquist (66BS, 70DDS, 74MS, 74OrthS) of Colorado Springs, Colorado, on July 6, 2022.

Yvonne ‘Bonnie’ Slatton (70PhD)

Yvonne ‘Bonnie’ Slatton

Slatton was a lifelong champion for equality in sports.

After graduating from the University of North Carolina in 1964 with a master’s in physical education, Slatton began her decades-long tenure at the University of Iowa as a faculty member and a tennis and badminton coach in the women’s physical education department. Slatton earned a PhD in physical education at Iowa in 1970, and she was also a faculty representative to the Big Ten and the NCAA for 21 years.

Slatton, along with UI women’s athletic director Christine Grant (70BA, 74PhD) and fellow professor Peggy Burke, was a national leader in the push for equal opportunities for women in sports, and her efforts helped bring about the revolutionary Title IX ruling. “Leadership for Title IX had its locus in Iowa,” Lark Birdsong, Iowa’s first women’s basketball coach, wrote in January after Grant’s death, adding that “these brave women did the impossible against insurmountable odds.”

Slatton’s leadership included serving as president of the National Association for Girls and Women in Sports and as acting executive director of the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women. She also participated on various NCAA and Olympic committees. In 1987, she received a National Honor Award from the National Association of Girls and Women in Sport for her contributions to the field.

Slatton died on Sept. 8 in Iowa City. She was 84.

Give to the UI’s Three Women for Equality: Christine Grant, Peggy Burke, and Bonnie Slatton Fund, which supports the Iowa Women’s Archives’ efforts to archive, curate, and exhibit content related to women in sports.


Warren Bush (70BBA) of Wall Lake, Iowa, on June 9, 2022. Jeffrey Conklin (73BS, 78MD, 81R, 84F) of Los Angeles on Aug. 8, 2022. Rafael Falcón (77MA, 81PhD) of Goshen, Indiana, on Aug. 17, 2022. Keith Feuerbach (73BBA) of Wilton, Iowa, on June 7, 2022. Charlie Frederick (74PhD) of Hagerstown, Maryland, on Aug. 17, 2022. Alice Ann Bolton Gallagher (71BA) of Tipton, Iowa, on Aug. 14, 2022. Benny Hawkins (72MS, 72PeriS) of Coralville on Aug. 31, 2022. G. Linore Hebrank (72BS) of Port Angeles, Washington, on May 28, 2022. Terry Hinman (73JD) of Coralville on June 4, 2022. Elliott Johnson (75PhD) of North Liberty, Iowa, on July 29, 2022. John Locher (72JD) of Cedar Rapids on June 16, 2022. William McCarthy (71MA) of Cambridge, Wisconsin, on July 28, 2022. Ernest Primmer (70DDS) of Cedar Rapids on Aug. 3, 2022. Michael Riedesel (79BA) of Harvey, Louisiana, on June 4, 2022. Kathy Lienau Robbins (70BA, 74MA) of Englewood, Colorado, on July 5, 2022. Jim Skog (78BBA) of Fort Collins, Colorado, on July 15, 2022. Larry Smiley (71PhD) of Banning, California, on May 6, 2022. Tom Steen (76BBA) of Indianola, Iowa, on July 24, 2022. Richard Van Amerongen (73BS, 77DDS) of Burlington, Iowa, on Aug. 17, 2022. Ron Vernon (70BA) of Urbandale, Iowa, on May 28, 2022. Harvey Weaver (72BA) of Fort Collins, Colorado, on June 22, 2022. Marjorie Gleckler Wilhite (71MA) of Iowa City on July 1, 2022.


David Ashton (88BSE) of Solon, Iowa, on July 21, 2022. Steve Bell (85CER) of Ottumwa, Iowa, on July 17, 2022. James Calhoun (82MS) of Macomb, Illinois, on July 28, 2022. Judith Choice (83BLS, 85MA) of Kansas City, Missouri, on July 4, 2022. William Cobb (81R, 83F) of St. George, Utah, on Aug. 2, 2022. Alan Cremers (80BBA) of Emerald Hills, California, on July 5, 2022. James Deal (87BA) of Des Moines on July 1, 2022. Jeff De Haan (81MD) of Texarkana, Texas, on June 21, 2022. Shirley Williams Franklin (87MS) of Tama, Iowa, on Aug. 10, 2022. Randall Jones (81DMA) of Jefferson, Iowa, on Feb. 8, 2022. James Little (84BS) of Urbandale, Iowa, on July 29, 2022. John D. McBride (82MSW) of Oak Park, Illinois, on June 20, 2022. Janis Novak (82MBA) of Davenport, Iowa, on June 14, 2022. Gary Prodanovich (81R) of El Cajon, California, on July 31, 2022. Traci Shook Silverman (88BS) of Scottsdale, Arizona, on July 13, 2022.


Steven Campen (93BS) of Rosemount, Minnesota, on July 22, 2022. Carolyn Rowan Hansen (90MPT) of Omaha, Nebraska, on July 25, 2022. John Kafer (91BA) of Tiffin, Iowa, on June 14, 2022. Frances Kenney (93BA) of Cedar Rapids on July 30, 2022. Thomas Mougin (90RadT) of Davenport, Iowa, on June 3, 2022. Linda Murphy Ott (97BSN) of Nora Springs, Iowa, on July 20, 2022. Thomas Shakeshaft (93JD) of Oak Park, Illinois, on July 19, 2022. Stanley Ziewacz (97BA, 13MCS) of Iowa City on May 18, 2022.


Jacob Copper (04BA) of Iowa City on July 9, 2022. Matthew Daniels (04BFA) of Iowa City on March 28, 2022. Michael Leidel (04MBA) of Colorado Springs, Colorado, on May 26, 2022. Alexe Mericle (07BA) of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, on Aug. 3, 2022. Joseph A. Peters (05BA) of Kansas City, Missouri, on Aug. 15, 2022. Mark Shellmyer (01MBA, 01MHA) of Winter Park, Florida, on May 26, 2022. Jesse C. Smith (02BA) of Iowa City on July 2, 2022.


Taylor Peterson Bouska (12BSN) of Tripoli, Iowa, on Aug. 20, 2022. Coco Bryant (16BA) of Cedar Rapids on June 24, 2022. Chad Michael (14PharmD) of Walker, Iowa, on July 1, 2022. Amy Ganoe Pretorius (14BSN) of Iowa City on June 15, 2022. Kathy Marie Slach (12BAS) of Williamsburg, Iowa, on June 10, 2022.


Molly Corlett (20BSE, 21MS) of Alameda, California, on Feb. 17, 2022. Arthur Wold (22BA) of Iowa City on April 10, 2022.

faculty & friends

Erling B. “Jack” Holtsmark of Coralville on July 17, 2022. Tom Petroff of Greely, Colorado, on Aug. 22, 2022.

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