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Former accounting chair Jean Sztajer dies

November  11, 2013

Jean Carol Sztajer, who taught accounting at Augustana from 1981 to 2006, died Nov. 6 at the home of her daughter in Coal Valley, Ill.

She had served as chair of the Augustana Department of Accounting, and was honored with the S. James Galley Chair in Accounting, which she was awarded after the retirement of Richard Reed and held until her own retirement in 2006.

Among her survivors is her daughter, Sivi Polit, a 2002 graduate of the college.

Services were held at Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Coal Valley. A private family burial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Seton Catholic School, Moline, or the Alzheimer's Association in Jean Sztajer's name.

She was born on July 21, 1944, in Barrington, Ill., the daughter of Eugene and Carol Johnson Kampert. She spent her life teaching, first at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, then for 25 years at Augustana College.

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