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(received as of June 1, 2012)

Marion McCauley ’39 Cook on January 2, 2012.

Virginia Nicholas ’40 Anderson on November 23, 2011.

Betsy Brown ’40 Blakley on April 5, 2012. Survivors include her sister, Harriett Brown ’40 Paschall.

Victory Pearson ’40 Deffenbaugh on February 17, 2012. Survivors include her sister, Lois Pearson ’45; and brothers, David Pearson ’54 and Donald Pearson ’61.

Ellis S. Benson ’41 on April 15, 2012. His wife, Ann, survives him.

Lloyd H. Johnson ’41 on April 23, 2012. Among survivors is his daughter, Bonnie Johnson ’76 Curl.

Randall D. Nyman ’41 on September 13, 2011. His wife, Ruth, survives him.

Jean Clayton ’42 Carlson on December 21, 2011.

Roy E. Anderson ’43 on December 7, 2011. Survivors include his wife, Gladys Nelson ’46 Anderson.

Deloris Bengtson, wife of Earl Bengtson ’43, on November 27, 2011. Survivors also include sons, Thomas Bengtson ’75 and Mark Bengtson ’79.

Wilmer O. Hall ’43 on October 21, 2011.

Martha Lorimer ’43 on March 3, 2012.

Gwen Gustafson ’43 Ohman on June 11, 2011.

A. Hugo Pearson ’43 on January 17, 2012.

Betsey Brodahl ’44 on April 20, 2012.

Phyllis Fairlie ’44 Kirtley on September 4, 2011.

Marlowe Thompson ’45 Bergendoff on March 31, 2012.

George Johnson ’45 on April 16, 2012. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Holder ’50 Johnson.

Howard E. Schersten ’45 on January 7, 2012. Survivors include his wife, Helen, and daughter, Martha Schersten ’75 Johnston.

Leslie Roby, husband of Lois Anderson ’46 Roby, on October 5, 2011.

Thomas L. Basich ’47 on June 22, 2011. Among survivors is his wife, Lavergne Hansen ’51 Basich, and sister, Sarah Basich ’56 Vadasz.

Donald C. Davis ’47 on January 28, 2012. Survivors include his son, Dan Davis ’77.

Doris Charlet ’47 Dresser on March 29, 2012. Among survivors is her husband, Don Dresser ’51.

Mary Funk ’47 Milholin on September 1, 2011.

Betty Carlson ’47 Peterson on March 23, 2012. Among survivors is her son, Kurt Peterson ’74.

Joyce Dornacher ’48 Bjork on March 9, 2012. Survivors include her husband, Ken Bjork ’47, and daughter, Catherine Bjork ’82 Klomparens.

O. Eric Cedergren ’48 on June 26, 2011. Among survivors is his wife, Helen Mueller ’52 Cedergren.

Eugene Daniels, husband of Edith Peterson ’48 Daniels, on February 18, 2012.

Earl Hogue ’48 on December 30, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Evangeline Erickson ’47 Hogue.

Marilyn Vaughan ’48 Miller on November 6, 2011.

Barbara Sample ’48 Scott on January 25, 2012. Survivors include her husband, Robert Scott ’45, and sons, Robert Scott ’74 and William Scott ’75.

 

 

 

 

 



Charles W. Collinson ’49 on November 25, 2011.

Casper “Bud” Paulson ’49 on April 29, 2012. His wife, Marilyn, survives him.

Hubert O. Peterson ’49 on November 15, 2011. His wife, Mary, survives him.

Gladys L. Swanson ’49 on March 14, 2012.

George W. Carlson ’50 on November 13, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Marlyss Johnson ’48 Carlson.

Kermit M. Clingman ’50 on January 29, 2012. His wife, Virginia, survives him.

Orville J. Harkey ’50 on December 14, 2011. His wife, Madeline, survives him.

Robert D. Kelly ’50 on December 19, 2011. Survivors include his wife, Kathryn, and sons, Gregory Kelly ’78 and John Kelly ’80.

Leonard H. Maigaard ’50 on October 27, 2011. Survivors include his wife, Norma Johnson ’50 Maigaard, and brother, Ron Maigaard ’59.

Anton “Tony” Ostroff ’50 on December 28, 2011. His wife, Nancy, survives him.

Robert G. Slentz ’50 on January 4, 2012.

Vivian Carlstedt ’51 Allen on October 16, 2011.

Richard D. Brooks ’51 on May 6, 2012.

Betty Lance ’51 Cornell on February 24, 2012. Survivors include her husband, Paul Cornell ’49.

Rose Marie Fuller ’51 on December 8, 2011.

Roger W. Johnson ’51 on February 17, 2012. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Julin ’51 Johnson.

Shirley Wagoner ’51 MacArthur on April 29, 2012.

Carolyn Larson ’51 Schiele on December 17, 2011.

Darlene Mantyla ’51 Wickstrom on April 25, 2012.

Paul Kusy ’52 on November 21, 2011. His wife, Lillian, survives him.

Richard J. Mueller, husband of Marlene Stumpf ’52 Mueller, on December 27, 2011.

Natalie “Tally” Charles ’52 Weigand on February 27, 2012. Survivors include her husband, James Weigand ’52 and sister, Marilyn Charles ’49 Karlstrom.

Theodore H. Larson ’53 on May 29, 2012. Survivors include his wife, Doris Paulson ’57 Larson; daughter, Diane Larson ’78 Conatser; and son, Scott Larson ’84.

James H. Scott ’53 on November 5, 2011. Survivors include his wife, Ann Hauberg ’52 Scott; and sons, Tom Scott ’80 and David Scott ’88.

Rolland S. Carlson ’54 on February 24, 2012. His wife, Janis, survives him.

Carol Faulstich ’54 Hemmeter on April 26, 2012.

Edward Blakely ’55 on February 15, 2012.

Phoebe “Peggy” Williams ’58 Sigsworth on December 2, 2011. Her husband, William, survives her.

Wayne L. Smidesang ’58 on March 19, 2012. His wife, Nancy, survives him.

Richard L. Thulin, husband of Elizabeth

Bergendoff ’58 Thulin, on November 19, 2011.

James H. Wennersten ’58 on January 31, 2012. Survivors include his wife, Julie Carlson ’59 Wennersten; daughter, Jennifer Wennersten ’92 Zinn; and brother, Richard Wennersten ’66.

Ruth M. Johnson ’59 on May 22, 2012.

 

 


 

 

Carol Plunkett, wife of Michael Plunkett ’59 on April 17, 2012.

Agnes V. Anderson ’60 on April 20, 2012.

Vernon L. Young ’61 on March 12, 2012. Among survivors is his wife, Betsy Scott ’61 Young.

Linda Frisk ’62 Anderson on May 21, 2012. Survivors include her husband, Bruce Anderson ’61.

Carol Carlson ’63 Moore on October 6, 2011.

Carl J. Strobe, husband of Lynne Kane ’64 Strobe, on November 6, 2011.

Joyce Olson ’64 Young on February 20, 2012. Survivors include her daughters, Kristin Young ’91 Kellerman and Karin Young ’63 Victorson.

Louis Blackmon, husband of Pauline Smith ’66 Blackmon, on March 6, 2012.

Ruth Ann Gustafson ’66 Matthews on January 28, 2012. Her husband, Charles, survives her.

Norine Tuinstra Nelson ’67 on January 3, 2012. Among survivors is her husband, Paul Nelson ’65.

Barbara J. Clinite ’69 on November 10, 2011.

Stephen L. Schalk ’69 on November 19, 2011. His wife, Cindy, survives him.

Virginia Cackler ’70 on December 3, 2011.

Jay Hanson, husband of Judy Bond ’70 Hanson, on January 30, 2012. Survivors also include his daughter, Kristina Hanson ’98 Misfeldt.

Joseph A. Mustacchio ’70 on July 10, 2011. His wife, Susan, survives him.

Mark S. Anderson ’71 on January 24, 2012. His wife, Linda, survives him.

John M. Avers ’73 on May 7, 2012. His wife, Patti, survives him.

Brian K. Nelson ’74 on March 17, 2012. His wife, Shirlee, survives him.

Pam Bristol ’76 Greenhagen on January 13, 2012. Survivors include her husband, Dennis, and sister, Sandra Bristol ’77 Cornick.

Doug Wallace, husband of Barbara Kerker ’77 Wallace, on April 13, 2012.

Frances “Faye” Taber ’83 on January 1, 2012.

Michael A. Jackson, husband of Doralia Burnett ’85 Jackson, on December 26, 2011.

Martin J. Coulter ’91 on December 6, 2011.

Todd A. Kempf ’96 on April 20, 2012. Among survivors is his brother, Travis Kempf ’98.

Robin J. Moses ’99 on September 22, 2010.

Kacey J. Smith ’00 on October 14, 2011.

Of special note...

Louise Anderson on December 2, 2011. Louise was named an honorary alumna of the college in 2006. Survivors include daughters, Sharon Anderson '68 Telleen and Barbara Anderson '71 Lindquist; and grandson, Anders Lindquist '04.

Kenneth H. Granquist, former member of the Board of Trustees, on January 27, 2012.

Arnold Levin, professor emeritus of religion, on January 31, 2012. Survivors include his wife, Gloria Ellison ’56 Levin, and daughter, Sheryl Levin ’85 Lundahl.

Margery Ratcliff, professor emerita of education, on March 8, 2012.

Donald Davis

Betsey Brodahl