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Deaths

Received as of Nov. 1, 2012

Marian Hoffbauer Gassman ’32 on August 17, 2012.

Ruth Evelyn Harris ’38 Katz on October 8, 2012. Survivors include her son, Martin Katz ’59.

Robert M. Strieter ’38 on July 2, 2012. Survivors include his sister, Virginia Strieter ’41 Hull.

Miriam Gunt ’39 Johnson on July 24, 2012.

Harry J. Ekstam ’40 on August 2, 2012.

Virginia Anderson ’40 Gohdes on July 22, 2012.

Helen Hawkinson ’40 Hanson on June 7, 2012.

Grace Peterson ’41 Dolk on February 25, 2012.

Eugene G. Peterson ’41 on September 18, 2012.

Imogene Swanson ’41 Sallman on May 19, 2012.

Sherwood “Bud” Nelson ’42 on July 20, 2012. His wife, Kay, survives him.

Doris Domeij ’42 Smith on August 15, 2012. Her husband, Robert, survives her.

Ruth Vikman ’43 Johnson on June 24, 2011.

Kermit D. Branting ’44 on April 14, 2012.

Evelyn Coovert ’46 Bryant on August 22, 2012. Survivors include her son, Kenneth Bryant ’72.

Maynard B. Johnson ’46 on June 21, 2012. His wife, Nancy, survives him.

Marian Klug ’46 Konopka on October 24, 2012.

Nancy Miedke ’46 McCurdy on September 12, 2012.

Burnell J. Peterson ’46 on August 27, 2012. Survivors include his wife, Eileen Tull ’49 Peterson.

Donald E. Engstrom ’47 on September 14, 2012. Among survivors is his wife, June Freitag ’47 Engstrom.

Edgar L. Magney ’47 on April 26, 2012.

Jean Johnson ’48 Lilyers on July 8, 2012. Survivors include her sister, Helen Johnson ’35 Westberg.

Yvonne Lundeen, wife of Milton Lundeen ’48, on April 20, 2012.

Henry P. Braunlich ’50 on October 15, 2012. His wife, Judy, survives him.

Robert E. Erickson ’50 on October 26, 2012. Survivors include his wife, Harriet Herrmann ’50 Erickson.

Harvey Langdon Ott ’50 on August 8, 2012.

Robert Clarke ’51 on October 15, 2012. His wife, Catherine, survives him.

Mary Ellen Cram, wife of Ralph Cram ’51, on September 16, 2012.

Audrey Goranson ’51 Anderson Ellis on August 5, 2012. Her husband, John Ellis, survives her.

Edward D. Fauble ’51 on July 17, 2012. His wife, Betty, survives him.

Margaret R. Noreen ’51 on August 3, 2012.

Charles G. Petersen Jr. ’52 on August 30, 2012.

Carl A. Gustafson ’53 on March 16, 2012.

Leroy G. Sommer ’53 on March 25, 2012.

Eileen Paulson ’54 Harvey on August 28, 2012. Survivors include her children, Cindy Harvey ’79 Hildner, Pete Harvey ’83, Richard Harvey ’87 and Kevin Harvey ’92; and sister, Doris Paulson ’57 Larson.

Flora Holmes ’54 on July 6, 2012.

Nancy Bennett ’54 McNeil on September 18, 2012.

Thomas F. Tomlinson ’54 on August 7, 2012.

Virgil C. Wallen ’54 on September 22, 2011. His wife, Patricia, survives him.

Laurene Johnson ’54 Wilson on September 5, 2012.

Robert L. Moore ’56 on August 5, 2012. His wife, Diann, survives him.

Barbara Gustafson ’58 on September 18, 2012.

Gladys Hoff ’58 on July 16, 2012.

Janice Lundblad ’58 Lindquist on June 21, 2012.

Gene Mitchell, husband of Eileen Haas ’58 Mitchell, on October 4, 2012.

Cynthia Ecker ’59 on July 21, 2012.

Adrienne Anderson ’59 Jasnich on March 9, 2012. Survivors include her daughter, Lisa Jasnich ’88 Cullinan.

Ralph E. Kall ’59 on July 20, 2011. He is survived by his brother, Walter Kall ’51.

Gerald V. Pierson '59 on March 13, 2012.

Bruce H. Mauritzson ’60 on October 31, 2012.

Herbert E. Niemann ’60 on October 6, 2012. Survivors include his wife, Kay Atkinson ’60 Niemann; his son, Ted Niemann ’84; and daughter, Tandy Niemann ’86 Huber.

John H. Moretz ’61 on August 14, 2012. Survivors include his wife, Linda Pearson ’64 Moretz, and sister, Helen Moretz ’64 Stahl.

Marion Rotz, husband of Carol Batty ’61 Sackett Rotz, on September 23, 2012.

Raymond D. Matesevac ’67 on June 4, 2012.

Crystal Nelson, wife of Richard Nelson ’67, on September 4, 2012.

Faye Stoewer ’67 on July 24, 2012.

Norman L. Shettel ’68 on January 29, 2012. His wife, Helen, survives him.

Patricia Larson ’68 Stewart on October 17, 2012. Her husband, Larry, survives her.

Lynne E. Curtis ’69 on May 8, 2012.

Grace Johnson, wife of Raymond Johnson ’69, on August 31, 2012.

Janet Wunder ’72 Johnson on September 15, 2012. Her husband, Lloyd, survives her.

Doug Page ’73 on September 8, 2012. His wife, Suzanne, survives him.

Russell Claeys, husband of Polly Fillmer ’77 Claeys, on June 17, 2012. Survivors also include his daughter, Abigail Claeys ’08.

Marsha Wellendorf ’82 Freund on August 14, 2012. Her husband, Mike, survives her.

Robert A. Hartman ’87 on July 15, 2012.

David I. Gustafson ’89 on September 21, 2012.

Timothy R. Swann ’93, assistant chief of public safety at Augustana, on August 6, 2012. His wife, Shari, survives him.

Of special note

Dorothy Lundahl on August 13, 2012. Dorothy was named an honorary alumna of Augustana in 1994.

James Russell Vaky on Oct. 29, 2012. On Nov. 3, he would have been 101. A longtime supporter of the arts at Augustana, James impacted and enriched countless students, faculty and members of the Quad-Cities community over the years. He gifted the Tsunami Rising sculpture in front of Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts, and in 2006, was named an honorary alumnus of Augustana.