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Robert S. Ove — Aurora, Colorado,  published a book, "In the Shadow of Everest," that documents his missionary experiences while in Nepal as a seminary professor. 
Submitted: September 29, 2017

Jack '49 and Mae '52 Harris
Jack '49 and Mae '52 Harris

Jack Harris & Mae (Voth) 1952 — Pleasant Prairie, WI,  Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Aug. 15. Jack worked at Carthage from 1950 to 1979 in several roles, finally as vice president for development, and retired from the Siebert Lutheran Foundation in 1993. Mae retired from the Kenosha Unified School District in 1994. Kenosha area residents for more than 55 years, they say the key to a successful and lasting relationship is “mutual love and respect, to laugh often and have faith in God.”  
Submitted: August 15, 2017

Dorothy (DeBraal ) Urquhart — Pearl River, New York ,  still enjoys traveling. She and her family enjoyed a trip to Mexico last year and have planned a cruise to Alaska in August to celebrate Dorothy's 90th birthday.  
Submitted: June 5, 2015

Cal Claus & Nona 1948 — Arlington Heights, Ill. ,  Hearing that two of Carthage's graduates, Dan Ermel '11 and Preston Smith '13, were two of the four men performing in the musical Route 66 at the Metropolis Theatre in Arlington Heights, Cal and Nona attended the performance. They were both impressed with the quality of the graduates. They thought that the performance was absolutely first rate, and were able to tell Mr. Ermel and Mr. Smith after the show. "They must have had excellent tutelage at Carthage to have come off in so polished a fashion. It was truly a fine, professional job. Congratulations to your whole faculty for nurturing such great talents in the performing arts." comments Cal. Carthage has a long tradition in the field of drama. Nona was the lead in a production of Jane Eyre at Carthage in 1947. Cal and Nona report that they are trying to carry on in a small, non-professional way through reader theatre as a hobby.  
Submitted: January 22, 2014

Calvin K. Claus & Nona (Holappa) 1948 — Arlington Heights, Ill.,  recently published "Drama Duets: Two Mark Twain Classics". Their abridged and edited versions of Twain's "Diaries of Adam and Eve" and "Noah's Ark" were published as play scripts by ArtAge Publications, Senior Theatre Resource Center in Portland, Ore. As a hobby, Nona and Cal have been doing such readers' theatre performances since 1982. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Aug. 14, 2013. Their love affair began at Carthage College back in the fall of 1946. 
Submitted: June 12, 2013

Claire Fischer — Liberty, Ill.,  March 23, 2013. Mrs. Fischer was a medical technologist for Blessing Hospital and the Quincy Medical Group in Quincy, Ill., for many years. She and her husband, Floyd, enjoyed traveling. She also was an avid gardener. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and attending their various activities. She is survived by two daughters, Nona Steffen of Minneapolis and Holly Knuffman of Streator, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Floyd; two daughters, Marilyn Still and Paula Knuffman; and a son-in-law, Joe Knuffman.  
Submitted: May 6, 2013

Robert Law — Neenah, Wis., notes that after World War II, he was fortunate to have Carthage as his launch pad. He regrets not working enough in a few subjects and suggests that students do their very best in everything they select. Robert encourages students to make Carthage their launch pad, too, rather than a landing field. He still has much he wants to do before time runs out. 
Submitted: April 23, 2013

Marion C. Harding — Pontiac, Ill., Nov. 25, 2012. Mrs. Harding was born Aug. 4, 1928, in Antigo, Wis., and married Joseph R. Harding Aug. 5, 1950, in Antigo. She was a teacher who later tutored handicapped students and taught Sunday school for many years. She is survived by her husband Joseph; two sons, Joseph M., of Flanagan, Ill., and James B., of New Haven, Conn.; and three sisters, Diane Kretz, Evelyn Walk, and Rosalie Erlandson, all of Antigo. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Eileen Petts. 
Submitted: December 17, 2012

Ann Lasher — Ann passed away Jan. 20, 2012 with her family holding her vigil. 
Submitted: July 23, 2012

John Timmerman — Huntley, Ill., passed away Oct. 7, 2011 while surrounded by his family. He was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Church and taught mathematics and coached at Leaf River as well as Zion. He was the head foodball coach at Dundee from 1957 to 1966, at which time he accepted a teaching/coaching position at Barrington. He retired in 1984. He was inducted into the "Coaches Hall of Fame" in 1992. He was a positive man who loved to entertain others with jokes and stories. He will be greatly missed. Survivors include his two sons, Micheal and Mark and his two daughters Dr. Maria Timmerman and MaryBeth. 
Submitted: January 5, 2012

Doris M Lesher — Kansas City, Mo., passed away peacefully at her residence on Aug. 10, 2010. In life, music and art were some of her passions. She sang in capella and touring choir and was also a watercolorist, art teacher, art museum docent, and director. She is survived by her sister, Betty; daughter, Jane, and husband Dix; son, David and son, Matthew, and wife, Terresa. She was preceded in death by husband, Bob Lesher; parents Matilda and George Larson; and sisters, Virgina and Hazel.  
Submitted: October 13, 2010

Robert S. Ove — Rio Rancho, N.M., is finishing his book about mission work in Nepal for Tate Publishing. In June he was invited to attend a conference on Alogetics in France by his friend John W. Montogomery who is an official in the European Union. He is planning a trip to Tahiti this Christmas before visiting friends and children in California.  
Submitted: October 11, 2010

F. Robert Humburg — Placentia, Calif., passed away Sept. 24, 2007. After graduating from Carthage, Bob went on to receive a Master's Degree in Biochemistry at the Unversity of Iowa. He worked in that field in the labs of Swift and Co. for more than 18 years, and then switched careers and was a Sales Manager for Prudential Insurance for another 18 years. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marjorie (Pizarro) Humburg '49; sons, Scott and Mark, daughter Lori Estes, and nine grandchildren. 
Submitted: February 21, 2008

Calvin Clause — Cal had an article published in the 2007 spring issue of "The Behavior Analyst." It is entitled: "B.F. Skinner and T.N. Whitehead: A brief encounter, research similarities, Hawthorne revisited, what next?" It's a historical piece about two Harvard professors in the 1930's brought to the present, reference is made to the possible use of their research strategy in studying gambling behavior. 
Submitted: November 7, 2007

Margaret Iva Lewis — Tennessee, Ill., passed away April 3, 2007. She was born on Oct. 24, 1927 and grew up on a farm in western Illinois. She was active in 4-H in McDonough County, Ill., served as chair of the McDonough County Bicentennial Committee, and was a member of the McDonough District Hospital Auxiliary. She is survived by two sons, Walter, and Charles, both of Blandinsville, Ill. 
Submitted: October 2, 2007

Beverly Jean (Bertelson) McCray — Rhinelander, Wis., passed away at the age of 80 after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease on Nov. 8, 2006. She was born in Racine, Wis. on Aug. 14, 1926, to Arnold Bertelson and Hazel (nee Christiansen). Beverly graduated from Park High School in Racine in 1944. After graduating from Carthage with degrees in education and home economics, she went to teach at LaMoille (Ill.) High School, where she met her lifelong husband James Harding McCray. Bev and Jim were married in Racine in 1950. They moved to Racine in 1951, where they resided until 1987. Bev pursued her lifelong passion for teaching, millinery and tailoring at Racine Vocational School, and various classes throughout the Racine Unified School District. In later years, she was employed at K-Mart where she retired in 1987. Bev and Jim raised three children, James, Jeffrey, and Kathleen, and were active at Christ Church Methodist, where Bev served for many years as superintendent of Sunday School. Jim and Bev built their retirement home in Lac Vieux in 1976 and moved there year-round in 1987. Bev was initially diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease in 1996. For the past eight years of her life she resided at Taylor Park Homage Hall in Rhinelander. Beverly is survived by her sister-in-law, Mae Janet McCray, Chicago; and children James, of Novato, Calif., Jeffrey, of Mukwonago, Wis.; and Kathleen, of Minneapolis. 
Submitted: February 22, 2007

Warren Reckmeyer — Mount Morris, Ill. was honored for his 50th year as director of the Kable Concert Surveyor Band, while Carol (Prange) Reckmeyer '49, completed her 24th year as a volunteer accompanist for choirs at the Lutheran Outdoor Ministry Center.  
Submitted: January 11, 2007

Edward Crismore — Uniondale, Ind., retired from Phelps Dodge Copper Wire Inc. in April 2006 and now spends his time collecting stamps and Lionel Model Trains. He also is his wife's house husband. His wife Avon is a professor of English at Indiana University -Purdue University-Fort Wayne. She plans to teach in China in the spring of 2007 while on her sabbatical. She also does research on Martin Luther's impact on education during his time and our times.  
Submitted: April 20, 2006

Charles Hermanek — Decatur, Ill., and wife Lovina (Baughman, '47) plan on celebrating their 57th wedding anniversary this summer by cruising the islands of Hawaii.  
Submitted: February 13, 2006

Dorothy Debraal Urquhart — Pearl River, N.Y., celebrated her 80th birthday with a trip to the North and South rim of the Grand Canyon, and a day trip to Central Park in New York City with her family.  
Submitted: January 5, 2006

Erma F. Ehmen — Macomb, Ill., passed away April 23, 2005. Erma F. Ehmen received her war teaching certificate in 1947 and then graduated from Carthage. She married Vernon R. Ehmen on June 11, 1950. She taught at Poe School in Golden, Ill., for two years and Malden High School near Princeton, Ill., for one and a half years. From 1958 to 1962, she was secretary and bookkeeper for Golden Locker Co-Op. She taught home economics at Central High School near Camp Point, Ill., from 1966 until retiring in 1984. She is survived by two daughters, Janne Oliver and husband Bill, Peggy Higgins and husband Dan; brother Virgil Aden and wife Odie; sister-in-law Else Marie Aden; two grandchildren and a great-grandson. She was preceded in death by two brothers, the Rev. Roswell E. Aden and Edwin Aden.  
Submitted: October 3, 2005

Betty Griffiths Ippensen — Augusta, Ill., lost her husband in September of 2004. 
Submitted: June 21, 2005

David F. Moerke — Jacksonville, Fla., passed away April 28, 2005. After college he became principal of West Pike Elementary School in Hull, Ill., then the principal of Central School in Libertyville, Ill., and finally the principal of Rockland School until he retired. Surviving are three children, Jan Moerke, Jon Moerke, and Jean Mezzano; two grandchildren, and three brothers. David was preceded in death by his wife Joan Marie (Sullivan) Moerke. 
Submitted: May 9, 2005

Betty Cook Gies — Cary, Ill., lost her husband, Ronald Gies, on Feb. 23, 2005. 
Submitted: March 31, 2005

Myrl I. (Callmer) Einhorn — Arlington Heights, Ill., passed away recently. She was a retired caterer with Creative Kitchen and a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Mt. Prospect, Ill. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert. She is survived by children Darryl, Cary, and Gayle. 
Submitted: October 20, 2004

Avon (Wellendorf) Crismore — Uniondale, Ind., continues to teach undergraduate and graduate writing, rhetoric, and literacy courses to both ESL students and non-ESL students. Her research interests are cross-cultural rhetoric; visuals; metadiscourse use in various contexts (an author's spoken or written presence in a text); and critical thinking. She currently is studying the history of teaching, learning, reading, and writing in Burma, as well as the current state of each in that country. With more than 1,000 people of Burmese descent, Ft. Wayne, Ind., has the largest Burmese population in the United States. 
Submitted: September 30, 2004

Robert Glen Anderson — Washington, Ill., lost his wife of nearly 47 years, Dorothy (Fisher) Anderson, Oct. 16, 2003. She assisted in bringing Carthage to St. Marks Lutheran Church in Washington, Ill. 
Submitted: September 30, 2004

Robert Crofton — Ava, Mo., and his wife Anna, a 1947 graduate of St. Olaf College, celebrated their 50th anniversary July 2002. The couple met at the Lutheran Bible Institute in Minneapolis in 1949. Robert later celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination in June 2003. The couple has four sons: Jim, who owns and rents duplexes to single mothers in Northern Minneapolis; Luther, who has a master's of business administration degree and just lost his position as treasurer of a small shipping company in Charlotte, N.C.; Steve, who is an attorney in Phoenix, and Mark, who has a doctorate in physical chemistry and works for Aerospace of Los Angeles. Robert retired in 2000 but continues to preach on a limited basis. 
Submitted: March 13, 2004

Kathryn Lesher Reynolds — Maumee, Ohio, and husband Charles celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, Feb. 7. They held an open house at their new home and enjoyed the company of their family and many friends. 
Submitted: May 12, 2003

Warren Reckmeyer — Mt. Morris, Ill., and Carol (Prange) Reckmeyer recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Both are retired school teachers. They have four children and nine grandchildren. 
Submitted: December 27, 2002

Phyllis (Schreckenhberg) Smith — Warsaw, Ind., and husband Raymond celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last October by sharing dinner at St. John's Lutheran Church in Nappanee, Ind. During the past year, they vacationed with their children Ray Jr. '78, and wife Tudi, Missoula, Mont.; Timothy and wife Linda, Saline, Mich.; Eileen Mincey and husband Chris, Lake Alfred, Fla.; and four grandchildren. 
Submitted: December 3, 2002

Marilyn (Franksen) Oye — Sarasota, Fla., passed away April 1, 2002. She is survived by husband, Paul Oye '49, daughters Debra and Paula, and son Joel. 
Submitted: July 2, 2002


Wallace Rossmiller — Berwyn Heights, Maryland,  recently received a certificate for 50 years of participation in the Boy Scout program. Previously he received two District Award of Merit awards, as well as the Silver Beaver, Lamb, and Distinguished District Commissioner honors.  
Submitted: March 3, 2015

Milton Whitney — Freeport, Illinois,  recently visited the old campus and was surprised to see that a complete pig has replaced Kissing Rock. The news dorm is refurbished and landscaped and now is home to offices. A Dollar General store now occupies space where Denhart once stood, and the Kibbe Museum has expanded and is fabulous. The Carnegie Science Hall is boarded up, but the library is in use. He wrote that it was good to see signs of life in a beloved campus. 
Submitted: March 2, 2015

Mervin W. Loper — Jacksonville, Ill., Oct. 28, 2012. He was born Feb. 23, 1926, in Webster City, Iowa, the son of Clifford and Alfrieda Hiller Loper. Mr. Loper took his first job as a science teacher in Pleasant Plains, Ill.. During that time he was active in The Muni in Springfield, Ill., playing the lead role in "Brigadoon" and meeting his future wife, Camilla. He later moved to Fox Lake, Ill., to teach before returning to Springfield in 1968 as a professor of physical science at Lincoln Land Community College. He retired from teaching in 1989. He is survived by two daughters, Camilla Long, of Petersburg, Ill., and Carla Jo Baxter of Jacksonville; two sons, Robert L. Grogan and Gregory S. Grogan, both of Springfield; a sister, Marilyn, of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; 13 grandchildren and a great-grandson. He was preceded in death by two wives, Camilla, and Carol Grogan; a daughter, Sheryl Ford; a sister, Mava Whitney; and a brother, Merle. 
Submitted: December 17, 2012

Margaret E Petersen — Maywood, Ill., passed away April 29, 2012. She was a classroom teacher for 26 years at Washington and Lincoln schools in Maywood. 
Submitted: July 23, 2012

Milton Whitney — Freeport, Ill., and his wife, Evelyn, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. He also celebrated the 60th anniversary of his ordination on June 12, 2011. Their son, Mark, and their grandson Dan Kniss and his wife Cara are all Carthage graduates. He also does shut-in visitations for First Lutheran Church in Freeport.  
Submitted: October 17, 2011

Anita Watson Witt — Freeport, Ill., passed away on June 27, 2011. She was born on Nov. 28, 1926, in West Grove, Ill., the daughter of William Matthew and Eva (Newcomer) Watson. She married Wesley C. Witt on Aug. 29, 1947, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mount Morris, Ill. She attended Forreston area primary schools and was a Mount Morris High school graduate. She attended Shimer College in Mount Carroll, Ill., and Carthage College, in Carthage, Ill. She was a past member of Carthage College Acappella Choir, St. Paul's Lutheran Church Choir in Oregon, Ill., and Trinity Lutheran Church Choir in Mount Morris. She was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Freeport. She was employed for 22 years by McGregor-Dawson Subscription Service in Mount Morris. Anita had a passion for singing, needlepoint, and baking angel food cakes for family birthdays. Survivors include three sons, Terry (Georgia) Witt of Angier, N.C., David (Susan) Witt of Blue Springs, Mo., and Charles (Robin) of Freeport; her brother, Lavere (Mary) Watson of Mount Morris; 12 grandchildren, Matthew (Irene) of Georgia, Jodi of Angier, N.C. (U.S. Army), Karen (David) of Blue Springs, Ryan (Kim) of Blue Springs, Breanna of Raymour, Mo., Benjamin (U.S. Air Force), Joshua of Blue Springs, Nathan of Freeport, Brenda (Rod) of Freeport, Bonnie (Josh) of Freeport, Chrystel (Toby) of Freeport, and Arthur of Freeport; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents. 
Submitted: July 15, 2011

John Theodore Doering — San Diego, Calif., passed away on Jan. 2, 2010 at the age of 80. A child of German immigrants, he grew up in Southern Illinois town of Vandalia. When he was an infant, his father, the Reverend Emil Willhelm Heinrich Doering of St. James Luther church, died. He was raised by his mother Christine along with his four siblings. John attended both Carthage College and Wittenburg University. While attending Wittenberg, he met his wife Joan Audrey Warth, his wife of 56 years. They were constant companions. John served as a signalman in the Korean conflict aboard the destroyer Hopewell and atop San Diego's Naval Supply center on Broadway at Harbor Drive. As a San Diego Schools teacher at Marston and Dana Jr. High for 33 years, he shared his love of math with studetns in the post-sputnik era. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather of four, sharing a love of the outdoors and gardening. He was known for his avid research and sharing information. Additionally, John was an active church-member for 55 years in the same congregation. He will be greatly missed since he quietly assumed responsibilities, helping the church in countless ways. John is survived by his wife Joan, his son Richard and daughter Jeannie as well as by his four granddaughters.  
Submitted: February 22, 2010

Wallace H. Rossmiller — Berwyn Heights, Md., will become President of the Board of Trustees of the National Lutheran Home and Village in Rockville, Md., in January 2009. 
Submitted: December 2, 2008

Milton Whitney — Freeport, Ill., has been a Lutheran pastor for 56 years and is still a visiting pastor in Freeport. He and his wife, Evenlyn, have three children, six grandchildren, and three great-grandsons. His son, Mark Whitney '76, and grandson Dan Kniss '97, and his wife, Cara (Eddy) Kniss '97, are Carthage graduates. Milton is delighted that the Illinois campus will come to life again with new tennants. 
Submitted: November 14, 2007

Rogene Hartje Poppen — Forreston, Ill., was honored by St. James Lutheran Church for 50 years of stewardship of her musical talents. She has been organist and senior choir director, and teaches private piano and organ lessons. Rogene is a very humble servant, but is willing to share her gratitude to God for the talent she has been given, and that was nurtured and perfected at her years spent at Carthage College. 
Submitted: January 10, 2006

Wallace Rossmiller — Berwyn Heights, Md., lost his wife, Carolyn, on March 20, 2005. He was honored with the Lamb Award by a national Lutheran committee for his efforts at Reformation Church on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. and his scouting efforts for the National Capital Area Council in the greater Washington, D.C., area. 
Submitted: June 21, 2005

Harry Bates — Freeport, Ill., passed away Dec. 4, 2003. He is survived by his wife Ruth Ann and daughter JoAnn Meizelis. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law. 
Submitted: June 25, 2004

Marjorie Golden Diehl — Mt. Morris, Ill., passed away March 10. She taught biology and physical education for two years at Mt. Morris College but was primarily a homemaker. She married Charles Diehl in 1951. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and served on the church council, taught religious education, served as president of Trinity Women of the ELCA, and was secretary of Church Women United. She actively supported local schools, farm organizations, and other community groups. She is survived by her husband Charles, her children Georgia, Scott, and Curt, several grandchildren, and her brother Wendell '50, who spent some time as a missionary in Africa. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Daryl. 
Submitted: March 26, 2004

Wilma (Brockhouse) Chamberlain — Jacksonville, Ill., passed away Nov. 17, 2003. She is survived by her daughter Brenda, her two grandchildren, her sisters Margret Edlen and Laura Brockhouse, and several nieces and nephews. 
Submitted: December 26, 2003

Lois Mayer — Fargo, N.D., retired in 1988 as a high school counselor. Having been a history major in college and a former history teacher, she now is visiting many of the historic places about which she taught. Ms. Mayer and her daughter, Karen, try to travel abroad at least once a year. To date, they have visited more than 25 countries, including Italy, France, England, Austria, and parts of Germany. They have visited some locations more than once. In retrospect, Ms. Mayer believes that doing this during her teaching career would have made her classes more meaningful to her students. Ms. Mayer hopes it is possible for all future Carthage history and social studies educators to travel as well. 
Submitted: April 28, 2003

Paul Baughman — Tacoma, Wash., and wife Rachel (Johnson '47), recently moved from Spokane, Wash., to Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community to be closer to two of their sons and four grandsons. They are enjoying independent living in one of the many six-plex units. 
Submitted: January 10, 2003


Carol (Piper) Wolff — Arlington Heights, Ill.,  is in her sixth year of residence at Luther Village in Arlington Heights, Ill., which she calls a great place to retire with its beautiful grounds and buildings, many conveniences and activities, friendly staff, and residents. Carol is active in choir, swimming, golf and gardening. She enjoys having her daughter, Sheri Travlos '76, and family 20 minutes away. 
Submitted: July 23, 2013

Clarence Schnorr — Newberry, Minn., passed away sunday March 18, 2012 at the age of 85. 
Submitted: July 24, 2012

Dorothy Werner — Medford, Wis., passed away June 12, 2012. She co-owned/operated Michlers Inc. in Medford until her retirement. 
Submitted: July 23, 2012

Phyllis (Clawson) Lucht — Lowell, Ill., passed away at the age of 86. She was the widow of late Marlyn P. "Mike" Lucht. She grew up in Chicago and taught English for a year before working at Rand McNally. After marrying Mike, she became a lighthouse keeper in Door County, Wis. She also worked as a medical transcriptionist and was employed by Waukesha Memorial Hospital for more than 25 years. She loved to read and do crossword puzzles. She is survived by her three daughters and other members of her extended family.  
Submitted: October 13, 2010

Kenneth Hamm — Kenosha, Wis., passed away at age 85, at United Hospital in Kenosha. He was born in Princeton, Ill., Nov. 12, 1923, son of the late David and Clara (Swanson) Hamm. He served as a corporal in the U.S. Army 114th Infantry Division during World War II stationed in the European Theatre and had received the Bronze Star. On June 18, 1949, at Oak Park, Ill., he was united in marriage to Janice E. Vanzile. He received his master's degree from the University of Illinois and Ph.D in organic chemistry from the University of Iowa. He was employed by Carthage as a professor of chemistry for 41 years, retiring in 1989 as head of the Science-Math Divison. In 1971, Ken was recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Award. He was a member of Bethania Lutheran Church. His hobbies included: golfing, traveling, reading, and flying as a small airchraft pilot. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Janice; two daughters, Diane (William) Katt of Kenosha, Wis.; Janet (Joe) Teeters of Laurel, Md.; grandchildren, Ryan Katt of Waukesha, Wis., and Kendra Katt of Kenosha; sisters, Joan Mercer and Barbara (Jim) Rife; sister-in-law, Ernestine Hamm; other relatives and dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, David. Donations can be made to the Hamm Endowed Scholarship at Carthage College. 
Submitted: January 19, 2009

Rachel Baughman — Tacoma, Wash., was born Aug. 20, 1925, in Rockford, Ill., and died May 13, 2008, in Tacoma. She lived a life of faith and commitment to her Lord and His church, and of service to others. Rachel taught home economics in Dundee, Ill., and Robbinsdale, Minn. She was the wife of Rev. Paul Baughman '48. They married in 1951 in Rockford. They served together in Lutheran parishes in Gloria Dei-Kelso and Faith-Everett, in Washington state, Redeemer-Boise, Grace Horseshoe Bend in Idaho and Nativity- Bend, Oregon, before retirement. She did substitute teaching in Boise, and the secretarial work for Paul while he served as Assistant to the Bishop of the Pacific Northwest Synod of the LCA. She was active in Sunday School, church women's groups, the church choir, playing piano, on the Synodical Board of the Lutheran Church Women, and a member of the American Home Economists. Rachel also provided a loving and caring home life for her four children; Peter, David, Mark, and Ann. She served as a Cub and Girl Scout leader, PTA leader, Sunday School teacher, and provided a warm place where friends and visitors were always welcome. Rachel's other passions were crafts and sewing. Her children wore many homemade clothes when they were young. Among other crafts, she specialized in quilting, fabric painting, tole painting and rosemaling. Rachel's painted items were of such quality that they were sold by a cousin in her gift shop. Her favorite room in her last home in retirement in Spokane was her craft room finished by Paul. After 51 years of marriage, Rachel and Paul moved to the Tacoma Lutheran Home in 2002, as she continued struggling with Alzheimer's disease and was cared for by Paul until the final stages of the disease. On May 13, after an evening with her husband and local children, she departed this life and joined her Savior. Rachel is survived by her husband, Paul; her children, Peter (Sharon) of San Antonio, David (Kelly) of Auburn, Wash, Mark (Karen) of Auburn, Wash., and Ann (David) of Virginia Beach; Va., and seven grandchildren. 
Submitted: January 13, 2009

John P. Petersen — Glenview, Ill., was the guest preacher at the three Oct. 17 worship services at Our Saviors Church in Arlington Heights, Ill. The congregaton is observing the 50th anniversary of its founding and Mr. Petersen was its first pastor. Mr. Petersen is retired and continues to live in Glenview with his wife Margaret (Altman '48). 
Submitted: December 16, 2004

Wayne Botkin — Phoenix, Ariz., lost his wife Norma Botkin May 28. She is survived by her husband and four sons Spencer, William, Wayne Jr., and Douglas. 
Submitted: June 24, 2004

Verna Schultz Manthei — Monroe, Wis., passed away May 6. She is survived by her husband Neal. 
Submitted: June 24, 2004

Kenneth Hamm — Racine, Wis., was honored on Nov. 14, 2003 at a meeting of the Milwaukee Section of the American Chemical Society at Marquette University. He received a certificate noting his 50 years of service and membership in the American Chemical Society. 
Submitted: December 11, 2003


Frederick Marks — Racine, WI,  celebrated his 90th birthday on December 7, 2016. 
Submitted: December 21, 2016

Laurel Jean White — Santa Fe, N.M., Sept. 1, 2012. Jean was born Aug. 12, 1924, in Hammond, Ind., the daughter of Leslie and Laura White. She spent most of her life in the Kankakee, Ill., area, working for many years at her father's restaurant, White's Stand, until its closing, and then went on to work at Shapiro Developmental Center. She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert, and a sister, Marjorie Rivard. 
Submitted: December 17, 2012

Mary V. Cappitelli — Lake Villa, Ill., passed away on July 21, 2012. She was a member of St. Bede Catholic Church. She earned her bachelor's degree in library science from Carthage and was a librarian for 40 years in the Gavin grade school district. She retired at the age of 83. 
Submitted: August 2, 2012

Lucille Freeman Franke — Bloomington, Minn., passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 9, 2007 in Mesa, Ariz. She was born in Mt. Carroll, Ill., in 1924, graduated with a degree in music from Carthage and received her master's degree in education from the University of Minnesota. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Lloyd Franke '49; daughters Karla Nistler (Bob), of Burnsville, Minn., and Joanne Forrest (John) of Brainerd, Minn.; son Craig Franke (Deb), of Minneapolis, grandchildren Julie, Mark, Joel, Mikayla; and great-grandchildren Jack and Max. She will be remembered for her passion for learning as well as her drive to live each day to its fullest. Lucy actively lived her Christian faith by her involvement in many schools in Bloomington. Lucy had a creative side that expressed itself in her cooking, her floral arrangements and her planning of special events for friends and family. Lucy and Lloyd loved to travel to experience other cultures and meet new people from all walks of life. She will be missed for her vibrant spirit, her enthusiasm, and her smile that touched so many.  
Submitted: March 1, 2007

William Hunt — Stockton, Calif., retired United Methodist pastor William Hunt passed away on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006. After graduating from Garrett Biblical Institute, Rev. Hunt came west in 1953 and served several churches in California. His last pastorate was at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Stockton, before he retired in 1986. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ella Marie Hunt; three children, Janet Potter of Barrington Ill., Gayle Lieberman of San Mateo Calif., and Douglas of Stockton; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  
Submitted: January 10, 2007

Charles Andrews — Overland Park, Kan., passed away Sept. 27, 2006. He was a retired district service manager for the Toledo Scale division of Reliance Electric Co., and will be greatly missed by all friends and family.  
Submitted: November 27, 2006

Ardene C. (Kal) Kalkoske — Bishop, Calif., passed away June 19. He began his studies at Carthage in 1940; while here he lettered in cross-country, track, and was a tennis club member. In the fall of 1943, he atttended Northwest Theological Seminary in Minneapolis. In the fall of 1944, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in the South Pacific during World War II. He received his degree from Carthage in 1946. He then began a career with Prudential Insurance for the next 33 years. He earned a CLU designation and taught insurance at USC and Cal State. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Eileen, daughter Candie (Roger), son Marc (Jackie), grandson Marc Parsons, step-granddaughter Shana (Jamie), step-grandson Joshua, and brother Orvile (Phyllis). 
Submitted: November 24, 2004

Charlotte (Swaney) Briber — Denver, Colo., completed hiking the Colorado Trail, a 500-mile trek, at age 68. She enjoyed the experience so much, she continues to volunteer for it. Now 79, she continues to hike and climb, taking part in educational classes in a cabin that sits at an elevation of 10,000 feet overlooking the 14,000-foot peaks she has climbed. 
Submitted: January 13, 2004

Jewel (Beres) Marks — Ocomonowoc, Wis., reports that her husband Frederick '48, is recovering from a series of surgeries. He had reconstructive surgery on his right ankle in April 2003, both knees replaced in September, and more work done on his ankle and foot in December.  
Submitted: December 26, 2003

Elizabeth Grampp Lurain — Sun City Center, Fla., passed away Nov. 9, 2003. She is survived by her sons Dr. John Lurain and Stephen Lurain, her brother Edward Grampp, and her sister Kathryn Grampp. 
Submitted: December 8, 2003

Marjorie (Longenecker) Creighton — Sarasota, Fla., has been a Sarasota resident since 1963. She is enjoying retirement following a career at the Sarasota County Health Department.  
Submitted: July 3, 2002


Doris M. Damm — Chicago, Ill., passed away on June 18, 2012. She attended Carthage where she met her future husband John. After World War II Doris and her husband enjoyed living in Chicago. She volunteered her time at the Glenview Historical Society giving tours to school children. 
Submitted: August 2, 2012

Virginia Allison — Carthage, Ill., passed away April 6, 2012. She was well known for high academic standards in teaching. 
Submitted: July 23, 2012

Patricia E. Elston — San Clemente, Calif., passed away July 22, 2009. Pat was born on July 4, 1923 at her farm home outside of Hull, Ill. Cancer claimed her life. She met, fell in love and married James R. (Bob) Elston '48. The two of them met as students at the old Carthage College Campus in Carthage, Ill. Pat and Bob were married April, 11, 1945 and had been married for more than 64 years. Pat is survived by her husband, Bob, three sons, Dean, Jay and Scott, and one daughter, Terry. Also, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  
Submitted: October 15, 2009

Miriam Baughman Lira — Topeka, Kan., passed away March 12, 2005, After Carthage, she received her M.S. from the University of Illinois in 1946 and did post-graduate work at the University of Minnesota School of Social Work. Miriam was a Heritage Member of First Lutheran Church, having joined more than 50 years ago. She enjoyed her flower gardens, especially beautiful varieties of iris. She is survived by her husband, Donald, her three children, John, Carl, and Ruth, and five grandchildren.  
Submitted: June 28, 2005

Miriam Baughman Lira — Topeka, Kan., and her husband Don celebrated their 50th anniversary with their children and grandchildren in August. Miriam's sister, Lovina (Baughman) Hermanek '47, and her husband Charles '49, and Miriam's brother, Paul Braughman '48, and his wife Rachel (Johnson '47), joined Miriam and Don in Topeka for the actual anniversary date, Oct. 11, 2003. Together, the three couples gave thanks to God for their combined 156 years of marriage. 
Submitted: October 31, 2003


Alden W. "Tom" Clausen — Hillsborough, Calif., Jan. 22, 2013. He was a worldwide banking leader in both the public and private sectors, and namesake of the A.W. Clausen Center for World Business at Carthage. Mr. Clausen, a trustee emeritus and longtime supporter of the College, worked for two stints totaling 15 years as CEO of BankAmerica Corporation before retiring in 1990. Under his leadership, assets quadrupled and Bank of America became the largest commercial bank in the United States. Between his tours with BankAmerica, Mr. Clausen was appointed president of the World Bank and served in that capacity from 1981 to 1986. His roles in banking and public service brought him to 119 nations, and he served on numerous panels analyzing foreign policy and economic issues. Among his philanthropic pursuits, Mr. Clausen served in leadership capacities with the United Way - including as national chair of the organization's long-range planning committee. Born Feb. 17, 1923, in Hamilton, Ill., Mr. Clausen enrolled at nearby Carthage in 1940. Although he was called into the Army Air Corps during World War II, he earned a degree in mathematics from Carthage in absentia. He received an honorary doctorate in 1970, and that same year he began almost 43 years of continuous service on the College's Board of Trustees. Mr. Clausen received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1981 and the Carthage Flame Award a decade later. He and his first wife, the late Mary Margaret Clausen, established a professorship to unify the studies of political science, business, and economics. Mr. Clausen and his sister, the late Joycelynn '43, also endowed scholarships for outstanding students. Carthage dedicated the Clausen Center in 2004 to honor the longtime banker's international service, and former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker gave the keynote address. Mr. Clausen is survived by his wife, Helen, and adult sons Eric and Mark. 
Submitted: April 23, 2013

Everett Bunck — Fort Myers, Fla., Dec. 18, 2012. He was a native of Racine, Wis., who graduated from Northwestern Lutheran Theological Seminary, Minneapolis, and was ordained by the Lutheran Church in America on Dec. 16, 1945. On June 15, 1945, he and Dorothy Kreppert were married in Rockford, Ill. Pastor Bunck served the Lutheran Church in Frederiksted, St.Croix, Virgin Islands until 1948 when he became pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Jackson, Mch. In 1961, Pastor Bunck was sent to Cape Coral, Fla., and established Christ Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, sons Ted and Tim, and daughters Elizabeth and Margaret. 
Submitted: January 3, 2013

Albert T. Graham — passed away March 27, 2012. He joined the Navy and was commissioned as second lietenant in the Marine Corps. 
Submitted: July 23, 2012

Curzio Paesani — Peoria Heights, Ill., passed away at the age of 83 on Nov. 23, 2005. He married Dorothy Anne Keel on Oct. 10, 1953. Cooch Paesani was one of three football players from Peoria who enrolled at Carthage in 1940 and became lifelong friends. The others were Walt Eisele and the late Dave Dorick '44. Dr. Paesani is survived by his wife; sons, Patrick and Michael; daughter Lisa; brothers Peter and Gene; and eight grandchildren.  
Submitted: January 13, 2006

Leslie Livingston — Winfield, Ill., passed away in June 2005. He is survived by his wife, Jean. 
Submitted: January 5, 2006

H. Paul Schaeffer — Mendoceno, Calif., passed away Sept. 19, 2002. A graduate of the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, he made his career as a Chaplain in the U.S. Air Force. After his retirement from military service, he served as a Lutheran pastor. He is survived by his wife Judith, his two sons, his two grandchildren, his sister Charlotte (Schaeffer '50) Frederick, and his brother. 
Submitted: December 29, 2003

David A. Uber — Tinmouth, Vt., received the annual ASCAP Composer's Award for performances of his music throughout the world. This is the 44th consecutive year that he has received the honor. Mr. Uber was commissioned from Nobuhiro Noguchi of Osaka, Japan, to create a large-scale composition for solo trombone and piano. This work is included on a CD recorded by Mr. Noguchi this past summer. The recording contains Mr. Uber's exclusive trombone solos. Mr. Uber also conducted the College of New Jersey Brass at the 31st Annual New York Brass Conference in April 2003. Mr. Uber composed both brass ensemble and solo pieces for the program. Jeff Jarvis of Kendor Music performed Three Cantos and Don Butterfield played the tuba solo on Legend of the Sleeping Bear. Mr. Uber is among the honorees listed in the 2003-2004 America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals. 
Submitted: November 3, 2003


John D. Dorch — Surprise, Ariz., lives in a retirement home called "Chaparral Winds." Louise, his second wife, died in 2008 of Alzheimer's disease. 
Submitted: April 23, 2013

Gilbert "Gil" B. Hebard — Knoxville, Ill., Oct. 28, 2012. He was a lifelong Knoxville resident who founded Gil Hebard Guns in 1950 and was active in the business until mid-July when ill health confined him to his home. Mr. Hebard was well-known in his industry for earning National Rifle Association competitive pistol marksmanship titles, achieved in the 1970s and 1980s. He was named to the NRA Hall of Fame in 1999 as Handgunner of the Year. He authored articles about competitive target shooting and produced a reference for the sport, "Pistol Shooters Treasury" in 1960. He married Mary Elizabeth Nelson on Feb. 14, 1944. While a student at Knoxville High School, he participated in track and football, learned to play the trumpet, and led a 10-member dance band that performed regionally for years. During World War II, he entered the U.S. Navy, serving as lieutenant on a yard minesweeper in the North Atlantic. When Mr. Hebard stopped participating in competitive shooting in 1986, he and his wife became devoted members of the Audubon Society and made "birding" trips throughout the nation. He served on the Knoxville City Planning Commission from 1976 to 2011. The couple donated of a new building, the Knox County Historical Museum, to the Knox County Historical Society. He is survived by his wife, Mary. 
Submitted: December 21, 2012

Marilyn Hopson — Roswell, Ga., passed on June 12, 2011 at the age of 89. She was formerly employed as a secretary for the board of education in Metropolis, Ill. She is survived by her loving husband, Charles R. Hopson; son, Charles E. and Daphne Hopson of Augusta; Nancy Maher, Grant Hopson, Jeff Vance and Sarah Vance; and one great-grandchild, Tyler Vance.  
Submitted: July 15, 2011

Rev. E. Wittman — Downers Grove, Ill., was honored by the Metropolitan Chicago Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, on the 60th anniversary of his ordination and graduation from Hamma School of Theology, Springfield, Ohio. Upon his ordination in February 1945, Pastor Wittman began serving his home congregation, St. Simon's Lutheran Church in Chicago and continued there until 1965. From then until his retirement in 1987, he served Calvary Lutheran Church (south), Chicago. After retirement, he served 13 years as Visitations Pastor at Christ Lutheran Church, Clarendon Hills, Ill. He also supplied many area churches and was a volunteer for the ELCA archives for many years. His daughter, Elisabeth Wittman '75, is head of the archives. He now lives in retirement with his wife, Norma. They are members of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Downers Grove. 
Submitted: June 21, 2005

Robert Wolff & Carol (Piper) Wolff 1947 — Huntington, W.V., passed away on Nov. 18. He taught organ and music theory at Carthage College in Illinois from 1944-1955 and choral music at Arlington Heights High School from 1955-1963. He retired in 1987 from Marshall University as chairman of the Organ and Music Education Departments. He is survived by his wife Carol (Piper '47) and his daughter Sheri (Wolff '76) Travlos. 
Submitted: December 10, 2003

Donald Schnepper & Virginia Schnepper — Metamora, Ill., passed away on May 29. He is survived by his daughter Ruth (Sepich) and his brother Leon. Donald is a World War II Army Veteran; playing the French horn, he served as a bandsman for the army. He graduated from Carthage with a bachelor's degree and received his master's of science degree from University of Illinois. He was a member of the German American Society in Peoria, Ill., and the Peoria Federaton of Musicians. Donald had been a volunteer for the Peoria County Courthouse until one year ago and was a charter member of Lakeview Museum in Peoria. 
Submitted: December 10, 2003

Rev. E. Wittman — Downers Grove, Ill., retired as pastor of Calvary Lutheran Church, Chicago, Ill., in 1987, as visitation pastor of Christ Lutheran Church, Clarendon Hills, Ill., in 2001, and as supply pastor of the Chicago Metropolitan Illinois Synod in 2002. 
Submitted: April 28, 2003

Helen McElroy Klein — Carmichael, Calif., passed away Aug. 30, 2002. She is survived by husband Marvin, son Richard, and daughter Barbi Benton.  
Submitted: December 26, 2002

John R. Spangler — Bettendorf, Iowa, passed away Nov. 9, 2002. Pastor Spangler is survived by his wife, Margaret (Obermaier) Spangler, two daughters, Mary Spangler Shelton '71, and Anne Spangler Dunaway, a son, the Rev. John R. Spangler, Jr. '79, and their spouses and six grandchildren. Following his graduation from Carthage and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, he served congregations in Minnesota, Indiana, and Illinois. 
Submitted: December 3, 2002


Harriet Heins Wood — Rantoul, Ill., reports she considers her time at Carthage's old campus the four best years of her life. She met her future husband and some of her very best friends. Until a few years ago, her Carthage friends gathered at different locations during the third week in September. 
Submitted: April 23, 2013

William Swarbrick — Oregon, Ill., Sept. 21, 2012. He was born May 30, 1920, in Nokomis, Ill., and decided at age 12 to become a minister. During 38 years in the ministry, Pastor Swarbrick served Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church in Anna, Ill., St. Mark Lutheran Church in Dubuque, Iowa,; organized and served as first pastor at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Pekin, Ill.; served Old Trinity Lutheran Church in Carthage, Ill.; and served St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dixon, Ill., before retiring in 1985. He also spent two years as Lutheran Evangelism Director for the Midwest. He visited 76 countries and hosted many foreign travel tours. Bill married Frances Pervier on July 30, 1944. He is survived by wife, Fran; daughters, Bonnie Morehouse of Tucson, Ariz., and Jeanne Rager, of Dixon; a son, Mark, of Dixon; two sisters, Mildred Trede of Grafton, Wis., and Lillian Pinkston of Pekin; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.  
Submitted: December 17, 2012

Donald E. Wagner — Cupertino, Calif., passed awat Feb. 8, 2007. Born in Chicago to Otto and Amy Wagner, Pastor Wagner was the third of five children. He graduated from Northwestern Lutheran Theological Seminary in Minneapolis. Don and Lois Paddock '45, met while at Carthage and were married on March 5, 1945 in the Northwestern Seminary Chapel, one day after he was ordained at Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. Fifty years later, Pastor Wagner proudly returned to his alma mater to receive an honorary Doctorate of Divinity degree. At the ceremony, F. Gregory Campbell, President of the College proclaimed: Renowned as one of the best Lutheran preachers on the West Coast, Rev. Donald E. Wagner has had an exemplary ministry. One of those rare clergy who is both respected and loved, he has garnered a wide following for his devotion to his calling, his unswerving care for others, and his special gift of wit and humor. Don served as senior pastor in five churches: Faith (Long Beach, Calif. 1945-48), First (Oakland 1948-59), Mount of Olives (Phoenix 1969-64), Ebenezer (San Francisco 1964-74), and St. Matthew (Walnut Creek, Calif. 1974-86), and was active in the Pacific Southwest Synod of the Lutheran Church in America, holding a variety of leadership roles. Son Paul was born in 1952. As a family they enjoyed many camping adventures and travels through the Western states and visiting family in the Midwest. Pastor Wagner had the wonderful, unique experience of officiating at Paul's marriage to Tina in 1975. Grandchildren Sara (1981-) and Jon (1987-) were a tremendous source of joy to their grandfather, with special memories of the annual trek to the Half Moon Bay pumpkin patches each October. Don was named pastor emeritus of St. Matthew in 1988, a capacity in which he enjoyed serving until the 50th anniversary of his ordination in 1995.  
Submitted: March 1, 2007

William Spike Webster — Macomb, Ill., passed away in December 2004. 
Submitted: October 12, 2005

Glenn Teske — Lovington, N.M., is a former school administrator who has been retired for the past 18 years. While he has missed recent class reunions during homecoming, he enjoys seeing the photographs of former classmates in the Carthaginian. 
Submitted: December 26, 2003

Katharine Wendorff Guither — Quincy, Ill., and her husband Francis are still traveling. The couple enjoyed a cruise to Jamaica, Grand Cayman Island, and Cozumel in May. They also drove by car to Brownsville, Texas. Sadly, Katharine's brother, Dr. Robert Wendorff, passed away in June and her sister-in-law, Iona (Mensendick) Tomlin '37, passed away in July. 
Submitted: November 20, 2003

Frank Vavrin — Ashville, N.C., and wife Jean have been traveling during their retirement. The couple's recent trek included stops in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., the Panama Canal, and Los Angeles. While in California, the Vavrins visited the cities of Solvang and Oxnard, as well as Hillsborough, where they spent time with long-time friend A. W. Tom Clausen '44. The couple will take part in what may be their last military airborne reunion, which includes a side trip to Memphis, Tenn., to see a Russian exhibit. The couple is planning a trip to Boston later in the year, as well as a visit from a Florida friend. 
Submitted: July 1, 2002


John B. Wade — Cincinatti, Ohio, passed away. He was born on Feb. 21,1920, in Meredosia, Ill., the oldest son of G.R. and Besside Wade. He attended Meredosia schools and graduated early from Meredosia High School in order to pursue a career in professional baseball with the Chicago White Sox. However, he decided to forego that career and attended Carthage College in Carthage, Ill. While at Carthage, he was an outstanding football player and earned a degree in chemistry. He then attended the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. While there, he was a letterman in football and rowing. Because of World War II, he completed his four-year degree course in three years graduating in 1944; and served as an officer on cutters and troop transports for the remainder of the war. Following the war, he was stationed at Coast Guard facilities in New York City, Charleston, S.C. and finally San Diego where he and his wife Anne settled after his discharge. In San Diego, he taught mathematics and was football, baseball, and basketball coach at Brown Military Academy in Pacific Beach, Calif. In 1950, he and his family returned to Illinois where he joined the staff of Hillsboro Community High School in Hillsboro, Ill., where he taught mathematics, was head basketball coach and assistant football coach. In 1952, he joined the staff of the Eagle-Picker Company full time and over the next 34 years had a long and varied career with the company. He served as plant manager at facilities in Hillsboro, Henryetta, Okla., Joplin Mo., Detroit, Delta, Ohio and finally Cincinnati. He was part of management in the activities of six different manufacturing divisions before ending his career at the complany's corporate offices in Cincinnati as Corporate Director of Environment Affairs and Safety. John was married to Anne on July 1, 1944 in Hillsboro, Ill. They had four children; James (Ann) of Oxford, England, Phil (MaryAnn) of Napoleon, Ohio, Cindy (Paul)Wade-Goyettet, and Janie (Ken) Spille of Cincinatti, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  
Submitted: July 9, 2009

Dorothy Fink — Williamston, Mich., passed away May 10, 2007. She was born on Jan. 24, 1919 in Aurora, Ill. After earning a master's degree at Northwestern University, she taught at schools in North Plato and Elgin, Ill., Beloit, Wis., and Mason, Mich. She is survived by four children, Mary Schrock and David, both of Mason; John, of Ann Arbor, Mich.; and Kathryn Sweet, of Austin, Texas; and a brother, William Richmann. She was preceded in death by her husband, William.  
Submitted: June 19, 2007

Bill Goodrich — Augusta, Ill., passed away at 87 years old on Dec. 6, 2005. He will be greatly missed.  
Submitted: October 2, 2006

Elizabeth Roth Diehl — Macon, Ga., passed away May 27, 2006. Mrs. Diehl taught for 22 years in Markham, Ill. She was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, and the Pinegate Red Hat Society. She was preceded in death by her husband, John K. Diehl '41, and her parents, Carl C. and Gertrude S. Roth. She is survived by her son Thomas, of Forsyth, Ga., and her daughter Jane Louise Croker, of Grand Junction, Colo., three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  
Submitted: June 30, 2006

June M. Diehl — Mattawan, Mich., passed away Sept. 5, 2005. She was a Racine, Wis., native who taught high school English and Spanish in Carthage, Ill., then taught fourth and seventh grades in Maywood, Ill., before settling in Michigan, where she taught grades 4-6 in Kalamazoo before retiring in 1982. She is survived by her husband, Pastor William A. Diehl '48, her daughter Jacqueline Day '76; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Thomsen. 
Submitted: October 11, 2005

John Bartolomei — Cherokee Village, Ark., passed away June 6, 2005. John Bartolomei graduated from Carthage College in 1941. In 1942, he was inducted into the armed forces. He worked as an interpreter between American and Italian forces. He was taken prisoner by German SS troops and taken to a POW camp in Germany for seven months. He was wed to Ellen Puotinen on Aug. 30, 1947 and worked as a customs broker in Chicago before moving to Arkansas. John is survived by wife Ellen; five children, Fredrick, Gail, Devra Marchi, Michele and Rochelle Catoe, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, one sister, and several nieces and nephews.  
Submitted: October 10, 2005

Robert Unger — Decatur, Ill., passed away April 8. He is surivived by his wife Ethel, previous wife Ida May (Turner '41), children Steven, Paul, Kathleen Kreiselmeyer, and Charles, and brothers Donald and Richard.  
Submitted: May 19, 2004

Arlene (Hovey) Flick — Olney, Ill., passed away Dec. 21, 2003. She is survived by her daughter Nancy Ehlmansick and her son William. She was preceded in death by her husband. 
Submitted: January 9, 2004

Louise Sites Rinck — Peoria, Ariz., lives in a sixth-floor apartment in Freedom Plaza, a beautiful retirement home. It's a short distance from her son, Michael, and his wife. Ms. Rinck's youngest son, Gary, who lives in England, and his three children visited her in March, as did her oldest son, Roger, who lives northwest of Wheaton, Ill. 
Submitted: April 28, 2003

Mary (Strong) Pieper — Dallas City, Ill., retired five years ago after a 38 year teaching career at Unit 336 in Dallas City.  
Submitted: June 19, 2002


Alice Stahl — Albuquerque, N.M.,  Nov. 21, 2012. Alice Stahl was a homemaker and active volunteer in numerous organizations including Meals on Wheels, Phillips Chapel Day Care Center, ARC of New Mexico, and Cub Scouts. She also was an active member of the University of New Mexico Faculty Women's Club and co-founded International Neighbors, an organization of faculty women and wives of international students. Shortly after graduating from Carthage, she went on to teach biology in Nauvoo, Ill., during World War II. She is survived by her daughter, Ann Moore of Albuquerque; son, Ken of Claremont, Calif.; and two granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth.  
Submitted: May 6, 2013

Helen (Kuhlmyer) Bremmer — Pearl City, Ill.,  April 14, 2013. After graduating from Carthage, Helen (Kuhlmyer) Bremmer worked as a teacher in Pearl City, Ill., and country schools. She and her husband, Leland, also farmed until their retirement, moving to Pearl City in 1973. Helen enjoyed ceramics, gardening, cooking, and traveling. Most of all, she cherished spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by her daughter, Donna Schultz of Overland Park, Kan.; son, Ronald of Pearl City, Ill.; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leland; parents, Raymond and Clara Kuhlmyer; brother, Mervin Kuhlmyer; and two children, Janet Elaine and Gary Alan.  
Submitted: May 6, 2013

Lloyd Foster — Janesville, Wis., Sept. 9, 2012. Lloyd was born June 27, 1919, in Olivet, Ill., to Professor William and Lula Foster. He graduated from Garrett Theological Seminary in 1950 and served as a student pastor from 1940 to 1948 in Illinois while attending school. He served many churches throughout Wisconsin, and district superintendent of the S.E. Wisconsin District of the United Methodist Conference from 1974 to 1978. He started Boy Scout Troop 36 in Beaver Dam, Wis., and was part of the Wisconsin Governor's Commission on Mental Health, where he served as a district chairman. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle, Janesville; and children Fred of Beaver Dam; Lloyd, of Cantril, Iowa; Bob, of Beaver Dam; Trish, of Weston, Wis.; John, of Wausau, Wis.; David Haas, of Janesville; William Haas, of Boulder, Colo.; Deborah VanEst, of Blackstone Heights, Tasmania, Australia; Daniel (Pam) Haas, Janesville; LuAnn Slattery, of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; and Naomi Wiltzius, of Boulder; two brothers, Paul D. Foster, of Oregon; and Ivan, of California; 26 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. 
Submitted: December 17, 2012

Esther L. Fotzler — passed away June 6, 2012. She enjoyed vacations to quilt shows and the time spent with all of her family. 
Submitted: July 23, 2012

Fred E. Boettner — High Point, N.C., passed away Feb. 3, 2010.  
Submitted: February 22, 2010

Jean Schmiedeskamp — Camp Point, Ill., passed away Oct. 30, 2008. She was a retired teacher who earned a master's degree at the University of Illinois.  
Submitted: January 16, 2009

Margaret Thomas Spangler — Dayton, Ohio, passed away Dec. 23, 2008. She was a soloist, voice teacher, and choir director for many years in Rochester, N.Y. She is survived by her husband, Fred W. Spangler '40, and two children, James, of Dayton, and Janice Moreland, of Middletown, Ohio.  
Submitted: January 12, 2009

Hazel Hamman Ugstad — Folsom, Calif., passed away in 2003. She was preceded in death by husband George. 
Submitted: September 17, 2003