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Virginia "Ginny" Wheeler — Grandville, Michigan,  has been lucky to attend many film premieres and to watch moviemaking in action. Her son, John "DJ" DesJardin, is an experienced visual effects supervisor who's working on "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." 
Submitted: March 2, 2015

Virginia Cortright Wheeler — Grandville, Mich., reports that her husband David passes away in Nov. 2008 after a four-year battle with cancer. He was a true servant of the church on the synod level as well as in his local congregation and is greatly missed by our family. Ginny has been blessed by a return call as Associate in Ministry to serve part time at Chitst Lutheran Church, Wyoming, Mich. She loves the interaction with the people and the opportunity to continue to contribute time and talent. She is still singing and has fond memories of Cathage College Choir tours. She also keeps busy with her six grandchildren and her love of music and sports.  
Submitted: July 8, 2009

Gil Boese — Pewaukee, Wis., retired as president of the Zoological Society of Milwaukee on Oct. 31, 2008. He is now President Emeritus and Zoo Director Emeritus of Milwaukee County Zoo. He continues to serve as President of the Foundation for Wildlife Conservation, Inc. and Director of Runaway Creek Nature Reserve in Belize. 
Submitted: July 7, 2009

Jacob Uebel — Rochester, N.Y., and Kathy Garman are enjoying retired life after teaching 17 years of chemistry at University of New Hampshire and 20 years of research and development at the Eastman Kodak Company. 
Submitted: November 14, 2007

Herbert A. Hagemann — Sterling, Ill., passed away Aug. 26, 2007. He was a well-loved educator in Illinois and Wisconsin, serving as a principal in Oswego, Ill., and Germantown, Wis.; and a superintendent at Erie, Ill. and the Brookfield-La Grange Park district in suburban Chicago. After retiring as a superintendent, he taught at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, Ill.He is survived by his wife, Linda; daughter, Rebecca Adler; sons Scott and Matthew; and stepchildren Kimberly Gartner, Michael Garter, and Kelly Gartner. 
Submitted: October 2, 2007

Paul Schoenhaar — Chicago, is an activist for senior causes, serving as a director of Jane Addams Senior Caucus, and on the Board of the Balanced Development Campaign for an Affordable Housing Set Aside Ordinance in the city of Chicago. Mr. Schoenhaar visited Springfield seven times in 2004 and lobbied successfully for Section 8 Senior Housing Retention in Illinois.  
Submitted: October 11, 2005

Joan Whitby — La Mesa, Calif., passed away May 14, 2005. After Carthage, she received her M.S. degree from Arizona State University and did postgraduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Southern California. She was a professor of physical education at San Diego State University, coordinator of women's varsity sports teams, and women's tennis coach at San Diego State. Her teaching career began in 1959 at Beloit Memorial High School and continued at Nicolet High School in Glendale, Wis. Joan is survived by one sister, Elaine Brown. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and a sister.  
Submitted: June 21, 2005

John Edward Behling, Sr. — Las Vegas, Nev., passed away April 4. He received his bachelor's degree from Carthage and a master's degree from Rockford College. He worked as a teacher in the Rockford public school system until his retirement in 1994. He enjoyed bowling and taking part in his Lutheran faith. Survivors include his wife Leta (Merle '60) Behling; daughter Cheryl (husband Bruce) Bjurstrom; son John (wife Robin) Behling, Jr.; one sister; two brothers; and two grandchildren. 
Submitted: September 27, 2004

Paul Schoenhaar — Chicago, Ill., is retired, but active in the Jane Addams Senior Caucus, a grass roots advocacy group where he co-chairs the affordable housing committee and is on the board of directors. He also is on the organizing committee of the Balanced Development Campaign where he represents JASC and the Lakeview Action Coalition. Paul and his partner Roger Banas will celebrate their 28th anniversary on Feb. 29. 
Submitted: October 22, 2003

Alan D. Hewey — Argenta, Ill., and his wife Elizabeth are enjoying their second decade of retirement by keeping busy with their eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Alan still is in pursuit of that elusive 10-pound bass and a 14-point buck deer. 
Submitted: October 8, 2003

Virginia Cortright Wheeler — Grandville, Mich., retired June 30 from her call as associate in ministry at Christ Lutheran Church after serving 15 years at this rapidly growing congregation. The church held a celebration program to honor her accomplishment. She and her husband David recently returned from a trip to British Columbia, Canada, the Rockies, and an Alaskan cruise with extended family as part of her retirement celebration. 
Submitted: September 16, 2003

Donald C. Naffziger — Peoria, Ariz, passed away May 2003. He is survived by wife Shiela (Sherwood '59), and daughters Shirla Rufo and Amy Owen. 
Submitted: July 3, 2003

Daniel Cowen — Zephyrhills, Fla., is semi-retired and assists his son and daughter in running the family business. His wife, Sue, passed away a couple of years ago after 44 years of marriage. Bill Winking '59, is coming down from Springfield, Ill. to look for a house to buy in central Florida. 
Submitted: June 27, 2003

Carl R. Solberg — Phoenix, Ariz., passed away Feb. 10. He is survived by wife Jan, and children Carl Jr. and Caren.  
Submitted: February 13, 2003

Carol E. (Schipper) Pedersen — Arlington Heights, Ill., passed away Nov. 3, 2002. She spent her remaining days at the Hospice of Shore in Skokie, Ill., after a three-year battle with ovarian cancer. She is survived by husband George '58, son Scott '84, daughters Barb (husband Pete) Vasquez, and Nancy (husband Pete) Rzonca, her mother Ruth, sister Joan Everaert, and six grandchildren. Her brother-in-law, Roger Pedersen '58, and nephew Erik Pedersen '95, also are Carthage graduates. She was preceded in death by her father, Richard, in 1999. 
Submitted: February 4, 2003


Troy Hedrick — Rockford, Ill.,  received the 21st Annual Spirit of Caring award presented by Crusader Community Health. The award honors special individuals and organizations in the community who have demonstrated outstanding efforts in caring for others. Ordained as a Lutheran pastor in 1963, Pastor Hedrick began his ministry in Decatur, Ill., where he also began his work creating opportunities for people with developmental disabilities. Pastor Hedrick retired in 1999. He has served on the Crusader Community Health Board of Directors, including two years as chairman of the board. He also served as president of the board of directors for Rockford Lutheran School. 
Submitted: May 2, 2013

Frederick Lesher — LaCrosse, Wis., was presented the 2011 Bronze Passenger Pigeon Special Recognition Award for distinguished service to the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology. 
Submitted: January 6, 2012

Charles R. Vavrin — Arlington, Texas, is still working after 50 years. His work load has lightened, however, and he welcomed his first grandchild in 2011.  
Submitted: January 6, 2012

Richard D. Holtfreter — Harvard, Ill., passed away on June 20, 2010. He belonged to the Retired Teacher Association, ALthletic Director Association, Harvard Moose, Jaycees and Elks. He was also a past president of the Lions and a city councilman for Harvard. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Holtfreter; three children, and his two sisters. 
Submitted: October 13, 2010

Carol Fagerlin Bucholz — Tacoma, Wash., was honored at a luncheon celebrating 60 years as a professional church musician by the congregation. Started at age 13 at St. John's Lutheran in Mound, Minn., and played at St. Cyprian's Episcopal in Carthage, Ill., and a number of churches in Tacoma.  
Submitted: October 7, 2010

Ellsworth Freyer — Cedarburg, Wis., was inducted into the Homestead High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 17, 2009. He was honored for emphasizing team success as well as contributions to the positive development of student-athletes. He has been their team motivator for the past 20 years. His wife, Kay (Cleveland) Freyer '59 is mighty proud of him and said she has typed all twenty-three inspirational and motivational books he has written! 
Submitted: October 9, 2009

James McClurg — Sun Prairie, Wis., has been retired since 2001. He has done several interim churches and continues to play volleyball with the Milwaukee Recreation Department over 55 league. Just recently, he has begun volunteering with the Madison Urban Ministries which helps men and women being released from jail and prison. In 2006, they served 600 folks who had a 60 percent recidivism rate compared to 70 percent for those who had no additional support program. He is certified as an AODA counselor. 
Submitted: January 11, 2008

Tom Milbourn — Rockford, Ill., passed away on March 8, 2007 after a lengthy struggle with congestive heart failure. Tom worked as a Revenue Office for the IRS for 33 years retiring in 1989. Following his retirement, he became a tax consultant operating his business out of the home. His clients respected and appreciated his vast knowledge and expertise in the tax field. Tom is survived by his wife Sharon (Wilke '60); four children - Rick, Julie, Scott, and Mark; 7 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren and 1 brother, Howard "Bud" Milbourne. 
Submitted: November 14, 2007

Charles R. Vavrin — Arlington, Texas, was honored on Sept. 16, 2006 for serving as the University of Texas-Arlington football team physician for 15 years from 1971 to 1985. 
Submitted: October 2, 2006

Carlton Bruce Campbell — Madison, Wis., passed away April 28, 2004. Mr. Campbell was a U. S. Air Force veteran who spent 23 years with University of Wisconsin-Extension, becoming assistant director of independent study before retiring in 1991. He is survived by a daughter, Dorothy; sons Bruce and Carlton II; and nine grandchildren.  
Submitted: January 13, 2006

Troy C. Hedrick — Rockford, Ill., was recently elected Chair of the Board of Directors of Crusader Clinic in Rockford. Crusader provides primary health care for more than 41,000 persons living in Winnebago, Stephenson, and Boone Counties. It is a federally qualified health care clinic designed to serve persons who are either uninsured or underinsured. Pastor Hedrick retired in 1999 from his position as Corporate Vice President for Mission, Community Outreach, and Biomedical Ethics for Trinity Regional Health System. Trinity has hospitals in the Quad Cities area of Illinois and Iowa. 
Submitted: June 7, 2005

Anne M. (Stupka) Thomsen — Menominee, Wis., passed away April 27, 2004. She taught English for the Menominee Area Public Schools from 1961 until her retirement in 1991. She enjoyed spending time with her family, doing cross-word and jigsaw puzzles, reading, cross-stitching and watching Jeopardy. She is survived by her husband Paul '58; daughters Terri Meyer (husband Larry), and Valerie Ugent (husband Douglas); and four grandchildren. 
Submitted: December 20, 2004

Clark O. Olander — McDonough, Ga., passed away Jan. 3. He is survived by wife Ellen J. Olander. 
Submitted: February 12, 2003

Charles R. Vavrin — Arlington, Texas, continues to work as an orthopedic surgeon. Wife Karen is a physical therapist who also teaches high school Spanish. They have two daughters that attend high school. 
Submitted: December 27, 2002

Charles Laubersheimer — Brooklyn Park, Minn., continues to work part-time at his podiatry practice of 41 years, where he specializes in corrective surgery on the lower extremities and hands. He also serves as a medical expert for the Social Security Administration. Mr. Laubersheimer and wife Patricia enjoy spending time with family at church activities, training Labrador retrievers, and spending time at their Lake Superior cabin. The couple welcome visits from classmates. 
Submitted: July 3, 2002


Andrew Carlsson — Mars, PA,  celebrated his 60th year of ordination in the Lutheran church and retired from active ministry and interim ministry teaching. In his first thirty years of ministry he served five congregations in Texas and Pennsylvania as well as a social ministry institution. During his last thirty years he served over twenty congregations as intentional interim minister and taught over thirty training events for the Interim Ministry Network and the National Association of Lutheran Interim Pastors. He now resides in the independent living apartments of the St. John community in Mars, Pennsylvania. 
Submitted: October 5, 2020

Richard Hanson — Peoria, IL,  celebrated 45 years of marriage on May 2 and 60 years of active ministry on May 18. 
Submitted: August 17, 2020

Ronald Stamer & Barbara (Boyd) 1958 — Spring Hill, FL,  celebrated their 60th anniversary with their family on board the Freedom of the Seas cruise ship. 
Submitted: February 16, 2017

Phillip Hauskneicht — Las Vegas,  preached at the self-supporting international Lutheran congregation (St. Paul International Lutheran Church) in Tokyo, Japan in June 2015. 
Submitted: October 7, 2015

Duane Dixon — Roscoe, Illinois,  celebrated 60 years of marriage to wife Carol in June with a trip to the Canadian Rockies.  
Submitted: October 6, 2015

Richard J. Hanson — Peoria, Illinois,  celebrated his 40th wedding anniversary, 55 years in the ministry and his 80th birthday in May. 
Submitted: June 8, 2015

Andrew Carlsson — Mars, Pennsylvania ,  has moved to the small town north of Pittsburgh and lives at a continuing care retirement community in the Overbrook Pointe apartments. He served on a community task group that planned a celebration of the Martian new year in June.  
Submitted: June 5, 2015

Frank Rutter — Freeport, Illinois,  is retired after officiating 50 years of high school sports. 
Submitted: October 13, 2014

Ron Lavin — Bloomington, Ind.,  is the author of a new book, "Some Things I've Learned Since I Knew It All." CSS Publishers (Lima, Ohio) will publish it in June 2014. It is Ron's 28th published book. 
Submitted: May 13, 2014

Andrew Carlsson — Quakertown, Pa.,  continues to serve the Lutheran church in retirement as a part-time intentional interim pastor in conflicted congregations during pastoral transition. He reports that life is different in eastern Pennsylvania than it is in the mountains and forest of northwestern Pennsylvania. 
Submitted: May 2, 2013

Andrew E. Carlsson — Quakertown, Pa., continues to serve the church in retirement as a part-time intentional interim pastor in conflicted congregations during a pastoral transition. He says life is different in eastern Pennsylvania than in the mountains and forest of northwestern Pennsylvania. 
Submitted: April 23, 2013

Roy Moore — St. Louis, Mo., remains clergy associate at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church of Creve Coeur, Mo. He remains ecumenical representative for the St. Louis area for the Central States Synod of the ELCA.  
Submitted: October 11, 2012

Jeanette Bowersox — San Diego, Calif., and her family of 24 traveled to Sonneberg, Germany for a family reunion. Her extended family paid tribute to Tom Bowersox '57 who first established the family reunion in Germany 34 years ago. 
Submitted: July 23, 2012

Robert Beverly Walters — Clarkston, Mich., and wife Beverly celebrate their 50th Wedding anniversary and Bob's 50 years of ordination.  
Submitted: October 17, 2011

Andrew E. Carlsson — Quakertown, Pa., has returned to work as a part-time intentional interim pastor as well as continuing to lead workshop. He also works as a church consultant.  
Submitted: October 6, 2011

Myron E. Pihl — Harvard, Ill., passed away March 1, 2011, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born Dec. 11, 1930, in Harvard, to Enfred and Ruth (Johnson) Pihl. He attended Harvard areas schools, graduating from Harvard High School in 1948. He received a bachelor's degree from Carthage College in 1957, where he was a four-year letterman and co-captain of the 1952 football team. He was inducted into the Carthage Football Hall of Fame in 1997. He married his college sweetheart, Delores "Dee" Carson, in 1954. He served in the U.S. Army from April 1954 to January 1956, including 16 months in Korea. While stationed in Seoul, he sang in the 8th Army Choir, which performed in Japan and Korea. He was the owner and operator of White Oaks Farm. He was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church, a member of McHenry County Enterprise Club and enjoyed the friendship of that group of men. He served on the boards of Pure Milk Association, McHenry County Soil and Water Conservation District, McHenry County Farm Bureau, McHenry County Regional Planning Commission and Trinity Lutheran Church Council. He especially enjoyed playing golf and bridge with his friends. Survivors include the love of his life, his wife for 56 years, Dee; his children, Nancy (Steve) Baker of Woodstock, Jill (Kurt) Zimmerman of Summerfield, N.C., and Michael (Beth Johnson) Pihl of Marseilles; five grandchildren, Alison Baker, Keeley and Kara Zimmerman and Nicole and Lars Pihl; his sister, Corrine Koltz; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Lorraine Slepicka.  
Submitted: July 15, 2011

Thomas L. Bowersox — San Diego, Calif., passed away peacefully after a courageous five-year battle with Alzheimer's disease. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Jan; his son, Mike; daughters Sue Anderson and Kathy Hutchen; as well as his grandchildren Matthew, Chris, and Elizabeth Bowersox; Brad, and Scott Anderson; Jeremy and Stephanie Hutchens, and great-grandchildren Ellah and Colby Anderson. 
Submitted: January 18, 2011

Ron Lavin — San Diego, Calif., recently celebrated his 50th anniversary of ordination and his 54th wedding anniversary. Ron and his wife Joyco live in San Diego. 
Submitted: October 11, 2010

Donal Sondrol — Muscatine, Iowa, was part a tour to Tunisia this past October visiting, among other places, the original Carthage. It also included a long weekend on Malta.  
Submitted: February 26, 2010

Phil Hausknecht — Tokyo, Japan, has been serving as interim pastor of St. Paul International Lutheran Church Tokyo, Japan since April 2007. This term concludes Jan. 1, 2010. During this period, the international quality of the church has grown as people from all over the world come to greater Tokyo for study, for work, to visit, and to live.  
Submitted: January 18, 2010

Alice K. Moerk — Anna Maria, Fla., is a well-known composer in the Sarasota, Fla., area and is having her second novel published by Peppertree Press. Her text, "A short History of Popular Music," is being re-issued. She maintains her studio on Anna Maria Island in Florida.  
Submitted: October 9, 2009

Andrew E. Carlsson — Kane, Pa., and wife Donna Carlsson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family reunion of their five children, 17 grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. Andy continues on the faculty of the National Association of Lutheran Interim Pastors (NALIP) which he co-founded in 1994 at Carthage. He has been teaching interim ministry at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, for the past three years.  
Submitted: January 14, 2008

Garnet Wirebaugh — Surprise, Ariz., passed away Oct. 5, 2007. She is survived by her husband, Ralph S. Wirebaugh, and two sons, Stewart and Scott. 
Submitted: November 9, 2007

Donald Schambow — New Berlin, Wis., was elected president of the Wisconsin Regional Writers Association. They hold conferences twice yearly. All writers welcome. 
Submitted: June 28, 2006

Ron Lavin — Encinitas, Calif., recently published his 22nd book "People Who Met Jesus." The book is about the life, death, and resurrection of the Lord. It is the sixth book in the Another Look series. All six of the books are in the Carthage library.  
Submitted: January 5, 2006

Richard James Fahlbeck — Rockford, Ill., passed away Nov. 10, 2004. He was a radio newscaster for KPRO California, a junior high teacher, and an actor and director for community theater in Riverside, Calif. He is survived by his daughters, Kymbeerli (Bruce) Mulford and Heather (John) Langlois, along with his grandchildren. 
Submitted: December 20, 2004

Phil Hausknecht — Las Vegas, Nev., retired as president of Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Nevada after a 10-year tenure. He is a retired ELCA pastor. He spent the summer leading a team of five educators that taught a variety of subjects to locals in central China for a Chinese NGO (a non-governmental, non-profit organization). The goal is to bring advanced education to remote parts of China and to aid displaced immigrants living in poverty. He continues to teach Japanese and Chinese history as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Nevada - Las Vegas. 
Submitted: September 28, 2004

Robert D. Walters — Clarkston, Mich., is a retired pastor who sings with the Carolyn Mawby Chorale in Flint, Mich. The chorale recently performed in the Flint Festival of Choirs under guest conductor Weston Noble from Luther College. Mr. Noble has conducted choirs for 55 years and remembers Professor Elmer Hanke, who directed the Carthage Choir during the time in which Mr. Walters attended Carthage. 
Submitted: February 4, 2004

Harold Fisher — Alexandria, Minn., and his wife Juanita sold the resort this past fall and are now retired from all work. They are having a new home built on part of the property they acquired on Lake Mary. They spend winters in Texas and are able to spend more time in their condo in Branson, Mo.  
Submitted: December 9, 2003

Stanley Rader — Kenosha, Wis., passed away Aug. 23, 2003. He is survived by his wife Carolyn. 
Submitted: December 8, 2003

Phil Hausknecht — Las Vegas, Nev., is in pastoral retirement, having served as an interim in an ELCA congregation. Phil will continue as adjunct faculty at UNLV, teaching Chinese and Japanese history. 
Submitted: November 3, 2003

Robert J. Peterson — Delafield, Wis., passed away Sept. 19, 2002. At one time, he served as Carthage alumni director. He also was a member of the Denhart Society and in 1990 he was inducted into the Carthage Athletic Hall of Fame for football and tennis. Mr. Peterson received the Carthage Distinguished Alumni Award in May 1988. He was the C Club advisor and a founding member of the Redmen Open Golf Benefit. He is survived by his wife Joan (Groenert) '55, his daughter Pam '82, and his son Jeffrey. 
Submitted: September 26, 2003

Glen Schimelpfenig — Fairfield Glade, Tenn., retired from the Green Bay, Wis. school district in 1995. He and wife Rachel spent one year living in their Wisconsin cottage, five years in Marfa, Texas, and two years in Las Vegas, Nev. This past January, they built a home in Tennessee, where they continue their 10-year honeymoon surrounded by trees, a creek, a lake, their six children, and two grandchildren. 
Submitted: April 16, 2003

Scott Marriner — Yakima, Wash., sold his business, Apple Country Pickins, in 2002. He and his wife Shirley '55 have retired to their motor home to travel and camp. Scott is still the technical computer consultant for Footnotes magazine and advertising consultant for Westpark Shopping Center of Yakima. 
Submitted: April 14, 2003

Harold Fisher — Alexandria, Minn., and wife Juanita spent the past five months at their winter home in Weslaco, Texas. They became great-grandparents to Haley Elizabeth Wiese in June 2002. Mark Fisher is their first grandchild. 
Submitted: January 31, 2003

Roy Moore — St. Louis, Mo., has been appointed as the Ecumenical Representative of the Bishop of the Central States Synod of the Evengelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) for St. Louis and surrounding areas.  
Submitted: January 31, 2003

James Langan — Minonk, Ill., passed away July 25, 2002. He was a member of the Carthage College Athletic Hall of Fame and a past member of the Alumni Council. He is survived by Merri, his wife of 42 years, son Mike, daughters Leslie Langan-Gluck '83, and Paula Ator, brother Tom Langan '55, sisters Marilyn Pullman and Helen Langan, and seven grandchildren. 
Submitted: January 30, 2003

Robert D. Walters — Clarkston, Mich., traveled with an ELCA delegation that visited Lutheran congregations in Palestine and Israel last December. 
Submitted: January 9, 2003

John Sell — Kannapolis, N.C., and wife Cathy finally have a granddaughter after seven grandsons. John enjoys his work as an interim and part-time chaplain at Hospice of Cabarrus County. 
Submitted: December 26, 2002


Ronald Cleven — Grabill, Ind.,  Feb. 12, 2013. After graduating from Carthage, Ronald Cleven served in the U.S. Army and then worked as an electrical engineer with Magnavox/Ratheon for 33 years. His hobbies included fishing, woodworking, electronics, computers, and reading. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Donna, of Grabill; sons, Ronald II of Harlan, Ind., and Randall of Moncure, N.C; daughter, Dr. Heather Hicks of Woodburn, Ind.; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  
Submitted: May 1, 2013

Ronald Schoo & Debbie Schoo — Calvert City, Ky.,  April 19, 2013. Ronald Schoo served in the ministry for 54 years, serving the churches of St. Matthew by the Lake Lutheran in Benton, Ky.; St. Andrew Lutheran in Poplar Bluff, Mo.; St. Matthew Lutheran in Paducah, Ky.; Redeemer Lutheran in Jasper, Ind.; St. Paul Lutheran in Batesville, Ind.; and Smyrna Lutheran in Greensburg, Ind. During his ministry, he was active in many community organizations including the Lions Club, Paducah Cooperative Ministry, Pastor Speaks, Habitat for Humanity, Board of Directors of Good Samaritan Society, Haven House for abused women, and local ecumenical ministerial associations. He also developed a Sunday School program for special needs children in the Paducah community. Pastor Schoo expressed his love for music through singing in the church choirs and playing the xylophone. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Debbie, of Calvert City, Ky.; his daughters, Luann of Paducah, Janis of Indianapolis, Catherine Cardwell of Mascot, Tenn., Cynthia Potter of Kevil, Ky., Beverly of Indianapolis, and Lisa Lockwood of Melber, Ky.; his stepsons, Ken Lown of Ada, Mich., and John Lown of Los Angeles; his brother, Dale of Bloomington, Ind.; 18 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.  
Submitted: May 1, 2013

Carol Marie Ruegg — Walworth, Wis., Oct. 23, 2012. Born in Elgin, Ill., Oct. 20, 1934, she married Reverend Lawrence Ruegg '54 on Aug. 21, 1954. Mrs. Ruegg is survived by her husband; daughters Chris '78 (Mike) Lynch, and Jody '80 (Rick) Liedholm; sons, Steve '81 (Michelle) Ruegg and David '91 (Danne) Ruegg; and seven grandchildren: Melissa, Sean, Matt, Erin, Mitchell, Lauren, and Carter. 
Submitted: April 26, 2013

Justin Francis Marino — Casa Grande, Ariz., Aug. 7, 2012. He was a Chicago native who moved to Arizona in 1970 and dedicated his life to adult education for the disabled. He is survived by his two sons, Matthew, of Chandler, Ariz., and Christopher, of Ahwatukee, Ariz.; and six grandchildren. 
Submitted: October 19, 2012

Ken Gohr — Saginaw, Texas, passed away on Friday, June 10, 2011 at North Hills Hospital at the age of 77. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Peggy; sisters, Ruth Barnes (Rick), Marilyn Bennett (Denes); daughters, Deb Shapiro (Michael), Lisa Schober, Lori Bridgeman (Marc) and Lisa Foster (Jason); grandchildren, Tom Schober, Hannah and Kiah Shapiro, Mykole, Jeremy and Marcus Bridgeman, and Katie and Ryan Foster and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a 1956 graduate of Carthage College. Ken served 20 years in the United States Navy and was a pastor with ELCA Lutheran Church. He also served as a chaplain in Vietnam. He was an active member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church of Hurst serving in the choir and as a liturgist. Ken spent his entire life selflessly serving others. He was loved by many and will be missed by all. His remains will be buried at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California. 
Submitted: July 15, 2011

Gloria H. Rayburn — Dewey, Ill., and her husband, Richard, celebrated their 54th Wedding Anniversary on Aug. 5, 2010.  
Submitted: October 11, 2010

Mary Elizabeth (Cook) Berger — Peoria, Ariz., passed away Jan. 3, 2009. 
Submitted: July 9, 2009

Floyd A. Roethe — Redondo Beach, Calif., passed away March 27, 2009. Floyd was born in East St. Louis, Ill., on Nov. 21, 1933 and raised in St. Louis. After earning a double degree in math and physics from Carthage College in Kenosha, he was recruited by the United States Army to help develop our nation's first guided missile systems. Afterward, he moved to southern California where he worked in the aerospace industry for 25 years. Floyd was deeply spirital and humble to a fault. He was also brilliant, witty, and uncannily perceptive. He blessed all who knew him with his tender, loving heart. He will be greatly missed by many who were touched by his unwavering kindness including: his beloved companion of 41 years, Vera Ratcliffe; her daughter Nancy Miller and Jaimie Kau; son-in-law Calyton Kau; grandaughter Christy Johnson.  
Submitted: July 9, 2009

Carl Satre — Syracuse, Ind., celebrates his 50th anniversary of Ordination, recognized by Grace Lutheran Church, Messiah Lutheran Church, and Indiana-Kentucky Synod ELCA. 
Submitted: July 8, 2009

Ken Gohr — Saginaw, Tex., attended Homecoming and reunited with original Tau Sigma Chi founders at the 55th year anniversary. He thought it was great to see several members that he had not seen since the early 50s.  
Submitted: November 3, 2008

William Trees — Harrisburg, Ill., passed away March 17, 2008. After serving in the U.S. Marines, he taught biology at Harrisburg High School for 40 years and coached basketball and track. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine (Gerber) Trees '58, children William J., of Allen, Texas, Teri Reuss, of Davidson, N.C., Brad, of Linden, Mich., Tiffany, of Harrisburg, and Ben, of Levittown, N.Y.; and a sister, Annette Vaughn, of Cobden, Ill.  
Submitted: April 16, 2008

Hans Thomsen — Glendale, Ky., announces the engagement of his daughter, Ardra '03, to Todd Farally on April 27. 
Submitted: November 15, 2006

Evelyn (Hurst) Menzel — North Las Vegas, Nev., has sold her house in California and moved to Vegas to be near her daughter and her family due to health problems.  
Submitted: June 28, 2006

Ronald Schoo — Calvert City, Ky., and wife Debbie served as volunteers for disaster relief at the Bethel Lutheran Church Health Clinic in Biloxi, Miss., in April. Ron spent the day counseling and listening, while Debbie processed those needing to see medical personnel. It was a life-changing experience hearing about the effect Katrina had on people's lives and to see the devastation along the Gulf Coast.  
Submitted: May 19, 2006

Justin Marino — Casa Grande, Ariz., is excited about the 50th reunion in October 2006. It is his goal to make it a total class reunion, where all class members will attend, like chapel convocations at the old campus. Justin would greatly appreciate your help and suggestions.  
Submitted: January 10, 2006

Delmer Eggert — Mankato, Minn., continues to practice psychiatry in Mankato after 35 years. His wife Jo Ann (Lamb) Eggert '57, is still a piano teacher and church musician. Three of her 11 grandchildren are among her piano students.  
Submitted: January 5, 2006

Glen M. Gloe — Blaine, Minn., mourns the death of his wife, Joan, Jan. 1. 
Submitted: September 30, 2004

Justin Marino — Casa Grande, Ariz., has retired from Arizona State Government Services and Arizona State University in Tempe. He enjoys the close proximity to San Diego, Calif., Mexico, and the Arizona mountains. He also enjoys recreational boating and visits with family and friends. Mr. Marino devotes much of his newfound free time to experiencing the marvels of the Sonoran Desert, the wonders of the Pacific Ocean, and historical locations in the Great Southwest. He reunites with other alumni who reside in Arizona and he appreciates visits from former classmates. 
Submitted: May 6, 2004

William Trees — Harrisburg, Ill., and wife Geraldine (Gerber '58), have been retired from teaching and coaching for seven years. Bill works on a drug, alcohol, and tobacco study for a government project, and Geri works on a Department of Education study for pre-schools. The couple annually spends six weeks in Jerusalem as volunteers for the International Christian Embassy. The couple's six children and two grandchildren are doing well. 
Submitted: April 5, 2004

Thomas V. Lisle — Lakeside, Mich., and wife Penny will celebrate their 40th anniversary on October 19, which is homecoming and the 50th anniversary of Tau Sigma Chi (Turtles). What a weekend of special events! Our best to everyone. Thomas and Penny bought a winter home in the Villages of Central Florida. Their class neighbors are Carl, '56, and Jan Obert. Carl was Tom's roommate at Carthage for four years, so now they are back together again for winters. First liar doesn't stand a chance! 
Submitted: September 11, 2003

Kenneth Gohr — Sun City, Calif., and wife Margaret are enjoying retirement in sunny Southern California. They look forward to attending Ken's 50th class reunion in autumn 2006. 
Submitted: May 12, 2003

Gerald C. Eisele — Grand Rapids, Minn., is retired and enjoys traveling and teaching computer classes through Seniornet. 
Submitted: April 14, 2003

Ronald Schoo — Calvert City, Ky., and wife Debbie both retired at the end of June 2002. It was the first time for Debbie and the third time for Ronald. They are enjoying their more relaxed schedule, their 18 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. 
Submitted: January 31, 2003

Robert L. Anderson — Keokuk, Iowa, passed away March 23, 2001. He is survived by wife Helen Venning Anderson. 
Submitted: January 30, 2003

Gloria Hayes Rayburn — Dewey, Ill., and husband Richard are both retired. They currently are remodeling and enlarging their house for family celebrations and gatherings.  
Submitted: December 26, 2002

Thomas V. Lisle — Lakeside, Mich., and wife Penny recently purchased a home in The Villages, Fla., an adult retirement community. The couple plans to focus on their golf game. 
Submitted: June 19, 2002


Reva Hoewing & Raymond Hoewing 1953 — Dickerson, MD,  Mrs. Reva Hoewing -- (Class of 1955) retired from her small business in Poolesville. She currently resides with her husband in northern Montgomery County in Maryland. 
Submitted: April 11, 2022

John Roth — Palmetto Bay, FL,  completed 20 years as a speaker for Food for the Poor. He has preached in 28 states and has done mission trips to Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Honduras. 
Submitted: February 11, 2020

Ronald Glossop & Audrey (Lutz) — Saint Louis, MO,  sold their home in Jennings, MO and moved into an apartment in the Village North Retirement Community. On September 2, 2018, Ron gave a talk on "A World Parliament in Our Future?" Ron remains active as president of "Citizens for Global Solutions of Greater St. Louis". On November 9-11, 2018 he attended the meeting of the national "Citizens for Global Solutions" board of directors in Washington, D.C. Ron is now 85 years old and Audrey will be 83 in January 2019. 
Submitted: December 12, 2018

Ronald Glossop — Jennings, MO,  was recognized for lifetime achievement twice in 2017. The Universal Esperanto Association awarded him a diploma for Outstanding Activity at its annual event in Seoul, South Korea, in July. He has taught Esperanto, a constructed international language, at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and at local elementary schools. In October, the nonprofit Citizens for Global Solutions recognized him at its national convention in St. Louis. A former vice president of the World Federalist Association, one of the organization’s forerunners, Mr. Glossop served with former U.S. presidential candidate John Anderson. 
Submitted: November 20, 2017

James Rife & Barbara (Hamm) 1952 — Jefferson, IN,  are celebrating their 63rd wedding anniversary. They met at Carthage. 
Submitted: August 19, 2016

Jean Kathryn (Twietmeyer) Dirksen & Dr. Thomas R. Dirksen — Augusta, Georgia,  was recognized among various Habitat for Humanity volunteers at their annual Christmas party this December, with Jean receiving a ten-year service pin. She plus one other was also especially acknowledged with a Certificate of Appreciation: "Presented to Jean Dirksen with sincere gratitude for contribution to the Augusta/CSRA Habitat for Humanity "Geezer Crew." Her talents in painting house trim were especially cited, a job which the male Geezers do not enjoy. Jean and Tom celebrate their 59th wedding anniversary this December. They have six children and 13 grandchildren.  
Submitted: December 17, 2014

Tom Langan — Carthage, Ill.,  and his wife, Jeane, celebrated their 60th anniversary on Valentine's Day. Mr. Langan and the former Donna Jean Carl were married Feb. 14, 1954, in the First Christian Church of Carthage. They are parents of four children, Peggy Hayner of Deerfield, Dan (Val) Langan of Wauwatosa, Wis., Suzy (Stan) Neally of Carthage, and Cathy (Ron) Burling of Morris. They have 10 grandchildren, Laura and Audrey Hayner, Tommy and Claire Langan, Mitchell, Justin (Mackenzie) and Ethan Neally, and Ryan, Kevin and Emily Burling. Langan retired from Carl Motors, Inc. in 2008 after working there more than 50 years as co-owner of the GM dealership. They are active members of the Carthage First Christian Church, deliver Meals on Wheels and volunteer at the Food Pantry. They enjoy traveling and last year took a land and cruise tour of Alaska. They have always been very active in their grandchildren’s lives, following all their activities. They celebrated with their entire family with a weekend holiday to Lake Lawn Lodge and then a week at Lake Michigan.  
Submitted: May 30, 2014

William Harum & — Urbana, Ill. ,  has been helping at his home church, St. Matthew Lutheran, in caring ministry to shut-ins after the recent departure of the assistant pastor.  
Submitted: May 29, 2014

Dale Benson — New York,  appeared in "John Loves Mary" at New Jersey's Hunterdon Hills Playhouse during the months of September and October. He planned to spend several weeks in Venice in November.  
Submitted: August 30, 2013

Shirley (Wagner) Grimm — Stanwood, Iowa, Nov. 25, 2012. Shirley was a trailblazer of women's athletics, playing semipro softball for the Burlington Merchants softball team when Burlington High School offered no women's sports programs, and going on to play for the Chicago-based Rockola Chicks of the National Girls Baseball League. She supplemented her education with studies at the University of Washington and in Sweden and Mexico City. In 1952, she attended the Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland, beginning a lifelong love of travel. She taught physical education in Beloit, Wis., and in Burlington, Iowa. Shirley remained active throughout her life as one of the first adopters of walking as a daily fitness regimen and a referee of Division III college basketball and volleyball, and officiated more than 1,000 volleyball matches in Iowa and 15 state tournaments. She was inducted into the Burlington Athletics Hall of Fame and the Iowa High School Girls Volleyball Hall of Fame. She attended two more Olympiads, the 1968 Mexico City and the 1976 Montreal games; cycled through France twice; was, hosted four foreign exchange students, and was a director of the Mississippi Valley Girl Scout Council. Survivors include her son, Matthew L. of Madison, Wis.; daughters, Lori Pekarek of Tampa, Fla., and Dr. Suzanne B. Grimm of Madison, Wis.; and a brother, Wayne Wagner of Fort Collins, Colo. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Gary; and husband, Louis. 
Submitted: December 17, 2012

Ronald Glossop — Jennings, Mo., visited China twice, Thailand once, and Vietnam once in 2012 due to his activities related to the world language Esperanto. 
Submitted: October 23, 2012

Florence P. (Comby) Herhold — Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 9, 2012. She is survived by her daughters, Lisa Bentley, Alana, and Deanna. 
Submitted: October 19, 2012

Beryl Simmons Samuel — Cruz Bay, Virgin Islands, passed away on Sept. 8, 2010.  
Submitted: October 13, 2010

Ronald Glossop — Jennings, Mo., retired from teaching philosophy and peace studies from Southern Illinois University in 1998. He has authored three books: "Philosophy: An introduction to its problems and vocabulary" (Dell, 1974); "Confronting War" (McFarland, 1st ed. 1963, 2nd ed. 1987, 3rd ed. 1994, 4th ed. 2001) and "World Federation?" (McFarland, 1993). He and his wife, Audrey (Lutz) Glossop '58 are currently living in Jennings, a suburb of St. Louis. Ron spent the month of August helping to teach the world language Esperanto in China, and he also gave a lecture at Beijing Normal University, "The Evolution of REsponsible National Sovereignty."  
Submitted: October 9, 2009

Dale Benson — New York, N.Y., will appear in Sam and Bella Spewack's "My Three Angels" at New Jersey's Hunterdon Hills Playhouse from Sept. 12 through Oct. 25, before leaving for Venice on Oct. 26 to spend November there. 
Submitted: May 28, 2008

Robert L. Keyes-Back — Seattle, Wash., passed away June 11, 2007. He was born on Jan. 21, 1933. After 27 years of teaching at Renton High School, he found his true love in volunteer trail building with the Washington Trails Association, working to improve the trails he had enjoyed for so many years. He also volunteered at the Group Health Resource Line, where his patient kindness helped many. He is survived by his wife, Christine; sons Geoffrey and Jeremy Keyes; stepchildren Jacklyn Smith and James and Jeff Johnson; and many dear and cherished friends. Those he worked with in all those capacities, as well as his friends from 33 years of Monday Night potlucks will miss his wisdom, generosity, and humor. He knew how to be a friend. 
Submitted: August 29, 2007

Richard Immenhausen — Palm Desert, Calif., was recognized on his 40th anniversary of joining the faculty at College of the Desert in Palm Desert, Calif. He has served as vocational coordinator and Director of Financial Aid, as well as professor in the business and engineering departments. He has no plans for retirement in the near future, and credits Carthage as the spiritual and intellectual force behind his success in a teaching career. 
Submitted: April 13, 2006

Dale Benson — New York, N.Y., traveled to South Africa in February. He is appearing in "Born Yesterday" at New Jersey's Hunterdon Hills Playhouse through June 2006.  
Submitted: January 5, 2006

Catherine Rambo — Morrison, Ill., announces the death of her husband, Arlinn Rambo, on March 7, 2005. Mr. Rambo was a member of the Bethesda Lutheran Church in Morrison and volunteered as financial director of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Whiteside County Chapter. 
Submitted: November 30, 2005

Nancy Nichols — Wheaton, Ill., toured China for three weeks in October. She hopes to paint some pictures of the people and the sights. 
Submitted: November 17, 2005

Robert Sorensen — Forest Park, Ill., received a 45-year service award from the USPTA on October 17. He is currently the senior tennis coordinator at the Tam Tennis/Fitness Complex, which is owned and operated by the Niles Park, Ill., District. In addition, Robert serves as an adjunct tennis instructor in the physical education department at Triton Community College, River Grove, Ill. 
Submitted: November 19, 2003


Wayne R. Wachholz & Alzada (Spath) 1955 — Prophetstown, IL,  have been married for 64 years after meeting at Carthage. Wayne retired 21 years ago and was a United Methodist pastor for 37 years. 
Submitted: April 16, 2019

Bonnie (Knight) Graves — Bowling Green, KY,  was married in the Carthage Chapel on June 7, 1954 and was officiated by Dr. Morris Wee. She served in the US Peace Corps for 2 years in Romania and AmeriCorps teaching ESL at Green River College in Auburn, Washington. She is currently teaching ESL to Burmese families in Bowling Green, KY. 
Submitted: January 19, 2018

Lewis A. Payne — Quincy, Illinois,  continues as a volunteer chaplain at Blessing Hospital in Quincy and as a priest-in-charge of St. Clare's Anglican Mission in Rushville, Illinois. He serves as substitute organist as needed in several churches and sings in the Quincy Symphony Chorus.  
Submitted: June 3, 2016

Larry Ruegg — Chaska, Minnesota,  a retired Lutheran pastor, poet, published writer and author, has completed his newest work, "The Tick Tock Murders": a gripping and potent journey of intrigue, mystery and manipulation with several unexpected moments. It's published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Larry Ruegg's chilling work will leave the reader on the edge of their seat. Murders are committed on different time schedules. While some are planned out months in advance and others are committed with very little preparation, there are varying amounts of time spent in the majority of killings. The ticking clock measures all of them; both for the actual crimes and for the solving by detectives. It is a 'cat and mouse' game between commission and solution, but the clock ticks loudest against the criminal. While detectives can make many mistakes finding the solution, the criminal is caught if he makes one error. That is the nature of crime. Follow it in "The Tick Tock Murders." 
Submitted: February 10, 2016

Wayne Wachholz & Alzada 1955 — Prophetstown, Illinois,  celebrated their 60th anniversary on June 13.  
Submitted: February 6, 2015

Lawrence Ruegg — Victoria, Minnesota,  has been living in the Minneapolis area, writing novels, and traveling for the past two years.  
Submitted: October 13, 2014

Larry Ruegg — Victoria, Minn,  rejoices at the publication of his first novel, "Worth the Effort." It is available online through the Dorrance Publishing Company.  
Submitted: January 22, 2014

Don Moldenhauer — Kenosha, Wis., Dec. 20, 2012. Don graduated in 1954 from the University of Iowa with degrees in film and theater production and entered military service that same year. He joined the public relations staff at Carthage College in 1956, and was among the faculty and staff who came to Kenosha with the college in the early 1960s. After three decades with Carthage, Don started his own business, Impressions Graphic Designs, a marketing service for small manufacturing companies. He retired in 1997, but was elected a Kenosha alderman in 2006 and served two terms. Former Kenosha Mayor John Antamarian, Carthage's counselor for community partnerships, told the Kenosha News Moldenhauer "just was a remarkable person, full of ideas, even up to the end," while City Council President Eric Haugaard said he "went way above and beyond what you would typically see an alderman do." In 2010, he was appointed to chair a county-wide committee to begin planning the infrastructure for bike trails and routes throughout Kenosha County. His wife of 40 years, Joy preceded him in death in 1999. In 2001, he married Kenosha County Circuit Judge Mary K. Wagner. He is survived by his wife, Mary; daughters Karen Howell of Kenosha, and Laura Bigirindavyi of St. Louis Park, Minn.; a sister, Mary Lou Atkinson, of Fort Collins, Colo.; and five grandchildren. Memorial gifts to the Carthage College Endowment Fund to help continue scholarship awards to students from the Kenosha area will be appreciated by the family. 
Submitted: January 3, 2013

Walter C. Hanck — Homestead, Fla. Aug. 1, 2012, Mr. Hanck was born Sept. 8, 1932, in Itasca, Ill. After his junior year at Carthage he transferred to the University of Miami and graduated in 1956. After he taught at schools in Florida and the American School in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, his father-in-law, George Cooper, Sr., persuaded him to farm sweet corn with him, and he became enamored with South Florida. He became a grower of avocados and limes and, since Hurricane Andrew, owned and operated an interior foliage nursery. 
Submitted: December 17, 2012

Lois Z. Wantage — Green Cove Springs, Fla., Aug. 31, 2012. She is survived by her husband, Donald. 
Submitted: October 19, 2012

Lyn Beery — Fort Lauderdale, Fla., passed away June 8, 2012. 
Submitted: July 24, 2012

Richard E Ferris — Marian, Iowa, passed away Monday, April 16, 2012. After retirement, he enjoyed golfing and getting together with his sub-vet buddies. 
Submitted: July 23, 2012

Carl Berg — Fairfield, Iowa, passed away Saturday March 19, 2011 at SunnyBrook Living Care Center in Fairfield. Mr. Berg was born Sept. 21, 1932, in Pleasant Plain, Iowa, the son of Charlie and Florence Armstrong Berg. He married Margaret Droz April 20, 1958, in Fairfield. 
Submitted: July 15, 2011

Wayne R. Wachholz — Prophetstown, Ill., and wife Alzada Grace (Spath '55), celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on June 13. Wayne graduated from Garret Evangelical Theological Seminary 50 years ago.  
Submitted: July 8, 2010

Lewis A. Payne — Quincy, Ill., celebrated his 50th anniversary of ordination of Nov. 1, 2008. He continues as Rural Dean of the Quincy Diocese and priest in charge of St. Clare's Anglican Mission in Rushville, Ill. He and his wife, Margaret, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June 2008. 
Submitted: December 2, 2008

Richard A. Bailey — Burlington, Iowa, celebrated the 50th anniversary of ordination on June 9th. He is blessed to still be doing supply preaching in the Burlington area. Messiah Lutheran Church of Burlington honored him Oct. 21, 2007 for serving the church 50 years. 
Submitted: November 14, 2007

Edward R. Mackison — Blue Springs, Mo., passed away July 4, 2007. He was a native of Quincy, Ill., and a U.S. Air Force veteran. Ed spent 25 years in retail with Belk's and J.C. Penney, then in 1980 began his own insurance agency. Ed was a 50-year member of Lambert Lodge in Quincy, Ill., and a Shriner since 1975. Ed was also a member of the Priesthood of the RLDS (now Restoration) Church since 1963. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joye Ann. He is survived by his wife, Carol Sue, of Blue Springs; and three sons, Steve, of Valley Falls, Kan., Edward R. III, of Kingsville, Mo., and Allen, of Blue Springs. 
Submitted: September 26, 2007

Robert Gerding — Golden, Colo., and wife Nancye (Nan) Lesher Gerding '56 celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 1. Bob still works part-time at Fox Hollow Golf Course. They live in the same home they built 35 years ago. They are fortunate to have their children and grandchildren nearby. 
Submitted: January 8, 2007

Lewis A. Payne — Quincy, Ill., has been named dean of the Quincy Regional Deanery of the Episcopal Diocese of Quincy. He continues as priest-in-charge of St. Clare's Anglican Mission, Rushville, Ill., and volunteer chaplain of Blessing Hospital, Quincy.  
Submitted: January 8, 2007

Helen Haberman Simpkins — Taylorville, Ill., still owns and operates a travel agency in Taylorville, doing lots of work with volunteer mission teams in the U.S. and abroad. Her husband, Harold, is a retired United Methodist minister.  
Submitted: December 15, 2006

Herbert D. Konigsmark — Mason City, Iowa, passed away Feb. 5, 2006. Herb was men's basketball coach at North Iowa Area Community College from 1967 to 1993 and was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame this year. He was born Jan. 7, 1932 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, served in the US Army from 1954-1956 and earned a master's degree from the University of Northern Iowa. Herb married Joyce Schwegler on June 22, 1952. He was a teacher and coach at Ayrshire, Iowa from 1956 to 1960, and at Forest City, Iowa from 1960 to 1967. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Herb enjoyed playing golf and having coffee every morning with his friends. He also enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening and traveling. Herb is survived by his wife Joyce; children Cindy (Larry) Baumgartner of Manchester, Iowa, Ken of Issaquah, Wash., Kathy of Waterloo, Iowa, Keith (Nadine) of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Kirk (Julie) of Houston, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  
Submitted: April 20, 2006

Anita Elaine Gilderhus — Bloomington, Minn., passed away due to cancer on Dec. 2, 2005. She married Grant Gilderhus on June 12, 1954, however, they later divorced. Anita was a mother and homemaker by vocation. She earned degrees in education and psychology from Carthage and did graduate work in education at the University of Kansas. She was a long time toastmaster and did a lot of volunteer work. Anita started a weekday church school program for her church in which she wrote the curriculum, and was a Junior Great Books leader. She is preceded in death by her parents and one son, David. She is survived by two sons: Stephen (Sandy) of Brownton, Minn. and Timothy of Hopkins, Minn.; two daughters: Sarah (Steven) Newman of Charlotte, N. C., and Elizabeth (Troy) Skatrud of St. Louis Park, Minn.; nine grandchildren and one sister, Aileen Roth, of Lewiston, N. Y.  
Submitted: April 20, 2006

Robert Cox — Winfield, Ill., passed away May 11, 2005. He received his law degree from Valparaiso University in 1958, then began his legal career as the village attorney for Bloomingdale, Ill. In 1968, he began a private practice in Glen Ellyn, Ill., Cox & Lyle, with Delbert Lyle. Four years later, Jack Darrah joined the firm to form Cox, Lyle & Darrah. In 1976, he was appointed to the 18th Judicial Circuit Court of DuPage County, serving until his retirement in 1992. He is survived by his wife, Debbie, his son, Robert Jr., and three daughters, Ruth, Julie, and Brigette. 
Submitted: June 3, 2005

Donald J. Henkel — Racine, Wis., passed away April 7, 2005. During his senior year at Carthage, he began dating the love of his life, Jacqueline Louise Roushia, they were married Dec. 31, 1955. He was employed as a Supervisor by Simmons Mattress, then by Metropolitan Life, then by Progressive Dairy, and by Farmers Grain and Supply. He is survived by his wife Jackie, and their children: Barry Henkel, Sherry Henkel, Laura Hicks, Karen Henkel, Linda Coutts, and Dawn Henkel-Keipert. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren, two sisters, and two brothers.  
Submitted: May 9, 2005

Jane Finley Kief — Kenosha, Wis., passed away on Feb. 23, 2005. She graduated from Delavan High School in 1950 and married Loren Kief on Dec. 30, 1950. Jane earned a degree in English and theology from Carthage. She is survived by her husband, Loren; daughter, Deborah Kief; and two sons, Michael and Thomas.  
Submitted: March 31, 2005

Elmer Williams — Waterloo, Ill., passed away Aug. 31, 2003. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer C. and Alice (Staten) Williams. He is survived by his wife Shirley (Menke); children Michael, Kathy Ervin, and Tim; and seven grandchildren.  
Submitted: August 12, 2004


Raymond Hoewing — Dickerson, MD,  retired as president of the Washington-based Public Affairs Council. The PAC is the professional society for public affairs officers of large U.S. corporations. 
Submitted: April 11, 2022

Richard H. Palmquist — Nipomo, CA,  published "Life is Fun," a memoir in which he shares his life experiences and wisdom. 
Submitted: July 12, 2021

Cynthia (Hinrichs) Schultz celebrating 90 years.
Cynthia (Hinrichs) Schultz celebrating 90 years.

Cynthia (Hinrichs) Schultz — Harvard, IL,  will celebrate her 90th birthday on November 4th 2020. She is still living at home on her own and enjoys quilting, baking, and keeping her family in line. She graduated from Carthage College in 1953, where she met her husband, Neil C. Schultz (57). In keeping with her career as a teacher, she has always been a strong advocate for higher education. Both of her children and their spouses are graduates of Carthage: daughter Deborah (Schultz) Hollingsworth (77) married to John Hollingsworth (76), and son Neil T. Schultz (79) married to Marla (Brauer) Schultz (79). Additionally, a granddaughter Emily Hollingsworth (18) and grandson Tyler Schultz (07) and his wife Samantha (Kraimer) Schultz (07) are all graduates of Carthage College. 
Submitted: September 28, 2020

Kay Chiples — Elkhart Lake, Wis.,  Dec. 26, 2012. Kay Chiples taught kindergarten, first grade and third grade for 20 years before retiring in 1982. Always fond of antiques, she then spent 30 years expanding her knowledge, frequenting estate sales and flea markets for objects with a hidden story. One of her great pleasures as an antiques dealer was a day spent treasure hunting with nothing more than $5 and a tank of gas. Mrs. Chiples was a longtime member of the Women's Civic Society of Plymouth, promoting cultural and charitable services to the community. She also was a member of Salem United Church of Christ and the Mill Street Money Makers investment club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob.  
Submitted: May 3, 2013

Patricia Jacob — Richland Center, Wis., recently lost her husband John Jacob who passed away on Feb. 12, 2010. She has four children, Cathy, Karen, Amy and David.  
Submitted: October 13, 2010

Robert Douglas Johnson , Jr. — Winston-Salem, N.C., passed away on Aug. 28, 2010. He is survived by his wife Ruth Runge Johnson and daughter Susan Johnson Kraft, '78. He married Ruth H. Runge on June 20, 1953 and graduated the same year. He spent two years in the Army in Germany. He worked for Lucent Technologies from 1955 until his retirement in 1990. He had three children, Susan of Luisville N.C, Steven of Hillsbourgh N.J and Philip of Greenshow N.C. 
Submitted: October 13, 2010

Robert Gartz — Brookfield, Wis., has passed away.  
Submitted: February 19, 2010

Marilyn Cox Sackman — Venice, Fla., passed away Feb. 22, 2009. After graduating from Carthage, Marilyn taught home economics for the year of 1953. She then married Gene Waddell and was a homemaker for 26 years. Starting in 1985, Marilyn was a travel consultant for Sato Tarvel in Rock Island, Ill. She later retired from the position on Aug. 1, 1995. In 1996, she moved to Venice and on Oct. 1, 1998 she married Dean Sackman. Marilyn was blessed with three children: Nancy, David and Barbara as well as six grandchildren. Marilyn attended her 50th reunion at Carthage College in 2003.  
Submitted: February 19, 2010

Chauncey L. Mickelson — Beloit, Wis., was inducted into the 2009 Beloit Historical Society's Sports Hall of Fame at the Lincoln Center for Outstanding Athletes and Coaches. He retired in 1989 after 36 years of teaching with 28 of those years at Beloit Memorial High School.  
Submitted: July 8, 2009

Lloyd Meyer — Arlington Heights, Ill., coached the Arlington Heights American Legion baseball team to its second consecutive state championship and eighth overall in his 53rd year of coaching.  
Submitted: November 14, 2007

Fred C. Prellberg — Bella Vista, Ark., died after a short illness at the Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale, Ark., on May 22, 2007. He was an Army veteran, serving in occupation forces in Japan before attending Carthage. He was a sales engineer with Ronk Electrical Industries for 30 years before retiring to Bella Vista. He enjoyed tennis, golf and living on the lake. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Dolores (Dee) '50, five children and seven grandchildren. 
Submitted: June 27, 2007

Thomas A. Main — Carthage, Ill., passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2007. He was a lifelong resident of Carthage, Ill., who attended the College from 1949 to 1951, when he enlisted in the National Guard. His unit was sent to Korea later that year, and he served there until 1953, when he returned to Carthage. He remained in the Army Reserve, and operated a family-owned dry cleaning business in Carthage. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; a son, Thomas A. Main II, of Carthage; and a daughter, Terry Crum, of Keokuk, Iowa.  
Submitted: June 15, 2007

Richard Baller — Beloit, Wis., retired band director in the Beloit public schools, serves as the coordinator for the National Band Association Wisconsin chapter's College All-Star Band. Dr. James Ripley, associate professor of music and director of instrumental music activities at Carthage, conducted the 95-member College All-Star Band at the 23rd annual convention of the Wisconsin chapter in Wisconsin Rapids. Dr. Ripley was one of four college directors at the Wisconsin Rapids convention to conduct on the program. Carthage students chosen to participate this year include Leane Snyder and Adriene Wohler, flutes; Jessica Arney, bassoon; Michaela Ross, clarinet; Kelly Cline and Kristina Mathews, trumpets, and Sean Bryan, percussion. Mr. Baller is the son of Dr. Stuart Baller, former Carthage dean of students.  
Submitted: February 22, 2007

David K. Schroer — Homer, Alaska, has been in Alaska since graduating. He taught school and coached there until retiring in 1982. He and his wife Beth were married in 1966 and have two children. They are now snowbirds with a winter home in Green Valley, Ariz. 
Submitted: December 15, 2006

Harold E. Berner — Beloit, Wis., passed away April 2, 2006. Harold married Dolores (Dolly) Poole on Aug. 27, 1950. He served his country in World War II and graduated from Carthage with an accounting degree. Harold was a dedicated member of the Beloit Noon and Evening Lions Clubs, was recognized as Lion of the Year for 1974-75, and was 1968-69 president of the Noon Lions. He is survived by his wife, Dolly, daughters Marcy Reedy, of Beloit, Sandy Gunning, of Fort Myers, Fla., and Wendy Rauscher, of Oregon, Wis.; and sons Peter, of Hudson, Wis., Jeffrey, of Beloit, and Brian, of Beloit.  
Submitted: November 28, 2006

Bruce Paulan — Horseshoe Bend, Ark., passed away recently. He is survived by his wife Elsie, son Scott Paulan, '81, and daughter Beverly. 
Submitted: September 30, 2004

Rev. L. Ipsen — Bloomington, Ill., passed away May 28. He served as a torchbearer at St. John Lutheran Church in Bloomington. 
Submitted: July 3, 2003

Curtis W. Ogren — Louisville, Ky., is a semi-retired environmental consultant. He works part-time as a sales representative for Rochester Midland Corporation, and plans to take a Caribbean cruise in the near future. Mr. Ogren's oldest son, Charles, heads a physical therapy clinic in El Paso, Texas. Charles graduated with honors from the University of Kentucky and later earned a master's degree in physical therapy from the University of Texas at El Paso. Mr. Ogren's youngest son, Kirk, graduated with honors in engineering from the University of Kentucky and currently is attending seminary school in Louisville.  
Submitted: June 19, 2002


Frederick Beatty — Nashville, Ill.,  Dec. 16, 2012. Frederick Beatty was a World War II U.S. Army veteran who served in the European Theatre. He was also the owner and operator of Beatty's Economy Store in Nashville, Ill. He was a member of the Washington County Historical Society, the Post Card Collectors Club of St. Louis, and a charter member of the Nashville Jaycees. He enjoyed attending auctions, collecting antiques, and listening to Nashville Hornet and Hornette basketball games on the radio.  
Submitted: May 3, 2013

JoAnn (Gilbert ) Bittner — Tavares, Fla.,  and her husband, Rudolph, will celebrate their 64th wedding anniversary on July 9, 2013. Guests of the celebration will include five children, eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, and five step-great-grandchildren. 
Submitted: May 2, 2013

Donna J. Monte — Ames, Iowa, passed away July 14, 2012. Donna was a member of of Sigma Alpha lota music fraternity. She began giving piano lessons at age 12 and continued as a piano teacher for 70 years as well as teaching elementary music for many years in several school districts. She enjoyed knitting prayer shawls and also crocheting. 
Submitted: August 2, 2012

Mercilyn Swedberg Ashbrook — Rolling Meadows, Ill., traveled to Egypt in January 2011 with her daughter and granddaughter and her husband. The first week was spent in Cairo seeing the sites and then they had a cruise down the Nile for the second week. They were fortunate to see the Egyptian opera "Adia" when they were in Cairo. Two days after their return home the revolution broke out. 
Submitted: October 17, 2011

Roy Jernberg — Elm Grove, Wis., passed away March 10, 2011. Mr. Jernberg was a proud alumnus who passed away after a short illness in Phoenix where he and his wife Marlene wintered. Roy was born on April 22, 1928. Roy and Marlene met at Carthage. He is survived by his wife, three children and 10 grandchildren. 
Submitted: July 15, 2011

Theodore Ted Larson — Knoxville, Ill., has retired from farming and ranching.  
Submitted: February 19, 2010

Nancy Butcher Craft — Napa, Calif., passes away Sept. 25, 2009. She was born on Feb. 9, 1930 in Chicago. Her early years were spent in the "63rd and Kedzie" area of Chicago where she graduated from Lindblom High School. She later attended University of Illinois, Urbana and graduated from Carthage College. In Chicago she met her future husband, Tom Craft, and they were married on Dec. 27, 1952. The couple settled in Sacramento for eight years before moving to the Bay Area in 1959. In the Coombsville area of Napa, they raised four children. Once the children went to school, Nan found employment as a teacher's aide at Mt. George Elementary School. Later she became a school bus driver. Her dedication to the children and their safetly never faltered during her 20 years on the job. Nan was also a devoted member of the First Presbyterian Church in Napa. Here she served as a youth leader, Elder and Stephen minister. In her community, she was involved as a member of PEO, AAUW, and was active in 4-H leadership. After she retired, she happily traveld to multiple foreign countries with her husband and enjoyed serveral cruise ship adventures as well as laughter-filled weekends with her friends and family. She is survived by her loving husband, Tom Craft; and her four children: Lisa Deal (Lee), Colin Craft (Linda), Laurie Alias (Dennis) and Caren Gleave (John). She is also survived by her grandchildren: Canyon, Jacy, Ryan, Cody, Jonathan, Ayssa and Sean. She also has one great grandchild, Erika, who is the daughter of Canyon and his wife Trinidad.  
Submitted: February 19, 2010

Bruce Drury — Grand Junction, Colo., is proud to announce that his daughter, Jan (Drury) Schutte gave birth to Garret E. Schutte in August. His son-in-law, Tom Shutte, has been promoted to develop a new tractor line for the John Deere Co.  
Submitted: January 12, 2009

Phyllis (Carroll) Sundstedt — Roscoe, Ill., passed away Dec. 11, 2004, She was a home economics teacher who later worked as a school district records clerk. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, John, and by five children, Susan (Sundstedt) Tauber, '78, of Ray, Maine., Sandy, of Lake Villa, Ill., Ed, of Rockton, Ill., Fred, of Roscoe, and Barb, of Fairview, N.C. 
Submitted: January 11, 2009

Robert L. Pettis — Green Valley, Ariz., passed away on Nov. 27, 2007. He was a native of Deerfield, Ill., and a retired field sales manager for Amoco Corp. He is survived by his wife, Sharon. 
Submitted: February 14, 2008

Sherwin Johnson — Rockford, Ill., passed away. He was a retired insurance agent who had captained the 1952 Carthage golf team. He is survived by his wife, Lois (Berg) Johnson '53. Sherwin was born Feb. 13, 1929. 
Submitted: December 4, 2007

Lenwood Monte — Ames, Iowa, recently published his third book, "Vintage Wine in New Wineskins". A copy is in the college library, with his memoirs, "Pecatonica Odyssey." Lenwood and Donna (Heiteman '52) are both retired. 
Submitted: November 9, 2007

Richard Horst — Madison, Wis., celebrated his 50th anniversary of ordination as a minister in May 2006. His daughter, Jill Lindberg, was honored by the University of Illinois' Rockford School of Medicine as outstanding alumna of the year. Dr. Lindberg, of New Orleans, was recognized for her efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. 
Submitted: October 2, 2006

Roger Hansen — Rockford, Ill., moved back to Rockford and is enjoying the family in the area. His wife has Alzheimer's and wishes hope in God's grace for the future.  
Submitted: January 5, 2006

Patricia Moroney Keeney — Los Angeles, Calif., passed away Nov. 25, 2004. She had been on the Board of Directors for the American Heart Association for many years and was instrumental in initiating the paramedic program in Los Angeles. She returned to education in the 1980's and received her Master's degree from Loyola Marymount University at age 55. While at LMU, she worked in the adult re-entry program and was honored with membership in Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit Honor Society. She is survived by her husband, Frank, daughters Penny and Pam, and granddaughters, Kelly, Robin, and Shannon. Her Carthage College classmates, Mim, Dee, and D.R., supported her with humor and intellect for more than 50 years. 
Submitted: June 21, 2005

Bliss Bellinger — Encinitas, Calif., passed away March 29. He is survived by his son Martin, daughter Kathryn, and grandson Brandin. 
Submitted: June 24, 2004

Nancy Butcher Craft — Napa, Calif., and her husband Thomas celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 27, 2002. They have four children and seven grandchildren. Nancy has been retired from Napa Unified School District since 1991. She has attended alumni functions at the Bank of America building in San Francisco and said it was a great occasion. Nancy has lived in Napa for 44 years. 
Submitted: November 13, 2003

Edward A. Piper & Patricia — Beloit, Kan., passed away at Cheyenne Lodge in Jamestown, Kan., after a long illness. He received his master of divinity degree from Gettysberg Seminary in 1956 and was also a certified Mental Health Chaplain. Edward served in both capacities in Iowa and Kansas, retiring from Zion Lutheran Church in Beloit for health reasons in 1979. He is survived by his son Brian, his daughter Melissa, their spouses, and his 3 grandchildren. Also surviving is his sister Carol Piper Wolff '47, and her husband Robert D. Wolff '43, his niece Sheri M. Wolff Travlos '76, his brother Donald '56, and Donald's wife Joan Markwell Piper '57. Preceeding him in death was his father Dr. Edward A. Piper '20, his mother Tena Peterson Piper '21, and his sister Margaret Piper Deering '49.  
Submitted: October 31, 2003

Gene Schutt — Sauk City, Wis., passed away Aug. 22. He is survived by wife Patricia (Meyer) '53, daughters Kathy, Sue, Janet and Pamela and sons Michael and Scott. Gene was involved with school athletics all his life and taught for 40 years. 
Submitted: September 16, 2003

Charles Holmberg — Peru, Ill., passed away April 8. He is survived by wife Cynthia. 
Submitted: June 11, 2003

Jean M. Stanley — Sterling, Ill., passed away Feb. 18. She is survived by brother Ronald Stanley. 
Submitted: April 28, 2003


Donald F. Riechers — Diamond City, Arkansas ,  celebrated 60 years of marriage to his wife, Wanda Ruth, on May 21 and 60 years of his ordination on May 25. They are now retired. 
Submitted: June 5, 2015

Earl Meissner & Phyllis (Kubly ) 1951 — Overland Park, Kansas,  celebrated 64 years of marriage in June. Earl recently celebrated 60 years in ministry, having served four congregations for almost 29 years and as a chaplain for 20 years. Phyllis is enjoying retirement after teaching kindergarten and first grade for 14 years. They have four children: Paul, the late Greg, Mark, and Kris; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
Submitted: June 5, 2015

Hardin James — Potomac, Ill. ,  writes that "one semester at Carthage was such a joyous and interesting experience that it changed my entire perspective about life and the people in my life." He has carried that joy with him in the 60-plus years since he attended. He left after one semester "due to a wonderful opportunity in farming and a 'yes' from my high school 'love of my life' sweetheart to his proposal of marriage." He added he's had "success at marriage for 65 years, raised four successful, contributing children, and been a very successful farmer." 
Submitted: May 29, 2014

Richard I. Preis — Kansas City, Mo. ,  April 9, 2013. Richard I. Preis served as pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ann Arbor, Mich., for 27 years. He then continued his ministry at Normandale Lutheran Church in Edina, Minn., for eight years. After retiring, he was an interim pastor in the Kansas City area and finally had time to make use of his love of singing and acting by appearing in musicals and touring with his own one-man shows. In 1976, he was awarded an honorary degree of doctor of divinity by Carthage. In 1999 he received Carthage’s Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award. He also served on the Board of Regents for Carthage and Luther College.  
Submitted: May 6, 2013

Ray E. Humphrey — Kerrville, Texas, Oct. 24, 2012. He was a graduate of Carthage (Ill.) High School who earned a master's degree from Western Illinois University and a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry at the University of Iowa. In 1961, he began a 30-year teaching career at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas where he taught instrumental analytical chemistry, supervised master's theses, and published numerous chemistry papers and a teaching manual. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Evelyn E.; three children, David of Colorado Springs, Colo., Tom of Round Rock, Texas, and Lynn Ramert of Bedford, Texas; a brother, Don; and five grandchildren. 
Submitted: December 21, 2012

Herbert Charles Huch — San Diego, Calif., Aug. 28, 2011. He was an Illinois native and a retired commander in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth; and three children, Steven, Lisa Laughter, and Raejean. 
Submitted: October 18, 2012

James C. Craig — San Diego, Calif., and his wife celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on Oct. 15, 2012 
Submitted: October 15, 2012

Robert St George — Bailey's Harbor, Wis., passed away on June 6, 2012. 
Submitted: July 25, 2012

Virginia B. Landwer — Fox Lake, Ill., passed away May 26, 2012.  
Submitted: July 23, 2012

Rudolph Rudy Asmus — Rolling Meadows, Ill., passed away on Nov. 20, 2011.  
Submitted: January 5, 2012

Rev. John Grimes — Monmouth, Ill., passed away on Nov. 23, 2011. He became a minister at the age of 17, and in earlier years, he was licensed with the Methodist Church. He was later ordained by the Association of Fundmental Churches, Inc. He was offered ordination in the Old Catholic Church but chose to minister interdenominationally and has ministered in approximately 20 different denominations and has pastored 10 Methodist churches, one Assembly of God church and the Olena Community Church, in addition to many others. He was married twice during his life. His first wife, Marilyn P. Detrick passed away in June 1994. His second wife, Ester L. Detrick survives. He is survived by his wife, his two sons and three sisters as well as one brother. 
Submitted: January 5, 2012

Richard Anderson — Rice Lake, Wis., passed away on Nov. 7, 2011. Dick was born in Clinton, Iowa and attended Carthage College before transferring to the University of Iowa. He and his wife ( Frank '51) lived in Wauwatosa, Wis., for 56 years before moving to Rice Lake in 2007. He was president of the Carthage College Alumni Association from 1971-1973. He was also a member of the Carthage Board of Trustees from 1986-1988. He is survived by his wife of 62 years and four children: Susan Rether of Rice Lake and a 1974 Carthage graduate, Karen Garrick of Statesboro, Ga., Bob Anderson of Charlotte, N.C., and Kisbrendel of Rice Lake WI.  
Submitted: January 5, 2012

Rolin H. Johnson — Lake City, Minn., passed away on May 10, 2009. He was a retired hospital administrator. He recieved his master's degree from Northwestern University. He was elected to the Lake City council and was active in community affairs. He is survived by his wife Corrine and five children 
Submitted: October 13, 2010

John Theodore Doering — San Diego, Calif., passed away Jan. 2, 2010 at age 80 after a short struggle with Leukemia. A child of German immigrants, he grew up in southern Illinois town of Vandalia. When John was an infant, his father, the Reverend Emil Willhelm Heinrich Doering of St. James Lutheran church died. He was raised by his mother Christine along with his four siblings. John attended both Carthage College and Wittenberg University. While attending Wittenberg University, he met Joan Audrey Warth, his wife of 56 years. They were constant companions. John served as 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 City Schools teacher at Marston and Dana Jr. High for 33 years he shared his love of math with students in the post-sputnik era. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather of four, sharing a love of the outdoors and gardening. He was known for his avid research and sharing of 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 of San Diego and daughter Jeannie of Westlake Village, California and four granddaughters. 
Submitted: February 26, 2010

Rudolph Bittner — Tavares, Fla., and wife Jo Ann (Bittner '52) celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary and 1st birthday of their second great-grandson, Zachary Bittner.  
Submitted: January 15, 2010

Ralph Leonard — Greenfield, Wis., Vice President Emeritus for Church Relations, passed away suddently on Saturday afternoon, December 13, at the age of 79. He is survived by his wife, Odelle, and their three children: Mark (Dawn), Redington Shores, Florida; Jodelle (Paul) Thomas, Rockford, Illinois; and Matthew (Susan, Cudahy, Wisconsin; and eleven grandchildren. Ralph, a Lutheran pastor, was called to parishes in South Dakota and Chicago before being called in 1968 to Zion Lutheran in Rockford, where he served until his appointment as Vice President for Church Rlatioins at Carthage in 1988. He was at his alma mater until his retirement in 1996. Ralph extablished the Torchbearer program, at Carthage, through which individuals in Lutheran congregations throughout the upper Midwest -- and, indeed, across the country -- serve as ambassadors for the College. Carthage now has more that 1,250 Torchbearers in nearly 1,200 congreations. The Torchbearers share news about Carthage with their congregations, and provide the College with the names and addresses of young people as they became confirmed in their churches. Since the confirmand program was begun in 2000, the Torchbearers have sent to Carthage the names of more than 40,000 young people. These young people have applied to, been accepted at, and enrolled at Carthage in greater proportion than the prospect pool as a whole. This is a tremendous legacy for Ralph. Even in retirement, Ralph remained active with the Torchbearer program, making calls, recruiting new Torchbearers, and serving as an ambassador for Carthage wherever he went. Likewise, he and Odelle both have remained active in Carthage affairs. Ralph's life was characterized by a deep and abiding faith, and a steadfast love for his alma mater. He was a gentle pastor, a good husband and father, and a loyal Carthaginian. 
Submitted: January 13, 2009

Margaret Kipps Hearne — High Point, N.C., passed away March 24, 2008 at her residence following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Mrs. Hearne was born in Madison, Wis., Dec. 3, 1927, the daughter of Reverend Casper Allen Kipps and Bettie Pence Kipps. After she graduated with a major in Christian Education and a minor in music, Margaret moved to High Point in 1952 to begin employment as a parish worker at Emmanuel Lutheran Church where she served as organist, director of three choirs, church secretary, financial secretary and youth director. She retired from full-time service after six years to care for her elderly parents and raise her two young children. She continued part-time parish work in various roles for more than 50 years. She later worked as a teacher's assistant at Montlieu Elementary School. After retiring from the school system, she kept busy with volunteer work in the community and church. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Virginia Wrigley and Jeanette Punko. Surving are her husband of 41 years, Harold; and two daughters, Jennie Margaret, of Greensboro, N. C., and Sarah Elizabeth, of High Point. 
Submitted: April 17, 2008

John Boudry — Antigo, Wis., has retired after 20 years of teaching. He and wife Shirley have just celebrated 50 years of marriage.  
Submitted: December 15, 2006

Leona (Hartje) Nelson — Mt. Morris, Ill., and husband Carl were honored by Thrivent for their dedication to their church and community. Leona is a secretary at St. James Lutheran Church in Forreston, Ill. Carl, a retired television producer, now works with their sons, David and Rick, on a 1,000-acre farm.  
Submitted: August 23, 2006

Wesley K. Christian — Yorkville, Ill., passed away July 6, 2005. Wes Christian married Nancy Perrault on Jan. 27, 1951 and was happily married for 54 years. He was an active lifetime member of Helmar Lutheran Church in Newark, Ill., where he was a member of the choir. He attended Carthage College and was inducted in the Hall of Fame. He then became a farmer and coached basketball at Plattville Grade School, before coaching and teaching at Yorkville High School for 20 years. For several years he coached Little League baseball in Helmar, Ill. He was a winner of the Kendall County Farmer of the Year Award. He is survived by wife Nancy, children Sandy Esgar and husband Dan, Connie Punke and husband James, David Christian and wife Shira, and Jean Zitt and husband John; brother Howard and wife Dorothy, sister Marge Wayne; eight grandchildren, a great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by parents Alfred and Tillie Christian. 
Submitted: October 3, 2005

Phoebe Young Butler — Walnut Creek, Calif., was honored June 11 by the Walnut Creek Tennis Club for 35 years of dedicated service to Ladies Day. She was presented with a bench and a plaque recognizing her years of service. 
Submitted: September 30, 2004

Otto E. Shaw — Oconomowoc, Wis., passed away Aug. 21. He is survived by wife Dois (Tarnow) Shaw '55, daughter Nancy '76 (Tom '76) Massnick, son Neil (Janis) Shaw, seven grandchildren, and brother Robert Zschau. 
Submitted: September 11, 2003

Gracemarie Doerr Williams — Meadview, Ariz., passed away April 16. She is survived by husband Ernest and sons John, Stephen, Wade, and Scott. 
Submitted: June 11, 2003

Raymond B. Anderson — River Forest, Ill., passed away Feb. 13. He was a member of the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame, and played on the Carthage golf team when the College was located in Illinois. Mr. Anderson is survived by wife Mary Lou, daughter Linda, son Raymond C., and three grandchildren. 
Submitted: February 19, 2003

Aram Gurunian — South Milwaukee, Wis., passed away in November 2002. 
Submitted: January 17, 2003


Mildred (Whitney) Bridgeland — Winnebago, IL,  celebrated her 90th birthday on March 24, 2019. 
Submitted: April 18, 2019

Don Hedberg '50 and trustee emeritus celebrating with his three daughters (left to right) Carla, Lara and Peggy '81.
Don Hedberg '50 and trustee emeritus celebrating with his three daughters (left to right) Carla, Lara and Peggy '81.

Don Hedberg — Manalapan, FL,  Manalapan, Florida, celebrated his 90th birthday at the family farm in Walworth, Wisconsin. He is shown with his three daughters: (from left) Carla, Lara, and Peggy ’81. Mr. Hedberg, a chemist, inventor, and entrepreneur, is a Carthage trustee emeritus whose donation funded Hedberg Library. 
Submitted: August 29, 2017

Bob Jeanmaire & Mary Lou (Kreppert) 1947 — Racine, WI,  celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Aug. 13 at Racine Commons. They were married on Aug. 9, 1947, in Rockford, Ill. The couple met at Calgary Lutheran Church in Rockford. On their first date they attended youth group at church as teenagers. Jeanmaire, 97, is a World War II veteran. He was professor of physics at Carthage College. Mrs. Jeanmaire, 90, was an administrative assistant at the Racine Public Library. They retired in 1990. The couple has lived in Racine since 1965 and are active members of Messiah Lutheran Church. They said their happiest moments together have been visiting the children and grandchildren in retirement and being all together for Christmases throughout their lives. The Jeanmaires have three children: David (Patricia), John (Marykaye) and Paul (Maria), all of Racine. Their children are also graduates of Carthage College. David graduated in 1972 and married Patricia (Stricker) Jeanmarie, a 1974 graduate, John graduated in 1975 and Paul graduated from Carthage College in 1988. The couple has seven grandchildren. Their advice to young people getting married today: “Life goes by so fast, enjoy, share and live in the moment with laughter, love the best in them, and never forget what brought you together with friendship and passion for each other.” 
Submitted: August 28, 2017

Don Rapp , PhD. — Morton, IL,  is still teaching juggling at the Chautauqua, New York, Boys & Girls Club summer program, 20 years after retiring from Florida State University. Don is the Better Balance instructor at Chautauqua and the Tallahassee (Florida) Premier Health & Fitness Center, and he also has taught Road Scholar classes on balance. Don and his wife, Patsy, just celebrated 60 years of marriage. 
Submitted: January 14, 2016

John and Lou Turlo — Palm Springs, Calif.,  were named Veterans of the Year in California's 42nd Assembly District. Twin brothers John and Lou served on the front lines in Europe and even helped liberate POW camps as German forces began their retreat. The award was granted in Palm Springs on June 27. The Turlo brothers were affectionately nicknamed "Double Trouble" while at Carthage's Illinois campus. 
Submitted: July 7, 2014

James Craig — El Cajon, Calif.,  and his wife, Doris, will be married 64 years in October.  
Submitted: May 30, 2014

Rev. Albert F. Nyland , III — Fishers, Ind.,  celebrated the 60th anniversary of his ordination on May 26, 2013. He has served as pastor at churches in Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, and Missouri. Although he retired from active ministry in 1994, he was not the retiring sort and continued to serve as a stewardship consultant and interim pastor. Rev. Nyland moved to Fishers, Ind., and supports the household of his daughter, the Rev. Nancy Nyland, and his grandson Tadd. 
Submitted: September 20, 2013

Scott Olsen & Ruth — Brookfield, Wis., met at Carthage when it was in Illinois. They recently had a "neat" get-together with Christy and Kevin Miller '99 and family at Brookfield Christian Reformed Church. The Millers met each other at Carthage's current site. They also visited former classmates Wally '51 and Maureen Daniels '53 in Maple City, Mich., and report they "had a GREAT time!!" Wallt was Scott's roommate. 
Submitted: January 3, 2013

Betty Robinson & Donald 1950 — Inver Grove Heights, Minn., Oct. 12, 2012. Betty was an accomplished and award-winning artist. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the National Society of Colonial Dames XVII Century. She studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and attended Carthage where she met husband. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in art from Youngstown State University, and earned her master's degree in industrial arts from Oklahoma State University. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Don; four children, Debbi of New Haven, Conn., Galen of Minneapolis, Darci of Wheaton, Ill., and Greg of St. Paul, Minn. Three siblings Shirley Owens, Ramona Legg, and John Zink; four granddaughters and three great-grandchildren. 
Submitted: December 21, 2012

Robert J. Holtzman — Peoria, Ill., Nov. 16, 2012. He was President of Sheridan Bank of Peoria where he worked 37 years before retiring in 1987. He was a past member of Suburban Kiwanis where he served a president. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary. 
Submitted: December 17, 2012

R. Bob Nygren , Sr. — Marinette, Wis., Sept. 26, 2012. He served four years in the U.S. Navy, then continued a family insurance business for 37 years. He was an organizer of the Marinette Jaycees, a former president of the Jaycees and Lions, and a longtime member of the city Harbor Commission. He is survived by his children, Mark, John, Susan, and Karla, all of Marinette. 
Submitted: October 29, 2012

Vernon B Randall — Bloomington, Ill., passed away March 24, 2012. He found employment in Vienna, Ill., and worked as a motician until he moved to Bloomington. 
Submitted: July 23, 2012

Dorothy L. Zarcoff — Byron, Ill., passed away on Dec. 18, 2011 at the age of 83. She married George Zarcoff on July 23, 1953 and they were married for 52 years. She graduated cum laude and taught at Byron Elementary School. She was an avid college sports fan and enjoyed spending the winter months with her husband in Tucson, Ariz. She was also a founding member of All Saints Lurteran Church and served on the alter guild for many years. She is survived by her sister, Elaine Asmus, and is preceeded in death by her husband in 2005. 
Submitted: January 5, 2012

Roland R. Krinker — Kenosha, Wis., passed away on Oct. 20, 2011 at St. Joseph Home and Rehabilitation at the age of 83. He was preceded in death by his first wife Ann Evelyn. He was a sales consultant for 17 years and a member of Lord of Life Lutheran Church and the Downtown Business Association. In 1987, he married his second wife, Marilyn, who survives him along with his six sons, Russell, Richard, Randall, Ronald, Robert and Rod. Other survivors include his step son, Douglas Noreen, and his step daugther, Heather.  
Submitted: January 5, 2012

Harold Turner — Green Valley, Ariz., died peacefully at La Hacienda In La Posada, Green Valley on June 27, 2011. He was a loving husband and father and an enlightened educator. Harold was the son of Edward Jesse and Beulah Mae Turner. He graduated from Hamilton High School in 1939 and then attended Carthage College until World War II broke out. In April 1942, he enlisted with the U.S. Navy and served in the Pacific until 1946. He met his wife Catherine "Kay" Skeeters, from Watseka, Ill., in San Diego, Calif., where he was stationed and she was working for the Navy. Harold and Kay were married on April 5, 1946, in Hamilton, Ill. After WWII, Harold worked for Sheaffer Pen Co. in Fort Madison, Iowa, until the GI Bill allowed him to continue his educational endeavor. He attended Carthage College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1950. Harold continued his education at the University of Illinois, Urbana, where he earned a Masters of Education in 1951. After teaching for three years, he furthered his education at George Peabody College, Nashville, Tenn., where he completed his Doctorate in Education in Secondary Supervision and Curriculum in 1956. Harold began his professional career in 1956 as an administrator for Jefferson County Public Schools in Lakewood, Colo. In 1961, he accepted a position as an associate professor of secondary education at North Texas State College (now the University of North Texas). In 1963, he accepted a position as an Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum Development with the Sacramento Public Schools. In 1966, he accepted a position as Associate Professor of Secondary Education at the University of Missouri at St. Louis. During his 20 year tenure at UMSL, he served as the Department Chair three times and was promoted to full professor in 1970. The same year he co-authored a book on Educational Supervision. Harold was an active member of the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development at both the Missouri and United States levels serving in several positions of responsibility including Executive Secretary and President. In 1980, he was selected to be honored by Who's Who in America. The same year he was chosen to be a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He continued at UMSL and retired as a Professor Emeritus in 1985. Harold was active in the Presbyterian Church everywhere he lived, serving as Sunday School Teacher and Elder in several locations. He was an avid gardener and carpenter. After Harold's retirement, he and Kay traveled all over the United States and Canada. One of their favorite destinations was Green Valley, where they spent several winter visits. In 1992, they became permanent residents. Both were avid golfers and bridge players. For a number of years, Harold was active in the Green Valley Garden Club, the University of Illinois Club and Valley Presbyterian Church. He also volunteered at the Titan Missile Museum and with middle school science classes in Sahuarita. In 2009, Harold was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Catherine "Kay" Turner. He is survived by three daughters, Michele Ann Nimerick and her husband Gerald Wayne Nimerick of Austin, Texas, Barbara Lynn McMahon and her husband Patrick McMahon of Fairfield, Iowa, and Krista Suzanne Landgraf of Chino, Calif.; and one son, Thomas Edward Turner and his wife Karen Turner of Fort Worth, Texas. Additional survivors are nine grandchildren: Catherine Warren, Melissa Hall and James Warren; Daniel, Timothy, and Molly McMahon; Amy, Allison, and Andrew Landgraf; and five great-grandchildren Brianna and Ryan Hall, Emily and Colin Warren-Bowen, and Joseph Pasly. A memorial service was conducted by Reverend Larry DeLong and held in the Chapel at Valley Presbyterian Church on July 8, 2011. Harold will be interred with Catherine in the Columbarium at the Church.  
Submitted: July 15, 2011

James C. Craig — El Cajon, Calif., celebrated his 60th wedding anniversary to Doris Craig on Oct. 15, 2010.  
Submitted: January 18, 2011

Norman E. Motts — Goshen, Ind., passed away at the age of 88 on Aug. 1, 2010. He is survived by his wife Clara M. Pschigoda and niece Nancy (Jim) Myers, and nephew, Craig (Donna) Kretchman of Niles, Ill. He was preceded in death by one infant son, Roy Norman Motts in 1959 and sister, Peggy Kretchman. He served in the U.S Army's 99th Infantry Division, 324th Medical Battalion in Company D, and fought in the Battle of Bulge as a member of the "Battle Babies." He served from Nov. 1942 to Jan. 1946. He also worked from Uniroyal Rubber Co. as a paymaster for 34 years.  
Submitted: October 13, 2010

E. Wayne Pope — Palm Harbor, Fla., passed away on Nov. 25, 2009 following a long illness. His wife, Shirley '50, lives at St. Mark Village, a Lutheran retirement home in Palm Harbor.  
Submitted: January 15, 2010

Peter R. Rasmussen — Lanark, Ill., passed away Jan. 29, 2008, at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport, Ill. Peter was born in Woodstock, Ill. on Dec. 16, 1928, the son of Peter S. and Marian E. (Wienke) Rassmussen '50, He attended Woodstock Community High School, graduating with the Class of 1946. Peter received his Master's Degree of Divinity from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Chicago. Peter was united in marriage with Marian Crofton '50, on Aug. 12, 1951, in Lanark. Peter served the Lord his entire life. He and his wife were called to serve the Lord in Japan for 40 years. They learned to walk with the people and understand Japanese culture. While they were in Japan, they served in Nagasaki prefecture, Kyoto and Takamatsu. He enjoyed participation in political debate and was a member of the League of Women Voters. Peter was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lanark. He enjoyed reading and writing letters to friends and family. Peter loved spending time with his family and was known to be a fun-loving individual. Peter will be dearly missed by his wife, Marian of Lanark; three daughters, Fern (Robert) Fiesthumel of Fort Collins, Colo., Rebecca (Stephen) Lane of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Kristina (Koichi) Hidaka of Miyazaki, Japan; three sons, Samuel (Helen) Rasmussen of Amsterdam, Netherlands, Andrew (Maital) Rasmussen of Los Altos, Calif., and Jonathan (Michi) Rasmussen of Okinawa, Japan; 20 grandchildren; three reat-grandchildren; one sister Maryon Range of Edgerton, Wis.; and one half sister, Sally (Becky) Cissna of Milwaukee. Peter was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter, Praise. 
Submitted: April 22, 2008

Robert D. Hastings — Egg Harbor, Wis., passed away March 24, 2008, at Door County Memorial Hospital. He was born May 7, 1928, in Highland Park, Ill., the son of Robert D. and Mabel (Nielsen) Hastings Sr. Bob graduated from Highland Park High School in 1946. In February 1948, he married Gloria D. Doull in Chicago, they moved to Egg Harbor in 1976 and purchased the Egg Harbor Lodge. She preceded him in death Jan. 28, 2004. Bob enjoyed golfing, reading, traveling, and following politics. Survivors include his five children, Robert D.(Donna) Hastings III, of Rockland, Me., Gail (William) Sutterlin, of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., Thomas (Joyce) Hastings, of Cary, Ill., Sarah (Mark) Sawyer, of Egg Harbor, and Elizabeth (Jeff) Junion,of Sturgeon Bay; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Arlene (Dick) Klemp, of Highland Park, and Linda (Mike) Lindstrom, of Howard, Ill.; two brothers, Ray (Joan) Nielsen, of Sterling, Ill., and Bill Nielsen, of Florida. Preceding him in death were his parents; stepmother, Irene; wife, Gloria; and son, David (1998). 
Submitted: April 17, 2008

Joseph A. Heerens — Mount Prospect, Ill. Joseph A. Heerens passed away suddenly in his home March 30, 2007, just three weeks after he was diagnosed with lung cancer. Joe was born in Evanston, Ill. He was on the Carthage College tennis team and lettered in basketball and football. After graduating from Carthage, he worked for AB Dick Co. as a research engineer. He is survived by his wife, Priscilla, children, Kate (David) Brown, Cynthia (Michael) Richartz, and Joseph R (Anne) Heerens, grandchildren, Barrett Brown, Stephanie, Nathan, and Dylan Richartz; Vivian and Joseph W. Heerens, sister Gertrude Gayner and brother Dr. Robert Heerens. He spent four happy years at Carthage and Joe and Priscilla enjoyed yearly visits to the campus. Joe was an avid golfer and sang in the church choir and several other musical groups. He was taken too soon but his wife, Priscilla knows he is singing in the heavenly choir now. 
Submitted: July 10, 2007

Robert A. Giese — Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., passed away peacefully March 17, 2007. Bob was born and grew up in Chicago. Shortly after graduation from high school he enlisted in the Navy in 1943 and was honorably discharged in 1946. In the Navy, the first part of his time was spent on ships doing escort duty in the Caribbean and western Atlantic going as far south as Brazil. After that, he spent most of his time in many areas of the Pacific working in radio, radar, and sonar on a ship doing repairs for many kinds of ships. In the fall of 1946, Bob began attending Carthage College and continued there until the end of the first semester of the 1947-48 year. He was the vice-president of his freshman class. At other times, he also attended North Park College and Miami-Dade College, but he cared most about his relationship with Carthage College. On June 18, 1948, he married Ruth Irene Gustafson in Chicago, and they lived there until 1970 when they moved to Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. There he owned a suggessful lighting and electrical supply company. He also became an active travel agent in Miami with Carlson Wagonlit Travel. Bob and Ruth both loved dancing and cruising. They were both very devoted Lutherans. Bob was a member of the North Dade Chamber of Commerce, Concerned Citizens of North East Dade County, Democrats of Sunny Isles Beach, and the American Legion of Post 67. Bob was predeceased by his wife Ruth, his parents and his sister. He is survived by many of Ruth's relatives, caring friends, and special friend Katherine Swede. 
Submitted: June 15, 2007

Howard Jorgensen — Decatur, Ga., passed away Nov. 21, 2006. Howard served in the Marines during World War II in the Pacific. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Patricia, and two daughters, Judith and Karen.  
Submitted: February 21, 2007

Donald Hensey — Kenosha, Wis., passed away at Washington Manor Aug. 28, 2006. Donald was born on July 30, 1925 and was a lifelong resident of Kenosha. He received a bachelor's in education from Carthage and later received a master's in English literature. Donald served in World War II in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater. He taught English at Tremper and Bradford High School. Survivors include his two nieces Nancy (Lynn M.) Hunt of Ypsilanti, Mich., Polly (Vido) Salvato of Ann Arbor, Mich.; one nephew, Glenn (Lisa) Albert of Castle Rock, Colo; one great niece and three great nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Lois Albert.  
Submitted: September 8, 2006

Dorothy Reidner Zarcoff — Byron, Ill., lost her husband George on July 24, 2005, one day before their 52nd wedding anniversary.  
Submitted: June 28, 2006

Phyllis Linn — Roslyn, Pa., and Rev. Richard Preis '51, participated in a benefit concert in October 2005. Pastor Preis was the accompanist when they played at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Glenride, Pa. Phyllis is the parish administrator and volunteer coordinator for the church.  
Submitted: May 1, 2006

Joanne Everhart Beasler — Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away Feb. 11, 2006, She was active in organizing many previous Carthage reunions. She was a Spanish teacher for most of her life and received a master's from the University of Iowa in 1975.  
Submitted: April 20, 2006

Burt Schroeder — Camas, Wash., has retired after 51 years in the ministry. Rev. Schroeder is now Pastor Emeritus of Zion Lutheran Church. 
Submitted: October 12, 2005

Joan Elizabeth (DuJardin) Sommer — Oviedo, Fla., passed away Feb. 24, 2005. Joan Elizabeth Sommer graduated from Carthage in 1950. She is survived by her son Arthur, daughter Leslie Sommer Comfort, and three grandchildren.  
Submitted: October 10, 2005

Ray G. Robinson — State Center, Iowa, passed away Sept. 16, 2004. He was brought up in Clinton, Iowa, where he graduated from the Lyons High School. In 1943, he joined the U.S. Navy and served until 1946. After graduating from Carthage, he attended the University of Iowa Medical School. At the time of his death, Mr. Robinson was still practicing medicine at the State Center Medical Clinic, which he had done since 1955. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Burgess. He is survived by his four sons, Glenn (Susan); Gary (Judy); Greg, and Neal (Lori); and his six grandchildren.  
Submitted: December 20, 2004

James Money — Peoria, Ill., passed away July 12. He was a World War II Navy veteran. After graduating from Carthage he received a master's degree in education from Western Illinois University in 1951. He was a contract administrator for a scientific company and later was appointed healthcare administrator for the Illinois Department of Public Health during the early 1970s. He worked in licensure and Medicare/Medicaid certification of healthcare facilities in a 16-county area of west-central Illinois. For several years, he managed similar activities as a regional quality assurance director at state-owned facilities for the Illinois Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities. He retired from state service in the mid-1980s and established a small healthcare management consulting practice. In the late 1970s he helped establish the long-term healthcare management program in the health occupations department at Illinois Central College, where he served as program supervisor and as an instructor. He was a member of several social, community, and healthcare organizations, serving on executive committees and boards. He also served on several committees involved in healthcare matters at the local, state, and federal levels. He survived by his sister, Peggy (husband Robert) Hammel, and his caregiver, Perry Hockenburg. 
Submitted: September 30, 2004

Robert J. Holtzman — Peoria, Ill., volunteers at Proctor Hospital and also is on the board of directors for Suburban Kiawanis. He enjoys greeting parishoners and delivering readings at his church.  
Submitted: June 24, 2004

Bruce Kloese — Ocala, Fla., passed away Aug. 24, 2003. 
Submitted: March 23, 2004

Dorothy Reidner Zarcoff — Byron, Ill., and her husband George celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends. After 15 years wintering in Tucson, Ariz., the couple has given up their apartment. For the past two winters, Dorothy has volunteered her time two days a week for enjoyable work with a little Pakistani boy as a 3rd and 4th grade teacher in the area of language and reading. 
Submitted: November 3, 2003

Raymond P. Ennes — Mt. Prospect, Ill., passed away Aug. 21, 2002. Ray was retired from the vice presidency of Prescott, Ball & Turben in Chicago. He was a member of the BOND Club for more than 40 years and was an active Mason. In retirement, Ray authored his memoir Letters to my children, which was published in 2002. He is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Lois (Bruss '51), a daughter Karen Flickinger '82, sons Mark, David '79, and Dean '76, and nine grandchildren. 
Submitted: January 2, 2003

Vernon Nelson — Glenview, Ill., passed away on Dec. 23, 2001. He is survived by wife Rose Alice. 
Submitted: July 12, 2002

Warren J. Petersen — Morrisonville, Ill., passed away Nov. 27, 2001. He was a United States Army veteran, having served in World War II. He earned a master's degree in education from Western Illinois University, and later served as a teacher and school administrator for 35 years before retiring in 1985. He is survived by wife Betty Ellen (Phelps '49) Petersen. 
Submitted: July 3, 2002

David Rahn — Mt. Morris, Ill., passed away Dec. 11, 2001. 
Submitted: June 19, 2002