• In Memoriam

    Hamline Alumni Magazine extends its deepest sympathy to the families of alumni, faculty, and friends who have recently passed away.

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  • Fall 2018

    Undergraduate

     

    1940

    Nellie Magee Ramer died on October 24, 2017. She majored in English literature at Hamline.

      

    1941

    Phyllis Soltau Dick died July 7, 2018. She majored in nursing at Hamline. 

     

    1943

    James “Pinky” Boyd died on February 6, 2018. During his time at Hamline, he was a member of the basketball and football teams, and his is a Hall of Fame member. He majored in health and physical education. He is predeceased by his wife, Donna Dammann Boyd ’45; and his daughter, Jeanne. He is survived by his son, James Boyd ’66; a granddaughter, Ashley Boyd ’08, and three other grandchildren.

    Phyllis Rowland Matz died on January 15, 2018. She is predeceased by her husband, Stanley Matz ’40. He is survived by her children, David, Mary, and Barbara; one grandchild; and two great grandchildren.

     

    1944

    James Dahl died on February 15, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Rollwagen-Dahl ’44; his children, Christine, Jim, and Nancy; five grandchildren; three stepchildren, 11 step grandchildren; and eight step great grandchildren.

    Harriet Randolph Tagye died on May 16, 2016. During her time at Hamline, she was a member of Sigma Delta Gamma. She is predeceased by her husband, Bob. She is survived by her children, Bob and Sandy; two grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

    Wayne Tate died on June 27, 2018. During his time at Hamline, he was a member of the baseball and basketball teams and he majored in chemistry and mathematics. He is predeceased by his wife, Anne Lipovan Tate ’51; and his sisters, Oma, Alma, and Greta. He is survived by his children, Thomas, Peter Tate ’81, Sarah, and Rebecca Tate ’86; and two grandchildren.

     

    1945

    Eleanor Jacob Swisher died on April 27, 2018. She majored in sociology and physics at Hamline. She is predeceased by her husband, James Swisher ’49; and her brother, Earl. She is survived by her children, John Swisher ’78, Steve, and Mary; nine grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

     

    1946

    Kenneth Carpenter died on May 14, 2018. He majored in philosophy, religion, and sociology at Hamline. He is predeceased by his siblings Dorothy, Cleron, Donald, and William. He is survived by his brother Robert Carpenter ’52.

    Virginia Prall Lovness died on February 16, 2018. During her time at Hamline, she was a member of Philo Browning and she majored in dramatics. She is predeceased by her husband, Donald. She is survived by her daughters.

    Roderick Starz died on March 6, 2018. During his time at Hamline, he was a member of The Oracle staff. He is predeceased by his wife, Lois; his son, Roderick; and his siblings Alfred and Dorothy. He is survived by his siblings Winifred and Marian.

     

    1947

    Bruce “John” Broady died on February 1, 2018. He majored in history and sociology at Hamline. He is predeceased by his wife, Doris Wilson Broady ’44; his daughter Marilyn; and his sister, Elisabeth. He is survived by his children Barbara, Joanne, Nancy, Keith, and Scott; eight grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

    Vincent Carpenter died July 23, 2018. During his time at Hamline, he majored in music.

    Jean Palmer Herman died on June 1, 2018. She majored in art at Hamline. She is survived by her children, Paul and Holly; and her sister, Peggy.

     

    1948

    Arnold ’Arnie’ Bauer died on May 25, 2018. He majored in economics and social studies at Hamline. He is predeceased by his wife, Vivian; his son, Arne; three grandchildren; and his brothers, George Bauer ’48 and Walter. He is survived by his children Paul, Nancy, Sally, and Susan; 12 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and his sister, Glenyce.

    Irene Russell Hochmayr died on July 11, 2018. She majored in nursing at Hamline. She is predeceased by her husband, Frank; and her sister, Bernice. She is survived by her children, Larry, David, Susan, Peter, and Julie; 12 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and her brother, Jim.

    Ada Mathes Erickson died on April 18, 2018. During her time at Hamline, she was a member of Philo Browning and she majored in English. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth; her children, Steven, Gary, and Janice; four grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

    Marjorie Clark Olsen died on May 28, 2018. She majored in Spanish at Hamline. She is predeceased by her daughter Janis Olsen ’75; and her siblings, Truman, Connie Schey ’44, and Jean. She is survived by her husband, Robert; her children Scott and Patricia; one grandson; and one great grandson.

     

    1949

    Charles Dunham died on March 30, 2018. During his time at Hamline, he was a member of The Oracle staff. He is predeceased by his siblings Jane and Sylvia. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; his children, Dave, Kenny, Brian, and Jeff; his stepchild, Roy; seven grandchildren; and his sister Sylvia.

    Vivian Seibert McGonagle died on February 19, 2018. She is predeceased by her husband, Lewis. She is survived by her son, Todd McGonagle ’86; and one grandchild.

    William Peter died on September 15, 2017. He is predeceased by his son, William. He is survived by his wife, Dolores; his children Anna, Carol, Wallace, Terri, and Renee; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

     

    1950

    Arvid Bollesen died on January 30, 2016. He majored in general science at Hamline. He is predeceased by his brother, Rueben. He is survived by his children, Randi and Debra; five grandchildren; and his sisters, Alma and Hilda.

    William ’Bill’ Fierke died on February 23, 2018. During his time at Hamline, he was a member of the swimming and diving team. He is predeceased by his wife, Betty; and his sister Barbara. He is survived by his children, Susan, Carol, and John; one grandchild; and his sister Winnie.

    Richard Lindeke died on January 7, 2018. During his time at Hamline, he was a member of Alpha Sigma Chi and he majored in economics. He is survived by his wife, Marlyce; his children, Dennis and Debbie; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and his brother, Warren.

    Stanley Peterson died on March 10, 2018. During his time at Hamline, he was a member of Alpha Sigma Chi and he majored in education and general science.

     

    1951

    John Connelly died on June 11, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Mary Louise; his seven children, Thomas, Kathleen, John, Timothy, Michael, Brian, and Maureen; and 10 grandchildren.

    Carolyn Fisher Richards died on February 2, 2018. During her time at Hamline, she was a member of Philo Browning and The Oracle staff. She is predeceased by her husband, Tom Richards ’50. She is survived by her children, Ann and Mark.

     

    1952

    Clifton Gustafson Jr. died on November 30, 2017. During his time at Hamline, he was a member of Alpha Psi Omega, Alpha Sigma Chi, and the football team, and he majored in business administration and economics. He is predeceased by his daughter Christy. He is survived by the mother of his children, Dolores; his children Pam, Sandra, and Clifton; three grandchildren; one great grandchild, and his sisters, Dian and Marie.

    Jacqueline Metcalf died on June 25, 2018. During her time at Hamline, she majored in nursing.

    Frank Winsor died on January 24, 2018. During his time at Hamline, he was a member of the orchestra and Theta Chi, and he majored in music education. He is predeceased by his siblings, Jeanne, John, and Bob. He is survived by his wife, Laurel Kaehler Winsor ’53; his children, Linda, Jim, and Bob; seven grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

    Rita Monson Woolson died on March 1, 2018. During her time at Hamline, she was a member of Philo Browning, and she majored in education, health, and physical education. She is survived by her husband, Loren; her children, Linda, Pamela, and Craig; six grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

     

    1953

    Mary Welfare Bergman died on June 26, 2018. She majored in nursing at Hamline. She is predeceased by her husband, Emmett; and her sisters Florence, Dorothy, and Shirley. She is survived by her children, Peggy, Patty, Susan, and Emmett; and 10 grandchildren.

    Elizabeth “Betty” Pagels Dziuk died on November 3, 2016. She majored in nursing at Hamline. She is predeceased by her two brothers. She is survived by her husband, Harold; her children, Barbara, Michael, Robert, David, and Stephanie; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

    Robert Gussner died on March 24, 2018. During his time at Hamline, he was a member of Torch & Cycle, Phi Beta Kappa, and the basketball team, and he majored in education and history. He is predeceased by his wife, Joan. He is survived by his children, Linda, Brad, and Timothy; his stepchildren, Paul, Jack, and Lynda; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.

    Beryl Bennett Linnerooth died on July 22, 2018. During her time at Hamline, she was a member of Alpha Phi Theta and she majored in speech.

    Morten Olson died on February 9, 2018. During his time at Hamline, he was a member of the swimming and diving team. He is predeceased by two brothers. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Bracewell Olson ’53; his children, Steve, Karen, Jeff, and Marcia; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and his siblings, Warren, Lowell, Clyde, and Dale.

    Marie Grittner Proctor died on March 6, 2018. She majored in sociology at Hamline. She is survived by her brother, Joe Grittner ’49.

    Lorraine Skubinna Rankin died on July 18, 2018. She majored in nursing at Hamline. She is survived by her husband, J. Marvin; her children, Pat, Carol, Jim, Tom, and Jean; 12 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

     

    1954

    Delores “Casey” Holm Heyer died on July 19, 2018. She majored in history at Hamline. She is predeceased by her husband, Basil; and her sister, Margaret. She is survived by her son, Hall; and three grandchildren.

    Charles Hoelzel died on June 17, 2018. During his time at Hamline, he was on the swimming and diving team and he majored in chemistry.

     

    1955

    Ronald Finwall died on February 19, 2018. During his time at Hamline, he was a member of the swimming and diving team and he majored in art. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Carlson Finwall ’55; his children, Shann, Alyce Finwall ’92, and Scott; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and his brother, Wayne.

    John Alfred Wolbert died on July 12, 2018. He majored in business administration and economics at Hamline. He is predeceased by his first wife, Madrice Spreiter Wolbert ’54. He is survived by his second wife, Tina; his sister, Janet; his children, Susan and Sara; two stepdaughters; and six grandchildren.

     

    1956

    Robert Kaupa died on May 12, 2018. He majored in education, English, and social studies at Hamline. 

    Duane Murray died on July 22, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Vickie; his stepchildren, Barry and Deborah; one grandson; and his sister, Patricia.

     

    1957

    Donald Johnson died on April 11, 2018. During his time at Hamline, he was a member of the National Collegiate Players and he majored in chemistry. He is predeceased by his wife, Lois. He is survived by his children, Steven, Susan, and Karen; four grandchildren; and his sister, Diane.

    Dorothy Howe Nordvall died on December 12, 2017. She majored in nursing at Hamline. She is survived by her husband, Jim; her children, Michael and Mark; four grandchildren; and her sister, Ginger.

     

    1958

    Patricia Childs Cohen died on July 16, 2018. She majored in English and music at Hamline. She is predeceased by her husband, Jacob. She is survived by her children, Erika and Gideon; two stepchildren; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and her siblings, Peggy, Susan, Nancy, and Kathy.

    Jean Hanson died on January 2, 2018.

    Mardelle Petrick Lambert died on May 10, 2015. She majored in nursing at Hamline. She is predeceased by her children Kevin and Amanda, and a granddaughter. She is survived by her husband, Jack; her children Barbara, Stephen, David, Jay, and Kathy; grandchildren; great grandchildren; and her sister, Gail.

    Barbara Nigra Sandberg died on March 9, 2018. She is survived by her husband, LeRoy; her children, Mark, Kathy, Patty, and Thomas; nine grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and her sister, Diane.

     

    1960

    Lowell Sando died on January 17, 2018. He was a mathematics major at Hamline.

    Allan Wolter died on June 3, 2017. He majored in physics at Hamline.

     

    1961

    Donald Sarles died on May 3, 2018. During his time at Hamline, he was a member of Phi Delta, and he majored in economics and management. He is predeceased by his brothers Lien and William. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Spike Sarles ’61; his children, Greg, Lisa, and Jodi; and four grandchildren.

    Phillip Stokes died on February 20, 2018. He majored in education, history, and social studies at Hamline. He is predeceased by his wife, Carol; and his sister, Yvonne. He is survived by his children, Michael, David, Melissa, and Jeff; eight grandchildren; one great grandchild; and his brother, Jim.

     

    1963

    Ruthann Knudson died on March 25, 2018. During her time at Hamline, she was a member of the A Cappella Choir. She is survived by her brother, Knute.

     

    1964

    Fred H.W. Schmiesing Jr. died on April 20, 2018. During his time at Hamline, he was a member of Theta Chi and the basketball and football teams, and he majored in education and English. He is survived by his wife, Carol; his children, John, Amy, and Sally; five grandchildren; and his siblings, Milan, Larry, Faye, David, and Charles.

     

    1966

    Richard Strohkirch died on August 9, 2018. During his time at Hamline, he was a member of the hockey and tennis teams and Theta Chi, and he majored in biology and education. He is survived by his twin brother, Thomas Strohkirch ’65.

     

    1967

    Joel Torgerson died on July 4, 2018. He majored in economics at Hamline.

    Gretchen Radatz Zell died on July 5, 2018. During her time at Hamline, she was a member of Pi Gamma Mu and she majored in political science. She is predeceased by her husband, James. She is survived by her sister, Jean; a step granddaughter; and a great granddaughter.

     

    1969

    Mary Radke Meggitt died on March 25, 2018. She majored in speech and theatre arts at Hamline. She is survived by her husband, Jack; her children, Christopher and Sarah; three grandchildren; and her brother, Tom.

    Linda Vetter died on January 1, 2018. During her time at Hamline, she was a member of Pi Gamma Mu and she majored in history.

     

    1970

    Russell Bergquist Jr. died on April 12, 2018. He majored in political science at Hamline. He is survived by his children, Lee, Russell III, and Nicholas; five grandchildren; and his brother, Ronald.

    Donna Berry Buzicky died on May 13, 2018. During her time at Hamline, she was a member of The Oracle staff and she majored in sociology.

    Bruce Robert Moore died on February 26, 2018. During his time at Hamline, he was a member of the track and field team. He is predeceased by his father, Robert; and his brother, Jim. He is survived by his wife, Lori; his mother, Pat; his children, Michelle and Laura; and his siblings, Doug and Cindy.

     

    1973

    David Delano died on July 6, 2018. During his time at Hamline, he was a member of the concert band and he majored in economics. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia; his children, Jessie and Marcus; two grandchildren; and his siblings, Susan and John.

    Fayetta Maki died on May 8, 2018. She majored in art and art history at Hamline. She is predeceased by her brother Dudley. She is survived by her son, Devlin; one grandchild; and her siblings William, Cindy, Valerie, and Pamela.

     

    1974

    Paul Anderson died on February 24, 2018. During his time at Hamline, he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon and the tennis and soccer teams, and he majored in biology. He is survived by his siblings, Judith and Kathleen.

    James Mims III died on December 11, 2017. During his time at Hamline, he was a member of The Oracle staff. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer; his children, Melissa, Jessica, and Scott; five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

     

    1975

    Marelyn Deyo Morgan died on January 26, 2018. She majored in psychology at Hamline. She is predeceased by her siblings and her children Pat and Nick. She is survived by her children Diana, Cindy, Tim, Bev, Jim, Mary, and Ted; 15 grandchildren; and 22 great grandchildren.

    Linda Brustman Perri died on April 16, 2016. She is survived by her husband, Robert; her daughter, Jennifer; one grandson; and her siblings, Edward and Jerry.

     

    1977

    Janette Hansen Strathy died on July 28, 2018. During her time at Hamline, she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and she majored in chemistry.

     

    1978

    Janet Conniff Alan died on January 28, 2018. During her time at Hamline, she was a member of The Oracle staff.

     

    1980

    Thayer Butler died on November 13, 2015. She majored in history at Hamline. She is survived by her children, Scarlett, Erik, and Peter; two grandchildren; and her sisters, Robin, Rebecca, and Barbara.

    Steven Keller died on July 30, 2018. During his time at Hamline, he was a member of the football team and Presidential Scholars and he majored in chemistry.

    Ronald Melas died on February 26, 2014. He majored in classics and philosophy at Hamline. He is survived by his siblings, Peter, Deb, Brian, and Dawn. 

     

    1981

    Margaret Lawrence died on September 8, 2017. She majored in theatre arts at Hamline.

     

    1984

    Marjorie Pike Gardner died on July 29, 2018. She majored in business administration at Hamline.

     

    1987 

    Craig Felton died on October 14, 2017. During his time at Hamline, he was a member of Presidential Scholars and the wrestling team, and he majored in physics. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; his children, Matthew, Jennifer, and Megan; and his brothers, Tim and Jason.

    Mark Grundy died on May 14, 2018. During his time at Hamline, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega and he majored in business administration. He is survived by his son, Preston Grundy; his siblings, Bruce, Tami, and Lee; and several nieces and nephews.

     

    1993

    Keith “Jon” Hempel died on April 5, 2018. During his time at Hamline, he was a member of Theta Chi and the golf and soccer teams, and he majored in economics and political science. He is survived by his wife, Heidi.

     

    2014

    Elizabeth Bernini Dopp died on May 31, 2018. She earned her paralegal certificate at Hamline. She is survived by her mother, June.

    Graduate

     

    Michael Walz JD ’76 died on August 4, 2018.

    Leo Daly JD ’77 died on July 1, 2018. He is survived by his sons, Timothy Daly ’08 and Nicholas; and his brothers, Joseph Daly, faculty emeritus, Mike, Bob, Kevin, and John.

    David Olson JD ’78 died on April 18, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Mary; and his son, Matthew.

    John McNamee JD ’79 died on March 14, 2018.

    Mary Hemp Bartz JD ’80 died on May 4, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Richard; her children, Christina, R. John, Steven, Paul, Thomas, and James; 16 grandchildren; one great grandchild; and her siblings, Dorothy and Richard.

    Julie Anderl JD ’84 died on August 5, 2018.

    Jeffrey Thompson JD ’85 died on February 11, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Cyndy; his children, Andrew, Jonny, Michael, and Christina; and his siblings, Sandy, Janice, and Lori.

    Michael Antoline JD ’89 died on May 18, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; his children, Benjamin and Grant; and his siblings, Marina and Tony.

    J. Aron Allen JD ’94 died on August 8, 2018.

    Michael Herold JD ’94 died on May 26, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Diane; his children, Beth and Joe; and his siblings, Patty and Jim.

    Lisa Marie Fournier DePauw MALS ’95 died on February 2, 2018. She majored in liberal studies at Hamline. She is survived by her husband, Doug; her children, Josie and Nicki; and her sisters, Debbie, Renee, Missy, and Sheila.

    Mark Breneman JD ’07 died on February 27, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Alyce; his children, Aaron Breneman ’00, Rachel, Ingrid, and Jude; and his siblings, Kris, Susan, and David.

    Mark Mrnak JD ’07 died on March 21, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Julia; and his siblings, Mike, Missy, Justin, Mindy, and Matt.

    Marc Henderson MAED ’08 died on July 29, 2018.

     

     

    Faculty and staff

     

    Rute Maija Zarins Helmen died on June 28, 2018. She taught at Hamline for 16 years. She is survived by her husband, John “Jack”; her daughter, Nicole; and a grandson.

    Betty Frye Leach died on April 27, 2018. She is predeceased by her husband, Frederick; and her brother Louis. She is survived by her children, Deborah Leach Willms ’71, Matthew Leach ’79, Richard Leach ’00, and Betsy; 10 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and her brother Timothy.

     

    Friends

    Rufus Brown died on April 18, 2018. He is predeceased by his sister Joan. He is survived by his wife, Jean Garbe Brown ’59; his children, Daniel Brown ’86 and David Brown ’00; three grandchildren; and his siblings Bill, Sara, Judy, and Barry.

    Richard Ireland, emeritus trustee, died on March 20, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; and his daughter, Cristi Stalwick JD ’95.

    Thomas Green died on March 1, 2018.

    Lois Hammelman died on April 13, 2018. She is predeceased by her husband, Raymond; and her brother, Leo. She is survived by her children Jane and Marcia Hammelman ’83; and two grandchildren.

    Gerald Needham, life trustee, died on February 17, 2018. He is predeceased by a brother. He is survived by his wife, Billie Needham; his children, Robert and Patricia; six grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

    Douglas Rowley died on December 22, 2017. He is predeceased by his siblings, Howard and Ellen. He is survived by his wife, Lila; his children, Mike, George, William, Robert, and Quint; 13 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

    Francenia Eaton Wilson died on November 1, 2017.