In Memoriam

Alma College mourns the loss of the alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students who have passed away. This page honors the lives of the college community members who have died over the last year. Although they no longer grace us with their presence, we hold them in our hearts and minds as we cherish the memories of the times spent together.

1930s
Helen Elizabeth “Betty” Roberts Alley ’39

 

1940s
Prudence Taylor ’45
Amy Middleton Caverne ’46
Betty Jane Richter ’46
Althea Helen Dewey Mulloy ’48
Orthella “Red” Swalla ’48
Betty Jean Snow Allen ’49
Ethelyn McArtor Shavrnoch ’49

 

1950s
Ralph W. Appell ’50
Susan Brede Binder ’50
Robert M. Christenson ’50
Dorothy Michael Piedt ’50
Charles E. Schoenhals ’50
Patricia Miner Van Amberg ’50
R. James Colter, Jr. ’51
Keith Van Duzen ’51
Rex P. Richards ’51
William G. Williams ’51
William H. Arbury ’53
George B. Lawrence ’53 
Walter J. Roman, II ’53
Ruth Morse Silbert ’53
John R. Koschara ’54
Gail Donaldson Ruff ’54
Elizabeth “Sandy” Smith Shaw ’54
Laurence G. Stevens ’54
Philip J. Chisholm ’56
Sherra Nugent Fritch ’56 
Raymond J. Shamberger ’56
Marcia Lou Johnson ’57
Gordon C. Smith ’57
Karen Homan Stadler ’57
George R. Arrick, Jr ’58
Robert E. Atkins ’58
Phyllis Dresbach Hedberg ’58
Carol Blanck Hummel ’58
Arthur C. Dittenber ’59
Shirley Pond Hosmer ’59
William T. Jones ’59
William G. “Bill” Klenk ’59
Charles M. Lewis ’59
William E. York ’59

 

1960s
Charles H. Gable ’60
C. William Rankin ’60
Lawrence H. Thompson ’60
Donna Schwartz Wallace ’60
Roy T. Abbott ’61
David L. Ebert ’61
Leonard H. Krueger ’61
Ronald A. MacKenzie ’61
David L. Proctor ’61
Stephen F. Engel ’62
Joe Neal Harris ’62
F. Curtis Roemer ’62
Victor Scully ’62
Gerald R. Tiemann ’62
Ovonah Blanchard Warner ’62
Gary J. Zdun ’62
Gary Burkhardt ’63
Barbara A. Mansfield ’63
Judith Geisler Watts ’63
Lola Marie Wells ’63
Charles R. “Bud” Acton ’64
Randy R. Mason ’64
John T. Sala ’64
Rodger C. Blair ’65 
Marion W. Mansfield ’65
Philip Granville “Gran” Mitchell ’65
John F. O’Dell ’65
Janis Cash Raber ’65
Vickie Giesken Everson ’67
Janice L. Shanahan ’67
Nancy Slattery Chesterton ’68
George J. Cottay, Jr ’68
Yvonne Oliver Hooker ’68
Gordon Hetrick ’69
C. Richard Mills ’69

 

1970s
Michael B. Cornelius ’70
Stephen G. Goodell ’70
Bruce A. Landino ’70
Floydene “Dean” Luke Mitchell ’70
Gwynne Olson Mitchell ’70
W. Neil Spink ’70
Karen Lovett Smith ’71 
Caroline Ann Cohoon Weller ’71
Michael J. Hughes ’72
Jeffrey L. Johnson ’72
William B. Spencer ’72
Peter Tazelaar ’72
Ann Miner Thomas ’72
Connie VanSchelven ’72
Gail Krueger DeMint ’73
Kathleen Ann Kupsky Martz ’73
Patrick C. Goggin ’74
Bonnie Snyder Hollern ’75
Judith Kan Meleski ’77
Mark C. Miser ’77
Pamela Jane Heck-Smith ’78
Pamela S. Backes ’79

 

1980s
Steven J. Hoffman ’80
Joanne Barbour “Joey” Walker ’80 
Leo Rosencrants ’81
William J. Parkhurst ’83
Michael P. Conway ’86
Susan J. Gibson ’86
Renee Scramlin Perry ’86
Van Russell Bensett ’88
Amanda Still Yannes ’88

 

1990s
Kelly Ann Arnold Boon ’92
Jonathan Paul Gilbert ’92
Greg S. Stepke ’92

 

2000s

 

 

2010s
Karen E. Maxfield ’14
Tyler E. Edwards ’16

 

Former Faculty and Staff
Denise Bakker (news services and publications staff)
Rosemary Fisher (40 years, accounting and payroll, 1961-2000)
Jennifer Gotaas (custodian 2016-2019, parent Elizabeth ’22 and parent of current students Cornelia, Julia and Victoria) 
Jon K. Groteluschen (15+ years, vice president business and finance) 
Ruth G. Spencer (33 years, food services and event manager) 
June M. Teverbaugh (secretary to vice president of development)
Mary Ann Wenzel (25+ years, food services)
Michael J. Yavenditti (38 years, professor and history dept. chair)

 

Friends of the College
Richard J. “Dick” Allen (spouse of JoAnn Wright Allen ’63)
Warren F. Boos (trustee emeritus)
James B. Conant (spouse of Kathryn Bailey Conant ’71)
Dean M. Gettemy (parent of Nancy Broomell ’73)
Jake W. Goffnett (parent of coach Charles Goffnett, grandparent of Kathryn Goffnett ’12)
Janet Treischmann Greenlees (spouse of late James Greenlees ’62)
Donald G. Hall (spouse of Alice Immer Hall ’58)
Janet Hintz 
Mary Anita Vanatten Hoxie
Beatrice A. Idema 
Jerrold M. Jung
Mary Ryan Munisteri (parent of faculty member Ben Munisteri) 
Martha Lee Muska
Charles L. Paige (spouse of Nancy Brookfield Paige ’71)
Wendell E. Parker (spouse of Mary Menovske Parker ’53)
Diane Postler-Slattery and Donald Slattery (trustee and spouse)
Barbara Ramsey (spouse of Mark Ramsey ’74)
Barbara J. Randall (parent of Ann Randall-Kendrick ’78)
Frank Rosengren (spouse of Joanne Sturner Rosengren ’58)
Jonieta Stone (spouse of 11th Alma College president late Alan J. Stone)
Dorothy Swanson (spouse of 9th Alma College president late Robert Swanson)
Yvonne “Bonnie” Sweeney (spouse of late Michael Sweeney, former coach)
Sarah Simons Thorndike (spouse of late Samuel Thorndike, former math faculty; parent of Jonathon ’83 and his wife Claudia ’83 Thorndike)
Janis Ann Collard VanEvery (spouse of Robert VanEvery ’64)
James Warthman
Ruth E. Watson (spouse of late Robert Watson ’59)
Fletcher J. Wright, III (partner of James Hogan)