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

 

1940s
Donna Cappell-Smith ’43
William A. Newton, Jr ’43
Mina Marie Monteith Sturmer ’44
Betty A. Hartley Bailey ’48
Janet Cordes Clay ’48
Vera M. Parsons Schroeder ’48
Evalyne Cooley Leonard ’49
1950s
Leon Bonner ’50
Virginia Bryan Borts ’50
Burdette LaMar Kleckner ’50
Joyce Gardner Van Aelst ’50
Christine A. Dempsey Watson ’50
William J. Anderson ’51 
Robert A. Betty, Jr. ’51 
James G. Crawford ’51 
Lillian M. Goodwyn ’51
Joseph Slotnick ’51
Shirley Stewart ’51
Mary Jane Keith Wagstaff ’51 
William R. Castile ’52
Margaret Ann “Peggy” Rose Kleckner ’52
James Sterling Sanford ’52  
Hessel J. Wever ’52
J. Michael Bramble ’53 
Nancy Wilbur Dunstan ’53
William J. Felmlee ’53
Robert L. Kersten ’53
Shirley Simpson Walker ’53 
Richard E. Wylie ’53
Mary Dahl Brower ’54 
Jane Lou Kersten Butters ’54
Paul E. Faeth ’54 
Betty Jane Fowler Morgan ’54
Gene Schnelz ’54
Phillip Ezra Smith ’54
Mary Jane Black ’55
Raymond Mayer ’55
Joseph Richert ’55 
John A. Irwin ’56
Lowell B. Lindy ’56
Karan M. Pregitzer ’56
Ron C. Vliet ’56
Frederick G. “Fred” Wyngarden ’56
Frederick Ahrens ’57
Mary Devries Brisbois ’57
Lillian E. Porter Hudson ’57
Richard S. Knowles ’57
Hugh H. Laird ’57
Patricia A. Cameron Minshall ’57
Douglas W. Phillips ’57
Katherine “Katie” Manthos Vlahakis ’57 
Jean Molyneux Choate ’58
Joseph “Joe” V. Edward Coe ’58
Stephen E. Crowell ’58
Lyleen Ann Haller ’58
Donald Laidler ’58
Richard C. Moore ’58
Gary D. Clark ’59
William G. “Bill” Klenk ’59
Donald M. Sinclair ’59
Gordon G. Snyder ’59 
1960s
R. Glenn Watterworth ’60
Barbara Busby White ’60
Catherine “Cappi” Booth Carter ’61
R. George DeVries ’61
Barbara Ann Loomis Greer ’61
Thomas A. Jamieson ’61
Carol Stamper Ringenwald ’61
William J. Slack ’61
Martha Dent Dice ’62
Dennis F. Ellis ’62
Marcia Pfeuffer Hutchins ’62
William E. Johns ’62
Victoria Jackson Lynas ’62
John “Pat” Patrick McGuire ’62
John Mitchell Rowland ’62
Jerry R. Shaw ’62 
Michael A. Maus ’63
Louis G. “Lou” Economou ’64
Dennis Kellar ’64
Donald D. Metcalf ’64
Robert W. Cleveland ’65
Darlene E. Clingenpeel ’65
Donald Fullenwider ’65
Patricia Schaeffer ’65 
Thomas B. Warth ’65 
Carolyn Reid Bennett ’66
Betty M. Wheeler DeReyes ’66
Raelyn A. Janssen ’67 
Kathleen Goodenow Johnston ’68
Frederic Peter “Rick” vandenBerg ’68
Peggy Boston Baker ’69
Robert F. Burlingame ’69
Mary “Libby” Child ’69
Suzanne D. Hopkins ’69
James E. McCarty ’69

 

1970s
Randall “Randy” Papp ’70
Dann Peacock ’70
Rodney C. Shoemaker ’70
Barbara Jo Sawyer-Koch ’71
Barbara J. Klepper ’72
Margaret K. “Marghi” Odell ’72
Randall E. Raymond ’72
Charles A. Schoenheit ’72
Deborah L. Sadler Townsend ’72 
Karen E. Roepcke Kooistra ’73
Michael C. Seeley ’75
Lawrence Brodeur ’76
Catherine Carnaby Jackson ’77
Theresa Hitchens ’78
Kathie Sue Trisch Watts ’78
Mark V. Wheeler ’78 
Carla Jo Weston ’79 
1980s
Amy Rainsford Stephenson ’80
Timothy Martin “Mit” Tyler ’80 
Thomas D. Weede ’80
Marjorie Anne Rowe Mann ’82
Hope E. Pinkerton Freeman ’83
Douglas J. Gravelle ’84
Charles Allen “Chip” Gray ’84
Ira C. Hamden ’84
Sarah Marie Stoll Ortwine ’85
Sarah J. Biggs ’87
Gregory T. Boss ’88
Paul G. Curry ’89
1990s
Bubba Anderson Popa ’93

 

2000s
Erin E. Oglenski Modrzynski ’01
2010s
Benjamin Ryan Brow ’15
Ryan M. Maguire ’18
Former Faculty and Staff
William Beaty Boyd (former dean of faculty)
Carroll Lee “Jake” Fisher (36 years, sanitary engineer)
Jon K. Groteluschen (vice president, business & finance 1982-1998)
Theodore W. Hertzog (15+ years, computer science professor)
Margaret M. Thomas McCormick (25 years, housekeeping)
Francis Morado (22 years, food services cook)
John Seveland (10 years, vice president, enrollment & student affairs)
Carolyn Pryor Smith (5 years, food services at Joe’s Place)
James S. Tipton (professor 1970-1983)
Michael J. Yavenditti (38 years, professor & history dept chair)
Friends of the College
Margaret Anne Ball (parent/in-law to faculty members Dr. Karen Ball and Dr. Patrick Furlong)
Lynn Baumann (spouse of Terry Baumann ’74, parent of Ashley Williams ’13)
Donna M. Chartier 
Jack K. Colsell (spouse of Ruth Rose Colsell ’52)
Robert B. Crist 
Don J. Dewey 
Richard L. Dilsworth (honorary coach, Alma football and basketball)
Philippe Dunoyer (trustee emeritus) 
Thomas R. Duvendack (spouse of Marianne Britt Duvendack ’77)
Joan S. Fraker (spouse of Robert ’49 and parent of Patrick ’75)
Stanley Gawel (parent of Julie Gawel ’86)
Genevieve Marie Gibbs (parent of Laura A. Bamberg ’84)
Paul Gluck (parent of Greg Gluck ’87 and Greg’s wife Mary Gluck ’87)
Nancy Lou Greening
Chloe Flowers Hampton
Donald A. Hawkins (parent of late Dodi Hawkins Cummings ’80)
Thomas F. Hays
Earl N. Jondahl (spouse of June Glencross Jondahl ’69)
Elaine L. Kraenzlein
Charlotte J. Larsen (spouse of Paul Larsen, parent of Karen Larsen ’77, and Scott Larsen ’79, and grandparent of Erik Larsen ’08)
Bruce R. Maters 
Robert L. Moore (parent of Jennifer Moore McKee ’86)
Frances Jean Nesen
K. Hugh Rohrer (parent of Mary Jo Rohrer Pung ’86)
Carl L. Salling (parent of Jeffrey Salling ’05) 
Helen Meyer Schweinsberg (parent of Doris Balgoyen ’72 and Stephen Meyer ’80)
George Miles Showers 
Gwendolyn Moreen Sullivan
Glen Voglesong (spouse of Cheryl Addington Voglesong ’79)
Irene Waske (parent of James Waske ’76)
Biff Weber (spouse of Susan Palmer Weber ’80)
Eugene “Gene” Yehle (former trustee and parent of Don Yehle ’71)
Russell C. Youngdahl, Sr. (former trustee, parent of Russell, Jr ’75, and grandson Neil Youngdahl ’15)
Thaddeus “Ted” Zolty