In Memory

1930s

Emma Walters Herstrum ’35, June 30, Rocky River, Ohio

Charles Behrens ’36, Aug. 22, Waukesha, Wis. 

Katherine Weise Broadstone ’38, June 10, Peoria, Ill. 

Edward Heilbron ’38, Sept. 17, Temple, Texas

Richard Killin ’39, Aug. 20, Naples, Fla.  

1940s

Ruth Brueckner Grossweiler ’41, March 12, Pekin, Ill. 

Bill Chinuge ’42, Nov. 27, Peoria, Ill. 

Jean Holmes Keithley ’42, June 16, Peoria, Ill. 

Mavis Remsburg Miller ’43, June 7, Lisle, Ill. 

Janann “Nan” Daykin Compton ’44, Aug. 1, Sterling, Ill.

John Gaul Wilson Jr. ’46, June 12, Peoria, Ill. 

Wayne Noder ’48, Feb. 3, 2013, New Port Richey, Fla.

Robert F. Cummings ’49 MA ’50, Sept. 22, Franklin, Mass.   

William Gleason ’49, May 20, Peoria, Ill.

George Lyle ’49, June 20, Peoria, Ill.

Wilfred Madsen ’49, Sept. 30, Winter Park, Fla. 

William Olsen ’49, Jan. 6, 2013, Grand Junction, Colo. 

Robert Strunk ’49, June 12, Morton, Ill.

1950s

Raymond Bennett ’50, April 29, Pekin, Ill. 

William Cave ’50, June 12, Costa Mesa, Calif. 

Robert Clarke ’50, Oct. 16, 2012, Silvis, Ill. 

Harold Fogelmark ’50 MA ’59, July 17, East Peoria, Ill. 

Jules Gits ’50, Sept. 13, Wheaton, Ill. 

Al Humphrey ’50, May 24, Fort Madison, Iowa

Edward Janssen ’50 MS ’53, May 21, Shoreview, Minn.

Charles Simms Jr. ’50, June 20, Morton, Ill.  

Paul Clopper ’51 MA ’52, Aug. 18, Pasadena, Calif.

Jack Gruebmeyer ’51, Oct. 2, East Peoria, Ill.  

Donald Robison ’51, June 10, Tucson, Ariz.

Milford “Steve” Stephenson ’51, Aug. 11, Peoria, Ill. 

W. Gene Stevens ’51, June 23, Peoria, Ill.

Abid Al-Marayati ’52 MA ’54, July 29, Toledo, Ohio

Margaret “Peg” Bahnfleth ’52 MA ’53, July 2, East Peoria, Ill.

William Berning ’52, July 19, Springfield, Ill.   

John Carson ’52, Oct. 14, Morton, Ill.  

Henry Day Jr. ’52, Sept. 21, Hanna, Wyo. 

Phyllis Walton Smith ’52, Dec. 29, 2012, Hoover, Ala.

Otto Torre ’52, Oct. 12, East Peoria, Ill. 

Oscar Tuttle ’52, June 29, Tucson, Ariz. 

Raymond “Chuck” Eyster Jr. ’53, Oct. 8, Peoria, Ill. 

Robert Manning ’53, July 22, Peoria, Ill.  

David Watson ’53, July 25, Lafayette, Ind. 

Richard Fritze ’54, Sept. 26, Hoover, Ala. 

Stanley Haack ’54, May 24, Freeport, Ill. 

Reginald Sipfle ’54, Sept. 27, North Port, Fla. 

Arlyn Toppert ’54, Sept. 26, Prophetstown, Ill. 

Richard Awl ’55, Aug. 22, Hickory, N.C.

Beverly Kash Kline ’55, May 17, Fremont, Calif. 

Bette Beghtol O’Connell ’56, July 9, Peoria, Ill. 

Marilyn Roberts Campbell ’57, Aug. 19, Bettendorf, Iowa

Vera Talbott Krughoff ’57, May 26, San Jose, Ill. 

Sunny Christiansen Lawrence ’57, June 28, Naperville, Ill. 

Richard Moorhouse ’57, May 27, Charleston, S.C.

Nelson Barrick ’58, Aug. 19, Washington, Ill. 

Dale Ems ’58 MA ’70, April 20, Fountain Hills, Ariz. 

Emil Monge ’58, May 31, Pekin, Ill.

Duane Quiram ’58, Sept. 19, Princeton, Ill. 

Theodore Loomos Sr. ’59, May 28, Chicago, Ill. 

Richard Mundo ’59, Aug. 31, Palos Heights, Ill. 

1960s

James Ballew ’61, June 2, Seven Lakes, N.C.

G. Richard Brooksbank ’61, Aug. 10, Pekin, Ill. 

Maralee Bloyd Workman Hagaman ’61, July 9, Lewistown, Ill. 

Michael McNamara ’61, June 26, Peoria, Ill.  

Donna Sumner Pearsall ’61, Aug. 27, Sun City, Ariz. 

Dean Cotton ’62, July 20, Lafayette, Ind.  

John D. Kauffman ’62 MA ’65, Oct. 3, Carol Stream, Ill. 

John Orrick ’62, Aug. 21, South Chicago Heights, Ill. 

Duane Runyon ’62, July 29, Elmwood, Ill. 

Delia “Dee Dee” Shea Ryan ’62, July 14, Chicago, Ill.

John Schoch ’62, Sept. 11, Fairview, Texas 

Patricia Buege Duff ’63, June 23, Albuquerque, N.M. 

Charles Sutton ’63, Sept. 19, Montrose, Colo. 

Craig Ackley ’64, Dec. 7, 2012, Boynton Beach, Fla. 

Michael Day ’64, July 30, Oxford, Mich.

Roger Fleisher ’64 MA ’73, Oct. 4, Peoria, Ill. 

James Funk, MA ’65, July 5, Washington, Ill. 

Emil “Ed” Rink ’65, May 30, Beardstown, Ill.

Robert Stambach ’65, July 28, Mesa, Ariz. 

Margaret Woodfill, MA ’65, June 19, Henry, Ill. 

William Debelak ’66, June 18, Tucson, Ariz. 

John Moore ’66, Sept. 22, Melbourne, Fla. 

Betty DeWolfe ’67, Aug. 9, Galva, Ill. 

Johanna Dielfield, MS ’67, July 29, Anna, Ill.

Jackson Medley, MEA ’67, Aug. 15, Oshkosh, Wis. 

Tom White ’67, Aug. 28, Jacksonville, Fla. 

Donald Ahten, MA ’68, June 11, Creve Coeur, Ill. 

Shirley Crum Froebe, MA ’68, Oct. 7, Silver Lake, Ohio

Gene Chamberlain, MA ’69, Aug. 24, Streator, Ill. 

Warren Watkins ’69, Sept. 7, Peoria, Ill. 

1970s

Fenton Bain ’70, July 6, Boulder, Colo. 

Edna Woelfle Baker ’70, Sept. 20, Peoria, Ill. 

Gary Byrkit ’70, Aug. 13, Edmond, Okla. 

Brian Koski ’70, May 27, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Michael Nelson ’70, May 29, Roscoe, Ill.

Raymond Cole ’71, May 22, Marietta, Ga.

Elsie Fulton, MA ’71, Sept. 30, Clinton, Ill.  

Gilbert “Gil” Gordon ’71, July 19, Highland Park, Ill. 

Patrick Pomes ’71, Sept. 21, South Bend, Ind. 

Susan Dieffenderfer Hartfelder, MS ’72, Aug. 16, Milton, Fla.  

Rhea Tate Jones ’72, Aug. 18, Mapleton, Ill. 

James Sharav ’73, Aug. 20, Peoria, Ill. 

John Garms ’74, June 15, Arlington Heights, Ill.

Douglas Kramer ’74, Sept. 5, Morton, Ill.

Steven Corich ’76, June 29, San Ramon, Calif.

JoAnne Bowen Helenek, MA ’76 BS ’82, Sept. 8, Peoria, Ill.  

Paul Blackburn ’77 MBA ’84, June 11, Edwards, Ill. 

John Bohls ’78, Aug. 31, Evansville, Ind.

Vyvian Barfield ’79, Oct. 1, 2012, Chicago, Ill. 

Julia Smith Colorado ’79, Oct. 6, Peoria, Ill.  

1980s

Linda Abel Broccolo ’83, March 20, Elmwood Park, Ill. 

Ricky Maclin, MA ’83, July 19, St. Louis, Mo. 

Darlene Schoon ’83, Sept. 23, Chesterfield, Mo. 

Jennifer Meiner Emerson ’85, Aug. 8, Morton, Ill.

1990s

GeorgeAnn Siwicke, MLS ’96, May 22, Peoria, Ill. 

Faculty

Donald Albanito, professor emeritus of business administration and dean of the College of Continuing Education and Summer School from 1971–86, died Sept. 22 in Peoria. Previously, he taught at Bradley from 1956–71. He held a master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a doctorate from Indiana University. A World War II Army veteran, he was active in several professional and civic organizations, contributed articles to professional journals, and co-authored a book about FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Winner of the University’s Mergen Community Service Award in 1972, he is survived by his companion, Dr. Debra Cribbs, as well as by four children, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.   

Dr. James Irwin ’80 MSEE ’81, associate professor of electrical engineering at Bradley for 26 years, died Nov. 17 in Peoria. He was the faculty adviser for Intervarsity Christian Fellowship at the University for 25 years and was active in his church. James earned his doctoral degree at the University of Illinois. He is survived by his wife, Linda; his mother; four children, including Timothy Irwin ’07 MSA ’07, Christina Irwin Medina ’08, and Jonathan Irwin ’15; and four grandchildren.

John Ruble, professor emeritus of accounting, died July 4 in Peoria. He taught at Bradley from 1956–92. A World War II Navy veteran, he held a master’s degree from Indiana University. John was a member and adviser of Beta Alpha Psi at Bradley and was active with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, as a volunteer reader for Bradley’s Radio Information Service and with VISTA. Survivors include his wife, Ann; five children, including Jean Ruble Becktel ’81, Kathy Ruble ’83, and Philip Ruble ’89; and two grandchildren.  

Clyde Smith, associate professor of education emeritus, died Nov. 4 in Lakeland, Fla. He taught at Bradley from 1969–97. He held a master’s degree from the University of Missouri and a doctorate from the University of Tennessee. Winner of Bradley’s Mergen Award for Public Service in 1975, he was an elder in his church and was honored by several organizations, including the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce and the Salvation Army. He is survived by his wife, Jannis Lowery Smith ’83, as well as his daughter, Renee Smith ’84, and two granddaughters.

“In Memory” Guidelines: In Memory is written from newspaper clippings, as well as published obituaries supplied by friends and family. Submit an obituary by mailing a newspaper clipping or memory card from the funeral home to Bradley Hilltopics, 1501 W. Bradley Ave., Peoria, IL 61625.