In Memory

Faculty & Staff

LEONARD FLETCHER ’49, assistant professor of industrial engineering from 1952 to 1974, died on June 17. He resided in Lindsborg, Kan. After retiring from teaching, he served as Bradley’s director of safety and communication until 1979. A World War II Army veteran, he held a master’s degree from the University of Iowa. Three children survive, including ROD FLETCHER ’74 and DOUG FLETCHER ’81, and five grandchildren.

DONALD KOLLER ’50 MA ’53, professor emeritus of speech pathology, died on July 4 in Peoria. A World War II Navy veteran, he was a speech pathologist in Galesburg schools before joining Bradley’s faculty in 1956. He was a founder of H.E.A.R. and was the first recipient of an award from the Peoria Area Speech Language Hearing Association. Before retiring in 1992, he was acting dean of the College of Communications and Fine Arts. He went on to work in School District 150 until 1996. Don was active in mental health organizations and First United Methodist Church. He was a member of Sigma Nu. Survivors include two children, three grandsons, and five great-grandchildren.

BRENDAN LIDDELL, professor emeritus of philosophy, died on August 2 in Peoria. He taught at Bradley for 28 years, retiring in 1992. He held a doctoral degree from the University of Michigan and was ordained a deacon in the Episcopal Church in 1995. Brendan enjoyed opera and acting in local productions. He served as president of the faculty senate and the ACLU. A Korean War Air Force veteran, he served in the Reserves until 1987. Surviving are his wife Ruthanne; five children including ROSE LIDDELL KRAFT ’85, PATRICK LIDDELL ’01, and LYZ LIDDELL ’03; and four grandchildren.

HERBERT MORRIS, founder of the computer science department, died on July 18. He resided in Chillicothe. He retired in 1992 as associate professor emeritus after 27 years at Bradley. A World War II Army Air Corps veteran, he also served in the Reserves. He enjoyed hiking in national parks. Surviving are his wife Minette, his children DWIGHT MORRIS ’74 and GLORIA MORRIS 82, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. 

J. MICHAEL MURPHY ’68 MA ’71, executive director emeritus of housing, died on June 28 in Peoria. He was employed by Bradley for 37 years. A Navy veteran, Mike was a member of Delta Tau Delta. Surviving are his wife Gloria, two sons including MICHAEL J. MURPHY ’91, and three grandchildren. 


SARAH UPTON BALZER ’35, July 30, Peoria. She taught for many years in School District 150. Sarah was a member of Sigma Chi Gamma and First Presbyterian Church.

NANCY WHEELER DEEM ’38, June 30, St. George, Maine. Nancy was active in Junior League, PEO, and church groups. She enjoyed art and golf. Survivors include three children and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

ISABEL HILLING TALBOTT ’39, March 25, Cape Coral, Fla. She was an active volunteer in Pekin. Her daughter MARY ANN TALBOTT BROWNSTEIN ’71, two grandchildren, and two great-grandsons survive. 


JANE CARTER CARNEY ’40, April 5, Peoria. She retired as vice president of Peoria Brick and Tile in 1979. A member of Delta Kappa, Jane volunteered at Proctor Hospital and was active in her church. Three children including THOMAS CARNEY ’70 survive, as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

JEAN BURD JORDEN ’42, April 22, Fort Wayne, Ind. She was an active volunteer and bridge player. Four children, 12 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren survive.

BETTY HOLMES KNAPP ’43, July 2, Henry. A member of Sigma Kappa, Betty was a great-niece of Lydia Moss Bradley. She was active in the First Presbyterian Church and the county extension. Surviving are her husband Elmer, two sons, three grandchildren, and her sisters DOROTHY HOLMES BRUCKER ’37 and BERNICE HOLMES BAMBERGER ’38.

C. LOIS ROBERTSON WEIDNER ’44, May 22, Sleepy Hollow. She was a teacher and later founded Village Green Realty. Lois then worked for a realty firm in West Dundee. Active in her church, she was a member of Pi Beta Phi. Survivors include three children, three grandchildren, and brothers BILL “CORKY” ROBERTSON ’53 MA ’64 and JIM ROBERTSON ’57

BETTY GARVER BERTE ’45, March 13, Palo Alto, Calif. She worked professionally as a weaver for 17 years and later was a substitute teacher. Betty enjoyed bowling and fabric pattern design. Her husband WILLIAM BERTE ’45 survives, along with three children.

SASHA KOMSA ’47, April 26, Palm Harbor, Fla. He was an electrical engineer in tool design at Caterpillar for 33 years. Sasha was an Army veteran. His wife BETTIE MENZE KOMSA ’45 survives.

MYRA KINGSTON HEGER ’49, June 19, St. Charles. She assisted in her husband’s veterinary practice until 1977. A member of Pi Beta Phi, Myra was active in her church and served as president of the Homemakers of Illinois. She enjoyed golf, bridge, and travel. Three daughters survive.

DALE JOHNSON ’49, April 9, Peoria. He retired from Caterpillar in 1987 as a standards engineer. Dale enjoyed volunteering and was active in Masonic work and his church. Survivors include his son, six grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

MILDRED PATRICK KIRKNER ’49, June 16, Long Beach, Calif. She was an elementary school teacher for more than 35 years. Mildred enjoyed bowling and was a docent for Rancho Los Alamitos. Two daughters survive.

WARREN MOEWS ’49, Dec. 23, 2011, Batavia. He was controller of Moews Seed Co. His wife Bonnie survives, along with two daughters and two grandchildren.

GERALDINE LAMB NELSON ’49, May 1, Decatur. She taught elementary school in Germantown and Decatur, as well as Modesto, Calif. An active member of First Presbyterian Church, she was also involved with DAR and Pi Beta Phi. Survivors include two children, four grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

EDWARD RING ’49, April 25, Rockville, Md. While attending law school at Georgetown University, Ed began his 30-year career with GEICO. He became vice president of claims and then chief operating officer, and was credited with moving the company from near-bankruptcy. In 1980, he began an 11-year career with USAA Insurance. He was a charter member of the Insurance Crime Prevention Institute. An Army veteran, Ed was active in the Catholic Church. He enjoyed tennis. Four children and nine grandchildren survive.

JACQUELINE HARKINS TATTING ’49, April 12, Peoria. She was an accountant and office assistant for several architects. Jackie taught bridge and enjoyed sewing and quilting. Three children and two grandchildren survive.


PATRICIA MURPHY ADAMSON ’50, May 29, Peoria. Pat operated an antique shop and worked for Scotti Marketing. A member of Pi Beta Phi, she enjoyed bridge. Surviving are her husband Richard, two daughters, her brother EDWARD C. MURPHY ’56, six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

JOE S. ANDERSON ’50, April 7, Morton. He operated an optometry practice in Peoria from 1953 to 1996. Joe was a World War II Navy veteran. One son and two grandchildren survive.

WILLIAM DUHS ’50, May 24, Marvel, Colo. He and his wife Betty owned Frontier Adjusters until 1992 when they retired from the insurance business. Active in the Baptist Church, Bill did missionary work in Ecuador, India, and Mexico. He built several churches and homes in Illinois and Colorado. His wife survives, as well as three children and 12 grandchildren.

MARY LARKIN LONSETH-SAUER ’50, June 16, Ottawa Hills, Ohio. In 1982, she founded Mary’s Enterprises Theater Services, which brought more than 150 national concerts and major artists to Toledo’s Stranahan Theater. Specializing in group travel, her company also booked performances in Florida and on cruise ships. Previously Mary was sales manager of the Westgate Dinner Theater. Survivors include her husband Jack, five children, 12 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

KENNETH NEWELL ’50, July 1, Peoria. After a 41-year career with Caterpillar, Ken retired as a systems analyst. A World War II Navy veteran, he was a 33rd degree Mason and the Scottish Rite’s chief photographer. Ken also enjoyed golf. Survivors include his wife Joyce, two children, a stepson, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

DEAN SPENCE ’50 MS ’56, July 26, Elkhart, Ind. He joined Miles Labs in 1964 as a manager of marketing services and retired as vice president of marketing for the Bio-Tech Products Division in 1988. He was a veteran of the Army and the Navy. Dean enjoyed golf and flying. Two sons, two granddaughters, and three great-granddaughters survive.

BARBARA MATTISON WEBBER ’50, March 10, Sparland. She was active in LaPrairie United Presbyterian Church and sang in the choir. Three children, eight grandchildren, and her sister MARIANNE MATTISON LONG ’45 survive.

MERLE “BUS” WILHAM ’50, June 15, Henderson, Nev. He was an accountant and worked as a crossing guard after retiring. Merle was a World War II Army veteran. Three children, a stepdaughter, and four grandsons survive.

RICHARD SZIDON ’51, May 30, Peoria. Dick worked in television advertising sales for 25 years. He also was involved in auto dealerships, last as a partner in Village Buick in Morton. An avid golfer, Dick also built golf clubs. He was a member of Theta Chi and St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife Rosemary, three children, and seven grandchildren. 

WILLIAM C. MARTIN ’52, April 25, Darien. After his military service, Bill worked for Northern Trust Co., retiring in 1986 as vice president of human resources. He then worked with Prudential Real Estate for 25 years. A member of Theta Chi, Bill served on the Bradley Board of Trustees and received the Lydia Moss Bradley Award in 1985. He and his wife NAN BIERDEMANN MARTIN ’52 lived in Hinsdale for many years. She survives, along with four children and eight grandchildren.

JACK BATH ’53, Jan. 10, Lewistown. He retired from the Air Force in 1981 as a lieutenant colonel after serving around the world. Later he managed the shooting range at the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Two daughters and two grandsons survive.

MARION HENRY, MS ’53, June 4, Prairie View, Texas. He was director of teacher certification and professor of educational research at Prairie View A&M University, where he had worked for almost 56 years. Marion was commencement marshal for nearly 30 years. He previously served as director of athletics; the street leading to the university’s stadium is named in his honor. Marion held a doctoral degree from Syracuse University.

JACK JONES ’53, March 4, The Villages, Fla. He was a mechanical engineer for FMC for many years. Previously Jack worked for Barber Colman in Rockford and Kelsey Hayes in Georgia. He was a World War II Army veteran and served in the Air Force Reserves. Active in his church, Jack sang in a barbershop quartet and enjoyed woodworking. His two children and grandson survive.

RICHARD KOEPPING ’53, June 16, Naples, Fla. Residing in St. Louis, he worked in marketing for an oil company and was vice president of Eagle Stamp Co. An Army veteran, he was a member of Sigma Chi. Dick enjoyed golf. Survivors include his wife Betsy, two children, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

SHERMAN MILLER ’53, April 7, Peoria Heights. He was vice president of Home Federal Savings and Loan, retiring in 1992. Previously he was a CPA at McGladrey, Hansen and Dunn. An Army veteran, Sherman was active in the Optimist Club. Survivors include three sons, 13 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. 

EUGENE ASKENASY ’54, Dec. 11, 2011, Tucson, Ariz. Retired from the Air Force as a lieutenant colonel, Eugene was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Later he was a teacher and administrator at Golden Gate University. Surviving are his wife Judy, three children, and four grandchildren.

DONALD WATKINS ’54, Feb. 5, Litchfield Park, Ariz. He was stationed around the world with the Air Force, retiring as a lieutenant colonel in 1977. Don held graduate degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of New Mexico. Active in Rotary, he retired as president of Luke Federal Credit Union in 1995. Survivors include his wife Betty Lou, four children, nine grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

JOHN CREBS ’55, July 31, Peoria. Jack worked for the state of Illinois, retiring in 1991. An Army veteran, he was student council president at Bradley and belonged to Pi Kappa Alpha. He enjoyed golf. Surviving are his wife Kitty, one daughter, and several grandchildren.

ANGELINE TRENTADUE DAVIS ’55, May 26, Dallas. She was a teacher and later founded Davis Technologies International with her husband LEO DAVIS ’54. She enjoyed gardening and travel. Her husband survives, along with three daughters and five grandchildren.

ANTHONY KUCHEN, MA ’55, June 14, Milwaukee. Tony held a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Purdue and was a professor at Marquette University for 37 years. He chaired the ethics committee of the Wisconsin Psychological Association. Tony was active in the Catholic Church. He enjoyed tennis and photography. Survivors include his wife Martha, five children, 11 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

DON MAISEL ’55, June 1, San Antonio. He and his wife Peggy started Cowboy Cleaners in 1961. Don was a director or president of dry cleaning associations at the state and national levels, including the International Fabricare Institute. He was an Air Force veteran. Survivors include his wife, four daughters, and 10 grandchildren.

FRANCIS MALPEDE ’55 MA ’70, March 29, Peoria. A Korean War Army veteran, he was a longtime teacher and coach. He later worked for the Peoria County Sheriff’s Department. He was active in the Knights of Columbus. Surviving are his wife Carole, three sons including STEVE MALPEDE ’79, and four grandchildren.

ELSIE CARLE MILLER ’55, June 18, Elgin. She taught in District U-46 for 30 years, retiring in 1998. Elsie held a master’s degree from Northern Illinois University and a theology degree from Maywood Theological Seminary. She was active in the Lutheran Church. Two children and three grandchildren survive.

DANIEL WESSELHOFT ’55, April 21, Brookhaven, Miss. He owned Model Wallpaper & Paint Co. in Peoria before retiring. Dan was active in several boating groups and competed in national sailboat competitions. An Air Force veteran, he was a member of Sigma Chi and Rotary. Surviving are his wife Janet, four children, seven grandchildren, and his sister LOIS WESSELHOFT WILSON ’50

ROBERT AUGSPURGER ’56, May 17, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Bob retired as director of financial analysis for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida. He taught at a number of universities and was the first dean of the College of Business at Jacksonville University. Earlier he was a design engineer at General Electric and the chief test conductor for Bendix Corp. An Air Force veteran, he held a doctoral degree from Louisiana State and an MBA from Stetson. Two daughters and three grandchildren survive.

CAROL JONES DOUGLAS ’56, July 7, Hazelwood, Mo. Carol had worked as a librarian. She enjoyed fishing and skiing. Two children survive.

HOMER GROVE ’57, Feb. 26, Peoria. Homer was an engineer with the Illinois Department of Transportation for 30 years. He was an avid bicyclist.

GEORGE SELBURG ’57, April 10, Peoria. He was estimator and field coordinator for Midwest Foundation Corp. for 14 years, retiring in 2000. Previously George was executive vice president of C.A. Powley Co. He was an Air Force veteran and a member of Sigma Chi. He enjoyed golf and woodworking. Surviving are his wife Linda, four children, 15 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

WILLIAM BIGGAM, EdD ’58, July 4, Moscow, Idaho. He was chairman of the industrial education department at the University of Idaho, retiring in 1984 as professor emeritus. A World War II Navy veteran, he was active in the Lions Club for more than 50 years. Two children, three grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren survive.

JAMES GARROTT SR. ’59, Aug. 27, Peoria. Jim was president of Garrott Jewelry and Deluxe Limousine Service. Active with Bradley alumni, he had served as president of CIBAC. He was a member of Sigma Chi and was involved with the American Red Cross. Surviving are his wife BARBARA CONWAY GARROTT ’60, two children including JAMES GARROTT JR. ’84, three grandchildren, his brother JERRY GARROTT ’49, and his sister JOANNE GARROTT LONG ’51 MA ’68.

GEORGE MURRAY ’59 MBA ’64, July 25, Peoria Heights. He had been president of Murray’s Jewelers and Distributors, Peoria Suppliers Inc., and Mechanical Rubber & Supply. Later he began the Peoria Business Incubator Center, which is now the Murray Center for the Arts. An Army veteran, George was active in the community. Survivors include his wife Beth, two children, brothers JOHN T. MURRAY ’66 and PATRICK J. MURRAY ’85, and six grandchildren.

FREDERICK SIMPSON ’59, April 21, Scarborough, Maine. Fred was an industrial tool designer at Caterpillar and Honda of America, retiring in 1987. He enjoyed archery and remote control airplanes. His wife Helen survives.

JOSEPHINE SLANE ’59, April 3, Peoria. She taught in one-room schoolhouses and then at Princeville Grade School for many years. She was a founder of the Princeville Historical Association and served on the library board for 25 years. She also was active in the Presbyterian Church in Princeville. Her sister survives.

JAMES B. THOMAS ’59, June 22, Wheaton. After retiring as a civil engineer with Professional Service Industries, Jim worked part-time at Arrowhead Golf Club. His wife Rosalie, two daughters, and six grandchildren survive.


MARY SARRON, MA ’62, March 7, Tampa, Fla.

DONALD SWEET, MA ’62, April 6, Petersburg. He was a teacher in Springfield public schools for 38 years. Three sons survive.

GILBERT VELASQUEZ ’62, May 11, San Bernardino, Calif. A Vietnam War Army veteran, he worked in sales. Gilbert enjoyed jazz. Three children and seven grandsons survive.

JAMES L. ALLEN ’63, May 2, Springville, Calif. Jim was forest engineer at Sequoia National Forest from 1976 to 1995. After retiring from the U.S. Forest Service, he worked in engineering for the city of Porterville and then for a nonprofit group, Sequoia Riverlands Trust. His wife Julie survives, along with three children and four grandchildren.

TERRENCE DOUGHERTY ’63, May 10, Clayton, Mo. In 1969, he founded Abbott Ambulance, which became the largest ambulance company in the state. Terry also launched ARCH medical helicopter rescue program and IHM Health Studies Center. Terry had been an adjunct instructor at Saint Louis University. His wife SHARON MAC IVER DOUGHERTY ’64 and their two sons survive.

FRED SUNDSTROM, MSME ’63, April 15, Fort Myers, Fla. He was a research engineer at Caterpillar for many years. Fred was a World War II Navy veteran and a Korean War Army veteran. Surviving are his wife Nancy, two children including GINA NACARATO DUNPHY ’88, two granddaughters, and four great-grandchildren.

RICHARD BARKER ’64 MA ’70, April 30, Pekin. He taught math at Pekin Community High School for 27 years and was the department chairman. Dick also taught computer classes at Illinois Central College and worked in real estate for 10 years. Active in his church, he was a master gardener and was involved in Corn Stock Theatre. In 1976, he was honored for restoring the George Herget home in Pekin. Survivors include his wife Dorothy, two sons, and two granddaughters.

JOHN F. WALSH, MA ’64, May 26, Sumter, S.C. Jack worked for Santee-Wateree Community Mental Health for many years. His book, Character, is based on his 45 years as an emergency mental health professional. Jack’s wife Stephanie survives.

MARY ROE ’66 MA ’67, Feb. 23, Cheyenne, Wyo. She taught English literature at Bradley and Northwestern. Mary enjoyed gardening and art. 

JOHN EFAW ’67, April 23, Metamora. A Navy veteran, he was a police officer in Bartonville, Cook County, and Sangamon County. John was police chief in Pana and Beardstown, and was a security guard at Methodist Medical Center. Surviving are his wife Rose, three children, and six grandchildren.

WANDA CURLESS ’68, May 18, Havana. She was one of the first licensed nurse practitioners in Illinois. Wanda organized the Mason County Nurses Association and led a petition drive to establish the county health department. She served as alderman and mayor in Havana, and was active in Central Christian Church. Survivors include her husband Harry, two daughters, and two grandsons.

TIMOTHY ALTER ’69, April 10, Princeton. An Air Force veteran, Tim held an MBA from the University of Georgia. Surviving are his wife Julia, two children including JAY ALTER ’94, and five grandchildren.

EDWARD BRADLEY ’69, Jan. 13, Falls Church, Va. He and his wife Donna were missionaries before Ed served as a Presbyterian minister in several churches. In 1992, they founded Oakseed Ministries International, which now has 24 worldwide partners. Ed held a doctorate of ministry degree. His wife survives, along with four children and three grandchildren.

PAUL DUSENBERRY ’69, April 14, Winter Haven, Fla. He was an industrial engineer for Mobil Oil Co. for 23 years. Paul enjoyed helping organize charity golf tournaments. He was a member of Sigma Nu. Survivors include his wife Mary Jo, three children, his mother, two stepdaughters, and two grandchildren.

PAMELA LANGLEY KRANCHER ’69, April 15, Dunlap. A founder of the Peoria Area Civic Chorale, she was a soloist and taught music lessons. Pamela was an Avon manager and caterer, and also owned a janitorial business and a collectibles store. She was active in Cursillo and her church. Her husband Ken and two children survive.


LAURENCE COHEN ’71, Aug. 27, Sanibel Island, Fla. Recently elected president of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, he wrote weekly newspaper columns in Connecticut publications including the Hartford Courant since 1992. Larry had also worked in public relations for Hartford Insurance Group and United Technologies. He was an adjunct instructor at several Connecticut colleges for 33 years. His wife JANICE UDESEN COHEN ’71 survives.

DONALD POST, MBA ’73, April 10, Rockford. Don held an electrical engineering degree from Purdue. He was a partner and owner of IMERGE international consulting firm. Previously he worked for Xerox Professional Services. Survivors include his wife Marcialynn, two sons, and two grandsons.

PATRICIA SCHNITKER ’73, June 30, Bloomington. Patti retired from Illinois State University’s graduate school, where she examined dissertations and recruited and counseled students. She was a past president of the American Business Women’s Association. Surviving are her partner Michael Fischer and her mother.

DENNIS DUTTARER ’74, June 9, Frisco, Texas. He worked for Keystone Steel and Wire Co. for 35 years, retiring in 2008 as a rod mill engineer. Dennis enjoyed golf and bowling. Survivors include his wife Karen, two children, and four grandchildren.

MICHAEL FANDEL ’74, April 20, East Peoria. Mike worked for several accounting firms and then for Hagerty Steel and Sanders Tools. He enjoyed painting, woodworking, and gardening. Surviving are his wife Betty, three children including HEATHER FANDEL BEESON ’02, three stepchildren, five grandchildren, one sister, and his brothers RICHARD FANDEL ’70 and GENE FANDEL ’84.

J. RANDY STEWART ’74, April 30, Washington. He was a counselor at the Human Service Center in Peoria for more than 30 years. Randy held a master’s degree from Sangamon State University. He was a yoga instructor in East Peoria. Two children survive.

GARY CHILDS ’76, Sept. 7, Peoria. A reporter at the Peoria Journal Star for 30 years, Gary held a master’s degree from the University of Illinois. He co-founded and was recently inducted into the Steamboat Classic Hall of Fame, and served on the boards of the Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame and the Illinois Valley Striders. Survivors include his wife JoAnn, daughter KATIE CHILDS ’12, mother MARJORIE MEINEN SEFRIED ’53, and his father HARRY WENDELL CHILDS ’53 MA ’59.

LINDA NELSON LAVAUX ’76, Aug. 26, Washington. After more than 30 years with Caterpillar, she retired in 2010 as a project manager for HR Systems. Linda was active in Crossroads United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband Rick, two daughters, her mother, and one granddaughter.

PATRICIA BARR ’77 MA ’94, June 2, Dunlap. Pat worked with young special education students in School District 150 for 26 years, retiring in 2003. Survivors include her husband Richard; daughters PAMELA BARR BOGNER ’81 MBA ’83, KERRI BARR OBERLE ’82, and BETH BARR OWENS ’86; and three grandchildren.

RICHARD SCHMIDT ’78, Feb. 20, Chicago. Rich worked in the insurance industry. He was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha. His mother and two sisters survive.

TERESA HAUTER HORNER ’79, Aug. 11, Morton. Teri worked as a reading recovery teacher at Lettie Brown School since 1990. She held a master’s degree from Illinois State University and previously taught in Washington. The author of a reading book and My Big Sister, Teri enjoyed playing soccer and quilting. Survivors include her husband Jack, three children, and her parents.

KATHLEEN PAYNE-WAHL ’79, June 12, Morton. She was a research technician for 29 years at the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research in Peoria. Kathleen was a co-author of peer-reviewed publications. Two children survive.


LENNART FLODSTROM ’82, April 13, Northbrook. He was president of Flodstrom Construction Corp. Len was active in Chicago’s Swedish American Museum. His mother and his companion Judy Ahlberg survive.


OLLIE MYLES BOBO-JONES ’97, June 20, Peoria. She was an accountant at Caterpillar. Ollie served on the board of the local African-American Hall of Fame Museum. Six children and seven grandchildren survive.

ROBERT E. SCHWAB, MBA ’97, May 21, Peoria. He retired from Caterpillar in 2009 as worldwide commercial products manager for specialty products. Bob then became interim director of graduate and faculty ministries for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. He was active in First Covenant Church. Bob enjoyed racquetball and scuba diving. His wife Gweneth survives.


RYAN RICHARDSON ’04, Aug. 12, Le Mars, Iowa. A 2007 graduate of Drake University Law School, Ryan practiced law at Trotzig and Bauerly. He was president of Sertoma and the county bar association, and was incoming president of the chamber of commerce. Ryan enjoyed golf and softball. Survivors include his mother LINDA BARKER RICHARDSON ’91, his father, and sister.

MARY BONACORSI BUSSIERE ’08, Aug. 5, Minneapolis. She was an RN at Gillette Children’s Specialty Clinic in St. Paul. Mary was a member of Gamma Phi Beta. Her husband JOSH BUSSIERE ’04 survives, along with her parents and sister GINA BONACORSI VICKREY ’00


GLENN ANDERSON, May 22, Galesburg. Glenn held an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and worked as an accountant. He was a graduate assistant in Bradley’s accounting department. Glenn enjoyed sports and history. His wife Jeanmarie and one daughter survive. 

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