In Memory

1930s 

Corabelle Miller Chuse ’35, Dec. 30, Peoria, Ill.

Esther Daniels ’36, Dec. 9, Peoria, Ill.

Mary Crawshaw Wellbrock ’37, Dec. 9, Peoria, Ill.

Virginia “Ginny” Kinsey Mago ’38, Jan. 12, Milwaukee

Mabel Cooper Elliott ’39, Nov. 23, Shelbyville, Ky.

Betty Fox Kannapel ’39, Dec. 5, Danville, Ill.

Philip Kellstedt ’39, Jan. 16, Peoria, Ill.

1940s

James A. Russell Jr. ’41 MS ’50, March 9, Charleston, W. Va.

Jane Howell Slevin ’41, Jan. 7, Peoria, Ill.

Mary Donnelly Cation ’42, April 2, Peoria, Ill.

Mary Lou Heisel Hession ’42, Dec. 19, Peoria, Ill.

Mildred Eden Himmel ’42, Nov. 17, Pekin, Ill.

Kenneth Legg ’42, Dec. 1, Peoria, Ill.

Helen Schlegel Seaberg ’42, Dec. 17, Plymouth, Mich.

Spalding Slevin Jr. ’42, Jan. 16, Peoria, Ill.

Dorothy Cowperthwaite Coffman ’43, Nov. 14, Peoria, Ill.

Phyllis Egert Webber ’44, Dec. 25, Everett, Wash.

Betty Bailey Brandson ’45, Feb. 10, Pine Grove, Calif.

Anne Pattison Chinuge ’45, Feb. 12, Peoria, Ill.

Joyce Caswell Hattenhaus ’47, March 30, Fenton, Mich.

Jack McShane ’47, April 7, Peoria, Ill.

James Cranwill ’48, Nov. 30, Springfield, Ill.

Jack Greener ’48 MEA ’67, Nov. 26, Peoria, Ill.

Joseph Gutos ’48 MA ’70, Jan. 11, Jacksonville, Fla.

Marian Hoerr Hardin ’48, April 5, Peoria, Ill.

Wilda Oedewaldt Keller ’48, March 16, Tremont, Ill.

George Penney ’48, Feb. 6, Apalachin, N.Y.

Margaret Weston Stuvel ’48, Jan. 5, Denver, Colo.

Pauline Dimmick Sults ’48, March 19, Galesburg, Ill.

John Totten ’48, April 10, Peoria, Ill.

Beverly Winter Alumbaugh ’49 MA ’61, April 3, Mendota, Ill.

Richard Doedtman Sr. ’49, Dec. 29, Springfield, Ill.

David Easson ’49, Dec. 21, Davenport, Iowa        

Walt Eisele ’49, Jan. 12, Peoria, Ill.

Jackie Schafer Everhart ’49 MA ’80, Dec. 9, Peoria, Ill.

Guilford Hanesworth Jr. ’49, Feb. 24, La Crosse, Wis.

Frances Vaniman Livasy ’49, Dec. 1, Decatur, Ill.

Rosemary Shumacher Lyle ’49, Jan. 3, Peoria, Ill.

Tom Otis ’49, Jan. 28, Spencer, Iowa

1950s

John Ambrosch Jr. ’50, Jan. 24, Peoria, Ill.

Donald Brewster ’50, Oct. 8, Palm Harbor, Fla.

John W. Bryant ’50, Nov. 19, Gillsville, Ga.

John Drew ’50, Aug. 7, 2014, Concord, Calif.

George Gibons ’50 MA ’52, Jan. 31, Peoria, Ill.

Fran Hammitt ’50, Jan. 4, Princeville, Ill.

William Jacobs ’50, March 28, Bartow, Fla.

Daniel Knaub ’50, April 10, Peoria, Ill.

Raymond Krumrey ’50, Dec. 27, Green Valley, Ariz.

Joan Reinecke Lauterbach ’50, Feb. 1, Rockland, Maine

Thomas Lavin ’50, Nov. 20, Peoria, Ill.

Richard Masters ’50, March 18, Washington, Ill.

Ellsworth “Bud” Matthias Sr. ’50, Jan. 8, Winter Haven, Fla.

Ray Mensendike ’50 MA ’54, March 19, Stockton, Ill.

Keith Metzger ’50, Jan. 12, Danvers, Ill.

Edward Picton ’50, Nov. 7, East Peoria, Ill.

Harry Price Jr. ’50, Feb. 18, Peoria, Ill.

Carlyle Rasmussen ’50, Nov. 12, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Rudy Rechle ’50, Feb. 25, Milwaukee

Harry Sonnemaker Jr. ’50, March 21, Dunlap, Ill.

Edmund Zarek ’50, Feb. 27, Northbrook, Ill.

Clarence Ziemer ’50, Nov. 8, Elmwood, Ill.

Del Driscoll ’51, Dec. 18, Peoria, Ill.

Frank Duvall ’51, Dec. 9, Lewistown, Ill.

Christiane Diebold Erkert ’51, March 24, Peoria, Ill.

Wanda Isaacs Evanoff ’51, March 30, Richmond, Texas

Mary Dudas Klein ’51, Jan. 13, Metamora, Ill.

Raymond Larson ’51, Jan. 13, Upland, Calif.

Ray Livasy ’51, Nov. 26, Decatur, Ill.

Carol Brandon McRoberts ’51, Nov. 20, Peoria, Ill.

Nancy Millikan Phillips ’51, April 7, Peoria, Ill.

George Saunders ’51, March 7, Savannah, Ga.

Giles Stahl ’51, Dec. 4, Harvard, Ill.

Henry Bankie Jr. ’52, Nov. 30, Peoria, Ill.

Gordon A. Brown ’52, March 27, Trivoli, Ill.

Selwyn Shaw ’52, Dec. 19, Decatur, Ill.

Robert A. Hoerr ’53, March 21, Sierra Vista, Ariz.

Thomas Johnson ’53 MS ’58, March 1, East Peoria, Ill.

Robert O’Connor ’53, March 26, Wheaton, Ill.

Delmar Schoen ’53, April 13, Metamora, Ill.

Kenneth Weeks ’53 MS ’59, Feb. 7, Brimfield, Ill.

Martha Cargill Wolff ’53, Nov. 6, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Rollyn “Rolly” Affeldt ’54, Jan. 10, Beloit, Wis.

Frederick Knop ’54, Dec. 10, East Peoria, Ill.

Dolores Kieser Luthy ’54, March 27, Indialantic, Fla.

George Metcalf ’54, Feb. 19, Edwardsville, Ill.

Dixon Gannett ’55, July 2, 2014, Jupiter, Fla.

Marlene “Sue” Ihrig Graham ’55, Oct. 30, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Joseph Lebau ’55, April 1, Baltimore

Beverly Dennis Schimmelpfenning ’55, Nov. 24, Pekin, Ill.

Paul Winkelmann ’55, Dec. 14, Princeton, Ill.

Donald Atkinson ’56, Jan. 21, Roanoke, Va.

Donald Frasca ’56, June 21, 2014, Bloomingdale, Ill.

Marian Rithmiller McKinney ’56 MA ’59, Dec. 2, Toledo, Ohio

Patricia Shawgo Powers ’56, March 26, Peoria, Ill.

Charles “Ray” Barnett Jr. ’57, Feb. 28, Springfield, Ill.

Robert D. Becker ’57, Feb. 25, East Peoria, Ill.

Patricia Berg Fipps ’57, Nov. 6, Peoria, Ill.

Carol Kreiling, MS ’57, March 18, Forest City, Ill.

Dan Raber ’57, Jan. 11, Huntsville, Ala.

John Breitwieser ’58, Oct. 11, Carmel, Ind.

Vicki Dunlap Swartz ’58, March 23, San Diego

Alan Turow ’58, Nov. 13, Sarasota, Fla.

Thomas E. Austin ’59, March 13, Davenport, Iowa

Edmund Bangs ’59, Oct. 25, Warrenville, Ill.

David Graham ’59, Dec. 29, Des Moines, Iowa

William Schlesinger ’59 MA ’63, March 13, Peoria, Ill.

Roger Seghetti ’59, Feb. 25, Peoria, Ill.

Frances Kerber Walrond ’59, Dec. 26, Webster Groves, Mo.

1960s

John Covey ’60, Jan. 18, Peoria, Ill.

Robert Maurice ’60, Dec. 14, West Peoria, Ill.

Elizabeth Costello Mikesell ’60, Feb. 4, East Peoria, Ill.

Thomas A. Shea ’61 MA ’63, March 26, Carmel, Ind.

Clyde Storbeck ’61, Nov. 19, Bettendorf, Iowa

Glenn Harris, MS ’62, Jan. 30, Arlington Heights, Ill.

Kathryn Bickerman Downing ’63, March 26, Peoria Heights, Ill.

Gene “Sonny” Hess ’63 MA ’69, Nov. 29, Peoria, Ill.

Leo Hoerdemann Sr. ’63, March 10, Lansdowne, Pa.

Fred A. Johnson ’63 MA ’64, Nov. 22, Arlington, Va.

William P. Dixon ’64, Feb. 8, Milwaukee

George “Pat” McKinley ’64 MA ’67, March 13, East Peoria, Ill.

Billie Druffel Rhymes ’64, March 31, Mission, Kan.

Dorothy “Dot” Garner Smith ’64 MA ’68, Nov. 10, Pekin, Ill.

Kenneth Snyder ’64, Nov. 21, Marquette, Mich.

David McLuckie ’65, Sept. 7, Rockford, Ill.

James Schofield ’65, Oct. 27, Chesapeake Beach, Md.

Lois Parker Manley ’66 MA ’68, March 25, Streator, Ill.

L. Dean Nelson ’66, Feb. 15, Peoria, Ill.

Frank Perino ’66, March 5, Mesa, Ariz.

Del Dester, MSME ’67, Jan. 11, Spring Hill, Kan.

James Klopfenstein ’67, Nov. 25, Peoria, Ill.

John F. Martin ’67, Dec. 28, Indianapolis

Larry Muzzy ’67, Nov. 8, Midland, Mich.

David H. Potter ’67, Oct. 20, Charlotte, N.C.

Maurine Walker Sowers Corbridge Reeves, MA ’68, April 6, Rushville, Ill.

Carl Meurn ’69, Jan. 24, Otsego, Minn.

Stephen Wolpers ’69, Feb. 23, Morton, Ill.

1970s

David C. Harrison ’71, July 4, 2014, Willowbrook, Ill.

Beverly Dinger Herget ’71, Jan. 23, Toulon, Ill.

Randall Johnson ’71, Jan. 4, Yorkville, Ill.

Mitchell Josephs ’71, Jan. 23, West Des Moines, Iowa

Lily Lee ’71, March 15, Peoria, Ill.

Helen Romine Webb Sandman ’71, March 9, Peoria, Ill.

John Thorp ’71 MS ’72, Feb. 6, Morton, Ill.

Robert Verdun, MA ’71, Dec. 2, Findlay, Ill.

Paul Bradshaw ’72, Feb. 20, Peoria, Ill.

Ronald DeBoer, MA ’72, Dec. 30, East Peoria, Ill.

Martha Wasilowski Brodkorb ’73, April 4, Peoria, Ill.

Walter Neumann Jr. ’73, July 10, 2014, Downers Grove, Ill.

Paul Seymour, MA ’73, Dec. 3, Savanna, Ill.

Rodney Sumner ’73, Feb. 5, Santa Barbara, Calif.

Gene Voss II ’73, Feb. 19, Victor, N.Y.

Susan Lewis Williams ’73, Sept. 22, Marion, Ill.

Richard L. Diamond ’74, Nov. 16, Peoria, Ill.

Joan Dittmer Threw ’74 MA ’79, Feb. 8, Peoria, Ill.

Marilyn Shinn Barsema ’75, Jan. 7, Chardon, Ohio

Julia Collins ’75, Nov. 9, Peoria, Ill.

Debra Hamburg ’75, Aug. 18, 2014, Roscommon, Mich.

Mark Myers ’76, Aug. 11, 2014, Deerfield, Ill.

Maryruth Adams Ginn, MA ’78, March 12, Peoria, Ill.

Karlynn Landen Hakan ’78, Dec. 27, Kansas City, Kan.

Susan E. Johnson ’79, Dec. 28, Palatine, Ill.

1980s

Mark Rork ’81, Jan. 30, West Dundee, Ill.

Joseph Beasley ’85, Nov. 5, Rosamond, Calif.

Sue Morris Ramirez ’85, March 23, Pekin, Ill.

J. Scott Vogel ’89 MBA ’92, Jan. 21, Peoria, Ill. 

1990s

Robert Isaia ’91, March 30, Roanoke, Ill.

Ronald Johnston ’91, March 31, East Peoria, Ill.

Kris Fitzgerald Toborg ’91, March 4, Joliet, Ill.

Jeffrey Bolson ’93, Jan. 20, Pekin, Ill.

Nanette Dabney Kay ’94, Dec. 10, Metamora, Ill.

Susan McDonna Hermacinski ’95, Jan. 10, Peoria, Ill.

Scott Messer ’98, April 1, Olathe, Kan.

Sandra Hamrick Zumwalt ’98, Nov. 20, Rockford, Ill.

Melissa McClure, MA ’99, Dec. 7, Chillicothe, Ill.

2000s

Nathan Tutko ’04, Feb. 15, Bloomington, Ill.

Andrew Vlachos ’05, April 4, Mapleton, Ill.

2010s

Daniel G. Thompson ’12, Dec. 28, Glendale, Calif.

Jeffrey Gust ’13, Nov. 17, Plymouth, Minn.

Faculty 

Dr. Lester Brune, MA ’50, professor emeritus of history and Oglesby Professor of American Heritage, died June 12 in Peoria. He taught at Bradley for 40 years, retiring in 1996.

The author of several books on diplomacy and foreign affairs, Brune taught at what is now the University of Charleston in West Virginia for a year before joining Bradley’s faculty. While on the Hilltop, he served as chair of the history department and assistant dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He also directed Bradley’s Berlin Seminar from its inception in 1981 until 1993. The seminars ended in 2006.

He earned a Ph.D. at the University of Rochester. His wife, Joan Herzfeld Brune, MA ’65, survives.

  

Alta Thompson Rahn, Ed.D. ’57, professor emerita of education who taught at Bradley from 1960 to 1979, died March 15 in Peoria, Illinois, at the age of 100.

In addition to Bradley, she taught at every level of public school, including in Peoria District 150. She earned her master’s degree at Cornell University and her undergraduate degree at the School of Education at Albany, State University of New York.

She is survived by one son, Thomas Rahn ’62