In Memory

1930s

Ruth Lied ’33, Dec. 15, Peoria

Florence Johnson Reuter ’39, Oct. 4, Galesburg, Ill.

1940s

Theodore Cation ’40, Oct. 21, Peoria

Mary Daglas Harris ’40, Sept. 15, Dunlap, Ill.

Elizabeth “Libby” Falkner Dore Cannon ’47, Nov. 27, St. Louis

Russell Larson ’47, Nov. 25, Dunlap, Ill.

Jack Wells ’47, Nov. 12, Sarasota, Fla.

Patricia Jones Hagel ’48, Dec. 22, East Peoria, Ill.

Robert Strand ’48, Sept. 27, East Peoria, Ill.

James B. Crone ’49, ’51, Dec. 2, Wyoming, Ill.

Wayne Dimmick ’49 M.S. ’62, Oct. 13, Peoria

Robert Grindle Sr. ’49, Dec. 14, Rockford, Ill.

John Otten ’49, Sept. 13, Washington, Ill.

1950s

John Donnell ’50, Nov. 2, Pontiac, Ill.

Winifred Anderson Golden ’50 M.S. ’57, Dec. 26, Peoria

Ray Hannah Jr. ’50 M.A. ’51, Sept. 12, East Peoria, Ill.

John Ilsley ’50, Sept. 26, Springfield, Ill.

Harry Johnson ’50, Oct. 24, Prophetstown, Ill.

John “Jack” McGrath ’50, Nov. 28, Peoria  

Gusta Peterson Bolam ’51, Nov. 13, Pekin, Ill.

James B. Conklin ’51, Dec. 5, Sturgeon Bay, Wis.

Dale Cramer ’51, Sept. 4, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Thomas H. Donlan ’51, Sept. 4, Peoria

Patsy Lew Lum ’51, Nov. 1, Honolulu

Kent Strandberg ’51, Aug. 29, Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Russell Whitgrove ’51, Nov. 9, Rockford, Ill.

Frank King ’52, Nov. 4, Belleville, Ill.

Harry Newman Jr. ’52, Aug. 30, Springfield, Ill.

Phyllis “Jean” Cassens Slater ’52, March 29, 2015, Sealy, Texas

Eleanor Monier Brown ’53, Nov. 30, Peoria

Linda Taylor Godke ’53, Oct. 5, Kansas City, Kan.

Joseph La Berg ’53, Oct. 11, Des Plaines, Ill.

John “Skip” Muller ’53, Nov. 3, Lakeland, Fla.

Robert Sato ’53, Aug. 26, Honolulu

Fred Shultz Jr. ’53, Oct. 12, Williamsfield, Ill.

James Allen ’54, Dec. 12, Peoria

Gwendolyn Mason Fritze ’54, Nov. 9, Birmingham, Ala.

Lloyd “Junior” Howard ’54, Sept. 3, Prairie City, Ill.

Robert Itschner M.A. ’54, Jan. 4, Peoria

Joyce Pottorf Mapel ’54, Oct. 15, Vero Beach, Fla.

David Shively ’54, Dec. 12, Rochester, Minn.

Gordon Biggar ’55, Dec. 12, Carol Stream, Ill.

Jack Chitty ’56, Aug. 5, Milwaukie, Ore.

Charles “Dick” Gillett ’56, Oct. 13, Peoria  

Clifford Rugh ’56, Nov. 11, Dixon, Ill.

Orian Heuermann ’57, Nov. 30, Sarasota, Fla.

George Kraut ’57, Nov. 22, Wilmington, Del.

Alfred “Jim” Robertson ’57, Oct. 21, Kirkland, Wash.

William Grogan ’58, Feb. 17, Fairfield, Ill.

Linn Jager ’58, Sept. 27, Yorkville, Ill.  

Velde “Swede” Lee ’58, Oct. 21, East Peoria, Ill.

Dona Donnelly Sutter ’58, Sept. 13, Peoria

Wendell Barton ’59, Dec. 2, Germantown Hills, Ill.  

John Nofsinger ’59, Sept. 26, Phoenix

Dickson Young M.A. ’59, Oct. 2, Dunlap, Ill.

1960s

Rowland Bellows ’60, Oct. 5, Washburn, Ill.

Howard “Joe” Wiles ’60 M.A. ’73, Nov. 26, Peoria

James Fowler ’61, Dec. 24, Germantown Hills, Ill.

Daniel Herman ’61, Sept. 5, Lake Carroll, Ill.

J.C. Kline ’61, Sept. 2, Brimfield, Ill.

Judy Roth St. Cin-Bradley ’61, Dec. 16, Palm Desert, Calif.

Dennis Aldred ’62, Oct. 13, Elmhurst, Ill.  

Georgia Anton ’62 M.A. ’66, Dec. 9, Peoria

Arlene Anderson Eanes ’62, Oct. 4, Fresno, Calif.

Sandra Otto Foli ’62, Nov. 5, Secor, Ill.

Frank Gatto Jr. ’62, Sept. 19, Oak Forest, Ill.

John Kruft ’62, Oct. 23, Poplar Grove, Ill.

Ronald Poling ’62, Dec. 29, Morrison, Ill.

Jack Schmidgall ’62, Oct. 14, Morton, Ill.

Robert Zeldenrust ’62, Nov. 18, Highland, Ind.

Elaine Timerman Belsley ’63, Oct. 8, Morton, Ill.

Bryce Hessing ’63 MBA ’71, Jan. 5, Germantown Hills, Ill.

Allan Miller ’63, Nov. 20, East Peoria, Ill.

Nancy Taylor Nealon ’63, Nov. 4, Birmingham, Ala.

Sandra Moredock Roberson ’63 M.A. ’66, Dec. 28, Washington, Ill.

Phyllis Russell ’63, Nov. 10, Peoria

William Foli ’64, July 31, Secor, Ill.

Donald Selvy ’64, Nov. 25, Tucson, Ariz.  

Mary Witzig Winings M.A. ’64, Sept. 20, Sandwich, Mass.

Bruce Beck ’65, June 29, Oak Park, Ill.

Joan Herzfeld Brune M.A. ’65, Sept. 3, Peoria

Allen Elliott ’65, Sept. 25, North Syracuse, N.Y.

Patricia Sleight Frank ’65, Oct. 19, Eureka, Ill.

James M. Gorrell ’65, Oct. 20, Peoria

Julienne Herrmann Lampal ’65, Nov. 17, Las Vegas

Alice Allen Prentiss M.S. ’65, Dec. 30, Edelstein, Ill.

Alan W. Smith ’65, April 17, Plano, Texas

Robert Breuhaus ’66, Nov. 21, Lewistown, Ill.

Ernest Brown M.S. ’66, Oct. 7, Savannah, Ga.

David Downs ’66 M.A. ’71, Nov. 23, Peoria  

William A. Hill ’66 M.A. ’71, Sept. 2, Peoria

Gary Kling MEA ’66, Aug. 21, Indianapolis

Roger Lower ’66, Sept. 26, Florissant, Mo.

Kenneth Makowka ’66, Nov. 3, Wilton, Conn.

Bruce Dimler ’67, Aug. 26, Peoria

Carol Neff Van Matre ’67, Aug. 29, Lake Geneva, Wis.

Ruth Bond Boyd ’68, Sept. 4, Peoria

Carl “Bud” Schmitt M.A. ’68, Nov. 27, East Peoria, Ill.

Michael D. McDonald ’69, Nov. 14, Morton, Ill.

1970s

Barbara Polick Ankney M.A. ’71, Jan. 1, Washburn, Ill.

Carl Hasten ’71, Nov. 25, Fenton, Mo.  

Temple “Rusty” Ohl ’71, Nov. 23, Peoria

Theodore Wolff ’71, Sept. 22, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Lee Hathway ’72, Nov. 3, Frisco, Texas

Marilyn Joseph ’72 M.A. ’78, Nov. 30, Peoria

George “Joe” Johnson ’73, Sept. 19, Lutz, Fla.

Ethel Smith ’73, Nov. 25, St. Louis

Martin Stromberger M.A. ’73, Nov. 1, Metamora, Ill.

Thomas Yaeger ’73, July 5, Elgin, Ill.

Jean Russell ’74 M.A. ’78, March 10, Kewanee, Ill.

Jack Sales ’74, Dec. 8, Downingtown, Pa.

David L. Edwards ’75, Dec. 4, Lino Lakes, Minn.

Susan Simonson ’75 M.A. ’80, Oct. 10, Peoria

Lorine Schumacher Stoller ’75, Sept. 2, Eureka, Ill.

Christine Coolidge Jones M.A. ’76, Nov. 25, Wooster, Ohio

David Facker ’77, Sept. 29, Germantown Hills, Ill.

Patricia Lambert McMahan ’78, Dec. 8, St. Louis

1980s

Michael Gibbons ’80, Oct. 31, Lee’s Summit, Mo.

Anthony J. Couri ’81, Nov. 3, Peoria

Hasan Houston ’81, March 24, 2014, San Jose, Calif.

Chantel Sawyer Lumpkin ’81, Oct. 17, St. Joseph, Mich.

Randy Smith ’82, Nov. 1, Glasford, Ill.

Stephen Miley ’83, Nov. 18, Rockford, Ill.

Kevin Cox ’84, Dec. 5, East Peoria, Ill.

Jane Alden ’85, May 5, Lakewood, Calif.

Donna Brookhart M.A. ’86, Nov. 7, Peoria

Dorothy “Dottie” Powell Vanier ’86, Sept. 26, Peoria

Lloyd White ’87, Aug. 31, Chicago

1990s

Steven Clarbour ’91, Nov. 8, Wauconda, Ill.

Gary W. Martin M.A. ’97, Dec. 24, Peoria

2000s

Christina Carney Lord ’03, Oct. 19, Bolingbrook, Ill.

Bradley Jones ’10, Nov. 11, Southport, N.C.

2010s

Zakery Haubrich ’16, Dec. 14, Quincy, Ill.

Staff

Helen Evans M.A.’72, associate director of campus and community testing emeritus, Dec. 19, Jacksonville, Ore.

Nina Reid Collins, the C.C. Wheeler Endowed Professor and chair of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences emerita, died Nov. 17 in Peoria, Ill.

She taught at Bradley from 1968 to 2011, becoming FCS chair in 1982. During her career on the Hilltop, Collins received the Putnam Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1993 and was the first woman president of the University Senate. A President’s Award recipient, she also earned honors from the Parents’ Association. 

Collins, who received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and her doctorate from Oklahoma State University, wrote the book, “An Industrious and Useful Life: The History of Home Economics at Bradley University,” in 1994. 

A Morton resident, surviving are her husband, Kent Collins M.S. ’72, daughter Karen Collins-Gardner ’00, a son, seven grandchildren and a sister.

 


 

Jerry E. Hahn, associate professor of mathematics emeritus who taught at Bradley from 1969–2008, died Dec. 22 in Peoria. 

Department chair for 12 years, he also served as associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for 16 years. Active on several committees, including as chair of the General Education Committee, he was instrumental in facilitating the university’s Degree Audit Reporting System. 

He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and a doctorate at the University of Denver. 

Surviving are his wife, Linda, two daughters and four grandchildren, including Abigail Jockisch ’19. 

 


 

Myrtle Kent M.A. ’60, assistant professor of English emerita, died Dec. 18 in Naperville, Ill.

She taught at Bradley from 1961–91 and helped create the Women’s Studies program. Along with her husband, the late Thomas Kent, associate professor of English emeritus, she was active with her church in Peoria.

Surviving are one daughter and one grandson.