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Richard Bjorklund

Richard Bjorklund, professor of biology, 1957–91, died Dec. 29 in Mason County, Ill. An Army veteran, he earned his master’s degree at the University of Montana and his doctorate from the University of Michigan. He was biology department chair and dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Bjorklund received the Putnam Award in 1972 and was named a Distinguished Professor. Surviving are his former wife, Marjorie; five children, including Sigurd ’79, Wendy ’80 and Jill Bjorklund Hanley ’84; and extended family. At left, Bjorklund catalogs migratory birds at Emiquon Preserve.

Bill Hall

Bill Hall, professor of political science, 1969–2011, died March 3 in Colorado. He earned his master’s and doctorate at the University of Kansas and was elected to the Kansas State Legislature at the age of 22. Hall won the Putnam Award in 1992 and was chair of the political science department. A Fulbright Scholar, he taught at the University of Tokyo. Surviving are his wife, Carla; a son and daughter, Kirsten ’05; four grandchildren and a sister.

Charlotte Pate Awl

Charlotte Pate Awl, associate professor of nursing, 1967–2001, died May 2 in Asheville, N.C. A graduate of the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing in Philadelphia, she earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Indiana University. Awl was associate chair of Bradley’s nursing department and has an endowed nursing scholarship in her name. Surviving are her children, Jane ’87, Dave ’88 and Stephen ’91, and a grandson.

Donald Gorman

Donald Gorman, professor of geological sciences, 1962–2004, died April 19 in Peoria. An Army veteran, he earned a doctorate at the University of Illinois. Bradley honored Gorman with the naming of a teaching laboratory in Olin Hall. Surviving are his wife, Jane; their children, Michael ’81, Caroline Gorman Pate ’82, Laurie Gorman Skalbania ’84, Thomas ’91 and Michele Gorman Kocher ’92; and 16 grandchildren.

Jack Meyer

Jack Meyer, associate professor of religious studies, 1969–2009, died June 26 in Peoria. He earned a master’s degree from the University of Louvain in Belgium. An ordained Catholic priest, he taught at Loras College and served Iowa parishes before earning his doctorate from The Catholic University of America. He received the Francis C. Mergen Award for Public Service in 1985. Surviving are his wife, Mary, and a son.

Centurion and Distinguished Alumni

Jack Pearl ’49

Jack Pearl ’49, Distinguished Alumnus and Centurion, 1991, died Jan. 11 in Peoria. After serving in the Navy, he founded Pearl Companies, an insurance agency. Today, the parent company has 800 employees with divisions in auto sales and service, technology and insurance services. A staunch supporter of Bradley and its athletic teams, Pearl was a member of Sigma Chi and honored as a Significant Sig and International Sigma Chi of the Year. Surviving are six children, 23 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.


Alumni

Ruth Schlatter Martin ’39, July 18, Peoria

Helen Holtzman Williams ’40, Dec. 18, Arlington, Texas

Clarence Bachmann ’41, Dec. 28, Winter Park, Fla.

Willis Ann “Willie” Weatherholt Wolff ’42, March 25, Antioch, Tenn.

Harriet Ford Daily ’43, March 19, Farmington, Minn.

Harold Morrisson ’43, Jan. 17, Belleville, Ill.

Mary “Mem” Chamberlain Dickison ’44, March 7, Peoria

Jeanne Waugh Runkle ’44, March 29, Peoria

Robert E. Sharp ’44, Feb. 5, DeKalb, Ill.

Alice McCord Weaver ’44, March 10, 2014, Arvada, Colo.

Shirley Blackwell Presnell ’45, May 12, Peoria

Robert Cooper ’46, March 31, Seminole, Fla.

Joanne Strawn Dixon-Folck ’46, Feb. 12, Peoria>

Margaret Maher Hasselbacher ’46, July 1, Elmwood, Ill.

Audrey Newton ’46, Dec. 21, Lincoln, Neb.

Frank Beebe CERT ’48, ’49, March 20, Bartonville, Ill.>

obert Cheek ’49, Jan. 25, Normal, Ill.

Jacqueline Dod Corrigan ’49, Dec. 13, Saratoga, Calif.

Roland Derry ’49 M.A. ’52, May 1, Galesburg, Ill.

ert Easoz ’49, June 20, 2017, Boise, Idaho

Jerry Garrott ’49, May 2, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Howard Schalk ’49, April 9, Vernon Hills, Ill.

Malcolm Amstutz ’50, Jan. 3, Morton, Ill.

Marilyn Bratt Brummet ’50, July 13, 2017, Lerna, Ill.

Marile Dyslin Garrott ’50, Jan. 5, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Paul King ’50, Feb. 25, East Peoria, Ill.

James Lair ’50, May 28, Mendota, lll.

Allan Lurie ’50 M.S. ’63, April 3, Peoria

Robert McIntyre ’50, Dec. 24, East Peoria, Ill.

Robert Radcliffe ’50, Dec. 26, Batavia, Ill.

George Young ’50, Feb. 12, Peoria Heights, Ill.

Elmer Behnke ’51, May 25, Hoover, Ala.

Jim Carson M.A. ’62, June 6, Cave Creek, Ariz.

Richard Clopper M.A. ’62, Jan. 17, Peoria

Laurence Gates ’62, July 17, 2017, Koloa, Hawaii

Paul Gutfreund ’62, Jan. 20, Pinellas Park, Fla.

Theodore Horwath ’62, Dec. 18, Naperville, Ill.

D. Stanton "Stan" Korista ’62, May 8, New Lenox, Ill.

George Van Os ’62, June 22, Houston, Texas

Alan Campbell ’63, Dec. 23, Peoria

William Cavanaugh ’63 M.A. ’65, Nov. 2, Reston, Va.

Lawrence Davis ’63, April 22, Fort Myers, Fla.

Wayne Yarber ’63, Feb. 25, Oakland, Fla.

Larry Corley ’64, June 20, Frankfort, Ill.

Richard Freeman M.A. ’64, March 8, Loves Park, Ill.

Richard Gaylord ’64, July 3, Menasha, Wis.

Robert Lile ’64, Dec. 25, Peoria

June Johnston-Butler Russell ’64, April 20, Metamora, Ill.

Walter Smith ’64, December, Prospect Heights, Ill.

Richard Brunetto ’65, July 16, Shell Knob, Mo.

Marie Sechler Groll M.A. ’65, Dec. 29, Peoria

Barbara Fitzgerald Harston ’65, July 22, 2017, Pontiac, Ill.

Robert Hultgren ’65, Dec. 28, Peoria

Sandra Zimmerman Jameson ’65, Jan. 27, Waco, Texas

Sandra Hoepfner Lauer ’65, Dec. 11, Peoria

Brian Wakefield ’65, December, Troy, Mich.

John Warner ’65, Feb. 10, Mullica Hill, N.J.

Edward Bundy ’66, Jan. 16, Savannah, Ga.

Glen Hodges M.S. ’66, July 4, 2017, Luthersville, Ga.

Linda Hoerr McMullen ’66, July 14, Peoria

Randolph Miller ’66, April 19, Severna Park, Md.

Douglas Schubert ’66, June 20, Eagle Harbor, Mich.

ark Vorndran ’66, June 25, Pleasant Valley, Pa.

George Cicci ’67, Nov. 12, Fitchburg, Wis.

John Lewis ’67, March 21, Meridian, Idaho

Thomas May ’67, Dec. 26, Peoria

John E. Farrell ’51 M.A. ’52, Dec. 3, Westport, Conn.

John M. Farrell ’51, March 18, Zionsville, Ind.

Claude Hughes ’51, March 4, Willmar, Minn.

Alden Olson ’51, March 9, Fountain Valley, Calif.

Donald Peterson ’51, Feb. 1, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Phillip Peterson ’51, Jan. 3, Northbrook, Ill.

James Wellwood ’51, Jan. 9, Elmhurst, Ill.

Alvin White ’51, Jan. 2, Glenbeulah, Wis.

Marvin Zerwekh ’51, Jan. 6, Peoria

Robert Cheffer ’52, April 24, East Moline, Ill.

Donald Hasenstein ’52 M.S. ’55, Feb. 5, Peoria Heights, Ill.

Clarence Keel ’52, April 24, Tampa, Fla.

Elizabeth Vanetti Scaman ’52, Jan. 14, Delray Beach, Fla.

Ronald Whitney ’52 M.A. ’58, Jan. 21, Rockville, Md.

Arlene Shaw Cheffer ’53, June 4, East Moline, Ill.

Richard Hyde ’53, April 5, Waukegan, Ill.

Donald Larson ’53, April 16, Huber Heights, Ohio

Rosemary Braden Rushford ’53, June 18, Pekin, Ill.

Jean Springer ’53, Jan. 20, Naples, Fla.

Marise Schwarting Swanson ’53, Dec. 16, Pekin, Ill.

Joanne Hodges Woelfel ’53, May 7, Yukon, Okla.

Gerald Brooks ’54, April 25, Woodland Hills, Calif.

Ann Caldwell Dearman ’54, March 28, Virginia Beach, Va.

George Houska ’54, Dec. 5, Bloomington, Ill.

Edith Dunn Pierce ’54, Jan. 7, Evergreen, Colo.

Dean Schmidt ’54, June 5, West Peoria, Ill.

Harold Wirth ’54, Nov. 17, Venice, Fla.

Albert Blumenthal ’55, 23, Atherton, Calif.

Betty Loser Gustin ’55 M.S. ’59 M.A. ’64, April 28, Peoria

John R. Hogan ’55, March 5, Morton, Ill.

Richard Kohl ’55, April 12, Quincy, Ill.

Marie Wood Roop ’55, May 5, Holland, Mich.

John L. Rush ’55, Feb. 22, Peoria

Oneita Falkner Volz ’67, Jan. 11, Peoria

Glenna Halpin Adamson ’68, Jan. 2, Peoria, Ariz.

Michael Eckstein ’68, Feb. 23, Boiling Springs, Pa.

Dona Luker Green ’68, Jan. 26, Haines City, Fla.

Mary R. Morrissey Kelly ’68 M.A. ’72, Dec. 17, Quincy, Ill.

Denny Krohn ’68, July 25, Pekin, Ill.

Juanita Fredrickson Sims ’68 M.A. ’77, Jan. 5, New Windsor, Ill.

Cheryl Stokes Smith ’68, Jan. 13, Morton, Ill.

Myrtle Slankard Smith ’68, May 21, Spring Bay, Ill.

Philip "Flip" Szold ’68, Feb. 24, San Diego

Catherine Donahue Crews ’69 M.A. ’72, June 26, Peoria

Shirley Clauson Harman M.A. ’69, May 3, Trivoli, Ill.

James Little Sr. M.S. ’69, Jan. 4, 2017, East St. Louis, Ill.

Dorothea "Dot" Bodeen O’Brien M.A. ’69, Jan. 7, East Peoria, Ill.

Brenda Down Dame ’70, Feb. 16, Columbia, Ill.

Gary Knapp ’70, June 26, Peoria

Douglas Levy ’70, Feb. 17, Sheffield, Mass.

James Moroni ’70, Dec. 14, Carol Stream, Ill.

Martha Dinkel Savage ’70, March 11, South Lebanon, Ohio

Cheryl Stratton ’70, March 4, 2017, Edmond, Okla.

Raymond Bowden Jr. ’71, Jan. 26, 2017, Peoria

Paul Gottshall M.S. ’71, April 2, Eureka, Ill.

Paula Smith Hafner M.A. ’71, April 4, Normal, Ill.

Richard Meade ’71 M.A.’79, May 16, Chillicothe, Ill.

Dean Woelfle M.A. ’71, March 7, Pekin, Ill.

Jerome Bielicke ’73, May 14, St. Louis, Mo.

Robert Fehse M.S. ’73, July 6, 2017, Charlottesville, Va.

Paul Joschko Jr. ’73, Sept. 26, Freeport, Ill.

Richard Meyer ’73 MBA ’87, June 27, Fairhope, Ala.

Paul Rachielles ’74, Jan. 2, Burlington, Conn.

Henry Thomas Jr. ’74, Jan. 27, Chicago, Ill.

Juanita Ashmore Cole ’75, Dec. 15, Oak Park, Ill.

Harry Schwarz Jr. ’55 MBA ’60, June 21, Elmhurst, Ill.

Thomas Wuellner ’55, Feb. 2, Alton, Ill.

Donald Bassi ’56, Nov. 30, McMinnville, Tenn.

Herbert Fenske ’56, March 14, Oxnard, Calif.

Stanley Jozwiak ’56, May 27, Woodstock, Ill.

James "Sluggo" Stanczak ’56, April 9, Waukegan, Ill.

Allan Steer ’56, Dec. 30, Holland, Mich.

James Jakubek ’57, Dec. 2, Spring Township, Penn.

Clarence Kelly Jr. ’57, Jan. 7, Joliet, Ill.

Thomas McCann ’57, Dec. 16, Riverside, Ill.

Charles Murdock ’57, Feb. 13, Chattanooga, Tenn.

William Arnold ’58, Feb. 8, Peoria

Penelope "Penny" Butterfield Meyer ’58, Jan. 3, Kickapoo, Ill.

Rolland "Ron" Abel ’59, March 5, Peoria

Arthur Bergstrom ’59, June 30, Orlando, Fla.

Robert Bollegar ’59, July 25, Peoria

Louis Kells ’59, March 3, Washington, Ill.

David L. Schneider ’59, May 17, East Peoria, Ill.

Marilyn Whelan Shoellhorn ’59, March 29, Libertyville, Ill.

Marie Nordling Strickland ’59, Jan. 2, Tallahassee, Fla.

Dorothy Beasley M.A. ’60, Dec. 24, Bourbonnais, Ill.

David Meinders ’60, March 25, Duluth, Minn.

Calvin Miller ’60, Jan. 18, Naperville, Ill.

Hal Okerberg M.A. ’60, June 4, Flanagan, Ill.

Charles G. Wilson Jr. ’60, Feb. 28, Lake Oswego, Ore.

Gary Drummond ’61, April 12, Morton, Ill.

John Goane ’61, April 19, Milwaukee, Wis.

George Maxwell ’61, Feb. 18, Beavercreek, Ohio

Dan Shambaugh ’61 M.A. ’67, March 23, Peoria

Ron Skinner ’61, Dec. 12, Keller, Texas

Robert Stetson ’61, Oct. 8, St. Louis, Mo.

John Sulko Jr. ’61, April 2, 2017, Grayslake, Ill.

William L. Wilson ’61, May 16, Metamora, Ill.

Dennis Aldred ’62, Oct. 9, 2015, Elmhurst, Ill.

George Stoneburner M.A. ’75, April 24, Rockford, Ill.

David P. Swan ’75, May 1, Santa Barbara, Calif.

Gary Nunes ’76 M.A. ’80, April 28, West Chester, Pa.

Gregory Schmitt ’76, Feb. 4, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Dorothy Brainard Wilson ’76, March 27, Henry, Ill.

Jeanne Darcey Wurtzinger M.A. ’76, Dec. 30, Peoria

John Eppel Jr. ’79, July 27, 2017, Appleton, Wis.

Lalita Faulk ’79, Feb. 24, Chicago, Ill.

Joan Heggemeier Guiliano ’79, Jan. 5, Peoria

Janet Sandrock Skinner ’79, May 25, Pekin, Ill.

Gary Swanson ’80, March 26, Peoria

James K. Taylor MBA ’81, Jan. 26, Peoria

Eileen "Toby" Meyer Ayres MBA ’83, Feb. 9, Bartonville, Ill.

John Mooberry ’83, May 5, Sparland, Ill.

Joyce Beverly ’84, Sept. 25, 2017, Chicago, Ill.

Shirley Bemis Kleinlein ’84, Sept. 16, Gilbert, Ariz.

Thomas Bianco ’85, May 31, Dundee, Fla.

Constant "CH" Miller M.S. ’86, Feb. 5, Darlington, S.C.

Paul Kiel ’90, Jan. 28, Hammond, Ind.

Warren Bilchik ’92, Feb. 8, Miami

Sally Pace MLS ’92, Jan. 6, East Peoria, Ill.

Kim Keeton Borge ’93, June 26, Peoria

Ryan Murphy ’96, Jan. 26, East Moline, Ill.

Bonnie Eastman Gudat MLS ’97, March 24, Chillicothe, Ill.

Georgia Phillips Zaeske ’97, June 17, Metamora, Ill.

Amy Kahn ’00, Sept. 30, 2017, St. Louis Park, Minn.

Amanda Allison Graham ’05, March 17, Peoria

Nicole Bottrell ’08, Feb. 16, Lincoln, Ill.

Edward Hennessey ’12, May 9, Peoria

Dylan Macuk ’14, July 15, McHenry, Ill.

Nicole Baran, junior, Feb. 12, Crystal Lake, Ill.

Alex Williams, sophomore, July 19, Geneseo, Ill.

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