Passages

Emeriti Faculty

Linda Strasma

Linda Strasma

Linda Strasma, emerita lecturer in communications from 1986–2011, died Nov. 13, 2019, in Peoria. She earned a master’s degree at Western Illinois University and was active in her church. Her husband, Jim, two sons, including Brian ’95, and four grandsons survive her.

Corky Robertson

Corky Robertson ’53 M.A. ’64

William C. “Corky” Robertson, athletic ticket office manager emeritus who worked at Bradley from 1987–2000, died Nov. 14, 2019, in Peoria. The son of famed Bradley coach A.J. Robertson, he also was a renowned athlete and high school coach in the Peoria area for many years. He was a member of the Bradley Athletics Hall of Fame and the Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame, winning the university’s Orville Nothdurft Lifetime Achievement Award. Surviving are his wife, Dolores Frels Robertson ’54, three children, including William P. Robertson ’83, nine grandchildren and 10 great- grandchildren.

Bonnie Hinrichsen

Bonnie Hinrichsen

Bonnie Hinrichsen, assistant professor of nursing emerita who taught at Bradley from 1980–2009, died Oct. 21, 2019, at her home. She earned her master’s degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a doctorate from Southern Illinois University. Surviving are her husband, Dave ’88, MLS ’01; three daughters, including Claire Enter Perry ’93 and Kellie Enter Walker ’00; Dave’s four children, including Jenette Hinrichsen Brown ’98 and Jaclyn Hinrichsen ’04; a sister and eight grandchildren.

Versie June Moore

Versie June Moore

Versie June Moore, senior supervisor of custodial services emerita, died Nov. 1, 2019, in Peoria. She worked at Bradley from 1979–2017, retiring as interim director of custodial operations. Surviving are a son, stepson, six sisters, one brother, five grandchildren and a great-grandson.

Conley Stutz

Conley Stutz

Conley Stutz, professor of physics emeritus who taught at Bradley from 1968–2001, died Dec. 17, 2019, in Peoria. An Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he earned a master’s degree at the University of New Mexico and a doctorate at the University of Nebraska. While at Bradley, he also served as interim dean of graduate studies and University Senate president. Surviving are his wife, Donna M.A. ’74, two sons, two grandchildren and two sisters.

Charlie Muvdi

Bichara “Charlie” Muvdi, professor of civil engineering and construction emeritus who taught at Bradley from 1964–93, died Feb. 26 in Peoria. He served as department chair for 18 years and as acting dean of the Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology. An author of four books on engineering and winner of the Putnam Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1983, he earned a master’s degree at Syracuse University and his doctorate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Survivors include his wife, Gladys, two children, including Charles Bonaccorsi Muvdi ’74, three grandchildren and a great-grandson.


Alumni

Alma Waldschmidt Dejohn ’37, Feb. 10, 2019, Ocala, Fla.

Verla Siebenthal Frietsch ’45, Feb. 4, Deer Creek, Ill.

Albert Gast ’45, July 7, 2019, St. Joseph, Mich.

Lynn Haerr Ripley ’47, Nov. 23, La Jolla, Calif.

Theresa Kupper Ross ’47, Nov. 26, Phoenix, Ariz.

Bertha Stettner Ahrens-Lessen ’49, Feb. 23, Lincoln, Ill.

Harry Fay ’49, Jan. 14, 2019, Glen Ellyn, Ill.

Gordon Hornbuckle ’49, Jan. 7, Murrieta, Calif.

Irma Stiers Krantz ’49, Jan. 12, Galva, Ill.

Jerry Crubaugh ’50, July 22, 2019, Blairsville, Ga.

Willie Densberger ’50, Dec. 9, Peoria

William Harmon ’50, May 7, 2018, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Wiley Hummel ’50, Dec. 24, Geneseo, Ill.

Gerald Oltman ’50, Feb. 16, Sebastian, Fla.

Lyle Reedy ’50, Feb. 5, Freeport, Ill.

Jack Siewert ’50, Sept. 13, York, Pa.

Merle Smith ’50, Dec. 11, Peoria

Dana Burton Throckmorton ’50, Feb. 25, Washington, Ill.

Rosemary Arneson Brown ’51, Oct. 30, Taylorville, Ill.

James Courtright ’51, June 20, 2018, Nicholson Township, Pa.

Mary Staszecki Engan ’51, Jan. 9, Chubbuck, Idaho

Ray Ledford ’51, April 5, 2019, Hannibal, Mo.

Robert “Loren” Watson ’51, Jan. 27, Sarasota, Fla.

Jack Wilson ’51, Feb. 23, Clinton, Iowa

Phillip Burke ’52, June 2019, Palos Heights, Ill.

Hugh Maroney ’52, Oct. 7, Peoria Heights, Ill.

David Muir ’52, Dec. 10, Missoula, Mont.

Barbara Maasberg Pruitt ’52, Nov. 17, Hot Springs, Ark.

Arthur Templin ’52, July 7, 2019, Des Moines, Iowa

Arthur Levin ’53, Dec. 27, Carmel, Ind.

Frank Murante ’53, June 15, 2019, Rochester, N.Y.

Charles Obalil ’53, June 18, Oak Brook, Ill.

Carl Larson ’54, Dec. 5, Aiken, S.C.

Lois Anderson Strickfaden ’54, Nov. 5, Metamora, Ill.

Robert Zesiger M.S. ’54, Nov. 23, Davenport, Iowa

Alberta Daniels ’55, Oct. 23, Austin, Texas

Ralph Ferre ’55 MEA ’68, Jan. 30, Peoria

Donald Guariglia ’55, Nov. 21, Overland Park, Kan.

Nancy Motley Harms ’55, Nov. 21, Minonk, Ill.

Bob Osborne ’55, Dec. 31, Virginia Beach, Va.

Joseph Spapperi ’55, August, Itasca, Ill.

Willa Sitton Yordy ’55, Jan. 28, Morton, Ill.

David Buchanan ’56, Oct. 11, Paradise Valley, Ariz.

Kenneth Doruff ’56, Nov. 15, Palatine, Ill.

Rowland “Bud” Ham ’56, August, Lake Forest, Ill.

Rosalie Hoerdemann Cremer Molloy ’56, Dec. 10, Indianapolis

Richard Norton ’56, Feb. 25, Chillicothe, Ill.

Mary Wickert Stafford ’56, Nov. 27, Peoria

Edward Taylor ’56, Oct. 19, Arlington Heights, Ill.

Edward Hirsch ’57, Jan. 24, Seal Beach, Calif.

Eliott “Jim” Leen ’57, Sept. 15, 2019, Houston

Frederic Tarleton ’57, April 24, 2019, Neosho, Mo.

Sanford Cantor ’58, April 10, 2019, Glencoe, Ill.

Warren Parr ’58, Jan. 20, Metamora, Ill.

Jerome Richter ’58, Nov. 27, Sylvania, Ohio

Horace Russell ’58, Nov. 3, 2019, Upper Marlboro, Md.

Samuel Wilson ’58, Dec. 13, Batesville, Ark.

Chuck Brown ’59, Oct. 3, Peoria

Joellen Ladley Evans ’59, Oct. 8, Spring, Texas

R. Bruce Funston ’59, Jan. 2, Bonita Springs, Fla.

Don Goldner ’59, Oct. 25, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Roger Hill ’59 M.A. ’60, Jan. 25, Grapevine, Texas

Christ Thompson ’59, Dec. 28, Peoria

Eddie Harrison ’60, Oct. 2, Pekin, Ill.

Gerald Hartwig ’60, Nov. 9, Peoria

Richard Edwards ’61, Aug. 14, Hot Springs Village, Ark.

Harold Franklin ’61 M.S. ’62, Oct. 13, Homosassa, Fla.

Herman Kornatz ’61, Dec. 6, North Saanich, British Columbia

Charles Linn ’61, Oct. 29, Corpus Christi, Texas

Duane Maloney ’61, Dec. 22, Bartonville, Ill.

Edward Mills ’61, Aug. 19, Orland Park, Ill.

William Parker ’61, Dec. 26, Granville, Ohio

Louis Rohs ’61, Oct. 21, Roscoe, Ill.

Marilyn Allen Stetson ’61, May 19, 2019, St. Louis

Gerald Unks M.A. ’61, Nov. 9, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Anne Brewster Christensen ’62, Oct. 30, Manlius, Ill.

Phyllis Brummond Dotson ’62, Jan. 9, Kewanee, Ill.

John Ericzon ’62, May 13, 2015, Ottawa, Ill.

Melva Tolliver Gordon ’62, Nov. 28, Peoria

James Hyman ’62, Dec. 9, Edina, Minn.

Carl Shafer ’62, Aug. 27, Durham, N.C.

Donald Broaddus ’63, Sept. 23, Pompano Beach, Fla.

Gilbert Cook ’63, Oct. 14, Highland Ranch, Colorado

Anthony Dowiatt ’63, Dec. 2, Goodfield, Ill.

Janet Roszell Lord M.A. ’63, Fairfield Glade, Tenn.

Louis “Don” Shuford ’63, Jan. 22, East Peoria, Ill.

Charles “Andy” Trotter ’63, Feb. 13, Bartonville, Ill.

Judith Voigt ’63, Oct. 26, Venice, Fla.

Rosie Dantone Eimer ’64, M.A. ’73, Dec. 13, Nottingham, Md.

Donald Micheli ’64, Aug. 27, Westchester, Ill.

John Cahill ’65, Oct. 22, Utica, N.Y.

John Shea ’65, Feb. 19, Burlington, Wis.

Joseph Orwat ’66, Sept. 9, Palmdale, Calif.

Mary “Jill” Cussins Peterson ’66, Nov. 11, Holland, Ohio

James Wiley ’66, Oct. 22, Obetz, Ohio

William Wreath ’67, April 30, 2019, Juneau, Wis.

William Brewster ’68, Jan. 25, Peoria

Thelma Beeler Gernandt ’68, Dec. 22, 2018, New Caney, Texas

Richard Warren ’68, Oct. 31, Guilderland, N.Y.

Bruce Hoag ’69, Jan. 2020, Sherman, Conn.

Delbert Tally M.S. ’69, Jan. 16, Knoxville, Ill.

Jerry Erickson ’70, Oct. 25, Evanston, Ill.

Jeanette Rasmussen Lillehoj ’70, Dec. 23, Kimballton, Iowa

Jeanne Scott ’70, Oct. 19, Springfield, Ill.

Bob Weimer ’70, Feb. 22, Pekin, Ill.

Martin Weiner ’70, Jan. 17, Northbrook, Ill.

Roger Bartlett ’71, March 21, 2018, Merriam, Kan.

Michael Koblitz ’71, May 10, 2019, West Palm Beach, Fla.

Thomas Lavander ’71, June 13, Benton Harbor, Mich.

Judy Murphy M.A. ’71, Dec. 31, East Peoria, Ill.

Joyce Burklund Perino ’71, Dec. 20, Peoria

Steven Smith ’71, Oct. 8, North Port, Fla.

Luana Zeeck Butler ’72, Jan. 11, Havana, Ill.

Naur Coelho MEA ’72, Feb. 2, Murrieta, Calif.

Patrick Dendler ’72, July 10, Orchard Park, N.Y.

Debra Parr ’72, Dec. 13, Metamora, Ill.

Steven Brown ’73, Dec. 28, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Gene Collins ’74 M.A. ’75, Jan. 18, Peoria

Howard “Sonny” Duncan ’74 ’75, Dec. 26, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Robyn Borchardt Fram ’75, Dec. 2, Roselle, Ill.

Robert Marek ’75, Dec. 31, Phoenix

Anna Moriarty M.A. ’75, Oct. 8, Goshen, Ind.

Ana Lee Rhodes ’75, Feb. 15, 2019, Silver City, N.M.

Nora French Lindstrom ’76, Jan. 20, Reynoldsburg, Ohio

John Reyns ’76, Oct. 24, Riverside, Ill.

Beata Zsofia Riedlmayer ’77, Aug. 30, 2019, Cambridge, Mass.

Thomas Cox II MBA ’78, Sept. 26, Peoria

Kathryn Mitchell ’78, Nov. 7, Dallas

Dave Karlin ’79, Oct. 24, Half Moon Bay, Calif.

Jeffrey Myers ’79, Jan. 8, Chillicothe, Ill.

Doris Van Pelt Hoerdeman M.S. ’83, Dec. 21, Peoria

Donald Kuegler ’83, Oct. 5, Fairview Heights, Ill.

Gregory Pedersen ’83, Feb. 8, Indianapolis

Peggy Foss Dollinger M.A. ’91, Nov. 27, Washburn, Wis.

Stephen Hester ’92, Oct. 18, Indianapolis

Chris Kane ’92, Oct. 15, Godfrey, Ill.

Christine Jordan Kalil ’00, Jan. 27, Lexington Park, Md.

Angela Frank Shirley ’03, Oct. 31, Peoria

Phillip High M.A. ’20, Jan. 14, Ocean Shores, Wash.


Faculty/Staff

Joe Dolan, Athletics group sales coordinator, Dec. 29, Peoria

Richard Hansen, Hartmann Center for the Performing Arts director of marketing, Jan. 21, Peoria

Joyce Hexdall ’82, library, Jan. 21, Peoria

Jeff Hibbard ’74 M.S. ’79, IT, Feb. 11, Peoria

Bethany Witherell, IT service desk manager, Dec. 24, Peoria

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