September 24, 2021

Losses

Recognizing members of the Beloit College community we have lost.

1940-1949

  • Rose Law Miller’42, world traveler, human rights activist; June 7, 2021, in Hanover, N.H. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry Miller, and is survived by one daughter and two sons.
  • Nancy Noble Murphy’47, active community member, avid bridge player and golfer; May 27, 2021, in Red Oak, Iowa. She was predeceased by her husband, Tommy Murphy, and is survived by two daughters.
  • Mary Alice Gilmer Vigneault’47, devoted bridge player and traveler; May 3, 2021, in Charleston, W. Va. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank Vigneault, and is survived by her two daughters.
  • Frank R. “Bob” Gartner’49, U.S. Army veteran, retired professor of range and forest science; June 26, 2021, in Rapid City, S.D. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Gartner, one daughter and one son.
  • Eugene S. Montgomery’49, U.S. Marine Corp. veteran, retired sales manager; April 18, 2020, in Madison, Wis. He was predeceased by his wife, Cathryn Montgomery, and is survived by a daughter and a son.

1950-1959

  • Thomas R. Williams’50, retired executive vice president, golf enthusiast and fisherman; March 12, 2021, in New Vernon, N.J. He was predeceased by his wife, Emilie Williams, and is survived by two sons.
  • Otto Baxa’51, U.S. Army veteran, retired program manager; Aug.7, 2020, in Springfield, Ill. He was predeceased by his wife, Alyce Baxa, and is survived by two daughters and two sons.
  • Virginia Kaiser Myres’51, active community volunteer; May 20, 2021, in Carmel, Ind. She was predeceased by her husband, Paul R. Myres’51, and is survived by two daughters.
  • Frances Proper Hamilton’52, retired librarian; July 25, 2020, in Naples, Fla. She was predeceased by her first husband, Vernon A. Breiby’53, and is survived by her husband, Richard Hamilton.
  • Evva Sorensen Swan’52, retired executive secretary; April 1, 2021, in Portland, Ore. Survivors include two daughters and two sons.
  • Roger T. Brekke’53, U.S. Navy Reserves veteran, retired special agent with U.S. Customs Service; May 11, 2021, in Dover, N.H. Survivors include his daughter, Erika Brekke’01, and a son.
  • Gerald “Gerry” G. Echternach’53, U.S. Army veteran, retired research chemist; Dec. 12, 2020, in Hoffman Estates, Ill. He was predeceased by his wife, Dulcie Echternach, and is survived by two daughters and two sons.
  • Barbara Ivy Jogerst’53, involved community volunteer, traveler, writer; March 6, 2021, in Houston, Texas. She was predeceased by her husband, Allen L. Jogerst’53, and sister, Caro Ivy Walker’50. Survivors include one daughter and one son.
  • James M. Paul’53, U.S. Air Force veteran, retired administrator; June 15, 2021, in Elgin, Ill. He is survived by two brothers and one sister.
  • Reverend Sampson Rogers III’53, retired rector; July 5, 2021, in Menomonie, Wis. He was predeceased by his sister, Jeanne Rogers Power’40, and is survived by one niece, one nephew, extended family, and parishioners.
  • Nancy Reinicke Golberg’54, retired vice president of Delta Dental Plans Association; March 8, 2021, in Evanston, Ill. Survivors include three daughters.
  • Gene “Pat” Carroll’55, U.S. Army veteran, retired from Carroll Electric; March 22, 2021, in Milwaukee, Wis. He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia Carroll, and a daughter. Survivors include one daughter and two sons.
  • Frederick W. Kaempfer’56, U.S. Navy veteran, retired accountant; Feb. 2, 2021, in Melbourne, Fla. He was predeceased by a daughter. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Kaempfer, one daughter, and one son.
  • Rita Rudy McCarty’56, retired mathematician; April 8, 2021, in Saratoga, Calif. She was predeceased by her husband, Lyle McCarty, and brothers, David T. Rudy’54, and Elmer C. Rudy’53. Survivors include two daughters and two sons.
  • Joan Kieweg Safford’56, retired sales clerk; April 2, 2021, in Willow Street, Pa. She is survived by her husband, David Safford, and three sons.
  • Robert H. “Bob” Miller’57, U.S. Army veteran, retired attorney; Aug. 9, 2021, in Des Plaines, Ill. He was predeceased by his son, and is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jo-Ann Miller, and one daughter.
  • Robert W. Angell’58, U.S. Army Air Force veteran, paleozoologist, professor emeritus at the University of Denver, ardent conservationist and animal activist, and founding member of the Southern Plains Land Trust; March 25, 2021, in Englewood, Colo. He was predeceased by his first wife, Elissa Becker Angell’57, and is survived by his second wife, Abigail Angell, and brother-in-law, Professor Emeritus of Geology Dick Stenstrom’58.

1960-1969

  • Dr. Thomas P. “Tom” Lake’60, U.S. Navy veteran, retired radiologist; May 3, 2021, in Springfield, Ill. Survivors include his wife, Joanne Zimmerman Lake’60, two sons, including Paul Lake’88, and brother-in-law, James Zimmerman’68.
  • Andrew W. Boesel’63, retired leadership consultant with the U.S. Department of Agriculture; March 14, 2021, in Chevy Chase, Md. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Kaye Boesel.
  • Ralph C. Hardy’65, former attorney and partner of Ariano and Hardy Law Firm; June 26, 2021, in Huntley, Ill. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Nancy Napier Hardy’65, and three daughters.
  • Joan Gregg Luke’65, retired senior account manager with CNA Insurance; April 5, 2021, in Albuquerque, N.M. She was predeceased by her husband, William Luke. She is survived by two stepdaughters and one stepson.
  • Marcy Lou Ross Olsen’65, retired teacher, former president of Beloit Snappers Baseball, community volunteer; March 28, 2021, in Beloit, Wis. She is survived by her husband, Jorgen Olsen, and two sons.
  • Theodore W. “Ted” Parsons’65; May 22, 2021, in Otsego, Mich. He is survived by his wife, Mary Parsons, three sons, and one stepson.
  • Daphne Fautin’66, professor emerita with University of Kansas, former marine biologist; March 12, 2021, in Medford, Ore. She is survived by her husband, Bob Buddemeier, and three stepdaughters.
  • John E. Foote’68, U.S. Army veteran, retired engineering technician; Nov. 28, 2020, in Hebron, Conn. Survivors include numerous family members.
  • Ione C. Van Den Elzen’69, retired English teacher; June 11, 2021, in Beloit, Wis. She is survived by one daughter and one son.

1970-1979

  • Timothy C. Larkin’71; March 31, 2020, in Montrose, Mich.
  • Nancy J. Volkman’71, associate professor at Texas A&M University, landscape architect; Sept. 10, 2013, in Bryan, Texas.
  • Daniel C. “Dan” Jackson’72, principal with Jackson Law Office; June 19, 2021, in Champaign, Ill. He is survived by his wife, Linda Jackson.
  • John J. Lobick’72, former product manager with AGFA Healthcare; July 8, 2021, in Lemont, Ill.
  • Heather Parrish Maynard’74, equity security analyst at UMB Bank, avid ballroom dancer; April 1, 2021, in Leawood, Kan. Survivors include her husband, Robert Maynard’75, and two daughters.
  • Kenneth D. Overholt’77; July 4, 2021, in San Francisco, Calif.
  • Carol A. Ahlgren’79, architectural historian, board member of the Jefferson Highway Association; May 15, 2021, in Crystal, Minn. She is survived by her husband, Mark Mueske, and sister, Susan Ahlgren Van Sant’73.

1980-1989

  • Susan M. Vetter’81, adjunct professor and research and reference librarian; May 4, 2021, in Pullman, Wash. She is survived by her mother, Charlotte Vetter, and numerous family members.
  • Elaine Soeurt Hunt’83, co-founder of Atlantic Asset Management, avid traveler; April 9, 2021, in New Canaan, Conn. She was predeceased by her grandfather Theodore E. Lipman (1916), grandmother Hazel Paige Lipman (1916), great aunt Lucille Lipman (1919), great aunt Viola Lipman (1912), mother Lois Lipman Siler’43, and sister, Nancy Soeurt’87. Survivors include two sons, and sisters, Jeanette Soeurt Curtis’80 and Anne Soeurt Meronk’74.
  • Timothy C. Schneider’86, assistant vice president of technical operations services for US Bank; April 15, 2021, in Lakeville, Minn. He is survived by two sons and numerous family members.

1990-1999

  • Timothy W. Weaver’92, former actor; March 8, 2021, in Los Angeles, Calif. He is survived by two daughters and numerous family members.
  • Robert P. Ly’99, former case manager with Catholic Charities; April 2021, in Brown Deer, Wis. He is survived by his wife, Bao Thao.

Faculty, Staff, and Friends

  • Roger P. Fendrich, Beloit College professor of philosophy from 1969-77; July 21, 2021, in Chevy Chase, Md. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Renee Fendrich, and two sons.
  • John E. Hughes, entrepreneur, former CEO of Fannie May Candies, former president and chair of the Coleman Foundation, Beloit friend and donor who was instrumental in supporting the launch of entrepreneurship education and establishing CELEB; April 28, 2021. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Hughes, a daughter, two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
  • Jane Svennevig, host mother to Beloit College international students; April 13, 2021, in White Bear Lake, Minn. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Egil Svennevig, a daughter and a son.
  • Dale H. Wright, former learning resource technician with Beloit College; June 9, 2021, in Janesville, Wis. He is survived by his wife, Denise Wright, two daughters, and two sons.

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