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Category: Obituaries

Zoerb, David Fredric

Wisconsin State Journal

Nearly everyone who met him knew he was a dedicated Badger, serving in numerous volunteer roles at UW-Madison, including as the national president of the Wisconsin Alumni Association. He loved helping young people find their path to college.

Nelson, Russell B.

Wisconsin State Journal

Russell worked for the University of Wisconsin Extension for over 31 years as a 4-H youth agent. He was recognized as one of the 10 best extension agents in the United States in 1958.

Gerald Zeier

madison.com

His greatest sport moment was being part of the Big Ten UW 150# football team co-champions in 1947 and 1948.

Karen Blaschka

madison.com

She was employed for 32 years as a clerical for the Wisconsin State Board of Health and UW System Administration.

Thomas Brock (1926 – 2021)

madison.com

Thomas D. Brock was the E. B. Fred Professor of Natural Sciences Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He made contributions to a wide variety of biological sciences; perhaps his best-known contribution was the discovery of extremely thermophilic microorganisms in high-temperature natural systems, including in Yellowstone National Park.

Wilson, Sharen

Wisconsin State Journal

Sharen embarked on a new career path, as a medical researcher with the UW Pulmonary Department. She ran clinical studies focused on cystic fibrosis and lung disease.

Ashman, Dr. Hubert C. “Hugh”

Wisconsin State Journal

Dr. Ashman joined the Jackson Clinic in Madison in 1948, working in the Internal Medicine Department until his retirement in 1983. He also was a clinical assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin Medical School and was on staff at Methodist Hospital.

Ehrke, Juanita Rose Robbins

Wisconsin State Journal

For 16 years, Juanita was the assistant to several professors at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was assistant to the chairs of the Educational Administration Department and ultimately became the assistant to the Vice Chancellor of the Cooperative Extension Services at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Tinglum, Trina Janet

Wisconsin State Journal

In 2012, she joined the faculty of the Legal Research and Writing Program at the UW Law School. Trina adored her students and dedicated herself to their professional development and their personal well-being.

Edelman, Ivy D.

Wisconsin State Journal

They joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin. Ivy was the first female Clinical Professor in Neurology.

Hill, Charles Graham “Charlie” Jr.

Wisconsin State Journal

Charlie joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Chemical Engineering-where he worked for the next 39 years. Throughout his tenure with the UW, Professor Hill was known as an outstanding teacher and mentor.

Morris, Ann E. (Richardson)

Wisconsin State Journal

Ann worked at UW-Madison College of Engineering for 40 years, retiring in 2007. She was Program Manager Emeritus in charge of the admission and advising of transfer students at the College of Engineering.

Michael Fleet Fitzsimmons

Wisconsin State Journal

A hard working man for 40 years, as a heat and frost insulator with Local 19, and UW Madison. His top priority was always providing for his family.

Marty, Lyle Witte

Wisconsin State Journal

Lyle worked in the Astronomy Department at UW-Madison, as an instrument maker for 25 years, starting in March 1964, and retiring in 1990, at age 67.

Houser, Dan

Wisconsin State Journal

In 1968 they moved to Madison, Wis., where he became Chief veterinarian and Head of Veterinary Services at the Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center. He remained in that position for 27 years.

Collins, Denis

Wisconsin State Journal

He began his academic career in 1990 at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Business and completed it at Edgewood College … At the time of his death, he was Professor Emeritus at Edgewood College School of Business and Visiting Professor at UW-Madison.

Foseid, Thomas “Tom”

Wisconsin State Journal

Tom was also honored several times by the Madison Police department during his career as the building manager at the UW Madison Chemistry building for multiple acts of heroics, being the first to respond in lab fires and saving lives in the process.

Bauer, Trisha

Wisconsin State Journal

Trisha loved her job at UW-Madison as a Human Resource Manager and all of the friends she worked with.

Henning, Standish

Wisconsin State Journal

He joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison English Department in 1960, specializing in Shakespeare, early English literature and the Bible as literature. He added an interest in expository writing, and was instrumental in introducing Writing Across The Curriculum Program to the campus. He served as the departmental director of the graduate division in the 1970s, as associate chair from 1990 to 1996, as well as on several college and university committees.

Rand, Kathleen Mary (Bastian)

Wisconsin State Journal

After graduating Brookfield High School, Kathy worked at JC Penney’s, Wisconsin Telephone, and University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Genetics and the Natural Resources Institute (NRI) departments.

Newman, Diane Irene

Wisconsin State Journal

Possessing a sharp mind, with excellent skills in shorthand and typing, she worked as a secretary for the city of Middleton, and later the radiology department at the University of Wisconsin.

Jerry Rose

Wisconsin State Journal

At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Jerry was principal investigator for studies on the effectiveness of trauma and heart emergency care, and the cost-effectiveness of helicopter transport of heart, trauma and emergency care. He taught, mentored and became close friends with dozens of graduate students who went on to executive leadership at hospitals around the globe.

Rachel Brenner

Wisconsin State Journal

She joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin in 1992, serving as a faculty member until her death. In addition to her active roles in the Department of Hebrew and Semitic Studies and the Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies, she was involved in numerous associations.

Phillip Levy

Wisconsin State Journal

He and his team finished the interior of Olin House (Chancellor’s residence) in the Fall of 2008.

Segar, William E. “Bill”

Wisconsin State Journal

His medical career included time at Riley Hospital for Children, Mayo Clinic and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he served as Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics from 1974-1985.

McCarty, Donald James

Wisconsin State Journal

During the turbulent years of the late 1960s and early 1970s, Don served as Dean of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education, after which he returned to his role of Professor of Educational Administration.

Kutzbach, John Elmer

Wisconsin State Journal

John joined the University of Wisconsin faculty in 1966. As Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and Director of the Center for Climatic Research, he pioneered the use of climate models to investigate the causes and effects of large-scale changes in past climates.

Johnson, Mary A.

Wisconsin State Journal

On July 1, 1966, she started working for the University Health Services, UW-Madison, Wis., as a medical receptionist.

Gordon-Walker, Ann

Wisconsin State Journal

Ann taught chemistry at both Edgewood College and MATC before entering into her 21-year career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as an administrator for the Institute of Molecular Virology.

Munkres, Kenneth

Wisconsin State Journal

In 1968 he was offered a position at the University of Wisconsin with a joint appointment with the College of Agriculture and Molecular Biology. His focus was research and mentoring graduate students. He was known as a pioneer in the research on free radicals in various organisms which lead to successful research in humans.

Eichman, Peter L.

Wisconsin State Journal

In 1954, he joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin Medical School, in Madison, Wis., as a professor of neurology, a position he held for nearly 50 years. In 1965, he was appointed dean of the Medical School-the youngest dean in the university’s history–and was instrumental in the creation of the university’s vast new medical center.

Eichman, Peter L.

Wisconsin State Journal

In 1954, he joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin Medical School, in Madison, Wis., as a professor of neurology, a position he held for nearly 50 years.

Webb, Maurice Barnett “Barney”

Wisconsin State Journal

Dr. Webb was a world-renown Emeritus Professor of Physics on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, his alma mater (B.S. 1950, Ph.D. 1956), up until his retirement in 2001.

Caulfield, Daniel

Wisconsin State Journal

He worked with graduate students in the Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin for over 30 years.

Hartl, Eugene Joseph

Wisconsin State Journal

Upon Gene’s return from service he worked a brief time for Baker Manufacturing of Evansville before starting his career with the UW Madison Physical Plant Department, retiring in 1995.

Shirley Abrahamson, Trailblazing Wisconsin Judge, Dies at 87

The New York Times

The couple then left for the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she studied under the law school professor J. Willard Hurst, a pioneer in the field of legal history. She received a degree in legal history from the university’s law school in 1962 and was soon the first woman to be hired as a lawyer at what was then known as La Follette, Sinykin, Doyle & Anderson. She rose to be a name partner of the firm.

Schraufnagel, Dorothy Ann (Lukes)

Wisconsin State Journal

She found work in the cafeteria making salads at Truax Field. Later she would continue that line of work for the UW at Chadbourne Hall. One time people were complaining that her Jell-O was so salty; she found out someone accidentally put salt in the sugar container.

Mann, Frances

Wisconsin State Journal

Fran spent more than 25 years working at UW-Madison in the Genetics department working for the famous Professor Oliver Smithies.

Kreigh, Veryl

Wisconsin State Journal

She then started her career as an administrative assistant for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Agriculture, which she retired from in 1994 after over 40 years and created even more lifelong friendships.

Wilson, Franklin Delano

Wisconsin State Journal

Franklin Delano Wilson, Ph.D., the William H. Sewell-Bascom Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, passed on Dec. 22, 2020.

Lemon, Wallace Lee

Wisconsin State Journal

Wallace then worked for the University of Wisconsin and University of Wisconsin System for 21 years under five different UW presidents. His final position was Vice President of Administration and State Government Affairs – coordinating UW planning, development and finances with the legislative and executive branches of state government.

Jorgensen, Neal A.

Wisconsin State Journal

He was a trusted and responsive administrator, serving as Associate Dean and then as a Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences University of Wisconsin.