In Memory of Michael H. Zehfus ’76

MICHAEL H. ZEHFUS ’76 of Spearfish, South Dakota, died May 4, 2022. At Ripon, he majored in chemistry and participated in swimming, Beta Sigma Pi and Phi Beta Kappa. He received a master’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Chicago and a doctorate in physical biochemistry from Oregon State University. He held postdoctoral positions at the University of Pennsylvania and in Madison, Wisconsin; and taught at Ohio State University, Ohio Northern University and for more than 20 years at Black Hills State University. He retired in 2019. He played saxophone in the Northern Hills Community Band, Belle Fourche Cowboy Band and the university’s Concert Band; sang in his church choir; and was an avid outdoorsman and Eagle Scout. Survivors include his wife, Betty; and two children, including TORIN ZEHFUS ’10.

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