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In Memory of Nancy Thulin Kandutsch ’50
Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement
1950
Surry, ME
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In Memory of Nancy Thulin Kandutsch ’50

Nancy Kandutsch '50
Nancy Kandutsch
Class of 1950
Surry, ME
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NANCY THULIN KANDUTSCH ’50 of Surry, Maine, died Aug. 29, 2022. At Ripon, she majored in biology and participated in Ver Adest and Alpha Xi Delta/Kappa Theta. She especially enjoyed sailing and was a gourmet cook. She also was an artist and for many years led the Blue Hill Drawing Group. She also supported oppressed peoples’ struggles from Cuba to Palestine, and of the antiwar and civil rights causes domestically. Survivors include her husband, ANDREW KANDUTSCH ’50; and two sons.

Full obituary: mdislander.com/obituary/nancy-kandutsch

Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement

In Memory of Richard R. McKeon ’50
Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement
1950
Stuart, FL
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In Memory of Richard R. McKeon ’50

Richard McKeon '50
Richard McKeon
Class of 1950
Stuart, FL
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RICHARD R. MCKEON ’50 of Stuart, Florida, died Feb. 6, 2022. At Ripon, he majored in history and participated in Ver Adest and Sigma Chi/Omega Sigma Chi. He began studies at Ripon but enlisted in the Air National Guard and was called to active duty on April 7, 1952. He served as an air defense specialist and an assistant to the base chaplain. He joined his brother, Robert Jr., in Ossining (New York) Sash and Door, a successful building supply and home improvement business. In the late 1970s, he worked independently to build homes and retired in 1980. He was a master bridge player. Survivors include his wife, Shirley; two sons; and a nephew, TODD NOGGLE ’94.

Full obituary: dorseyfuneral.com/obituaries/Richard-McKeon?obId=24623927#/obituaryInfo

Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement

In Memory of Daniel J. Minnema ’74
Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement
1974
Summerfield, NC
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In Memory of Daniel J. Minnema ’74

Daniel Minnema '74
Daniel Minnema
Class of 1974
Summerfield, NC
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DANIEL J. MINNEMA ’74 of Summerfield, North Carolina, died July 27, 2022. At Ripon, he majored in chemistry and biology and was a member of Beta Beta Beta Honor Society. After working for the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, he earned a Ph.D. in toxicology from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond and did postdoctoral work as an assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati. He later worked at a Covance research facility in Great Falls, Virginia, and Syngenta in Greensboro. He enjoyed fishing, boating, science, science fiction, reading, watching old movies, building shelves and teaching. Survivors include his wife, Kristi; and three daughters.

Full obituary: dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/greensboro-nc/daniel-minnema-10864801

Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement

In Memory of Marsha Blanche Jones Burzynski ’84
Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement
1984
South Milwaukee, WI
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In Memory of Marsha Blanche Jones Burzynski ’84

Marsha Blanche Jones Burzynski '84
Marsha Burzynski
Class of 1984
South Milwaukee, WI
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MARSHA BLANCHE JONES BURZYNSKI ’84 of South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, died Aug. 3, 2022. At Ripon, she majored in biology, was a member of Beta Beta Beta Honor Society, was a resident assistant in Tri-Dorms and Bartlett Hall, and participated in track and filed. She received a master’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She worked for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources from 1991 until the time of her retirement in 2021. She played a crucial role in numerous contaminated sediment cleanups in southeastern Wisconsin. She enjoyed gardening, and camping. Survivors include her husband, Thomas Burzynski.

Full obituary: molthenbell.com/memorials/marsha-burzynski/4996495/obituary.php

Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement

In Memory of Roger W. Newell ’56
Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement
1956
Rockford, IL
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In Memory of Roger W. Newell ’56

Roger Newell
Class of 1956
Rockford, IL
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ROGER W. NEWELL ’56 of Rockford, Illinois, died May 28, 2022. At Ripon, he participated in Sigma Chi/Omega Sigma Chi. He graduated from Northwestern Military Academy and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was employed for many years in management for Commonwealth Edison. He was an active member of Christ United Methodist Church and volunteered for several community organizations, including One Body. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; two sons and one daughter.

Full obituary: legacy.com/us/obituaries/name/roger-newell-obituary?id=35015924

Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement

In Memory of Gerald L. Wadleigh ’50
Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement
1950
Geneva, IL
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In Memory of Gerald L. Wadleigh ’50

Gerald Wadleigh '50
Gerald Wadleigh
Class of 1950
Geneva, IL
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GERALD L. WADLEIGH ’50 of Geneva, Illinois, died Feb. 23, 2022. At Ripon, he majored in biology and participated in Theta Chi/Alpha Omega Alpha. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked for Travelers Insurance Co. After retiring, he worked at Ace Hardware in Geneva. He was a member of the Scottish Rite, the Fox Valley Shrine Club and the Geneva Masonic Lodge, and he was a Master Mason. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, attending his grandsons’ baseball games and fishing with all of his grandsons. Survivors include one son and one daughter.

Full obituary: malonefh.com/obituary/GeraldL-Wadleigh

Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement

In Memory of Doris Fry Clark
Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement
1940
Santa Clara, CA
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In Memory of Doris Fry Clark

Doris Clark '40
Doris Clark
Class of 1940
Santa Clara, CA
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DORIS FRY CLARK ’40 of Santa Clara, California, died Jan. 3, 2022. At Ripon, she majored in English and speech communication and participated in music and Kappa Delta/Delta Phi Sigma. She taught high school until she could join the U.S. Army Air Corps where she served as a corporal until 1945. She and her family moved to Chico in 1979 where she opened Venus De Milo Health Spa. After retiring, she enjoyed walking every morning in Bidwell Park with her friends. She volunteered at Enloe Hospital for many years and served as auxiliary president from 2001-2003. Survivors include one son and one daughter.

Full obituary: legacy.com/us/obituaries/chicoer/name/doris-clark-obituary?id=32198036

Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement

In Memory of Henry Clay Potter ’80
Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement
1980
Highlands, NJ
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In Memory of Henry Clay Potter ’80

Henry Potter
Class of 1980
Highlands, NJ
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HENRY CLAY POTTER of Highlands, New Jersey, died July 27, 2022. He attended Ripon College. He worked at the Chicago exchanges but soon focused his professional pursuits on financial investing. He was an avid sailor from an early age and enjoyed sailing and racing small boats on the Shrewsbury and Navesink Rivers and sailing a sloop in and around Raritan Bay.

Full obituary: tworivertimes.com/henry-clay-potter/

Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement

In Memory of Myron Dudek ’50
Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement
1950
Bensenville, IL
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In Memory of Myron Dudek ’50

Myron Dudek '50
Myron Dudek
Class of 1950
Bensenville, IL
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MYRON DUDEK ’50 of Bensenville, Illinois, died April 7, 2016. He served in the U.S. Navy in the submarine service for three years during World War II. He then attended Ripon for one year. He was a postal clerk for seven years; a partner in the Dudek-Jensen Insurance Agency in Racine and Milwaukee for 15 years; and administrator of the Central Baptist Home in Norridge, Illinois, for 18 years. He also was active in the North American Baptist General Conference churches in the Christian Education Ministries and their state summer camp programs, as well as numerous community programs. Survivors include his wife, Caroline; one son and two daughters.

Full obituary: christianfuneralservices.com/obituary/3660774

Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement

In Memory of Patricia “Joy” Cullen Holperin ’48
Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement
1948
Eagle River, WI
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In Memory of Patricia “Joy” Cullen Holperin ’48

Patricia Holperin
Class of 1948
Eagle River, WI
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PATRICIA “JOY” CULLEN HOLPERIN ’48 of Eagle River, Wisconsin, died June 19, 2022, At Ripon, she majored in biology and chemistry and participated in student government and Alpha Phi/Kappa Sigma Chi. She worked at her husband’s family grocery business and later at her son’s business, TV Tronics, well into her 90s. She was deeply involved in the First Congregational United Church of Christ, teaching Sunday school and serving on various boards and committees. She was a Cub Scout den mother, cancer fundraiser, nursing home volunteer, and library and arts advocate and donor. She enjoyed reading, traveling, playing competitive bridge player and fitness. Survivors include her husband, Jim Moon; three sons and one daughter; stepchildren; a nephew, KEITH A. CULLEN ’75; and a niece, CONTANCE E. HOLPERIN ’72. Her first husband, RUSSELL H. HOLPERIN ’48, died in 1993.

Full obituary: gaffney-busha.com/obituaries/Patricia–Joy-Holperin?obId=25158020

Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement

In Memory of Roberta “Bobbie” Thompson ’67
Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement
1967
Granger, IN
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In Memory of Roberta “Bobbie” Thompson ’67

Roberta Thompson '67
Roberta Thompson
Class of 1967
Granger, IN
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ROBERTA “BOBBIE” THOMPSON ’67 of Granger, Indiana, died June 1, 2022. At Ripon, she had a triple major in history, German and drama. She received a master’s degree in history from Bridgewater State University. She taught high school and a few semesters at Cape Cod Community College. She also was a volunteer for the Notre Dame women’s basketball team and Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church. She also was a lifetime member and supporter of the NRA. She enjoyed reading, animals and early American antiques, as well as traveling to Hawaii, Cape Cod, the Bahamas, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and overseas. She was a strong supporter of the Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots.

Full obituary: palmerfuneralhomes.com/obituary/Roberta-Thompson

Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement

In Memory of Richard “Rick” Leonhard ’86
Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement
1986
Sheboygan, WI
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In Memory of Richard “Rick” Leonhard ’86

Richard Leonhard '86
Richard Leonhard
Class of 1986
Sheboygan, WI
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RICHARD “RICK” LEONHARD ’86 of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, died July 14, 2021. At Ripon, he majored in politics and government and participated in basketball. He also studied at the United States Air Force Academy. He co-founded Viking Masek Packaging Technologies. As CEO, he led a team of 85 co-workers, and in 2020 Viking Masek was recognized as one of the best companies to work for in Wisconsin. The essence of his life was his faith. Survivors include his wife, Julie; and three daughters.

Full obituary: legacy.com/us/obituaries/sheboyganpress/name/richard-leonhard-obituary?id=32914582

Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement

In Memory of Terry Tobias ’65
Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement
1965
East Greenwich, RI
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In Memory of Terry Tobias ’65

Terry Tobias
Class of 1965
East Greenwich, RI
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Terry Tobias, class of ’65 and long time East Greenwich, RI resident, passed away December 30, 2021 after a long illness. At Ripon he was a history major and member of Delta Upsilon Fraternity. Upon graduation, Terry began a successful career in the fastener industry. He worked in sales for TRW in Chicago and Cleveland. Then he became sales manager of Spirol, an international fastener manufacturer, and later became its president. In 1989 he started his own company Springfast, a fastener distributor located in Providence, RI. Terry loved tennis, model trains, and playing with his grandchildren. He is survived by his son Andrew, daughter-in-law Beth and grandchildren Annabelle, Zachary, Hannah and Ethan, and also by his brother Lynn and sister-in-law Meryl.

Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement

In Memory of Thomas F. “Tommy” Lange ’58
Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement
1958
Whitewater, WI
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In Memory of Thomas F. “Tommy” Lange ’58

Tommy Lange '58
Thomas Lange
Class of 1958
Whitewater, WI
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THOMAS F. “TOMMY” LANGE ’58 of Whitewater, Wisconsin, died July 16, 2022. At Ripon, he majored in history and was a member of ROTC and Phi Beta Kappa. He earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He served in the U.S. Army from 1959-1970, was stationed in Korea for more than a year and achieved the rank of captain. He also served in the National Guard. He then had a 30-year career with the United States Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service as a tax auditor. He also devoted 45 years of service to UW-Whitewater Warhawk athletics as a volunteer, supporter, contributor and fan. He was inducted into the Warhawk Athletics Hall of Fame and received the Distinguished Service Award.

Full obituary: legacy.com/us/obituaries/name/tommy-lange-obituary?id=36226084

Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement

In Memory of Nancy Quick Scheuermann ’69
Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement
1969
Noblesville, IN
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In Memory of Nancy Quick Scheuermann ’69

Nancy Quick Scheuermann '69
Nancy Scheuermann
Class of 1969
Noblesville, IN
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NANCY QUICK SCHEUERMANN ’69 of Noblesville, Indiana, died Aug. 10, 2022. At Ripon, she majored in philosophy and participated in student government and Alpha Phi/Kappa Sigma Chi. She was deeply committed to her faith and enjoyed volunteering, traveling, having lunch and playing cards with her friends. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, watching them play sports or showcasing their musical talents. Survivors include two sons. Her husband, GARY SCHEUERMANN ’69, died in 2021.

Full obituary: readthereporter.com/nancy-q-scheuermann/

Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement

In Memory of Gary E Scheuermann ’69
Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement
1969
Noblesville, IN
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In Memory of Gary E Scheuermann ’69

Gary Scheuermann
Class of 1969
Noblesville, IN
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GARY E. SCHEUERMANN ’69 of Noblesville, Indiana, died Aug. 20, 2021. At Ripon, he majored in history and participated in football and Phi Delta Theta/Alpha Phi Omega. He served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed Packers football, tennis and tinkering on any project. He also enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports and traveling with his wife. Survivors include two sons. His wife, NANCY QUICK SCHEUERMANN ’69, died Aug. 10, 2022.

Full obituary: thenorthwestern.com/obituaries/wis331634

Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement

In Memory of Janice Nelson Geibel ’64
Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement
1964
Lockport, IL
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In Memory of Janice Nelson Geibel ’64

Janice Geibel
Class of 1964
Lockport, IL
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JANICE NELSON GEIBEL ’64 of Lockport, Illinois, died March 31, 2020. At Ripon, she majored in history and participated in Alpha Delta Pi/Pi Tau Pi. She retired after 36 years of teaching, 35 of which were at Taft Grade School in Lockport. After her retirement, she served for eight years on the Taft School Board. She enjoyed shopping, traveling with her husband, and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a lifelong Lockport High School basketball fan and attended many games with her friends. Survivors include her husband, Henry; and one son.

Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement

In Memory of Corey J. Wilcox ’99
Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement
1999
Richfield, WI
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In Memory of Corey J. Wilcox ’99

Corey Wilcox '99
Corey Wilcox
Class of 1999
Richfield, WI
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COREY J. WILCOX ’99 of Richfield, Wisconsin, died Aug. 16, 2022. He attended Ripon College on an athletic scholarship for a year before graduating from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a degree in pre-med/pre-vet studies. He worked for the Marathon County Health Department, U.S. Department of Agriculture, CH2M Hill and Arcadis. He also ran a breeding program for Vizsla hunting dogs, Wyldfire Vizslas, and was vice president of the Central Wisconsin Vizsla Club. He also served as head coach of the Germantown Hornets Youth Wrestling program. Survivors include his wife, Rachel Monaco.

Full obituary: wausaupilotandreview.com/2022/08/22/wausau-area-obituaries-august-22-2022/

Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement

In Memory of David G. Cochrane ’54
Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement
1954
Wild Rose, WI
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In Memory of David G. Cochrane ’54

David Cochrane '54
David Cochrane
Class of 1954
Wild Rose, WI
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DAVID G. COCHRANE ’54 of Wild Rose, Wisconsin, died Aug. 25, 2022. At Ripon, he majored in economics, participated in Ver Adest and Sigma Nu/Theta Sigma Tau, and was commissioned through ROTC. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Marquette Dental School. He served as a 1st lieutenant in the 4th Infantry Division in Germany, then practiced dentistry in Sun Prairie for 27 years, in Wild Rose and for 19 years at Dental Associates in Appleton. He helped initiate a program to establish dental care for migrant children in the Wild Rose area, the impetus for La Clinica Dental Clinic in Wautoma, and did volunteer dentistry in Native American reservations. He enjoyed music, hunting, fishing, traveling, hiking, biking, downhill skiing and sports. Survivors include his wife, Carole; and six children.

Full obituary: waupacanow.com/2022/08/29/cochrane-david/

Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement

In Memory of Justin M. Lindberg ’10
Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement
2010
Fond du Lac, WI
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In Memory of Justin M. Lindberg ’10

Justin Lindberg '10
Justin Lindberg
Class of 2010
Fond du Lac, WI
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JUSTIN M. LINDBERG ’10 of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, died Aug. 21, 2022. At Ripon, he majored in business administration and participated in Phi Beta Lambda. He provided IT services through his business, Release2 LLC, served as president and vice president of Lakeside Evening Kiwanis and was part of the Connections Community Church family in New Holstein. He enjoyed playing the board game Settlers of Catan, music, fine dining, gaming, building computers and traveling, especially to Eastern European countries. This past year, he traveled twice to volunteer at a Ukrainian refugee center on the border of Romania. Survivors include his mother, Lori Thalmann; and his companion, Natalia.

Full obituary: fdlreporter.com/obituaries/wis368993

Submitted by: Office of Constituent Engagement