In Memoriam: 1944 - 1989
Louise Olson Quick, Lancaster, OR, died Dec. 18, 2002. A member of Gamma
Phi Beta sorority, she was a homemaker. She lived in California and Okinawa,
Japan, before settling in the Antelope Valley, where she was a member
of several civic organizations. Surviving are a daughter, two sons, eight
grandchildren and a brother. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Chester E. Quick ’42, a brother, James C. Olson ’30, and two
sisters and brothers-in-law, Merritt C. ’31 and Geraldine Olson
McElroy ’31 and John D. ’33 and Juliette Olson LeFevre ’37.
Mary Welch Hier, Rockford, MI, died Dec. 28, 2002. A member of Alpha Xi
Delta sorority and Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church, she taught
art in the Grand Rapids, Northview and Hudsonville school systems for
many years. She also owned an arts and crafts shop in Squires Street Square.
Two sons, two daughters, 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, a brother
and a sister survive.
Bernard J. Hilbrink, Fairborn, OH, died March 4, 2003. He served as a
radioman in the Pacific Theatre for the U.S. Navy during World War II
and retired as editor of the Fairborn Daily Herald in 1966. Survivors
include his wife, two sons, including John E. Hilbrink ’82 and his
wife, Diane Armatrout Hilbrink ’82, several grandchildren and a
sister-in-law, Jean Frye Hilbrink ’41. He was preceded in death
by a brother, Wilbert R. Hilbrink ’48.
Roger F. Page, Lima, OH, died Feb. 3, 2003. During World War II, he served
with the U.S. Navy. A member of Phi Mu Delta fraternity and United Church
of Christ, he was vice president of administration for Lima’s Aerospace
Division of Ex-Cell-O Corporation. Surviving are his wife, two daughters,
a son, four grandchildren and three sisters.
Paul R. Hunt, Dayton, OH, died Feb. 2, 2003. During World War II, he served
with the U.S. Army field artillery in the Pacific Theatre. A member of
Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and North Riverdale Lutheran Church, he retired
as senior industrial engineer with Delco Products-General Motors Corp.
in 1984. Survivors include his wife, Joanne Jolly Hunt ’52, two
sons, four grandchildren and a niece, Susan Hunt Slizewski ’82.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas E. Hunt ’51.
Bette Wadsworth Zimmerman, Virginia Beach, VA, died March 13, 2003. A
member of Chi Omega sorority, she taught physical education at Orrville
(OH) High School. She was also a homemaker and co-owner of Yarn Haven,
a needlecraft store in Virginia Beach. Her husband, Rex Zimmerman ’49,
a son, two daughters, three grandchildren and a sister survive.
Margaret Shepard Barrett, Santa Barbara, CA, died Feb. 25, 2003. A member
of Delta Zeta sorority, she taught elementary school for many years in
West Covina and Lompoc, CA. Surviving are three daughters, including Jane
Bergman Franchino ’68, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren,
two brothers, including Edwin R. Shepard ’38, and his wife, Helen
Augsburger Shepard ’37, and a sister, Isabel Shepard Bailey ’41.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Minnie Reed Shepard ’16,
and an aunt, Florence C. Reed ’21.
James W. Maurice, Dallas, GA, died Oct. 16, 2002. He was a member of
Dorm League and a U.S. Army veteran. He taught math for many years in
Glendale, CA and retired as a teacher from the Cobb County School System
in Georgia. Surviving are his wife, a daughter, a son, two stepsons, a
brother, William B. Maurice ’47 and his wife, Mary Huffman Maurice
’46, a niece, Jean Maurice Kalan ’71, two nephews, John A.
Maurice ’76 and Martin W. Maurice ’73, and a great-niece,
Andrea L. Maurice ’04. He was preceded in death by his first wife,
Barbara Polzin Maurice ’52, his parents, Estell D. ’20 and
Beulah Stone Maurice ’24, a sister, Mary Maurice Greenawalt ’47,
and a brother-in-law, Wayne G. Polzin ’50.
Marilyn Cotner Gatchell, Bucyrus, OH, died Jan. 20, 2003. She was a member
of Kappa Delta sorority and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. A retired
educator; she taught at Sulphur Springs, Mount Zion and Bucyrus middle
schools. Survivors include her husband, James R. Gatchell ’50, her
mother, two daughters, four grandchildren and a brother.
Barbara Snyder Schultz, Springfield, OH, died March 17, 2003. A member
of Delta Zeta sorority, Springfield Church of Christ and Lawrenceville
Church of God, she served on the Board of Northwestern Local Schools for
more than 20 years. Surviving are two sons, including Robert W. Schultz
’76, and seven grandchildren, including Mark C. Schultz 2002. She
was preceded in death by a son, Bruce F. Schultz ’94.
Norman A. Pearson, Springfield, OH, died Dec. 26, 2002. An active member
of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, St. Joseph Church and his community,
he was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He retired in 1990 as editor-in-chief
of the Springfield News-Sun after 38 years of service. His wife, Ann Nicholson
Pearson ’52, four sons, three daughters and a brother survive him.
Ronald L. Rinker, Dayton, OH, died July 30, 2002. He was a member of Dorm
League and Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. The former owner of Dayton
Manufacturing Co., he recently served as an accountant for Fox and Associates
Co. His wife and numerous nieces and nephews survive.
Nancy Lee Owens Barton, Honolulu, HI, died Nov. 21, 2001. She was a member
of Alpha Delta Pi sorority and Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. She was a
retired student activities director and teacher for Lutheran High School
of Hawaii. Surviving are her husband, her mother, a daughter and a son.
She was preceded in death by her father, Francis E. Owens ’30.
Alice Gordon Bratton, Vinton, VA, died Feb. 21, 2003. For 25 years, she
taught religion and earth sciences in the South Carolina and Virginia
public school systems. She was an active member of First Presbyterian
Church and her community. Survivors include her husband, a stepdaughter,
two stepsons and three step-grandchildren.
Allaire A. George, Lees Summit, MO, died Nov. 30, 2002. A member of Alpha
Xi Delta sorority, she was vice president of academic affairs at Jackson
(MI) Community College. In 1994, she became a minister with the Unity
Church. There are no known survivors.
Albert H. Buhl, New Braunfels, TX, died Feb. 16, 2003. A Lutheran minister,
he served congregations in Bellmore, NY, Denver, CO, and Akron, OH, retiring
in 1974. During his retirement, he was an active member of Peace Lutheran
Church. Surviving are his wife, two sons, Paul C. Buhl ’60 and Richard
R. Buhl ’66, two grandsons, two great-grandsons, a sister and two
William F. Mock ’61S, Detroit, MI, died Nov. 18, 2002. A member
of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, he served as minister at Redeemer Lutheran
Church, Toledo, OH, for 12 years. Survivors include his wife, two sons,
including Steven B. Mock ’87, a daughter, a stepdaughter, Kim Simon
Bumpus ’86, and her husband Bradley A. Bumpus ’87, a stepson,
Kevin S. Simon ’91, six grandchildren and a sister.
Charles Henry Wessels, Savannah, GA, died Nov. 27, 2002. A member of Phi
Gamma Delta fraternity and St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church,
he served as a lieutenant commander with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam
War. A partner in the law firm of Brannen, Wessel, and Searcy, he served
as vice chair of the ethics committee of the American Bar Association.
He was founder of American Federal Savings and Loan, a partner in Amger
Hotels, West Germany, chair of the Board of Atlantic Mutual Fire Insurance
Co., president of Southern Bank Holding Co., and he served as a Georgia
State Senator. Following his retirement, he owned J.D. Weed & Co.
Antiques. Survivors include his wife, a son, a daughter, a granddaughter,
a sister, Ann Wessels Sayle ’69, and a number of nieces and nephews.
A sister, Ruth Wessels Taylor ’55, preceded him in death.
Dorsey H. “Skip” Reeser II, formerly of Marion and Marysville,
OH, died Jan. 18, 2003 in Columbus, OH. A member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity,
he managed The Lamplighter in Marysville, OH, before owning Village Wines
in Columbus, OH. He was also an active member of his community. His wife,
his mother, a daughter, three sons, two grandsons and a brother survive
David A. Bauchat, Canadensis, PA, died Nov. 28, 2002. A former member
of the National Guard, he was a retired manufacturing executive in the
pharmaceutical industry. Survivors include his mother, a son, a daughter,
a granddaughter, a sister and a brother.
Philip R. Goers, formerly of Fairfax, VA, and Worthington, OH, died March
3, 2003 in Stevensville, MD. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity
and served 20 years as a U.S. Air Force officer. He was the recipient
of a Meritorious Service Medal and an Air Force Commendation Medal. Most
recently he was a program manager for Equant, Reston, VA. Surviving are
his wife, two sons, a daughter and three grandchildren.
Mark J. Thomas, Piqua, OH, died Dec. 11, 2002. A member of Piqua Apostolic
Church, he was a self-employed consultant. He is survived by three sisters
and a brother.
Bonnie Schaffer Ritchie, Dublin, OH, died Dec. 13, 2002. A member of Sigma
Kappa sorority and Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, she was a private
practice psychologist since 1985. She was active in many professional
organizations and her community. Her husband, parents, a son and a daughter
Daniel E. Wise, Studio City, CA, died Dec. 7, 2002. He was a member of
Delta Sigma Phi fraternity and served with the Peace Corps for two years
in Dakar, Senegal. He was a representative for Big Drum Corp. in Europe
and the Middle East as an agent with Montrose Travel. Survivors include
his mother, a brother and a niece.
Robert L. Gallienne, Cleveland, OH, died Jan. 24, 2003. He was a staff
development instructor for adult critical care at the University Hospital
of Cleveland. An uncle and several cousins survive.
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