In Memoriam

February 2024

2010s

Chelsea Iennarella-Servantez (’14 animal science, ’17 MS, ’23 DVM), 33, of Ames, Iowa, died Jan. 4, 2024.

2000s

Sherrlyn “Sherry” Olsen (’06 MS meat science/food science and technology, ’12 PhD), 63, of Story City, Iowa, died Feb. 22, 2024.

1980s

Douglas Murtle (’80 microbiology), 66, of Humboldt, Iowa, died Jan. 24, 2024.

William “Bill” Northey (’81 agricultural business), 64, of Des Moines, Iowa, died Feb. 5, 2024.

Ronald “Ron” Sersland (’88 dairy science), 63, of Reedsburg, Wisconsin, died Feb. 5, 2024.

1970s

Donald Amunson (’77 food technology), 72, of Soldier, Iowa, died Jan. 25, 2024.

Robert Thies (’73 agricultural business), 74, of Algona, Iowa, died Jan. 16, 2024.

Warren Voss (’72 animal science), 77, of Muscatine, Iowa, died Jan. 30, 2024.

Chia Wei Chang (’78 animal science, ’81 MS), 71, of Ames, Iowa, died Feb. 1, 2024.

Wayne Fredericks (’73 animal science), 72, of Osage, Iowa, died Feb. 7, 2024.

Charles Maynard (’74 forestry, ’77 MS, ’80 PhD), 72, of Syracuse, New York, died Feb. 5, 2024.

1960s

George Anderson (’60 forestry), 90, of Columbus, Indiana, died Jan. 25, 2024.

Charles McCauley (’62 agronomy), 83, of The Villages, Florida, died Jan. 18, 2024.

Milton Petersen (’69 forestry), 76, of Houston, Texas, died Dec. 15, 2023.

Dennis Johnson (’64 agricultural business), 82, of Lincoln, Nebraska, died Feb. 8, 2024.

Ronald Starr (’61 industrial education), 85, of Jefferson City, Missouri, died Feb. 1, 2024.

M. Ali Tabatabai (’65 PhD agronomy), 89, of Ames, Iowa, died Feb. 15, 2024.

1950s

Frank Clark (’54 farm operation), 91, of Ames, Iowa, died Feb. 3, 2024.

Richard Fritz (’51 agricultural and life sciences education), 95, of Greenwich, Connecticut, died Jan. 29, 2024.

William “Bill” Sloan (’55 animal science), 89, of Grundy Center, Iowa, died Jan. 30, 2024.


January 2024

2000s

Dustin Wiggans (’07 agronomy, ’10 MS crop production and physiology), 46, of Knox City, Texas, died Dec. 14, 2023.

1980s

Kenneth Bunkers (’80 CT farm operation), 64, of Sacramento, California, died Dec. 29, 2023.

Kevin Landau (’85 horticulture), 63, of Mason City, Iowa, died Jan. 14, 2024.

James Pfitzinger (’80 farm operation), 65, of West St. Paul, Minnesota, died July 8, 2023.

Alton Ward (’80 PhD immunobiology), 83, of Nampa, Idaho, died Jan. 1, 2024.

1970s

Jay Visser (’77 agricultural business), 68, of Hull, Iowa, died Dec. 5, 2023.

Joseph Gruntorad (’71 AA technical agriculture), 73, of Fonda, Iowa, died Dec. 17, 2023.

Philip Dorr (’73 PhD poultry science), 79, of Grand Junction, Colorado, died Jan. 1, 2024.

Michael Snyder (’71 dairy science), 76, of Baraboo, Wisconsin, died Dec. 26, 2023.

Adelaida Quiniones (’70 MS entomology), 90, of Roseland, New Jersey, died Jan. 4, 2024.

1960s

Terry Murphy (’69 agricultural business), 81, of Loudon, Tennessee, died Dec. 11, 2023.

George Buchenau (’60 PhD plant pathology), 91, of Brookings, South Dakota, died Dec. 14, 2023.

Larry Hetzler (’67 agricultural and life sciences education), 80, of Muscatine, Iowa, died Dec. 12, 2023.

Edward Judge (’68 agronomy), 78, of Napier, Iowa, died Dec. 13, 2023.

William Pearson (’63 fisheries and wildlife biology), 82, of Simpsonville, Kentucky, died Dec. 24, 2023.

James Wilcox (’61 PhD agronomy), 92, of West Lafayette, Indiana, died Dec. 13, 2023.

Kurtis Kelsey (’66 agricultural business), 79, of Iowa Falls, Iowa, died Feb. 26, 2023.

Earl Kuhl (’60 CT farm operation), 88, Eldridge, Iowa, died Jan. 9, 2024.

Carolyn Maxon (’67 MS agricultural and life sciences education), 90, of Fountain Hills, Arizona, died Nov. 16, 2023.

1950s

Jerry Carlson (’59 agricultural journalism, ’70 MS), 87, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, died Dec. 23, 2023.

Jay Meiske (’52 animal science), 93, of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, died Dec. 5, 2023.

Wayne Northey (’54 CT farm operation, ’56 BS), 90, of Spirit Lake, Iowa, died Dec. 12, 2023.

Norman Pellett (’58 horticulture), 89, of Shelburne, Vermont, died Dec. 8, 2023.

Glen Schmidt (’52 dairy science), 92, of Columbus, Ohio, died Dec. 10, 2023.

Frederic Bushnell, Jr. (’52 animal science), 93, of Stillman Valley, Illinois, died Dec. 14, 2023.

Ivan Rickers (’57 agricultural and life sciences education), 88, of Woodward, Iowa, died Dec. 29, 2023.

George “Bill” Wendel (’51 forestry), 99, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, died Dec. 27, 2023.

Robert Best (’55 horticulture), 91, of Grand Terrace, California, died Dec. 8, 2023.

Everett Drevs (’54 animal science), 91, of Estherville, Iowa, died Jan. 2, 2024.

Merle Hogrefe (’58 farm operation), 87, of Albert City, Iowa, died Jan. 6, 2024.

William “Bill” Warner (’57 forestry), 87, of Lake Oswego, Oregon, died Nov. 17, 2023.

DeWayne Ehler (’53 industrial education, ’57 MS industrial administration), 92, of Ankeny, Iowa, died Jan. 4, 2024.

Donald Parker (’52 farm operation), 96, of Muscatine, Iowa, died Jan. 10, 2024.

Joseph Prochaska (’58 CT dairy plant operations), 89, of Long Grove, Iowa, died Jan. 14, 2024.


December 2023

2000s

Kyle Jacobsen (’01 horticulture), 45, of Ames, Iowa, died Nov. 18, 2023.

1980s

Warren Sealock (’86 agricultural business), 78, of Clear Lake, Iowa, died Nov. 24, 2023.

Craig Thomas (’85 animal science), 62, of Sarasota, Florida, died Sept. 5, 2023.

Daniel Doty (’88 agricultural studies), 61, of Montezuma, Iowa, died Nov. 28, 2023.

1970s

George Wallis (’70 animal science), 78, of San Antonio, Texas, died Nov. 16, 2023.

James Kenney (’71 agricultural business), 75, of Story City, Iowa, died Nov. 25, 2023.

Dale Roe (’77 horticulture), 76, of Ames, Iowa, died Dec. 7, 2023.

1960s

Jerry Moore (’66 horticulture), 79, of Fairfield, California, died Oct. 4, 2023.

John Wiedeman (’65 animal science), 81, of Ridgeway, Iowa, died Dec. 1, 2023.

Robert Bookwalter (’67 animal science), 78, of Danville, Illinois, died Dec. 4, 2023.

1950s

Harold Bader (’51 agricultural and life sciences education), 94, of Scottsdale, Arizona, died Nov. 8, 2023.

Rodney Cooper (’57 MS animal science, ’58 PhD), 91, of Chesterfield, Missouri, died Nov. 9, 2023.

Lloyd Kline (’52 agricultural journalism), 93, of Carroll, Iowa, died Nov. 16, 2023.

Frank Dvorak (’58 agricultural and life sciences education), 87, of Wilton, Iowa, died Dec. 3, 2023.

Keith Jones (’53 agronomy, ’57 MS), 92, of Benoit, Mississippi, died Nov. 24, 2023.

Duane Mann (’59 agricultural and life sciences education), 92, of Woodbine, Iowa, died Nov. 15, 2023.

Garwin Carlson (’57 agronomy), 90, of Klamath Falls, Oregon, died Dec. 4, 2023.

1940s

William Gamble (’48 agricultural and life sciences education, ’49 MS), 103, of Roseville, Minnesota, died Nov. 25, 2023.


November 2023

1990s

Omer Adli (’91 animal science), 54, of Urbandale, Iowa, died Nov. 3, 2023.

1980s

Alan “Kirk” Arnold (’80 agricultural business), 70, of Angola, Indiana, died Oct. 25, 2023.

Mark Rickels (’81 agricultural and life sciences education), 66, of Hoover, Alabama, died Oct. 22, 2023.

1970s

Gordon Harms (’72 agricultural and life sciences education), 73, of Yuma, Arizona, died Aug. 4, 2023.

Gary Heineman (’70 MS agricultural and life sciences education), 84, of Sloan, Iowa, died Nov. 6, 2023.

George Wallis (’70 animal science), 78, of San Antonio, Texas, died Nov. 16, 2023.

1960s

Ronald Force (’63 entomology), 82, of Moscow, Idaho, died Oct. 30, 2023.

Steven Padgitt (’65 agricultural journalism, ’71 PhD rural sociology), 80, of Ames, Iowa, died Oct. 27, 2023.

Steven Wasteney (’67 agricultural and life sciences education), 78, of Shannon City, Iowa, died Oct. 27, 2023.

John Ptacek (’62 horticulture), 83, of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, died Oct. 13, 2023.

Gary Speicher (’69 agricultural journalism), 76, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Nov. 2, 2023.

Jerry Tjelle (’65 farm operation), 81, of Holt, Missouri, died Oct. 22, 2023.

William Caskey (’62 agricultural and life sciences education), 83, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Oct. 22, 2023.

Charles Sweetman (’67 animal science), 79, of Mason City, Iowa, died Nov. 16, 2023.

William Warren (’68 agricultural business), 78, of Kansas City, Missouri, died Nov. 8, 2023.

1950s

Keith Earley (’56 CT farm operations), 87, of Traer, Iowa, died Oct. 16, 2023.

Walter Gronert (’54 industrial education, ’64 MS), 99, of Des Moines, Iowa, died Oct. 24, 2023.

Charles Conger (’59 farm operation), 86, of Albia, Iowa, died Nov. 1, 2023.

Donald Ernst (’56 industrial education), 89, of Anderson, South Carolina, died Oct. 19, 2023.

Luther Tweeten (’54 agricultural and life sciences education, ’62 PhD agricultural economics), 91, of Northfield, Minnesota, died Oct. 25, 2023.

Roger Blobaum (’55 agricultural journalism), 94, of Washington, D.C., died Oct. 29, 2023.

Harry Earl (’52 animal science), 96, of Mount Vernon, Texas, died Nov. 7, 2023.

John Schrum (’59 agricultural and life sciences education), 90, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, died Nov. 11, 2023.


October 2023

2010s

Trey Jackson (’17 agricultural business, animal science), 28, of Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, died Oct. 7, 2023.

1990s

Michael Hankins (’93 agricultural business), 55, of West Des Moines, Iowa, died Oct. 4, 2023.

1980s

Michael Lauer (’85 MS agronomy), 68, of Des Moines, Iowa, died Sept. 16, 2023.

Reuben “Mark” Sulc (’80 agronomy, pest management, ’85 MS agronomy), 65, of Hilliard, Ohio, died Sept. 16, 2023.

Philip Treffeisen (’80 MS agricultural economics), 67, of Ridgewood, New York, died Sept. 26, 2023.

Phillip Baird (’85 MS agricultural and life sciences education), 68, of Mission, South Dakota, died Sept. 25, 2023.

Jeffrey Schwartz (’84 animal science), 61, of Gilbert, Iowa, died Oct. 16, 2023.

Steven Copenhaver (’89 animal science), 56, of Independence, Iowa, died Oct. 13, 2023.

David Dvorak (’83 agricultural business), 62, of West Liberty, Iowa, died Oct. 19, 2023.

1970s

Dale Bartelt (’70 agricultural business), 75, of Mediapolis, Iowa, died Oct. 12, 2023.

John Espenmiller (’71 horticulture), 75, of Oskaloosa, Iowa, died Oct. 22, 2023.

William Heiken (’73 forestry), 72, of Dubuque, Iowa, died Sept. 11, 2023.

1960s

Eugene “Gene” Anderson (’60 farm operation), 89, of Toledo, Iowa, died Sept. 21, 2023.

Dwayne Buxton (’69 PhD agronomy), 84, of Nampa, Idaho, died Sept. 24, 2023.

Alan Runyan (’67 industrial education), 78, of Loveland, Colorado, died Oct. 6, 2023.

Gerritt Hunting (’62 agricultural and life sciences education), 84, of Osceola, Indiana, died Oct. 12, 2023.

DeWayne Sunderman (’61 agricultural and life sciences education), 84, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, died Oct. 4, 2023.

Kerald Yearns (’68 dairy industry and dairy and food industry), 86, of Windsor Heights, Iowa, died Oct. 19, 2023.

1950s

Gordon Barnes (’59 forestry), 85, of Jonesboro, Georgia, died Aug. 20, 2023.

Glen Logan (’53 agronomy), 91, of Boise, Idaho, died Sept. 22, 2023.

Lois Pals (’57 horticulture), 94, of Bowie, Maryland, died Sept. 25, 2023.

Thomas Burke (’58 CT dairy plant operations), 86, of Kendallville, Indiana, died Jan. 29, 2023.

Melvin Clausen (’58 forestry), 88, of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, died Feb. 3, 2023.

Dorothy Rossing (’51 food technology), 94, of Edina, Minnesota, died Oct. 2, 2023.

Ernest Caltvedt (’55 farm operation), 90, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, died Oct. 9, 2023.

Charles Swanson (’56 animal science), 94, of Knoxville, Iowa, died Oct. 23, 2023.

Odell Walker (’59 PhD agricultural economics), 93, of Stillwater, Oklahoma, died Aug. 25, 2023.


September 2023

1980s

Frederick Lorenz (’81 PhD sociology), 74, of Ames, Iowa, died Aug. 29, 2023.

John Kladstrup (’81 agricultural business), 70, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died Sept. 12, 2023.

Randall Loges (’87 animal science), 58, of Farmington, Iowa, died June 7, 2023.

1970s

Dennis Gaalswyk (’72 food technology), 73, of Cannon Falls, Minnesota, died Aug. 27, 2023.

Stephen Wright (’75 CT farm operation), 68, of Knoxville, Iowa, died Sept. 2, 2023.

Philip Campbell (’70 outdoor recreation resources), 76, of Bothell, Washington, died Aug. 30, 2023.

Jay Wilson (’79 farm operation), 66, of Dysart, Iowa, died Aug. 10, 2023.

1960s

Jerry Fricke (’65 farm operation), 81, of Winfield, Iowa, died Aug. 20, 2023.

John “Jack” Porter (’67 MS agricultural and life sciences education), 91, of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, died Jan. 18, 2023.

Richard Krantz (’65 agricultural business), 80, of Coggon, Iowa, died Sept. 15, 2023.

1950s

Dorothy Pellett (’56 horticulture), 88, of Shelburne, Vermont, died Aug. 26, 2023.

Clair Dillon (’58 farm operation), 87, of Agency, Iowa, died Sept. 1, 2023.

Larry Mark (’53 dairy science), 92, of Springfield, Virginia, died Feb. 24, 2023.

John Voss (’50 poultry science), 94, of Tucson, Arizona, died Aug. 25, 2023.

Dean Baker (’59 forestry), 86, of Akron, Indiana, died Sept. 12, 2023.

Arthur “Art” Bine (’57 farm operation), 91, of Beaman, Iowa, died Sept. 2, 2023.

Charles Mead (’57 dairy industry and dairy and food industry), 90, of Merritt Island, Florida, died Aug. 29, 2023.

Larry Runneals (’55 industrial education), 92, of Marshalltown, Iowa, died Sept. 9, 2023.

Loren Wilhelm (’59 industrial education), 89, of Boone, Iowa, died Sept. 5, 2023.


August 2023

2020s

Colin Garrett (’23 animal science), 22, of Ames, Iowa, died July 22, 2023.

2000s

Marc Johannsen (’09 agricultural studies), 38, of Paullina, Iowa, died Aug. 5, 2023.

Bryan Wheeler (’02 animal science), 46, of Ankeny, Iowa, died Aug. 7, 2023.

1990s

David Richards (’93 agricultural systems technology), 53, of Devils Lake, North Dakota, died July 22, 2023.

1980s

Wallace “Wally” McCubbin (’83 agricultural business), 69, of Liberty, Missouri, died Aug. 13, 2023.

1970s

Lyle Evans (’72 agricultural and life sciences education), 72, of Webster City, Iowa, died July 23, 2023.

Edward Wiederstein (’70 animal science), 75, of Audubon, Iowa, died July 29, 2023.

Edward Rike (’70 animal science), 75, of Post Falls, Idaho, died July 31, 2023.

John Koerselman (’74 agricultural and life sciences education), 75, of Sioux Center, Iowa, died Aug. 11, 2023.

Jerry Bolton (’72 agricultural and life sciences education, ’94 MS), 73, of Jesup, Iowa, died Aug. 11, 2023.

Gregory Pritchard (’73 farm operation), 72, of Grimes, Iowa, died Aug. 19, 2023.

1960s

Garry Gibb (’65 industrial education), 82, of League City, Texas, died July 30, 2023.

Leland Hanks (’60 forestry, 62 MS), 85, of Wausau, Wisconsin, died July 24, 2023.

Edward Irwin (’67 agricultural business), 79, of Grand Junction, Colorado, died June 23, 2023.

Thomas “Tom” Birkenstock (’66 animal science), 79, of Burlington, Iowa, died Aug. 15, 2023.

Richard Frost (’67 farm operation), 80, of Corpus Christi, Texas, died July 25, 2023.

William Hinde (’60 agricultural business), 86, of Carbondale, Illinois, died Aug. 5, 2023.

David Ouren (’66 agronomy), 80, of Reno, Nevada, died July 31, 2023.

Dwayne Siex (’63 forestry), 83, of Crescent City, California, died Aug. 3, 2023.

Kenneth Conrad (’60 agricultural and life sciences education), 85, of Fort Dodge, Iowa, died Aug. 14, 2023.

1950s

Walter Falcon (’58 agricultural business), 86, of Marion, Iowa, died Aug. 2, 2023.

Robert Higgins (’55 agronomy), 91, of Waterloo, Iowa, died Aug. 4, 2023.

Norman Barker (’51 CT farm operation), 102, of Le Mars, Iowa, died May 6, 2023.

Charles Fisher (’50 farm operation), 95, of Decatur, Illinois, died Aug. 17, 2023.

1940s

Howard Logan (’48 agricultural economics), 98, of Moville, Iowa, died Aug. 14, 2023.


July 2023

1980s

Byron Johnson (’81 agricultural business), 63, of New Orleans, Louisiana, died Jan. 12, 2023.

James Nau (’82 horticulture), 65, of Eldridge, Iowa, died July 20, 2023.

1970s

Dennis Uthof (’70 animal science), 74, of Mount Vernon, Iowa, died June 25, 2023.

Nancy Wonderlich (’72 animal science, ’73 PRF), 72, of Waterville, Iowa, died June 28, 2023.

Douglas Geerdes (’75 animal science), 70, of Everly, Iowa, died July 20, 2023.

1960s

John Edsill (’61 animal science), 84, of Aransas Pass, Texas, died June 17, 2023.

Frederich Brandt (’62 dairy science), 83, of Surprise, Arizona, died July 7, 2023.

Larry Robbins (’64 forestry), 86, of Pearland, Texas, died June 17, 2023.

Donald Eslinger (’62 farm operation), 83, of St. Louis, Missouri, died May 31, 2023.

Lawrence Nakamura (’60 MS bacteriology), 90, of Peoria, Illinois, died July 6, 2023.

Kenneth Schumacher (’64 horticulture), 81, of Fairborn, Ohio, died July 10, 2023.

John Lawrence Tait (’64 MS rural sociology, ’70 PhD), 89, of Ames, Iowa, died July 21, 2023.

Warren Finch (’64 industrial education, ’67 MED agricultural and life sciences education), 81, of Friday Harbor, Washington, died July 14, 2023.

James Stump (’64 industrial education), 88, of Lakeland, Florida, died July 16, 2023.

1950s

Ell Fredin (’52 industrial education), 93, of Gilmore City, Iowa, died June 14, 2023.

Gary Howell (’58 agricultural business), 87, of Mason City, Iowa, died June 16, 2023.

Bruce Lease (’59 agricultural business), 92, of Worthington, Minnesota, died July 2, 2023.

Dan Neumeister (’56 PRF agricultural business, ’57 BS), 88, of Lincoln, Nebraska, died June 12, 2023.

Harley Pollei (’56 dairy industry & dairy and food industry), 89, of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, died June 24, 2023.

Charles Shirley (’59 agronomy), 85, of Walnut, Iowa, died June 29, 2023.

Stephen Hiemstra (’50 CT farm operation, ’53 agricultural economics, ’57 MS), 92, of Centreville, Virginia, died July 13, 2023.

1940s

Philip Broderick (’49 farm operation), 96, of West Des Moines, Iowa, died June 22, 2023.

Mary Tollenaere (’48 animal science), 98, of Ashland, Oregon, died June 17, 2023.


June 2023

1990s

Brad Jackson (’91 agricultural studies), 55, of Tipton, Iowa, died May 28, 2023.

Joel Rochleau (’96 agricultural business), 49, of Marion, Iowa, died June 1, 2023.

Kris Heilmann (’96 microbiology), 55, of West Branch, Iowa, died June 18, 2023.

1980s

Thomas Johanns (’88 agricultural studies), 56, of Burlington, Iowa, died June 5, 2023.

Kevin Miskell (’81 animal science), 64, of Stanhope, Iowa, died May 28, 2023.

1970s

Paul Eby (’70 farm operation), 75, of Urbandale, Iowa, died March 6, 2023.

Darrell Mallonee (’72 bacteriology, ’81 MS food technology), 72, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died May 8, 2023.

Donald Mathews (’70 AA technical agriculture), 73, of Danville, Iowa, died May 4, 2023.

John Scuffham (’70 CT farm operation), 78, of Algona, Iowa, died May 24, 2023.

Timothy Snyder (’75 animal science), 70, of Breda, Iowa, died May 21, 2023.

Dan Flynn (’71 agricultural business), 74, of Keota, Iowa, died June 12, 2023.

1960s

James Thomas (’62 agricultural and life sciences education), 83, of Anamosa, Iowa, died May 1, 2023.

Dennis Storey (’68 industrial education), 78, of Johnston, Iowa, died May 18, 2023.

Joseph Weisshaar (’60 farm operation), 90, of Creston, Iowa, died Dec. 31, 2022.

Peter Bell (’66 farm operation), 82, of Washington, Iowa, died June 18, 2023.

Robert Headlee (’68 agricultural business), 76, of Whetstone, Arizona, died June 4, 2023.

1950s

Emerson Bodell (’56 agronomy), 88, of Lake Forest, Illinois, died May 14, 2023.

Robert Gibson (’50 agricultural and life sciences education), 99, of Bartlett, Tennessee, died May 20, 2023.

William Sheka (’50 CT farm operation), 93, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died May 21, 2023.

John Bryant (’56 agricultural and life sciences education, ’64 MS animal science), 89, of Lacey, Washington, died May 31, 2023.

Norman Moklestad (’52 agricultural and life sciences education), 97, of Norwalk, Iowa, died May 27, 2023.

Durwood Beatty (’59 PhD agronomy), 93, of Murray, Kentucky, died June 14, 2023.

Bruce Campbell (’57 agricultural and life sciences education), 88, of Washington, Iowa, died June 15, 2023.

Robin Cuany (’58 PhD agronomy), 96, of Knoxville, Tennessee, died June 13, 2023.

1940s

Vaughn Speer (’49 animal science, ’51 MS, ’57 PhD), 99, of Ames, Iowa, died June 16, 2023.


May 2023

1980s

Lynn MacVey (’83 agricultural and life sciences education), 63, of Marshalltown, Iowa, died April 27, 2023.

Michael Opheim (’80 plant pathology), 71, of Humboldt, Iowa, died April 22, 2023.

Robert “Bob” Kappmeyer (’84 microbiology), 68, of Ames, Iowa, died May 15, 2023.

1970s

Donald Whitmore (’72 forestry), 85, of Conroe, Texas, died April 15, 2023.

Randall Hamlow (’78 food technology, ’82 DVM veterinary medicine), 68, of El Paso, Illinois, died April 27, 2023.

Timothy Burke (’74 agricultural business), 71, of Apple Valley, Minnesota, died April 20, 2023.

Bryan Ver Ploeg (’73 agronomy), 71, of Ankeny, Iowa, died April 24, 2023.

Darrel Weishaar (’77 farm operation, ’80 agricultural and life sciences education), 73, of Emmetsburg, Iowa, died May 1, 2023.

Gary Glawe (’70 agricultural and life sciences education, ’74 MS), 74, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, died Dec. 27, 2022.

Jerry Rash (’70 AA technical agriculture), 73, of Union, Iowa, died May 12, 2023.

Janice Van Meter (’79 horticulture), 65, died May 6, 2023.

1960s

Robert Haworth (’61 agricultural and life sciences education), 82, of Montezuma, Iowa, died April 13, 2023.

Edward Runge (’63 PhD agronomy), 89, of College Station, Texas, died April 10, 2023.

Glenn Feldman (’67 agricultural business), 78, of Illinois City, Illinois, died May 1, 2023.

John Gunson (’61 agronomy), 84, of Green Valley, Arizona, died April 8, 2023.

Charles “Chuck” Henry (’65 forestry), 76, of Winterset, Iowa, died Feb. 13, 2020.

Bruce Dohrmann (’68 agricultural journalism), 77, of Latimer, Iowa, died April 27, 2023.

Hong Park (’62 dairy industry and dairy and food industry, ’64 MS), 86, of Rochester, Minnesota, died May 6, 2023.

Michael Keraus (’66 animal science), 80, of Boone, Iowa, died May 16, 2023.

Donald Wier (’64 MS agronomy, ’68 PhD), 82, of Denton, Texas, died May 11, 2023.

Stephen Supple (’69 farm operation), 76, of Cascade, Iowa, died May 17, 2023.

1950s

LaVerne Bergan (’53 farm operation), 95, of Saint Paul, Minnesota, died April 11, 2023.

Edward Schuch (’51 dairy industry and dairy and food industry), 97, of Green Bay, Wisconsin, died April 17, 2023.

Billy Day (’58 PhD animal science), 92, of Fulton, Missouri, died April 22, 2023.

John Flugum (’56 industrial education), 89, of Salem, Oregon, died April 22, 2023.

Paul Gugeler (’50 agronomy), 96, of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, died April 19, 2023.

Gerald “Jerry” Parsons (’52 agricultural and life sciences education, ’59 MS rural sociology), 91, of Ames, Iowa, died April 30, 2023.

Ronald Curtis (’58 industrial education), 87, of Davenport, Iowa, died April 27, 2023.

James Blyth (’54 forestry, ’60 MS), 90, of St. Paul, Minnesota, died March 10, 2023.

Rolland “Pig” Paul (’57 animal husbandry), 90, of Willow Springs, Missouri, died May 5, 2023.

Arnold Freitag (’57 MS industrial education), 93, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, died Feb. 12, 2016.

John Maddick (’58 agricultural and life sciences education), 88, of State Center, Iowa, died May 7, 2023.

Raymond White (’52 animal science), 97, of Osawatomie, Kansas, died May 6, 2023.


April 2023

2010s

Travis Hansen (’13 industrial technology), 32, of Moberly, Missouri, died March 26, 2023.

1980s

Christian Balvanz (’84 farm operation), 61, of Wellsburg, Iowa, died March 17, 2023.

1970s

Mark Schmid (’72 animal science), 72, of Everly, Iowa, died March 17, 2023.

Ted Van Fossen (’76 fam operation), 70, of Hastings, Nebraska, died March 21, 2023.

Kerry Byrnes (’75 PhD sociology), 77, of Reston, Virginia, died March 24, 2023.

Eric Schatz (’78 forestry), 67, of Marquette, Michigan, died March 28, 2023.

John Adams (’71 agricultural business), 74, of Osceola, Iowa, died March 7, 2023.

1960s

John Rodecap (’64 dairy science), 80, of Decorah, Iowa, died April 6, 2023.

Kent Brown (’62 animal science), 82, of Pleasant Hill, Iowa, died March 18, 2023.

Russell Haaland, Jr. (’67 animal science), 76, of Spencer, Iowa, died January 6, 2022.

Alvie Young (’60 agricultural business), 85, of Ames, Iowa, died April 9, 2023.

1950s

Gerald Bancroft (’50 industrial education, ’67 MEd), 97, of Indianola, Iowa, died March 7, 2023.

Gerald Allen (’55 agricultural and life sciences education), 89, of Conesville, Iowa, died April 17, 2023.

Joseph Narigon (’50 animal science), 93, of Indianola, Iowa, died March 1, 2023.

1940s

Roland Winterfield (’40 agricultural and life sciences education, ’50 DVM veterinary medicine), 95, of West Lafayette, Indiana, died April 15, 2013.


March 2023

1980s

Joshua Mwonya (’86 farm operation, ’87 MS agricultural and life sciences education), 73, of Rongo, Kenya, died Feb. 7, 2021.

1970s

Charles “Chuck” Downey (’74 animal science), 72, of Blakesburg, Iowa, died Dec. 23, 2022.

David Brezina (’79 farm operation), 66, of Traer, Iowa, died March 3, 2023.

Scott Lerdal (’72 animal science), 70, of Humboldt, Iowa, died March 5, 2021.

Steven Ramsden (’78 bacteriology), 73, of Muscatine, Iowa, died March 3, 2023.

Benjamin VanGundy (’76 fisheries and wildlife), 68, of St. Paul, Minnesota, died Feb. 11, 2021.

Mark Delfs (’71 forestry), 75, of Rochester, Minnesota, died March 13, 2023.

1960s

Marvin Klebe (’61 animal science), 85, of Lone Tree, Iowa, died Feb. 27, 2023.

Lyle Luedke (’62 animal science), 89, of Primghar, Iowa, died March 8, 2023.

Jesse Shively (’67 PhD animal science), 87, of Franklin, Indiana, died October 20, 2022.

1950s

Hugh Johnson (’54 agricultural and life sciences education), 92, of Avon, Ohio, died Feb. 18, 2023.

Verne Logan (’57 poultry science, ’59 MS), 92, of Greenwood, South Carolina, died Feb. 24, 2023.

Dale Frantz (’56 farm operation), 86, of Laurens, Iowa, died Dec. 10, 2022.

Hugh Jarvis (’59 agricultural business), 83, of Tucson, Arizona, died Jan. 27, 2020.

William Yager (’55 agricultural and life sciences education), 91, of West Des Moines, Iowa, died Feb. 27, 2023.

William Arnold (’52 forestry), 93, of Chillicothe, Missouri, died March 15, 2023.

Gerald Klonglan (’58 rural sociology, ’62 MS, ’63 PhD), 86, of Ames, Iowa, died March 17, 2023.

Romayne Little Jr. (’50 horticulture), 97, of Rockford, Illinois, died March 2, 2023.

Norman Potter (’51 MS dairy industry and dairy and food industry, ’53 PhD), 96, of Lexington, Kentucky, died March 6, 2023.

1940s

Katherine Leffler (’48 bacteriology), 95, of Birmingham, Michigan, died Feb. 17, 2023.