Deaths

In Remembrance

We remember Creighton University faculty and Jesuits who have recently died.

Charles H. “Hap” Stein, PhD
Associate professor emeritus of English; June 26, 2016

Harry Nickla, PhD
Former professor of biology and former chair of the Department of Biology; Feb. 7, 2017

Faculty and Jesuits who are Creighton alumni are listed in the Alumni Deaths section of Creighton University Magazine.

1938

Virginia Hoffmann Thimes, ARTS, Omaha, Jan. 28, 2017.

1941

Emmrich D. Lamb Jr., PHB, San Jose, Calif., Jan. 17, 2017.

1943

Eileen K. Dendinger, SCN, Papillion, Neb., Jan. 24, 2017.

1945

Lois Tessier Bisenius, SJN, Fallbrook, Calif., Sept. 26, 2016.

Msgr. Francis E. Kubart, ARTS, Omaha, Oct. 30, 2016.

1947

Lois Hardy Lynch, SJN, Omaha, Dec. 30, 2016.

Donna Cook McCullough, SJN, Papillion, Neb., Jan. 11, 2017.

1948

James D. Bristol, JD, Burbank, Calif., Nov. 13, 2016.

Donald J. Greco, BSM’46, MD, Long Beach, Calif., Jan. 3, 2017.

Howard F. Herning, MD, San Francisco, Nov. 21, 2016.

Mary Ann Jackson-McGill, SCN, Omaha, Oct. 6, 2016.

Mary Ann Pritchard Maxey, ARTS, Omaha, Oct. 14, 2016.

Marlan J. Simpson, BSC, Bennington, Neb., Jan. 13, 2017.

1950

Patricia Farmer Atwood, SJN, Springfield, Va., Nov. 24, 2016.

Benjamin C. “Chuck” Hull, BUSADM, Omaha, Dec. 5, 2016.

Harold J. Miller, BS, Monterey, Calif., Jan. 22, 2017.

William A. Tegeler, ARTS, Des Moines, Iowa, Nov. 27, 2016.

Leona Humlicek Weidner, BSPha, Omaha, Dec. 19, 2016.

1951

John E. Beutler, BSC, Omaha, Oct. 20, 2016.

Louie Carta, BSPha, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Oct. 8, 2016.

Robert A. Sobraske, ARTS, Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 5, 2016.

Donald E. Wolters, MD, Estherville, Iowa, Dec. 2, 2016.

1953

Marvin F. Maher, BSC, Omaha, Jan. 16, 2017.

Peggy Rafter Massman, BS, Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 22, 2016.

Donald D. Pasek, BSPha, Duluth, Minn., Oct. 3, 2016.

Willard C. Pestal, BSPha, Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 5, 2017.

Donald G. Wolbers, BSC’51, JD, Bettendorf, Iowa, Nov. 3, 2016.

1954

Ward R. Anthony, BS’51, MD, Boulder, Colo., Oct. 13, 2016.

Barbara A. Barak, BS, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Dec. 12, 2016.

Emil B. “Bud” Hakel Jr., BUSADM, Whittier, Calif., Jan. 5, 2017.

Mary Joan Bath Hively, BS, Mill Valley, Calif., Nov. 4, 2016.

Betty Hough Sturgeon, BSN, Gretna, Neb., Jan. 11, 2017.

1955

Margaret Rutten Igel, SJN, Charlotte, N.C., Oct. 25, 2016.

William E. Ramsey, BS, Omaha, Nov. 5, 2016.

C. Dean Walsh, BSC, Tehachapi, Calif., Nov. 13, 2016.

1956

James B. Williams, MD’51, MSM, Las Cruces, N.M., Nov. 23, 2016.

1958

Sr. Mary Raymond Dieckman, OSU, BS, Maple Mount, Ky., Oct. 27, 2016.

John E. Fitzsimmons, BSBA, Delray Beach, Fla., Nov. 21, 2016.

Thomas M. Kirn, BSBA, Merced, Calif., Nov. 24, 2016.

William F. “Frank” O’Neill, BS, Albuquerque, N.M., Oct. 1, 2016.

1959

Joseph J. Barmettler, BSC’56, JD, Omaha, Oct. 12, 2016.

Sr. Mary Francis Shafer, BVM, BA, Dubuque, Iowa, Jan. 3, 2017.

1960

Doyle P. Spooner, BSBA, Waverly, Iowa, Sept. 12, 2016.

1961

Edward J. DeRose, DDS, Pueblo, Colo., Jan. 22, 2017.

Sr. Martin Flavin, OSF, MA, Manitowoc, Wis., Oct. 6, 2016.

1962

Dr. Robert F. Allen, BA, Omaha, Oct. 19, 2016.

Thomas J. Goaley Sr., BSBA, Omaha, Jan. 7, 2017.

William E. Plinck, DDS, Kelseyville, Calif., Oct. 11, 2016.

Sr. Margaret Wright, RSM, BSPha, Chicago, Oct. 16, 2016.

1963

John T. Sullivan, MD, Hayden, Idaho, Sept. 20, 2016.

1964

Regina Ledwell Dinges, BS, Falmouth, Mass., Dec. 19, 2016.

Michael J. Lynch, BSBA, Omaha, Oct. 29, 2016.

Magdalene Spieler Niemer, MSEdu, Cincinnati, Jan. 4, 2017.

Patricia Padden Nixon, BA, Denver, March 1, 2015.

John F. Tusa Sr., BA, Boca Raton, Fla., Jan. 23, 2017.

1965

Dennis E. Dunn, BSPha, Mount Pleasant, S.C., Nov. 20, 2016.

Robert J. Stolcis, DDS, Castle Rock, Colo., Nov. 30, 2016.

Delmar W. Weidner, BSC’48, MBA, Omaha, Nov. 14, 2016.

1966

Dr. Joseph A. McHugh, MBA, Dedham, Mass., Jan. 25, 2017.

1967

Mary Beth Petersen Coate, BSChm’64, MS, Omaha, Sept. 24, 2015.

Kathleen Killian Klein, BA, Tampa, Fla., Dec. 1, 2016.

1968

Clyde E. Hudson, MA, Venice, Fla., Oct. 7, 2016.

1969

J. Laird Seaich, MD, Twin Falls, Idaho, Nov. 3, 2016.

1970

Mary Brodston Fee, BSN, Asheville, N.C., Jan. 19, 2017.

Sr. Michelle Hayek, ND, MSEdu, Wahoo, Neb., Dec. 7, 2016.

1971

Jacqueline Hanson Dee, BA’67, MA, Oak Creek, Wis., Nov. 10, 2016.

Stephen D. Greenberg, JD, Bakersfield, Calif., Dec. 12, 2016.

Joseph H. Millard III, BSBA, Encinitas, Calif., Dec. 12, 2016.

1972

Charles M. Caldwell, BA’69, JD, Omaha, Oct. 10, 2016.

John J. Hamler, BSRT, Omaha, May 10, 2016.

Mary “Kyle” Christensen Lane, ARTS, Hinsdale, Ill., Aug. 21, 2016.

Robert C. Meisterling, MD, Stillwater, Minn., Aug. 16, 2016.

1973

Kenneth J. Hill, BA, Omaha, Jan. 8, 2017.

1975

John D. Kellen, DDS, Stockton, Calif., Nov. 12, 2016.

1976

Clarice G. Geesaman, ARTS, Blair, Neb., Nov. 24, 2016.

Cheryl A. Smith, BSN, Omaha, Oct. 21, 2016.

1977

Thomas M. Kiefer, BA’73, DDS, Omaha, Jan. 11, 2017.

1979

William T. “Nick” Beisser, BA’75, MD, Scottsdale, Ariz., Jan. 22, 2017.

1982

Jon F. Pearson, BSBA, Omaha, Jan. 11, 2017.

1987

Thomas H. Bette, DDS, Wichita, Kan., May 17, 2016.

Jana R. Morisada, MD, Honolulu, July 21, 2015.

Brian J. O’Neill, BSBA, Omaha, Jan. 7, 2017.

Rev. Alvin H. Smith, MMin, Seward, Neb., Dec. 17, 2016.

Patricia Marron Tuttle, BSW’82, MS, Omaha, Jan. 23, 2017.

1990

Charles E. Wanek, MS, Omaha, Nov. 18, 2016.

1994

Sr. Patricia A. Burke, MA, Houston, Aug. 25, 2016.

Melissa K. Martin, BSBA, Las Vegas, Dec. 26, 2016.

1996

Matthew R. Oberst, BA, Cary, N.C., Nov. 27, 2016.

1999

Sr. Susan R. Frederick, PM, MA, Methuen, Mass., Dec. 15, 2016.

2006

John E. Passarelli, BSBA, Omaha, Nov. 13, 2016.

2016

Laura L. Magaña, BS, Omaha, Dec. 18, 2016.

Kaitlin J. Schindler Prins, DPT, Corpus Christi, Texas, Oct. 29, 2016.