Deaths

In Remembrance

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

Alfred W. “Al” Brody, M.D. – Professor emeritus of medicine and biomedical sciences, School of Medicine; April 12, 2015 

David Dworzack, M.D. – Professor emeritus of medicine and medical microbiology and immunology, School of Medicine; May 24, 2015

Thomas Nitsch, Ph.D. – Professor emeritus of economics, Heider College of Business; May 31, 2015

Alicia Vanden Bosch, Pharm.D. – Assistant professor of pharmacy practice, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions; Aug. 17, 2015

Ernst Brehm, Ph.D. – Professor and former chair, Department of Classics and Modern Languages, College of Arts and Sciences; Sept. 12, 2015

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

Deaths

1938

Charlotte Kuhl Nelson, SJN, La Crosse, Wis., May 12, 2015.

1943

Daniel P. O’Connor, BA, Roxbury, Conn., April 8, 2015.

1945

Florence Britt Delhey, BA, Delavan, Wis., May 1, 2015.

1946

Donald R. Lasnier, ARTS, Topeka, Kan., June 26, 2015.

1947

Mary Stalp Kelly, SJN, Roswell, N.M., May 3, 2015.

Anne Scolla Ranks, MA, Fallston, Md., May 2, 2015.

Grace C. Sobczyk, SJN, Omaha, July 14, 2015.

1948

Elaine Renter Dinslage, SCN, Clarkson, Neb., May 20, 2015.

Brig. Gen. Edwin F. Dosek, JD, Crofton, Md., April 28, 2015.

John A. Durkan, BSC, Omaha, Aug. 5, 2015.

Norma Hansen Shoberg, SJN, Omaha, July 2, 2015.

1949

Charles F. “Charlie” Heider, BSC, HON’10, Omaha, July 30, 2015.

Dr. John A. Mack, BS, Beatrice, Neb., July 15, 2015.

Lawrence A. Marty, LAW, Green River, Wyo., June 16, 2015.

Monica Reiter Slevin, SJN, Spalding, Neb., April 19, 2015.

Eugene M. Twohey, BS, Omaha, June 14, 2015.

1950

Hugh A. Gibson Jr., BSPha, Omaha, Sept. 18, 2014.

Evelyn Gamerl Hassett, SJN, Fort Collins, Colo., April 22, 2015.

Donald N. Petersen, BSC, Denver, April 20, 2015.

1951

Francis J. “Joe” Cosgrove, JD, Sioux City, Iowa, July 1, 2015.

Francis C. “Frank” Goodell, BA’50, MA, Omaha, July 31, 2015.

Shirley J. Maun-Tuck, SJN, Omaha, Jan. 27, 2015.

Eugene C. “Gene” Rose, BSC, Fort Wayne, Ind., June 22, 2015.

1952

Paul R. Bruckner, BSPha, Schuyler, Neb., July 13, 2015.

Bernadine Heiman Chapman, SJN, Largo, Fla., June 23, 2015.

Frank E. Garrett, MD, Rochester, Minn., April 22, 2015.

Meryl L. Leiferman, BSC, Danville, Calif., April 28, 2015.

Ruth Spear Thuente, SCN, Algona, Iowa, May 3, 2015.

1953

Lennis W. Baker, BSC, San Jose, Calif., July 27, 2015.

Sr. M. Marlene Breimhorst, BS’47, MS, Mankato, Minn., May 23, 2015.

Sr. Mary Mechtilde Hill, MS, Omaha, July 17, 2015.

James P. Jensen, BS’51, MA, Omaha, July 18, 2015.

Alice Hatchett Mullin, BSN, San Jose, Calif., June 1, 2015.

1954

Arthur T. Matte Sr., DDS, Albuquerque, N.M., July 1, 2015.

Maurice E. “Moe” Waring, BSC, Omaha, July 18, 2015.

Deloris R. Wheeler, BSPha, Montello, Wis., May 12, 2015.

1955

Coleen A. Donovan, SJN, La Jolla, Calif., July 25, 2015.

Joseph R. Heese, BSC, Omaha, July 26, 2015.

Joan Sweeney LaChapelle, BS, North Bend, Ore., July 24, 2015.

John P. McCalla, MD, Kansas City, Mo., May 1, 2015.

Thomas A. McCarville, BUSAD, Florence, Ore., June 11, 2015.

Bernard J. McGrath, BSC, Omaha, July 26, 2015.

1956

Mary Spies Sully, BS, Fort Calhoun, Neb., April 29, 2015.

1957

Michael F. Callaghan Sr., MD, Laguna Niguel, Calif., May 26, 2015.

Dr. Warren G. Kneer, BS’52, MA, Omaha, May 1, 2015.

Lee T. Magee, JD, Prairie Village, Kan., April 20, 2015.

James H. Moylan, BS’52, JD, Omaha, May 21, 2015.

John S. Spelic, ARTS, Las Vegas, March 25, 2015.

1958

Frank G. McGreevey, DDS, Ronan, Mont., July 7, 2015.

1959

Bernard P. Rudis, MD, San Juan Capistrano, Calif., April 22, 2015.

1960

Fred A. Celsi, DDS, San Jose, Calif., April 5, 2015.

Ronald K. Minnehan, BSBA, Westlake Village, Calif., April 17, 2015.

James G. Vetter Jr., JD, Dallas, May 17, 2015.

1961

Dennis G. Carroll, BS, Clermont, Fla., April 14, 2015.

Daniel A. Martin, BA’59, JD, Elkhorn, Neb., July 24, 2015.

S. Frank Meares, BS’58, JD, Newport, R.I., June 5, 2015.

1962

John A. Gubbels, BSBA, Omaha, Aug. 4, 2015.

1963

Wallace Berg, BSPha, Bakersfield, Calif., July 10, 2015.

Ronald J. Eischeid, BSBA’60, JD, Murfreesboro, Tenn., June 14, 2015.

Karen Humlicek Sedlacek, SJN, Gulfport, Fla., April 21, 2015.

1964

Robert S. Jacobsen, DDS, Hiawatha, Iowa, July 24, 2015.

Wesley G. Wilhelm, BSPha’54, MD, Omaha, May 20, 2015.

1967

Gary A. Epstein, DDS, Omaha, April 21, 2015.

Philip J. Griswa, BSRT, Fresno, Calif., April 24, 2015.

1968

John F. Cogley, BSBA’65, JD, Sioux Falls, S.D., April 23, 2015.

Charles F. Damico Jr., MD, Omaha, May 29, 2015.

Dennis E. Penna, DDS, Nine Mile Falls, Wash., June 10, 2015.

1969

Robert J. “Jim” Lawson, BSBA, Wahoo, Neb., July 30, 2015.

Michael T. McKim, JD, St. Paul, Minn., May 28, 2015.

1971

Joan Fangman Bergquist, MA, Omaha, May 13, 2015.

James F. Herbert, BA, Omaha, June 10, 2015.

1972

Timothy R. Fangman, MD, Omaha, June 6, 2015.

Lt. Col. Donald R. Hedgpath, MSEdu, Claremore, Okla., July 1, 2015.

Wayne B. Henry, JD, Council Bluffs, Iowa, June 9, 2015.

1973

Michael F. Alvord, DDS, Bozeman, Mont., July 31, 2015.

1974

Florence Holcomb, BS, Omaha, May 21, 2015.

1976

Michael J. Schumacher, BSBA, Cheyenne, Wyo., Aug. 7, 2015.

1978

Joseph P. Steven Jr., DDS, Wichita, Kan., May 22, 2015.

1980

Rebecca E. Hall, BSN, Lubbock, Texas, April 21, 2015.

Elizabeth Girardot Smoot, BSN, Santa Barbara, Calif., April 11, 2015.

Karen Schaefer Stein, BSN, Underwood, Iowa, July 7, 2015.

1981

Ret. Lt. Col. Jeffrey R. Goodlett, MS, Bellevue, Neb., April 23, 2015.

Clark J. VanSkiver, JD, Omaha, May 30, 2015.

1984

Ret. Lt. Col. Horace H. “King” Reynolds III, JD, Bellevue, Neb., June 19, 2015.

1987

Barry J. Tobin, JD, Seattle, July 6, 2015.

1991

Ret. Maj. Daniel B. Greenwood, JD, Elkhorn, Neb., Aug. 3, 2015.

Robert G. Kirschner, JD, Madison, Wis., Aug. 1, 2015.

1995

Kevin M. Donovan, BSBA, Park City, Utah, July 26, 2015.

Michael T. Emdin, BSBA’93, JD, Aurora, Colo., July 2, 2015.

2006

Katherine Coffey Olechoski, DDS, Omaha, June 4, 2015.

2008

Ryan C. Durham, JD, Santa Clara, Utah, May 20, 2015.