Deaths

In Remembrance

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

Joan Lanahan, DMin, former assistant professor and chaplain in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Oct. 15, 2020

Thomas C. Mans, PhD, former associate professor of political science and associate dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Dec. 16, 2020

Mansoor H. Jabro, DDS, professor emeritus of periodontics, former chair of the Department of Periodontics, School of Dentistry, 
Dec. 25, 2020

Robert O. Creek, PhD, professor emeritus of biomedical sciences, School of Medicine, Jan. 19, 2021

Warren Tim Kable III, MD, associate professor emeritus, former vice chair of OB/GYN Department and associate dean, School of Medicine, Feb. 15, 2021

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

1940

Rosemary Sieczkowski Connelly, SJN, Oakhurst, California, April 18, 2019.

1943

Betty Thompson Canedy, MLN, Omaha, Oct. 10, 2020.

Virginia Verschoor Dummer, SJN, Denver, Dec. 1, 2020.

1947

Donald J. Foster, BS, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Oct. 18, 2020.

1948

Mary Ann Keiner Connor, BA, Omaha, Nov. 23, 2020.

Bernadine Morrissey Coulton, SCN, Omaha, Oct. 30, 2020.

1949

Donald J. Baker, BS, Adrian, Michigan, Dec. 7, 2020.

Robert L. Beneventi, BA, Des Moines, Iowa, Oct. 9, 2020.

1950

Henry J. Darveaux, BS, Pipestone, Minnesota, Jan. 23, 2021.

Leonard P. Engler, ARTS, Omaha, Feb. 6, 2021.

Joan Murphy Hill, BS, Omaha, Nov. 9, 2020.

Gena R. Pahucki, MD, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Dec. 5, 2020.

Emilio C. Rindone, ARTS, Omaha, Jan. 20, 2021.

Ernst E. Schnabl, BS, Lincolnwood, Illinois, Jan. 23, 2021.

1951

John T. Bloom, BS, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Feb. 24, 2021.

Virginia Radicia Caparelli, ARTS, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Nov. 23, 2020.

Maurice L. Mullin, BS, San Jose, California, Oct. 24, 2020.

James M. Smyth, ARTS, Lakeside, California, Jan. 3, 2021.

1952

Dr. Dennis F. Cain, BS, Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 11, 2020.

Jo Ann Stark Carvlin, BS, Simsburg, Connecticut, Dec. 9, 2020.

John P. Churchman, BA’50, JD, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Jan. 18, 2021.

James E. Greene, BA’50, JD, Fair Oaks, California, Nov. 20, 2020.

Carl F. Krabbe, BS, Plainfield, Illinois, Nov. 20, 2020.

The Hon. James L. Macken, JD, Scottsbluff, Nebraska, Nov. 2, 2020.

Margaret Tilley O’Connor, SCN’47, BSN, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Feb. 11, 2021.

Elmer G. Simons, ARTS, Carroll, Iowa, Jan. 8, 2021.

Henry J. Sudmeier, DDS, Yakima, Washington, Feb. 16, 2021.

Dr. Joseph F. Wethington, MS, Minneapolis, April 20, 2020.

The Hon. C. Thomas White, JD, Omaha, Dec. 11, 2020.

1953

Beverly Wilkinson Closner, BS, Fort Worth, Texas, Jan. 28, 2021.

James M. Houlton, BUSADM, Omaha, Nov. 13, 2020.

Harold P. Kreski, DDS, Omaha, Nov. 20, 2020.

Daniel N. Mergens, MD, Conroe, Texas, Dec. 27, 2020.

Jean Delehanty Olson, BSMT, Lake Oswego, Oregon, Dec. 14, 2020.

Mary Haselton Pazderka, BA, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Nov. 8, 2020.

Richard A. Pirotte, MD, Carmel, California, Nov. 15, 2020.

1954

Gerald T. Dolejs, BSPha, Omaha, Feb. 18, 2021.

Madonna Ruzicka Scanlan, SJN, Omaha, Dec. 1, 2020.

William N. Young, BS, Lyons, Kansas, Sept. 30, 2020.

1955

Frank G. Brau, MD, Salinas, California, Nov. 19, 2020.

Frank J. Giardino, DDS, Arvada, Colorado, Jan. 23, 2021.

George T. Meister, BS, Omaha, Dec. 17, 2020.

Roger C. Miller, ARTS, Wheaton, Illinois, Dec. 14, 2020.

Gerald D. Seidl, BS’53, JD, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Dec. 4, 2020.

Mary Hanlon Tigges, SCN, Carroll, Iowa, Jan. 1, 2021.

1956

Dr. Gerald E. Cooney, BS, Bridgeport, Connecticut, Jan. 9, 2021.

Ernest W. Divis, BS, El Paso, Texas, Jan. 12, 2021.

Rita Cepuran Jones, SJN, Olathe, Kansas, Jan. 26, 2021.

Lois Deane Landen, ARTS, Osterville, Massachusetts, Oct. 25, 2020.

William J. O’Connor, BS, Long Beach, California, Dec. 23, 2020.

Harold L. Solseth, BS, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Nov. 26, 2020.

1957

David G. Borgen, BS, Des Moines, Iowa, Jan. 4, 2021.

Gerald C. Dugan Jr., BSBA, Indianapolis, Dec. 16, 2020.

Eugene T. Hayes, BSBA, Wheatland, Wyoming, Oct. 21, 2020.

Kevin M. Lawler, MD, St. Paul, Minnesota, Nov. 11, 2020.

Salvatore M. Santella, MD, Easton, Connecticut, Dec. 24, 2020.

1958

Harold E. Cahoy, MD, 
Sun Lakes, Arizona, Feb. 7, 2021.

Edward Bremmer, MA, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Jan. 21, 2021.

Edward T. Harvey Jr., BS’57, JD, Creston, Iowa, April 7, 2020.

Joseph P. Koley Jr., BUSADM, Omaha, Nov. 3, 2020.

Anthony M. Romano, BS’54, MD, Fort Worth, Texas, Dec. 2, 2020.

Louis V. White, BSBA, West Des Moines, Iowa, Nov. 6, 2020.

James P. Zylla, MSEdu, San Mateo, California, May 21, 2020.

1959

Kenneth E. Axelson, BSBA, Omaha, Jan. 20, 2021.

John L. Gordon, BS’55, MD, Omaha, Jan. 8, 2021.

Frank J. Kowal, DDS, Omaha, Oct. 7, 2020.

Harold E. Windschitl, MD, Sartell, Minnesota, Nov. 11, 2020.

1960

Dr. Richard V. Andrews, BS’58, MS, Elkhorn, Nebraska, Jan. 11, 2021.

Robert L. Burghart, MD, Falls City, Nebraska, Feb. 21, 2021.

Dr. Imogene De Smet, MA, Elk Point, South Dakota, Oct. 11, 2020.

Sr. Mary Donahey, BVM, BS, Dubuque, Iowa, Dec. 7, 2020.

1961

Peter W. Burk, BA, Waterloo, Iowa, Jan. 22, 2021.

The Hon. George A. Thompson, BA’60, JD, Bellevue, Nebraska, Jan. 25, 2021.

1962

Dr. William A. Audeh, GRAD, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Feb. 3, 2021.

Judith James Duesman, BSN, Moline, Illinois, Nov. 20, 2020.

Paul H. Wade, BUSADM, Omaha, Jan. 9, 2021.

1963

Douglas M. Harper, MD, San Jose, California, Nov. 15, 2020.

Aloysius A. Johnson, GRAD, Loveland, Colorado, Aug. 9, 2020.

Ann Burke Rowley, BSMT, Lubbock, Texas, July 24, 2020.

Joseph T. Sullivan Jr., BSBA, Omaha, Dec. 19, 2020.

1964

S. Patrick Adley, BS’60, MD, Omaha, Nov. 8, 2020.

Gerald M. Harrington, BA’61, JD, Omaha, Jan. 10, 2021.

Vincent J. Horn Jr., JD, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Jan. 21, 2021.

Ronald R. Martins, MD, Elm Grove, Wisconsin, Dec. 8, 2020.

James M. Skorupa, BA, Pittsburgh, Jan. 7, 2021.

Frank W. Sopinski, BSBA, Fremont, Nebraska, Jan. 6, 2021.

Eugene J. Steffensmeier, BSBA, Fremont, Nebraska, Nov. 11, 2020.

1965

Joseph A. Jarzobski, MD, Omaha, Nov. 19, 2020.

William F. Tripp, BSBA’60, MBA, Omaha, Sept. 15, 2020.

Donald R. Vap, DDS, Sanibel, Florida, Dec. 5, 2020.

1966

Mary “Nonnie” McCandless Frenzer, BS, Omaha, Nov. 12, 2020.

Rita Watton Koch, BA, Fort Collins, Colorado, Dec. 7, 2020.

Roy A. Meierhenry, MBA, Rancho Santa Fe, California, Feb. 14, 2021.

George L. Pilgrim, BSBA, Wilsall, Montana, Feb. 14, 2020.

Dennis E. Smith, BA, Omaha, Oct. 18, 2020.

Jon W. Tefft, BSBA, Omaha, Oct. 13, 2020.

1967

Donald E. Beaton, DDS, Casper, Wyoming, Dec. 17, 2020.

Gerald S. Beninato, BSBA, Omaha, Dec. 12, 2020.

Robert C. Della Rocca, MD, Greenwich, Connecticut, Feb. 11, 2021.

David C. Moran, MBA, Brentwood, Tennessee, Jan. 25, 2021.

Robert L. Shomaker, BSBA, Norfolk, Virginia, Oct. 9, 2020.

The Hon. Richard E. Weaver, JD, Loveland, Colorado, Oct. 14, 2020.

1968

Ronald G. Drummond, MD, Rapid City, South Dakota, Feb. 16, 2020.

W. Gary Logan, JD, Las Vegas, Jan. 14, 2021.

Carl J. Weger, BS, Commerce City, Colorado, Nov. 13, 2020.

1969

David G. King, BA, Bellevue, Nebraska, Jan. 18, 2021.

Terry Smith, JD, Fonda, Iowa, July 10, 2020.

1970

Daniel J. Henkelman, ARTS, Omaha, Nov. 17, 2020.

Harry Perkins III, BSBA, Urbandale, Iowa, Dec. 25, 2020.

1971

Dennis E. Daley, MD, Omaha, Nov. 28, 2020.

Rev. John J. McGuirk, MSGuid, Remsen, Iowa, Feb. 3, 2021.

Michael A. Sodoro, BA, Omaha, Dec. 29, 2020.

1972

Sr. M. Bernadone Fagan, OSF, MSEdu, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Oct. 27, 2020.

Robert L. Dunham, MBA, Reading, Pennsylvania, Sept. 13, 2020.

Dr. William C. Horst, BA’71, MSGuid, Denver, Aug. 31, 2020.

Dr. Bruce E. LeBert, ARTS, Stillwater, Minnesota, Oct. 26, 2020.

Pat Heithoff Linn, SJN, Fort Worth, Texas, Jan. 12, 2021.

Cheryl Peters Villines, BA, Stone Mountain, Georgia, Dec. 20, 2020.

1973

Deborah Benda, SJN, Red Oak, Iowa, Nov. 20, 2020.

John J. Gallagher, JD, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Oct. 16, 2020.

1974

Rev. James F. Kleffman, MS, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Feb. 16, 2021.

Rev. James F. Schwertley, BA’51, MS, Omaha, July 8, 2020.

Sr. Patricia M. Stanley, CSJ, MSEdu, Wichita, Kansas, Nov. 6, 2020.

1975

David M. Coles, ARTS, Omaha, Dec. 20, 2020.

Dennis C. Green, BSSOC’71, BSPha, Rio Verde, Arizona, Oct. 8, 2020.

Michael A. Jonak, MD, Pahrump, Nevada, Dec. 20, 2020.

1976

George G. Healy, BSBA, Edina, Minnesota, Jan. 2, 2021.

James J. Roach, ARTS, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Dec. 10, 2020.

1977

Mark A. Mangold, BA, Omaha, Oct. 11, 2020.

Robert C. McMullen, MD, Daytona Beach, Florida, Jan. 19, 2021.

Debra A. Walsh, BA, Kansas City, Missouri, Nov. 30, 2020.

1978

Richard K. Morgan Jr., MD, Ripon, California, Nov. 6, 2020.

Frank M. Schepers, BA’69, JD, Omaha, Dec. 28, 2020.

1979

James W. Maenner, JD, Omaha, Oct. 20, 2020.

Robert J. Riley, BA, Rancho Mirage, California, Dec. 10, 2020.

1981

Edward J. Bloom, BSBA, Wheaton, Illinois, Aug. 13, 2020.

Miriam Haley Hawking, BA’77, MA, Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Dec. 23, 2020.

Dan Hooi, BSBA, Omaha, Oct. 21, 2020.

1982

Jeffrey T. Garvey, BA’78, DDS, Omaha, Dec. 19, 2020.

1983

Jan Retzer Peterson, BSN, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Jan. 19, 2021.

Thomas A. Phillips Jr., BSRT, Eugene, Oregon, Oct. 27, 2020.

1984

Maria J. Avery, BA, San Carlos, California, July 19, 2020.

John W. Steele, JD, Omaha, Jan. 25, 2021.

1987

Michael J. Patnode, MChrSp, Bemidji, Minnesota, Oct. 26, 2020.

1988

R. Scott Darrah, BSBA, Nebraska City, Nebraska, Nov. 9, 2020.

1989

Francoise M. Babin, BSW, Omaha, Nov. 14, 2020.

1992

William P. Rickabaugh, JD, Tabor, Iowa, Jan. 24, 2021.

1993

Roderick R. Hernandez, MBA, Omaha, Feb. 14, 2021.

Betty Nova Johnson, BS, Bellevue, Nebraska, Dec. 15, 2020.

Becky L. VanderWoude, BSChm, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Jan. 10, 2021.

1995

Richard P. Jeffries, JD’68, BA, Omaha, Jan. 19, 2021.

2000

Robert B. Lawson II, BSATS, Wahoo, Nebraska, Jan. 28, 2021.

2002

Effie D. Martinez, MS, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan. 24, 2021.

Fr. Gilbert A. Pansza, MA, San Antonio, Dec. 17, 2020.

2007

Amy M. Schmidt, BSN, Battle Creek, Iowa, Oct. 5, 2020.

2010

Jennifer M. Peavy, BSEMS, Omaha, Nov. 5, 2020.

2013

Matthew J. Coleman, JD, Boone, Iowa, May 21, 2019.

2016

Luke R. Schnellbaecher, BSBA, Pine Grove, California, Jan. 1, 2021.