’56

Ted Bacino, M.S.Ed., published his novel “The Shakespeare Conspiracy” about 10 years ago and developed it into a stage play, with productions in several cities in May 2018, the play opened Off Broadway at the Studio Theatre in New York. A motion picture is being considered.

’61

Janice M. Wagner has written a genealogy/biographical book, “So Many Cousins,” containing over 100 short biographies of Norwegian and American family members.

’67

Robert O’Connor published his 12th and 13th books, “Southern Oasis at Gettysburg” and “Harriet Lane — Original First Lady of Washington.” He has been named finalist four times in national book competition. www.boboconnorbooks.com

’69

Susan Bourrie has joined Xavier Society for the Blind’s Advisory Group. She will help select content for publications in braille and audio and advise the best use of technology and new initiatives.

Bill Kolasinski went from a 40-year career in sales to writing three books, now available on Amazon, “Glory to Grave: The Not So Ordinary Lives of Nine Civil War Notables,” “A. Lincoln: A Life in The Shadow of Death” and “We Are Not Enemies, But Friends.”

’70

James Egan, M.S.Ed., C.A.S. ’75, Ed.D. ’81, retired in 2015 after 50 years in education and 20 years as superintendent of the Southwestern Wisconsin School District.

Marydale Stewart-Caruthers, M.A. ‘76, Ph.D. ’87, has launched her second novel, “Leaves of the Linden Tree,” July 1 in Princeton, Illinois and July 12 in LaSalle, Illinois. The novel is a sequel to “The Wanderers,” both published by Black Rose Writing.

’71

Sister Regina Koehler, M.S.Ed., celebrated a milestone anniversary of 60 years with the School Sisters of St. Francis on June 17, 2017. She is a volunteer at Clement Manor in Greenfield, WI.

’72

Michael Dugan has been named superintendent of the Hononegah High School district in Rockton, IL, beginning July 1, 2018, with a three year contract.

’74

Louis G. Apostol, M.B.A., J.D. ‘78, was appointed by the Governor to a new four-year term as public administrator for Cook County, beginning January 3, 2018. Confirmation before the Illinois Senate Executive Appointments Committee was unanimous on April 19, 2018. The Appointments runs through the end of 2021.

Joyce Diveley has published her book, “Ants in the Kitchen,” written and illustrated for children. www.joycediveleypottery.com

’75

Beverly Biehr, M.M., has authored her memoirs that took place in the middle of the 1968 political firestorm, “Casualties of Peacemaking,” published by Peppertree Publishing.

Sister Janet Marie Gilligan, M.A., Ph.D. ’86, celebrated a milestone anniversary of 60 years with the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN in June 2017. She is an archives assistant and grant writer at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

’76

Jay McCracken served as interim superintendent for the 2017–2018 academic year at Hall High School in Spring Valley, IL.

Trudy Ring was honored for 20 years of employment with The Advocate, the national LGBT news magazine, and is the copy chief of the online edition.

’77

Bill Sullivan hosted a book signing for “Long Before the Miracle…the Making of the New York Mets” on Aug. 4 as part of the Summer Author Series at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.

’78

Mary Kingston joined PeaceHealth on July 30, 2018, as chief executive of the Oregon network. She has over 30 years of broad executive experience and more than 10 years of leadership experience in Catholic health care.

Cherilyn G. Murer, J.D., founder, president and CEO of CGM Advisory Group LLC, has been appointed to the board of directors of Surgical Solutions, a health care services company owned by Sterling partners and headquartered in Deerfield, IL.

D. Todd Woodcock II, M.B.A. ’80, a retired colonel in the US Army Reserves, retired from the investment services industry after 23 years, and a teacher of Algebra 2 and Algebraic Reasoning at MacArthur Senior High School, has completed the last six Chevron/Houston marathons and the last three Woodlands marathons.

’79

George H. Cook, M.B.A., M.S.T. ’02, has announced his retirement from MacLean-Fogg Co. at the end of August 2018. For 24 years, he has shown tireless effort, superior leadership skills, strategic analysis and outstanding banking acumen and has been a critical asset to the MacLean-Fogg Board of Directors.

Bill Holliday, M.B.A. ’80, was appointed in April 2018 as Rockford Systems, LLC’s vice president of finance, with 35 years of financial experience in the manufacturing industry.

‘80

Susan M. Miura, a Schaumburg resident, has written a young adult novel, “Healer,” where a 17-year-old discovers she possesses the spiritual gift of healing. The novel was released January 2018 by Vinspire Publishing.

’81

Jeff Barker, a 30-year professor of theater at Northwestern College, has been named the recipient of the college’s new Faculty Excellence in Faith, a Learning Award, and was honored during commencement exercises on May 12, 2018.

Brent M. Davids, film composer, presented his original music score, performed by the Civic Symphony of Green Bay, at the premiere screening of PBS Lake of Betrayal. The Oneida Nation Arts Board awarded the Civic Symphony of Green Bay a community grant.

Jeff Glen, Community Bank president for the Rochelle area, has been appointed to the Central Bank Illinois Board of Directors, responsible for overall bank management and board strategic planning.

Robert McMurtry has been named as president of Richards-Wilcox, Inc. and will be responsible for the company’s corporate divisions, including Aurora Storage Products, Richards Wilcox Hardware and Richards-Wilcox Conveyor.

’82

Deb Grymkoski was awarded the designation of Part-Time Instructor of the Year at Pueblo Community College in Pueblo, Colorado. She has been science lab coordinator since 2015 and is an adjunct professor of microbiology, biology and anatomy & physiology at PCC.

Cheryl H. Johnson M.B.A. ’84, has been appointed a member of Caterpillar’s executive office as a human resource officer, bringing more than 20 years of experience.

Jeffrey A. Kluckman was appointed January 2018 as the executive vice president of Global Business Development of General Finance Corp., being responsible for all aspects of the global acquisitions.

’83

James J. Radous III appointed as president of UniCarriers Corp. by the board of directors in Kawasaki, Japan, in January 2016, has been named to UniCarriers Americas Corp.’s 50@50+ list honoring individuals who are at or above 50 years of age and have made outstanding contributions to their company and their communities.

’84

Scott Egler joined Aquilon Energy Services as the firm’s vice president of marketing.

Ron Hetzel has been named principal and senior investment research consultant in the Chicago office of Mercer, a consulting firm to advance health, wealth and career.

’85

Jim Falduto has joined the McBee firm as director in December 2017 to collaborate with post-acute providers to discover the best solutions to address current clinical, financial and operational challenges.

David Resnick, M.M., is the executive director of the Northeast Iowa School of Music. A music educator in Dubuque for 35 years, he began his new role in August 2018.

’88

Vincent Cornelius, J.D. ’89, has been recognized in the 2018 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America” in the practice of criminal defense. The annual publication compiles a list of the top 5 percent of practicing attorneys out of 58,000 attorneys in 140 practice areas.

James Heitzman has been promoted from vice president of advertising to president of advertising of Celtic Chicago, a full-service advertising agency in Morton Grove, IL.

Rebecca Bell Hodges was named the principal of Holy Cross Catholic School in Santa Cruz, NM

’89

Ron Gozum has been appointed as president of Marco & Associates, a Chicago staffing and recruiting firm for finance and accounting professionals, effective May 21, 2018.

Wanda L Nelson was the keynote speaker for the celebration of the 150th anniversary of Sager Brown, an orphanage and school for African-American children and youth orphaned by the Civil War. “The Homecoming” was celebrated Oct. 2017 at the Sager Brown Campus in Baldwin, Louisiana. Dr. Nelson’s formative education began at Sager Brown Home and Godman School through eighth grade.

Rick Schmitt, M.S.Ed., Ed.S. ’98, superintendent of Sandwich School District 430, was named a 2018 Superintendent of Distinction through the Illinois Association of School Administrators. He was honored at an awards luncheon May 1, 2018, in Springfield, IL.

’90

John P. Boardman, Ph.D. ’94, was the recipient of the Clifford and Paula Dietz Award for Faculty Excellence by exhibiting competence, the ability to communicate effectively and stimulating students and faculty colleagues to do their best work.

Paul Hertel, M.S.Ed., acting superintendent since November 2017, has been named superintendent of Des Plaines Elementary School District 62 through 2020.

Matthew Wetstein, M.A., Ph.D. ’93, formerly vice president of instruction and planning at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, CA, was appointed president of Cabrillo College in Aptos, CA in Feb. 2018.

’91

William Andreozzi has joined RMS US LLP as a tax partner with more than 26 years of tax experience serving global, multi-state middle market companies and their owners.

Kimberly M. Burk has been named senior vice president of human resources at Intevac Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.

’92

Scott Prestin, J.D. ’95, produced a feature-length documentary on the 1985 Chicago Bears with fellow law alumnus Richard Lenkov, ‘95, and Bear great Otis Wilson. In 2017 Prestin organized a two-day Chicago Bears-themed golf tournament in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, to benefit Otis Wilson charities. 85bearsdoc.com

’93

Michael S. Lata has been appointed as the head of the Laredo North Border Patrol Station, the largest station in the Laredo sector in Laredo, TX. He has 20 years of experience.

Joseph Baar Topinka, J.D., has authored the only biography of his mother, Judy Baar Topinka, a committed public servant, devoted mother and pioneering Illinois leader. The book is entitled, “Just Judy,” and was published March 29, 2018, via Amazon and Hiltonpub.com

“Judy was blunt, pragmatic, unfailingly cheerful and energetic, and always willing to put politics aside to find common-sense solutions that made a difference for the people of Illinois.” —  President Barack Obama.

’94

Stephen Wrobel has joined investment bank Balmoral Advisors in May 2018 as managing director to focus on debt capital markets and special situations.

’95

Craig Ortiz earned his educational leadership degree from the University of St. Francis and will begin his 23rd year of teaching mathematics at Morris Community High School.

Brian Shelton was appointed Chair of the Music Department at Texas A&M University — Corpus Christi beginning fall 2018. He has served as director of bands since 2013.

Mike Swemline was named chief of police for the city of Colona, IL at the city council meeting Oct. 2017. He was appointed to the former Green Rock Policy Department in 1996 and became sergeant in 2008.

’96

Mary E. LeSure has written an autobiography, titled “I Believe. I’ll Testify,” which is an evangelism tool to ministers of the masses. It is available on Amazon.com

Paresh Patel changed from becoming a pharmacy technician to owning his own business. Marco’s Pizza opened Aug. 2017 on Lincoln Highway in DeKalb, IL.

’97

David Ballard, M.S.Ed., has become principal of East Aurora School District 131, Fred Rodgers Magnet Academy.

’98

Connie Beck has been named vice president and chief financial officer for Nortech Systems. She directs all financial planning and accounting practices, and oversees Nortech’s relationships with its business partners, the financial community and shareholders.

Richard Irvin, J.D., was honored by Northern Illinois University College of Law as its 2017 Alumnus of the Year. He was presented the award before an audience of fellow NIU College of Law alumni, former professors and supporters from Aurora. He was elected the 59th mayor of Aurora on April 4, 2017.

’99

Tiffany Morris has joined the executive search firm Witt/Kiefer as chief human resources officer, on March 20, 2018, in Oak Brook, IL, supporting the overall achievement of the firm’s goals and managing the life cycle of the employee experience.

’01

Kimberly Covelli has been promoted to Commander at the Lincolnshire Police Department. Covelli became the highest-ranking female officer at the Lincolnshire Police Department.

Alison Miller is the assistant professor of art history at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN, which began in the fall of 2017.

’02

Ross C. Alexander, Ph.D., began serving as vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of North Alabama on July 1, 2017.

Kenneth T. Getty Jr. was appointed on June 11, 2018, by the Lyons Township School of Trustees, to the position of Lyons Township School treasurer, beginning July 1, 2018.

Gabriela Nunez-Reagan, M.S.Ed., was among five Golden Apple recipients for 2018. The presentation was a surprise in her classroom at Seth Whitman Elementary in Belvidere, IL by board members, sponsors, the superintendent, family and media representatives. The banquet was held April 27, 2018, honoring her 19 years of teaching.

’03

Ryan Dowd, M.P.A., J.D., executive director of Hesed House, a homeless shelter in Aurora, IL, received an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters at North Central College’s 153rd commencement. Dowd has published “The Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness; An Empathy-Driven Approach to Solving Problems, Preventing Conflict, and Serving Everyone,” for the American Library Association.

Chris Grode has been named the 2018 Superintendent of Distinction by his colleagues in the Egyptian Region of the Illinois Association of School Administrators at an awards luncheon in Springfield. He has served as superintendent of Murphysboro the last 11 years.

Rahula Kochar was named Akos chief information officer in July of 2018.

’04

Nadine A. Gonzales M.M., has joined the faculty of the College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago and is the chair of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts.

Theresa Komitas has been approved as the communications director for the Community Unit School District 308 in Oswego, IL.

Molly Talkington, M.P.A., was hired September 2017 as the city of DeKalb, IL’s finance director.

Dan Teefey, M.S.Ed., has been hired as executive director of the Tracy Family Foundation, a philanthropic foundation founded by Dot Foods, in July 2017.

’06

Wesley Prato has been elected to partner in the Chicago accounting, tax and advisory firm of CohnReznick LLP on Feb. 1, 2018.

Chris Yucus won first place for Lincoln Portrait in the portrait/personality photo competition in the 2016 Illinois Associated Press Media Editors contest.

’07

Bernard Bull Ed.D., was named president of Goddard College on Oct. 2, 2018.

Constance Cooper, Ed.D., has been named dean of Galen College of Nursing. She has served as acting dean since August 2016 and was program director for the associate degree in nursing since 2013.

Cheronda Everett had her first book in her project management series for the everyday person published on March 27, 2018 — “A Cheronda Marie Inc. Lesson: Everything is a Project.”

Marissa Spencer, J.D., was appointed November 2017 as assistant corporation counsel by the Aurora City Council and will join the corporation counsel to form the city’s legal department.

’08

Victor Gensini, M.S.’10, taught at the College of DuPage for five years and has now returned to his alma mater, NIU, to teach and research weather and climate. Gensini will be collaborating with his former NIU adviser to research large thunderstorm complexes and how these phenomena might change under future climate change scenarios.

Benjamin McCready, M.P.A., was hired on May 14, 2018, as the assistant city administrator and director of administrative services for the city of Geneva, IL. He will manage the city’s Administrative Services, comprising of administration, finance, human resources and IT divisions.

Katie Jodscheidt Richards, author, certified health and fitness professional, published her book in June 2018, “Kale and Kegels: Helping Women Experience a Healthier, Happier Motherhood.”

Shirazette Tinnin is a cast member in the Off-Broadway musical “Cross That River,” a historical fiction without engaging the full context of slavery and racism.

’09

Jennabeth Klein has been named principal and lead health consultant to Mercer, a consulting firm in advancing health, wealth and career. She will be located in its Chicago office.

’10

Keegan Nichols, Ed.D., vice president for student success at Arkansas Tech University, was part of a team of researchers that has been recognized by the professional organization NASPA, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

’11

Allison Hinton-Briddell studied coral reef ecology and the conservation of marine systems along the Great Barrier Reef in Australia in the summer of 2017. Allison, a science teacher at Addison Trail High School in Addison, IL, took the graduate course in pursuit of her master’s degree from Miami University’s Advanced Inquiry Program with the Chicago Zoological Society — Brookfield Zoo.

’12

David Aarons, M.M., completed his doctoral degree after spending 11 months in Ethiopia doing research. Aarons started working in Jamaica at a music college to teach steelpan and percussion, but also works with the folk music archives.

Lindsay Griebenow has launched her own PR, communications and photography firm, Pink House Media, specializing in writing and sharing inspiring stories about the work her clients are doing.

Krista Perine is working as a K-2 self-contained special education teacher in Las Vegas, NV.

Carmen Rossi, J.D., was featured in the October 2017 issue of Entrepreneur magazine. She is an attorney and was an extraordinarily successful restaurant entrepreneur at age 32. She is also founder of the Chicago-based company “8 Hospitality Group,” a management company that has over 900 employees, and specializes in food and beverage marketing branding, promotions, public relations and operations.

’14

Joshua Ott graduated in May ’18 with an M.S. in engineering management from George Washington University.

Laura Patrasso was named as an account manager at Tealium — a SaaS company specializing in data orchestration in San Diego.

’15

Jeffrey Ryder, M.S.Ed., has been hired as assistant superintendent of finance of East Aurora School District 131.

’17

Ashley Heiberger, Ph.D., has been named assistant professor of English as a second language at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa.

’18

Kathryn Backman has joined By Your Side in Burr Ridge, IL, as an applied behavior analysis therapist.

Nithin Devang, M.S., relocated to Newark, New Jersey to begin employment with Amazon Audible as a software development engineer.

Marriages

Linda E. Alberty, B.A.’08, M.A.’11 and Austin A. Layhew, B.F.A.’08, were married May 3, 2018 in Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Allison Regis, B.S.’07, M.A.S.’08 and Jude Regis, B.S.’05, M.S.’08, were married March 4, 2017 in Belize.

Births

Christine Fahey, B.S.’04, M.A.S.’05 and Matthew Fahey, B.S.’04, welcomed their second child, a daughter, Kayleigh Bridget Fahey on March 27, 2017.

Kimberly Kocur, B.S.’07 and Robert Kocur, B.S.’07, welcomed their second child, a daughter, Freya Kocur on April 4, 2018.

Darla Marshall, M.S.Ed.’10, welcomed a daughter, Paige Allison Martinez, on January 1, 2017.

Adam Reidel, B.A.’02 and his husband, Gordon, welcomed their daughter, Amelia Bernice, born March 23, 2018.

Shane Rosenberry, B.S.’13, M.S.’15 and Jennifer Rosenberry, B.S.’13, welcomed their son, Jackson Lee Rosenberry, on June 20, 2017.

In Memoriam

Elizabeth Ann LeSage, ’36, on June 14, 2018 in Sarasota, Florida.

Marian E. Hiland, ’40, B.S.Ed.’70, on May 22, 2018 in Prophetstown, Illinois.

Ruth Myers, ’41, on May 8, 2018 in Sherman, Illinois.

Evelyn C. Pyszka,’41, M.S.’70, on June 17, 2018 in Rockford, Illinois.

Lillian E. Oberwise Tesch, ’41, on December 27, 2017 in Harvard, Illinois.

Ralph E. Bordner, ’42, on July 22, 2017 in Metamora, Illinois.

Grace Mae Fowler,’44, on August 19, 2018 in Rockford, Illinois.

Margorie E. Walsh, ’44, on September 4, 2017 in Naperville, Illinois.

Doreen E. Savage, ’44, on September 12, 2018 in St. Charles, Illinois.

Richard T. Haselton,’46, on May 12, 2018 in Rockford, Illinois.

Ruth Cole, ’47, on March 29, 2018 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Neva M. Millonas, ’47, on June 13, 2018 in Oak Park, Illinois.

Mary E. Ackelson, ’48, on March 22, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Norma Herring, ’48, on April 4, 2018 in Ewing Township, New Jersey.

Dora Kastrinos, ’48, on April 6, 2018 in Cedarpines Park, California.

Gloria J. Schmidt, ’49, on October 12, 2017, in Huntington Beach, California.

Rosemary Baxa Daurer, ’50, on August 10, 2018 in Melrose, Florida.

Elinor A. Klages, ’50, on December 30, 2017 in DeKalb, Illinois.

Milton George, ’51, M.S.Ed.’59 on March 12, 2018 in New Lenox, Illinois.

Geraldine Kooken, M.S.Ed.’51, on May 21, 2018 in Wood Dale, Illinois.

Ronald J. Mathews, ’51, on September 6, 2017 in Destin, Florida.

Kenneth E. Michel, ’51, M.S.Ed.’52, on May 1, 2018 in Lakeland, Florida.

Ruth Berg, ’52, on March 31, 2018, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Ralph Johnson, M.S.Ed.’52, M.S.Ed.’59, on December 8, 2017 in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

John F. Kostka, ’52, on April 3, 2018 in Rockford, Illinois.

Joan Pennock, ’53, on March 20, 2018 in Rockford, Illinois.

Edgar J. Prettyman, ’52, on April 13, 2018 in Ottawa, Illinois.

Steffi Stone, ’53, on December 3, 2017 in Libertyville, Illinois.

Marcia Wilkening, ’53, on November 15, 2017 in Elgin, Illinois.

Velna Kolodzie, ’54, on May 20, 2017 in Grinnell, Iowa.

Richard L. Eckert, M.S.Ed.’55, on March 23, 2018 in St. Charles, Illinois.

Donald Mertic,’55, on June 16, 2018 in Palos Heights, Illinois.

Charles J. Wightman, ’55, M.S. Ed.’61, on April 15, 2018 in Hebron, Illinois.

Lawrence Eggleston, ’56, M.S.Ed.’65, on May 5, 2018 in Sterling, Illinois.

Theopolis D. Kimbrough, ’56, on April 16, 2018, in Los Angeles, California.

Thomas E. Wick, ’56, on November 19, 2017 in Portland, Oregon.

Sheldon C. Bell, ’57, on July 13, 2017 in Plainfield, Illinois.

Dorothy M. Felicetti, ’57, on June 8, 2018 in Elgin, Illinois.

Helen DiTullio Kohlhep, ’57, on May 6, 2018 in Randallstown, Maryland.

Marguerite M. Kross, ’57, on December 31, 2017 in Cullom, Illinois.

Gerald L. Medlar, ’57, on July 29, 2017 in Oregon, Illinois.

Melvin A. Watson, ’57, on July 16, 2017 in Rockford, Illinois.

Rev. Robert W. Zetterberg, Sr.,’57, on December 22, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Milton L. Carlson, ’58, on April 28, 2018 in Peoria, Illinois.

John Doyle, ’58, on September 20, 2018 in Glenview, Illinois.

Mary Katherine Freese, ’58, on August 3, 2018 in Hudson, Wisconsin.

Joanne B. Friesen, ’58, on December 13, 2017 in Rockford, Illinois.

Bernard E. Johnson, ’58, on April 18, 2018 in Rockford, Illinois.

Larry Leadley, ’58, on March 17, 2018 in Aurora, Illinois.

Beverly J. Strang Smith, ’58, on September 25, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Rozene M. Taylor, ’58, on January 25, 2018 in Boulder, Colorado.

Ronald L. Giles, ’59, on May 16, 2018 in Madison, Wisconsin.

Norman Huntley, ’59, M.S.Ed.’65, on October 22, 2017, in St. Charles, Illinois.

William C. McCloskey, 59, on August 27, 2018 in Lemont, Illinois.

Joseph J. Motyl,’59, on May 24, 2018 in West Dundee, Illinois.

Dolores Puchi,’59, on May 21, 2018 in Sedona, Arizona.

Donald P. Smith, ’59, on March 27, 2018 in Maricopa, Arizona.

Donald Sykes, ’59, on August 13, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Marian Carol Unruh, ’59, on August 7, 2018, in Tucson, Arizona.

Dorothy Coleman,’60, on December 13, 2017 in Tucson, Arizona.

Thomas W. Hill, ’60, on August 4, 2018 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Mary Pejril, ’60, on October 14, 2017 in Libertyville, Illinois.

Carl Street, ’60, M.S.Ed.’70, on September 14, 2018 in Rockton, Illinois.

Charles R. Ward, ’60, on April 2, 2018 in Streamwood, Illinois.

Karen Beretta, ’61, on June 27, 2018 in Aurora, Illinois.

Donna J. Freter, ’61, on July 2, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Leona M. Kamnikar, ’61, on July 25, 2017 in South Haven, Michigan.

Manda Nicolette Kazmier, ’61, on September 7, 2018 in Ogden Dunes, Indiana.

Dwight Klotz, ’61, ’61, on December 26, 2017 in St. Anne, Illinois.

Sharon Luomala, ’61,’61, on April 24, 2018 in Waukegan, Illinois.

Sue Elizabeth Tackett, ’61, on January 4, 2018 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Charles. E. Behmer, ’62, on April 11, 2018 in Durand, Illinois.

Shari G. Bryant, ’62, on December 27, 2017 in Barrington, Illinois.

Jeanette Cutrera, ’62, on August 23, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Thomas R. Drucker, ’62, on July 6, 2018 in Anthem, Arizona.

E. Darrell Elder, M.S.Ed.’62, on September 11, 2018 in Springfield, Illinois.

Robert B. Grabitz, M.A.’62, on August 14, 2018 in Tucson, Arizona.

Jon Larry Oswald,’62, on June 8, 2017 in Jupiter, Florida.

George Samuelian, M.S.Ed.’62, on June 30, 2017 in Glenview, Illinois.

Dorothy E. Schultz, ’62, M.S.Ed.’78, on October 23, 2017 in Aurora, Illinois.

Dorothy J. Feldmann, ’63, on November 2, 2017 in DeKalb, Illinois.

Gerald W. Hagerty, ’63, on May 20, 2018 in Lincolnshire, Illinois.

Karl A. Kubon, ’63, on July 2, 2017 in Barrington, Illinois.

Thomas C. Walthouse, M.S.Ed.’63, on July 9, 2018 in The Villages, Florida.

Gordon J. Amundson, M.S.Ed.’64, on May 15, 2018 in Roseville, Minnesota.

Sherri A. Eggert, ’64, on August 20, 2018 in Lansing, Illinois.

Gerrie M. Geerdes, ’64, on September 20, 2018 in Venice, Florida.

Elegie LoCascio, ’64, M.A.’68, on April 26, 2018 in DeKalb, Illinois.

Lynn E. Lorr, ’64, on September 5, 2017 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.

Robert Ordway, ’64, on July 19, 2017 in Traverse City, Michigan.

Charles R. Behrends, M.S.Ed.’65, on September 6, 2018 in Rockford, Illinois.

William Floyd, ’65, M.S.’67, on April 14, 2018 in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

James S. Kaelin, Jr., ’65, on July 3, 2018 in Sycamore, Illinois.

Robert J. Morrissey, ’65, M.A.’67, on April 27, 2018 in Winter Haven, Florida.

Robert Webb, ’65, on June 1, 2018 in Barrington, Illinois.

Lyndon Wharton, M.S.Ed.’65, on June 24, 2017 in Melbourne, Florida.

Paul W. Batty, M.A.’66, on December 17, 2017 in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Merilee L. Curtis, ’66, on July 15, 2018 in Apple Canyon Lake, Illinois.

Anthony Cvelbar, ’66, M.A.S.’69, on July 18, 2018 in Washington, Illinois.

William B. Dinges, ’66, on July 24, 2018 in Rockford, Illinois.

John T. Hepperly, ’66, on June 5, 2018 in DeKalb, Illinois.

Daisette A. McGrath, ’66, M.S.Ed.’78, on June 28, 2018 in Sycamore, Illinois.

Barbara E. Nelson, ’66, on December 9, 2017 in Rockford, Illinois.

Evelyn F. Roark, ’66, on July 9, 2017 in Peoria, Illinois.

Ronald Bachenheimer, ’67, on March 27, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Georgiann Baird, ’67, on April 27, 2018 in Sycamore, Illinois.

Elizabeth Cronin, M.S.Ed.’67, on March 13, 2018 in Tomah, Wisconsin.

Marylee Frank, M.S.’67, in July 2018, in Henderson, Nevada.

Joan Peterson Holmgren, ’67, on December 19, 2017 in Chandler, Arizona.

Marilyn Howland-Derrington, M.S.Ed.’67, on September 26, 2018 in Sycamore, Illinois.

Virginia Klockenkemper, M.S.Ed.’67, on August 22, 2018 in Zionsville, Indiana.

John T. Stapleton, ’67, on October 24, 2017 in Downers Grove, Illinois.

Esther E. Wilson, ’67, on April 16, 2018 in Leaf River, Illinois.

Richard Wirth, ’67, on March 22, 2018 in Rancho Mirage, California.

Raymond P. Baxter, C.A.S.’68, on March 13, 2018 in Hinsdale, Illinois.

Judith M. Jobe, ’68, J.S.Ed.’71, on June 2, 2018 in DeKalb, Illinois.

Bill Lee Lankenau, M.A.S.’68, on April 15, 2018 in Naperville, Illinois.

Joseph W. Logli, ’68, on June 16, 2018 in Rockford, Illinois.

Jenlyn J. Luedeking, ’68, M.S.Ed.’70, on March 10, 2018 in Freeport, Illinois.

C. Burton Nelson, M.S.’68, on September 9, 2018 in Rockford, Illinois.

Thomas J. Parsley, M.S.Ed.’68, on June 22, 2018 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

JoAnn J. Shaheen, M.S.Ed.’68, Ed.D.’73, on August 4, 2018 in Rockford, Illinois.

Carmen Beuna Whitaker, ’67, M.S.’68, on August 13, 2018 in Mercedes, Texas.

Julie A. Buchmann, ’69, on July 12, 2017 in Rockford, Illinois.

John C. Coldewey, M.A.’69, on November 15, 2017 in Seattle, Washington.

Virginia A. Collier, M.S.’69, on September 5, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Thomas V. Hoehne, ’69, on March 22, 2018 in Denver, Colorado.

Muriel J. Nellis, ’69, M.S. Ed.’77, on February 26, 2018 in Springfield, Illinois.

Joanne M. Nottke, ’69, on April 9, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.

J. Roger Nystrom, M.S.Ed.’69, on February 18, 2018 in St. Charles, Illinois.

George J. Renne, M.S.Ed.’69, on July 25, 2017 in Dixon, Illinois.

Sara Jo Sherwood, ’69, M.S.Ed.’75, on April 3, 2018 in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

John M. Swanson, ’69, M.B.A.’71, on March 13, 2018 in San Mateo, California.

Dennis Arnold, ’70, on July 7, 2018 in Rockford, Illinois.

David H. Channel, ’70, on July 5, 2018 in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Michael R. Heinz, ’70, on March 26, 2018 in Sun City West, Arizona.

Marian E. Hiland,’70, on May 22, 2018 in Prophetstown, Illinois.

Helene Krueger, ’70, on July 5, 2018 in Mukwonago, Wisconsin

Eddie M. LeCrone, M.S.Ed.’70, on July 17, 2017 in Marengo, Illinois.

Miriam Lois Lehman, M.S.Ed.’70, on May 28, 2018 in Naperville, Illinois.

Edward R. McCormick, Jr.,’70, on February 19, 2018 in Homewood, Illinois.

Gregory Nienaber, ’70, on April 15, 2017 in Gallatin, Tennessee.

John T. Raukar, M.S.Ed.’70, on May 26, 2018 in Pocatello, Idaho.

Nona M. Stier, C.A.S.’70, on October 27, 2017 in Chapin, South Carolina.

Marilyn Stephens, ’70, C.A.S., on January 2, 2018 in DeKalb, Illinois.

Rebecca R. Sutter, ’70, on July 4, 2018 in Austin, Texas.

Linda M. Babich, ’71, on December 23, 2017 in Joliet, Illinois.

Kenneth McMillen, ’71, on July 16, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma.

Jeffrey B. Mikkelsen,’71, on May 17, 2018 in Freeport, Illinois.

Joanne M. Miller, ’71, on August 2, 2017 in Springfield, Illinois.

Lee M. Peterson, Jr., ’71, on August 3, 2018 in Naperville, Illinois.

Louis Skoff, ’71, M.A.’73, on September 16, 2017 in Kingwood, Texas.

Larry C. Spaulding, M.S.Ed.’71, on December 28 2017 in Rockford, Illinois.

William F. Spikes III, ’71, M.S.’73, Ed.D.’75, on November, 2017 in Manhattan, Kansas.

Patricia Volz, M.S.’71, on February 23, 2018 in Ludington, Michigan.

Rose Marie Weber OSF, ’71, on July 14, 2018 in Sugar Grove, Illinois.

Marlene L. Whittaker, ’71, on August 10, 2018 in Redding California.

Robert Winike, ’71, on July 16, 2018 in Portland, Oregon.

Elizabeth S. Bishop, M.A.’72, on August 16, 2018 in Grayslake, Illinois.

Barbara Evansizer, ’72, on July 25, 2017 in Glenview, Illinois.

Margaret Francis, ’72, on April 29, 2018 in Rockford, Illinois.

William Kush, ’72, on July 12, 2017 in Port Townsend, Washington.

Frank M. Lhotka II, M.S.Ed.’72, on July 16, 2017 in Pontiac, Illinois.

Gilbert R. Maple, Jr., M.S.’72, on December 25, 2017 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Morgan R. Michel, M.A.’72, on May 7, 2018 in Rockford, Illinois.

Jon Pattelli, ’72, on August 16, 2017 in Naperville, Illinois.

Jacqueline J. Petersen, ’72, on December 17, 2017 in Morton, Illinois.

Robert G. Popp, M.S.Ed.’72, on October 10, 2017, in Woodstock, Illinois.

James W. Rasins, ’72, M.A.S.’74, on September 30, 2017 in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

Edward Reichensperger, ’72, on March 29, 2018 in Rockford, Illinois.

Kathleen M. Rinehart, ’72, on April 15, 2018 in Joliet, Illinois.

Paul W. Swanson, ’72, on December 19, 2017 in Rockton, Illinois.

Gary W. Uloth, ’72, on August 24, 2018 in DeKalb, Illinois.

Doris M. Aimers-Voss, M.S.Ed.’73, C.A.S.’82, Ed.D.’86, on October 14, 2017 in Wauconda, Illinois.

Lillis Brackett, ’73, on July 7, 2018 in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

James A. Buchar, M.B.A.’73, on May 9, 2018 in Joliet, Illinois.

Mary Louise Burger, Ed.D’73, on September 8, 2018 in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.

Kevin M. Click, ’73, on August 1, 2017 in McHenry, Illinois.

Lucinda G. Cousins, M.S.Ed.’73, on April 5, 2018 in Bloomington, Indiana.

Geri A. Hayes, ’73, on September 25, 2017 in West Allis, Wisconsin.

Susan A. Huhta, M.M.’73, Ed.D.’00, on June 25, 2018 in Belvidere, Illinois.

Phyllis M. Kelley, ’73, on December 25, 2017 in Beaverton, Oregon.

James W. Massier, ’73, on February 17, 2018 in Mesa, Arizona.

Mary Alice Metcalf, ’73, M.S.Ed.’76, on September 26, 2018 in Lake Forest, Illinois.

John W. Miller, M.S.Ed.’73, on April 2, 2018 in Belleair, Florida.

Carol Mosby, M.S.Ed.’73, on July 10, 2017 in Rockford, Illinois.

Michael Schneider, ’73, on July 19, 2018 in Tucson, Arizona.

Daniel J. Wallenberg, ’73, on December 21, 2017 in Rockford, Illinois.

Barbara Bellman, ’74, on November 4, 2017 in Barrington, Illinois.

Lois Gartner, M.S.Ed.’74, on May 19, 2018 in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

Carl M. Herrmann, ’74, on September 2, 2018 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Edward J. Karasek, M.B.A.’74, on May 11, 2018 in Lyndhurst, Ohio.

R. William Klein, M.S.Ed.’74, on June 26, 2018 in Wheaton, Illinois.

K. Patrick Martin, ’74, on September 11, 2018 in Rockford, Illinois.

Barbara J. Meilinger, ’74, M.A.’76, on August 27, 2018 in West Chicago, Illinois.

Lynn R. Oswald, M.S.Ed.’74, on April 29, 2018 in Rockford, Illinois.

Margo J. Shifo, ’74, on July 11, 2017 in Oregon, Illinois.

Pamela Sprague, ’74, on June 7, 2018 in Aurora, Illinois.

Denise Smith, ’74, on April 2, 2018 in Munster, Indiana.

David Swacina,’74, on January 1, 2018 in Washington County, Maryland.

Jan T. Wentz, M.A.’74, on July 12, 2017 in Wausau, Wisconsin.

P. Joyce Battaglia, ’75, on August 17, 2018 in Peoria, Arizona.

Kathleen Marie Duffy, ’75, M.S.Ed.’88, on May 16, 2018 in DeKalb, Illinois.

Martha H. Kiessig, ’75, on May 16, 2018 in Callaway Florida.

Kathleen Oyervides,’75, on December 30, 2017 in New Lenox, Illinois.

Gale P. Ryczek, M.S.Ed.’75, on August 30, 2018 in Bristol, Wisconsin.

Phyllis Brooks, M.S.Ed.’76, C.A.S.’79, Ed.D.’88, on April 1, 2018 in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Mary Cassidy, M.A.’76, on July 28, 2018 in Yorkville, Illinois.

Michael R. Gillespie, ’76, on August 5, 2018 in Peoria, Illinois.

Judith Ann Kaulfuss, M.S.Ed.’76, on May 16, 2018 in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Gloria Ann Knoll, M.S.Ed.’76, on August 12, 2018 in Rockford, Illinois.

Joe Misurelli, M.P.A.’76, on December 23, 2017 in Bull Valley, Illinois.

Patricia Ann Oakley, M.S.Ed.’76, on March 19, 2018 in Huntley, Illinois.

Rena B. Sereno, M.S.Ed.’76, on March 23, 2018 in Batavia, Illinois.

Ellen C. Whitmore, M.A.’76, on June 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Gale Colleen Berg, ’77, on March 15, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Margaret Jo Gruver, ’77, on April 7, 2018 in Lake in the Hills, Illinois.

Kevin Michael, ’77, on August 1, 2017 in Wonder Lake, Illinois.

Ellen Okonsky, ’77, on July 9, 2018 in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Terry L. Stevig, M.S.Ed.’77, on April 14, 2018 in Wauconda, Illinois.

Eugene Westphal, Ed.D.’77, on January 31, 2018 in Naperville, Illinois.

Evan E. Broy, M.S.Ed.’78, on October 17, 2017, in Geneva, Illinois.

Barbara A. Coussement, M.S.Ed.’78, on October 30, 2017 in Manchester, Vermont.

Susan K. Fahey, ’78, on July 19, 2017 in Clearwater, Florida.

James R. Fritz,’78, on December 12, 2017 in Cape Coral, Florida.

John L. Olson, M.S.Ed.’78, on September 4, 2018 in DeKalb, Illinois.

Richard L. Sheeley, M.P.A.’78, on May 9, 2018 in Anna, Illinois.

Scott E. Canene, ’79, on August 4, 2018 in Dyer, Indiana.

Karen M. Kietzman, M.S.Ed.’79, Ed.D.’83, on July 14, 2017 in Joliet, Illinois.

Mary Jo Schuster, M.S.Ed.’79, on August 7, 2017 in Morris, Illinois.

William L. Borchardt, ’80, on September 20, 2018 in Countryside, Illinois.

Cynthia Elkins, ’80, on July 3, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.

Bryan H. Groves, ’80, on July 27, 2017 in Lake Zurich, Illinois.

Craig S. Kenworthy, ’80, on February 19, 2018 in Winfield, Illinois.

Lisa R. (Veilleux) Stern, M.S.Ed.’80, on July 24, 2018 in Skowhegan, Maine.

J. Douglas Stewart, Ed.D.’80, on July 6, 2018 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

John W. Cota, M.B.A.’81, on November 1, 2017 in Naperville, Illinois.

Patricia H. Foreman, ’81, on April 30, 2018 in Oak Park, Illinois.

Lucille Ann Gain, ’81, on September 17, 2017 in Winfield, Illinois.

Maura C. Hurless, ’81, J.D.’85, on July 5, 2018 in Rockford, Illinois.

Joan M. Jaraczewski, ’81, on April 25, 2018 in Rockford, Illinois.

Thomas J. Main, M.B.A.’81, on September 16, 2018 in Downers Grove, Illinois.

Patricia L. Rehberg, M.S.’81, on June 22, 2018 in Asheville, North Carolina.

William Samuelson, M.S.’81, M.S.Ed.’92 on June 4, 2018 in Rockford, Illinois.

Becky M. Foster, ’82, on July 16, 2017 in Rockford, Illinois.

Michael E. Harwood, ’82, on May 29, 2018 in Palatine, Illinois.

Carol Ellen Krenek, M.A.S.’82, on September 25, 2018 in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Barbara Adams, M.S.’83, on July 4, 2018 in Peoria Heights, Illinois.

Barbara A. Calk, M.S.Ed.’83, on July 1, 2018 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Larry Erven, Ed.S.’83, on October 3, 2017 in Lombard, Illinois.

William Pelz, Ph.D.’83, on December 10, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.

Lucille Plachetka, M.S.Ed.’83, on July 30, 2017 in Oswego, Illinois.

Elaine Thomas, M.S.Ed.’83, on July 23, 2017 in Libertyville, Illinois.

Andree R. Wood, M.A.’83, on August 6, 2017 in Barrington Hills, Illinois.

LeAnn Dahl, ’84, ’02, on December 23, 2017 in Rockford, Illinois.

Kevin T. Dargan, ’84, on April 2, 2018 in Bellingham, Washington.

Cathy Barnes, M.A.’85, on March 5, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas.

Kenneth A. Brooks, Ed.D.’85, on January 26, 2018 in Kirkland, Illinois.

Shirley J. Fluegel,’85, on May 6, 2018 in Cortland, Illinois.

Jeffrey C. Nankervis, ’85, on December 20, 2017 in Wheaton, Illinois.

Thomas Nesti, M.S.Ed.’85, on August 22, 2017 in Spring Valley, Illinois.

Timothy Philbin, M.F.A.’85, on May 13, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.

Sherri L. Van Egtern, ’85, on July 1, 2018 in Saline, Michigan.

Donna Turner, M.A.’86, on May 16, 2018 in Midlothian, Illinois.

Daniel G. Walsh, ’86, on October 12, 2017, in Beecher, Illinois.

Dale Lee Wren, ’86, J.D.’89, on June 23, 2017 in Yuma, Arizona.

Robert W. Zanko,’86, on May 15, 2018 in Carbondale, Colorado.

Edward Koscak, ’87, M.B.A.’98, on December 8, 2017 in Rockford, Illinois.

Richard M. Kucera, ’87, on June 9, 2018 in Stickney, Illinois.

Patricia Marschalk, ’87,’89, on August 10, 2018 in Maple Grove, Minnesota.

Amy Polzin, ’87, on June 25, 2018 in Kirkland, Illinois.

Janet J. Russell, ’87, on June 26, 2018 in Bartlett, Illinois.

Sarah L. Totman, ’87, on July 4, 2018 in St. Charles, Illinois.

William D. Ellison, J.D.’88, on August 16, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Ruthe A. Howes-Palacios, J.D.’88, on May 2, 2018 in Des Plaines, Illinois.

Elizabeth A. Hess Nylander, M.B.A.’88, on August 26, 2018 in Bixby, Oklahoma.

Kelly J. Thornburg, ’88, M.F.A.’94, on September 26, 2018 in Winfield, Illinois.

Barbara S. Stewart-Thomas, M.F.A.’89, on August 1, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.

Scott A. Walter, ’88, M.S.’90, on September 4, 2018 in DeKalb, Illinois.

Barbara M. Weiss, ’91, M.S.Ed.’95, on January 5, 2018 in South Elgin, Illinois.

Ernie Cruz, ’92, on July 22, 2017 in DeKalb, Illinois.

Patrick R. Hillyer, ’92, on July 12, 2018 in Rochelle, Illinois.

Laura J. Smith, ’92, M.S.’03, on October 15, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.

Richard A. Whitecotton, Ed.D.’92, on November 5, 2017 in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

John M. Yaeger, ’92, on January 28, 2018 in Atlanta, Illinois.

Mitchell K. Hayes, ’93, on April 5, 2018 in Parchment, Michigan.

Gary L. Maitland, M.P.A.’93. on July 15, 2018 in Cherry Valley, Illinois.

Victor W. Grimaldi, ’94, on May 29, 2018 in Sacramento, California.

Teressa Zammuto, ’94, M.S.Ed.’96, on August 17, 2018 in Rockford, Illinois.

Scott A. Gustin, ’95, on August 29, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas.

Ronald W.T. Urbanik, M.S.’95, on January 1, 2018 in Naples, Florida.

Judith A. Crawford, ’96, on March 21, 2018 in Elgin, Illinois.

Robert A. Suding, M.B.A.’98, on September 27, 2017 in Huntley, Illinois.

John Ireland, M.F.A.’99, on June 30, 2017 in DeKalb, Illinois.

Thomas L. Nolan, Jr., Ed.D.’99, on May 22, 2018 in Leesburg, Florida.

William Pool, ’99, on March 26, 2018 in Jacksonville, Illinois.

Matthew C. Sell, ’99, on December 18, 2017 in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Cole Bianchi, ’00, on February 4, 2018 in Pekin, Illinois.

John R. Lichtenberg, M.B.A.’02, on May 23, 2018 in Madison, Wisconsin.

Jose A. Motos, Sr., ’02, on December 8, 2017 in Palm Coast, Florida.

Alan M. Bern, ’06, on December 24, 2017 in Lakemoor, Illinois.

Craig J. Freiburg, ’06, on September 9, 2018 in Naperville, Illinois.

Kenneth M. Windisch, M.S.Ed.’06, on August 21, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.

Amie L. Wallin, ’09, on March 17, 2018 in Genoa, Illinois.

Brandon Pereklita, ’10, on July 20, 2017 in Arkansas.

Trey N. Soesbe, ’11, on August 4, 2018 in Aurora, Illinois.

Chase A. Shott, ’15, on October 18, 2017 by Mystic Lake, Montana

Kyle A. Mortell, ’16, on May 3, 2018 in Sycamore, Illinois.

Jeanne M. Essex,’17, on July 20, 2017 in Winfield, Illinois.

Kyle Rosenstiel, ’17, on October 29, 2017 in DeKalb, Illinois.

Friends, Staff and Faculty

Sheila M. Ary, former Educational Research Information Center, on December 25, 2017 in Island Lake, Illinois.

Georgiann Baird, Retired IT Support, on April 27, 2018 in Sycamore, Illinois.

Lynn M. Barclay, on June 5, 2018 in Aurora, Illinois.

Dann J. Becker, Electrician, Physical Plant, on December 11, 2017 in DeKalb, Illinois.

Mary L. Benbow, secretary, Family, Consumer & Nutrition, on March 25, 2018 in DeKalb, Illinois.

Stanley J. Brint, retired Heating Plant, on December 19, 2017 in DeKalb, Illinois.

Illene A. Burkart, Administrative, Grants & Contracts, on April 4, 2018 in DeKalb, Illinois.

Marjorie L. Buzzell, Retired Account Tech I, on April 7, 2018 in Belvidere, Illinois.

Clifford Chaffee, retired professor, on August 9, 2018 in Waupaca, Wisconsin.

Raymond Contreras, building service, on October 13, 2017, in Beloit, Wisconsin.

Robert G. Cornell, Physical Plant, on April 3, 2018 in DeKalb, Illinois.

Shirlee J. Dailey, on May 24, 2018 in DeKalb, Illinois.

Gerri Davidson, retired from Bursar’s office, on June 16, 2018 in DeKalb, Illinois.

Anne Donnersberger, NIU instructor, on July 3, 2017 in Countryside, Illinois.

Irving C. Erickson, on October 11, 2017 in Rockford, Illinois.

Robert W. Fredrickson, retired staff, on August 3, 2018 in Amelia Island, Florida.

Arlene B. Gochee, retired accounting office clerk, on October 11, 2017 in Shabbona, Illinois.

Sally W. Hendrick, on November 2, 2017 in Oregon, Illinois.

Zdenek D. Hurych, visiting professor of physics, on July 18, 2018 in St. Charles, Illinois.

Jane L. Gilmore, on May 10, 2018 in Elgin, Illinois.

Martin F. Kaplan, retired professor, on October 5, 2017 in Oxnard, California

Alan J. Katte, on November 1, 2017 in Green Valley, Arizona.

Bernice G. Kayes, retired food service, on September 22, 2018 in DeKalb, Illinois.

Clifford E. Knapp, Retired Professor in Outdoor Teacher Ed. Program, on September 17, 2017 in Oregon, Illinois.

Leona Ann Kocher, on December 20, 2017 in Zion, Illinois.

William M. Kreda, System Programmer Application Services, on May 7, 2018 in Malta, Illinois.

William G. Lange, retired building service, on October 28, 2017 in DeKalb, Illinois.

Alice E. Marks, on December 12, 2017 in Edmonds, Washington.

Daryl D. Miller, retired building service, on October 28, 2017.

Clifford R. Mirman, Chair, College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, on January 16, 2018 in DeKalb, Illinois.

Esther Mocega-Gonzalez, former Language Department Faculty member, on August 22, 2018 in Houston, Texas.

Anne Marie Mueller, on July 24, 2017 in DeKalb, Illinois.

Joyce Nangle, on December 27, 2017 in Vista, California.

Lee Newburg, former secretary audio/visual communication services department, on August 16, 2017 in San Diego, California.

Paul L. Piatek, Sr., NIU computer operator, on December 29, 2017 in DeKalb, Illinois.

Willie Pickens, Retired Staff – Music, on December 12, 2017 in Lincoln Center, New York, New York.

C. Robert Sarver, retired building service, on November 6, 2017 in DeKalb, Illinois.

Donald P. Schoo, retired maintenance, on July 7, 2018 in DeKalb, Illinois.

Rosanna M. Schneider, on August 22, 2018 in Joliet, Illinois.

Delores A. Sheridan, former Bursar’s office, on July 1, 2018 in Winfield, Illinois.

Mary E. Slade, on August 1, 2017 in DeKalb, Illinois.

Paula Y. Smith, former staff, on August 6, 2018 in DeKalb, Illinois.

Lev I. Soudek, Professor English Dept., on April 6, 2018 in DeKalb, Illinois.

Allen E. Staver, retired meteorology professor, on November 4, 2017, in DeKalb, Illinois.

Richard N. Wade, building services foreman, on July 18, 2017 in Oregon, Illinois.

Richard Walsh, on January 1, 2015 in Rockford, Illinois.

Nancy M. White, Secretary, on March 14, 2018 in West Plains, Missouri.

Daniel Wit, retired staff, on June 11, 2018 in Rancho Mirage, California.