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Remembering David Ghere

Ghere.jpgDavid L. Ghere, associate professor in the Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning, died suddenly Sunday, January 17th, at the age of 59. He taught history at the University of Minnesota for the past 19 years, originally in the former General College.

According to his obituary, Ghere loved teaching and was passionate about helping students learn. He was attracted to the college because of its focus on developmental education. His historical research focused on American Indians during the colonial period.

Ghere is survived by his loving wife, Gail; his devoted children, Erin (Aaron), Christopher and his fiancé Alessandra and Shannon; his adoring grandson, Aidan; sisters, Dee McCollum (Jerry) of River Falls, WI and Dianne Cherry (Steve) of Arcola, IL; and a large, loving extended family.

Dave was a gentle, kind man of integrity who loved being with family. He was a Captain in the U.S. Army. He was born and raised in Arcola, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the University of Minnesota TRiO Program. In memoriam checks made to University of Minnesota Foundation. Specify in memo line: TRIO Program Fund. Send to University of Minnesota Foundation, C-M 3854, P.O. Box 70870, St. Paul, MN, 55170-3854. Bradshaw 2800 Curve Crest Boulevard, Stillwater 651-439-5511

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