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In Memoriam: Fall 2010

EMILY H. GATES, M.D., Class of 1939, Jacksonville, Florida, died March 15 at age 96. Dr. Gates practiced pediatrics in Stockton, California, and was director of maternal and child health for the state of Florida. She was instrumental in developing the first day care licensing standards and initiated newborn screening for metabolic diseases in Florida. Dr. Gates is survived by many family members in California and by the family of her friend Marion Scarborough.


ROBERT E. LITMAN, M.D., Class of 1943, Manhattan Beach, California, died February 14 at age 88. A psychiatrist, Dr. Litman cofounded the first comprehensive suicide prevention center in the United States, at Los Angeles County Hospital in 1958. There he guided the development of suicide prevention services, including the nation’s first 24-hour suicide crisis hotline and a new way to evaluate people at highest risk of suicide. He is survived by his wife, Connie; 5 children; and 2 grandchildren.


JOHN F. ARNESEN, M.D., Class of 1942, Owatonna, Minnesota, died April 6 at age 93. Dr. Arnesen practiced internal medicine in Owatonna and was the only internist in the city for many years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lou. He is survived by 3 children, 7 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.


COSTAS ASSIMACOPOULOS, M.D., Class of 1960, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died April 2 at age 76. Dr. Assimacopoulos was a surgeon at the University of California, Davis; Creighton University; and University of South Dakota Medical School. He is survived by his wife, Lynn; 3 children; and 4 grandchildren.


J. BRADLEY AUST Jr., M.D., Ph.D., Class of 1957, San Antonio, Texas, died March 17 at age 83. Dr. Aust served as the first chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio. He is survived by his wife, Connie; 6 children; 12 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.


HARLEY C. CARLSON, M.D., Ph.D., Class of 1951, Rochester, Minnesota, died May 7 at age 86. Dr. Carlson practiced general medicine in Sidney, Montana, and worked at Mayo Clinic for 40 years. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; 5 children; and 11 grandchildren.


HENRY DAHLMAN, M.D., Class of 1980, Minneapolis, died March 11 at age 66. Dr. Dahlman worked for Hennepin County Medical Center’s Family Practice Program. He is survived by his wife, Andrea Starin, and 1 child.


JANE E. DEEB, M.D., Class of 1973, West St. Paul, Minnesota, died December 27, 2009, at age 62. Dr. Deeb founded the Dakota Pediatric Clinic with her husband, Robert, and practiced pediatric medicine in Dakota County. She is survived by her husband, 2 children, and 1 grandchild.


CHARLES T. EGINTON, M.D., Class of 1938, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, died February 25 at age 96. Dr. Eginton practiced surgery in St. Paul and at the Fargo Veterans Hospital, where he served as chief of staff and chief of surgery. He is survived by his wife, Sally; 5 children; 10 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.


WILLIAM L. ELLINGSON, M.D., Class of 1954, Provo, Utah, died November 5, 2009, at age 80. Dr. Ellingson practiced radiology in Utah, Nevada, and California. He was preceded in death by 1 child. He is survived by his wife, Joy; 8 children; 17 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.


VIRGIL T. FALLON, M.D., Class of 1952, Minneapolis, died June 7 at age 83. A radiation oncologist, Dr. Fallon practiced at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and was instrumental in founding the Willmar Cancer Center. He is survived by many family members and friends.


MARGARET S. FILANTE, M.D., Class of 1950, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, died February 21 at age 85. Dr. Filante specialized in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Medical School. She was preceded in death by her husband, William. She is survived by 3 children, 5 grandchildren, and 3 greatgrandchildren.


ABE L. FOX Jr., M.D., Class of 1963, Bismarck, North Dakota, died February 25 at age 72. Dr. Fox spent much of his career at Pathology Consultants in Bismarck. He led many studies and taught at the University of North Dakota and University of Minnesota. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; 2 children; and 4 grandchildren.


MARTIN Z. FRUCHTMAN, M.D., Class of 1956, Laguna Woods, California, died December 19, 2009, at age 78. Dr. Fruchtman was an internist and allergist in Waukesha, Wisconsin. He is survived by his wife, Dolores; 4 children; and 8 grandchildren.


CHARLES W. HANSON III, Ph.D., Class of 1973, New London, Missouri, died November 7, 2009, at age 76. Dr. Hanson received his Ph.D. in microbiology at the Medical School. He is survived by his wife, Deborah; 5 children; 7 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.


DAVID F. HARDER, M.D., Class of 1967, Park Rapids, Minnesota, died May 18 at age 70. Dr. Harder worked as a urologist at Affiliated Community Medical Centers in Willmar and at the Dakota Clinic in Park Rapids. He is survived by his wife, Pamela, and 2 children.


ERIC N. HENNING, M.D., Class of 1984, Arlington, Washington, died February 27 at age 60. Dr. Henning practiced emergency medicine at Northwest Emergency Physicians in Washington and Cascade Valley Hospital in Arlington. He is survived by many family members and friends.


WILLIAM H. HOULTON, M.D., Class of 1951, Roseville, Minnesota, died July 28 at age 87. Dr. Houlton practiced anesthesiology in St. Paul. He was preceded in death by his wife, Loyce. He is survived by 4 children and 4 grandchildren.


RICHARD J. JOHNSON, M.D., Class of 1944, St. Paul, Minnesota, died November 9, 2009, at age 90. Dr. Johnson practiced orthopaedic surgery in St. Paul at Bethesda, Mounds Park, Gillette Children’s, and Veterans Administration hospitals. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois. He is survived by 2 children and 2 grandchildren.


BYRON R. KINKADE, M.D., Class of 1944, Ada, Minnesota, died May 5 at age 89. Dr. Kinkade had a private practice in Ada. He was preceded in death by 1 son. He is survived by his wife, Mary; 4 children; 16 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.


LESTER L. LANSKY, M.D., M.S., Class of 1965, Minneapolis, died May 11 at age 77. Dr. Lansky was chief of pediatric neurology at Kansas University Medical Center, professor of neurology at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, and a consultant at the Brainerd Regional Health Center. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Lansky, M.D. He is survived by 4 children and 4 grandchildren.


GORDON E. LEE, M.D., Class of 1952, Glenwood, Minnesota, died May 18 at age 85. Dr. Lee spent his entire career as a family practitioner in Glenwood. He is survived by his wife, Amy; 4 children; and 5 grandchildren.


CHARLES E. LINDEMANN, M.D., Class of 1946, Bloomington, Minnesota, died May 29 at age 86. Dr. Lindemann practiced internal medicine at Southwest Internists, P.A., in Minneapolis and was chief of staff at the former St. Mary’s Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve, and 1 child. He is survived by his second wife, Shirley; 6 children; 5 stepchildren; and 22 grandchildren.


M. C. F. LINDERT, M.D., Class of 1938, Cedar Grove, Wisconsin, died May 9 at age 97. Dr. Lindert cofounded the Clinic of Internal Medicine in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, and was a professor of medicine at Marquette University Medical School. Dr. Lindert was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia. He is survived by his second wife, Lynn Laun; 4 children; 3 stepchildren; 9 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.


THOMAS KENT NORRIE, M.D., Class of 1965, Fort Collins, Colorado, died July 26 at age 72. An anesthesiologist, Dr. Norrie practiced at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins. He is survived by his wife, Katherine; 4 children; and 11 grandchildren.


ROBERT W. OLSON, M.D., Class of 1955, Bloomington, Minnesota, died November 30, 2009, at age 80. Dr. Olson was a general practitioner in south Minneapolis. He is survived by his wife, Margie; 4 children; and 2 grandchildren.


JULIEN V. PETIT, M.D., Class of 1940, Edina, Minnesota, died November 8, 2009, at age 93. Dr. Petit was a private practice physician at Fairview hospitals and served as chief of staff at Fairview Riverside (now University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview). He was preceded in death by his first wife, Evelyn, and 1 child. He is survived by his second wife, Charlotte Snowberg; 2 children; 4 stepchildren; 6 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.


FRANK S. PRESTON Jr., M.D., Class of 1953, Minneapolis, died March 20 at age 81. Dr. Preston practiced at the former St. Mary’s Hospital in Minneapolis. He specialized in internal medicine and pulmonary disease, played a key role in starting the hospital’s pulmonary function laboratory, and served as chief of medical staff. Dr. Preston is survived by his wife, Laura Faye; 9 children; and 6 grandchildren.


RAY V. ROSE, M.D., Class of 1946, Pasco, Washington, died June 2 at age 89. Dr. Rose was a surgeon. He is survived by his wife, Elsa; 5 children; and 10 grandchildren.


ELIZABETH A. SCHMIDT, M.D., Class of 1979, St. Cloud, Minnesota, died January 22 at age 63. A gynecologist, Dr. Schmidt practiced in Minneapolis and later moved to St. Cloud to work at CentraCare Obstetrics & Women’s Clinic. She is survived by her former husband, Bill, and 1 child.


DALE F. SHEETS, M.D., Class of 1955, Champlin, Minnesota, died November 19, 2009, at age 79. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; 4 children; 5 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.


RUTH E. SMATHERS, M.D., Class of 1945, Grand Ledge, Michigan, died March 21 at age 89.Dr. Smathers practiced medicine in Southfield, Michigan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ward Smathers, M.D. She is survived by 5 children, 4 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.


PAUL W. VANDER KOOI, M.D., Class of 1965, Orange City, Iowa, died January 2 at age 70. Dr. Vander Kooi practiced general medicine and anesthesiology at the Orange City Medical Clinic. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; 2 children; and 4 grandchildren.


MICHAEL A. WAINSTOCK, M.D., Class of 1940, Commerce Township, Michigan, died July 31 at age 94. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lee, and is survived by two children.


MARK P. WHEELER, M.D., Class of 1975, North Mankato, Minnesota, died June 23 at age 60. Dr. Wheeler practiced medicine at the Mankato Clinic. He is survived by his wife, Margo, and 2 children.


JAN M. WICKSTROM, M.D., Class of 1979, Mahtomedi, Minnesota, died June 12 at age 59. Dr. Wickstrom was a family physician. She is survived by many family members.

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