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In Memoriam: Spring 2011

ROBERT G. CARLSON, M.D.

Class of 1954, Coon Rapids, Minnesota, died July 17 at age 80. A cardiovascular surgeon, Dr. Carlson trained with the late C. Walton Lillehei, M.D., Ph.D., and helped pioneer revascularization surgery. This included use of the membrane oxygenator and implementation of the direct coronary artery connection. In 1969 he participated in New York City’s first heart transplant, at Cornell University Medical School. He is survived by his wife, Marie; 4 children; 6 grandchildren; 4 stepchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; and 7 step great-grandchildren.


ELLIS N. COHEN, M.D.

Class of 1943, Menlo Park, California, died June 8 at age 91. An anesthesiologist, Dr. Cohen conducted research that led to changes in operating room design. His studies in the 1970s suggested that traces of anesthesia gases released into operating rooms during surgery were associated with increased rates of miscarriage among physicians and nurses. His findings led to the nationwide use of “scavenging systems” to collect and vent gases away from the operating room.

Dr. Cohen was one of the first anesthesiology faculty members at Stanford University’s School of Medicine. In recognition of his work, the school’s Department of Anesthesia created the Ellis N. Cohen, M.D., Achievement Award.

Dr. Cohen was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia. He is survived by 3 children, 4 grandchildren, and 1 step-grandchild.


MARTIN A. ADSON, M.D.

Class of 1947, Rochester, Minnesota, died February 15 at age 86. Dr. Adson was a professor of surgery at Mayo Medical School. He was preceded in death by 1 child and 2 stepchildren. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; 4 children; 3 stepchildren; 3 grandchildren; and 6 step-grandchildren.


WILLIAM A. AUTREY, M.D.

Class of 1950, St. Cloud, Minnesota, died October 12 at age 92. Dr. Autrey served as chief of staff at St. Cloud Hospital and school physician at St. Cloud State University. He was preceded in death by his former wife, Marcia. He is survived by 6 children, 8 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.


MAXWELL M. BARR, M.D.

Class of 1943, Minneapolis, died July 29 at age 91. Dr. Barr practiced obstetrics and gynecology and served as chief of staff at the former Mt. Sinai Hospital in Minneapolis. He is survived by his wife, Ethel; 2 children; and 5 grandchildren.


S. STEVEN BARRON, M.D.

Class of 1944, Highland Park, Illinois, died May 29 at age 90. He is survived by his wife, Lynn; 4 children; and 3 grandchildren.


MORTON BEARMAN, M.D., M.P.H.

Class of 1953, Burlingame, California, died April 16, 2010, at age 83. Dr. Bearman practiced medicine at many San Francisco hospitals and worked for the California Department of Social Services. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia; 3 children; and 6 grandchildren.


GARY R. BLACKMORE, M.D.

Class of 1970, Golden Valley, Minnesota, died September 9 at age 66. Dr. Blackmore practiced psychiatry. He is survived by his wife, Mary Hayes; 3 children; and 3 grandchildren.


JOHN E. BOYSEN, M.D.

Class of 1936, Ocala, Florida, died August 9 at age 97. Dr. Boysen was a physician in the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services in Jacksonville, director of the Marion County Health Unit, and health program supervisor of the Third District. He also helped found the Hospice of Marion County. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cordula. He is survived by 4 children, 6 grandchildren, and 7 greatgrandchildren.


MARSHALL F. BROWN, M.D.

Class of 1952, Gilbert, Arizona, died October 28 at age 90. Dr. Brown was a general practitioner in Gresham, Oregon. He is survived by his wife, Peggy; 4 children; and 6 grandchildren.


RICHARD W. CARLSON, M.D.

Class of 1969, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, died December 18 at age 67. Dr. Carlson specialized in radiology and spent much of his career at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou; 4 children; and 10 grandchildren.


CALVIN R. ELROD, M.D.

Class of 1951, Glendale, California, died September 13 at age 86. He is survived by his wife, Edith; 3 children; and 4 grandchildren.


LIEF W. ERICKSON SR., M.D.

Class of 1949, Burlington, Wisconsin, died August 27 at age 88. Dr. Erickson helped found the Burlington Clinic (now part of Aurora Healthcare). He spent the latter part of his career as a geriatric physician, serving as medical director of the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice and several nursing homes. He is survived by his wife, Betty, and 6 children.


PHILIP J. FOLEY III.

Class of 1952, Wilmette, Illinois, died November 26 at age 83. Dr. Foley practiced orthopaedic surgery in several Chicago-area hospitals. He also served as medical director of Travelers Insurance, Outboard Marine Corporation, and the United States Postal Service of Northern Illinois. He is survived by his former wife, Ellen; 3 children; and 2 grandchildren.


JOSEPH B. FRIBERG, M.D.

Class of 1940, Golden Valley, Minnesota, died January 16 at age 95. Dr. Friberg and his wife, Eileen, served as missionaries at a hospital in the former East African territory of Tanganyika. Dr. Friberg also practiced medicine in Minneapolis. He is survived by his wife, 3 children, 4 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.


JOHN N. GIEBENHAIN, M.D.

Class of 1944, Golden Valley, Minnesota, died October 27 at age 91. Dr. Giebenhain served as chief of staff at North Memorial Hospital and established North Clinic, both in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, and is survived by 4 children, 11 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.


DAVID G. HANEY, M.D.

Class of 1957, Lindale, Texas, died November 21 at age 79. An ophthalmologist, Dr. Haney practiced in several states and abroad as a missionary. He was preceded in death by 1 child. He is survived by his wife, Glenna; 8 children; 15 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.


H. THOMAS HOBDAY, M.D.

Class of 1963, St. Cloud, Minnesota, died October 28 at age 73. Dr. Hobday practiced ophthalmology in St. Cloud. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; 7 children; and 17 grandchildren.


ROBERT V. HODAPP, M.D.

Class of 1946, Spicer, Minnesota, died November 16 at age 86. Dr. Hodapp spent most of his career as a physician in Willmar, Minnesota, where he also served as mayor. Dr. Hodapp is survived by his wife, Shirlee; 5 children; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.


RANDALL D. HOFBAUER, M.D.

Class of 1999, Ocean Springs, Mississippi, died September 15 at age 41. Dr. Hofbauer practiced emergency medicine in Ocean Springs. He is survived by his wife, Julie, and 1 child.


PAUL C. IVERSON, M.D.

Class of 1968, Spicer, Minnesota, died September 9 at age 67. Dr. Iverson practiced family medicine in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, and orthopaedic surgery in Hibbing and Anoka, Minnesota. He also worked at Affiliated Community Medical Centers in Willmar, Minnesota. He is survived by his wife, Jean; 3 children; and 5 grandchildren.


ROGER S. JOHNSON, M.D., J.D.

Class of 1950, Kerrville, Texas, died May 2, 2010, at age 86. Dr. Johnson worked as a trauma surgeon, established medical programs for regions in need, and developed a volunteer surgical program at a hospital in Malaysia. He also practiced law and formed the firm Johnson & Johnson with his wife, Cheryl. He is survived by his wife, 4 children, 2 stepchildren, and 7 grandchildren.


TODD C. MILLER, M.D.

Class of 1964, Minneapolis, died October 29 at age 72. Dr. Miller practiced medicine at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. He is survived by his wife, Mary; 3 children; and 2 grandchildren.


THOMAS O. NICHOLS, M.D.

Class of 1959, Mahtomedi, Minnesota, died November 19 at age 77. Dr. Nichols served as chief of staff at St. John’s Hospital in Maplewood, Minnesota. He is survived by his wife, Dodie; 5 children; and 11 grandchildren.


PAUL G. POLSKI, M.D.

Class of 1940, International Falls, Minnesota, died January 25, 2010, at age 97. He was preceded in death by his wife, Olive.


PHILLIP J. RANHEIM, M.D.

Class of 1964, Minneapolis, died September 17 at age 72. Dr. Ranheim worked at Park Nicollet Medical Center for 30 years. He is survived by 2 siblings and several other relatives.


PHILEMON C. ROY JR., M.D.

Class of 1966, Lakeland, Minnesota, died January 30 at age 70. Dr. Roy was a partner at St. Paul Surgeons. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; 4 children; and 8 grandchildren.


THOMAS M. SEERY, M.D.

Class of 1941, Austin, Minnesota, died October 17 at age 94. Dr. Seery specialized in internal medicine. He was director of the Sacred Heart Hospice and Saint Mark’s Lutheran Home, both in Austin. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth. He is survived by 5 children, 6 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.


HENRY N. SMITH, M.D.

Class of 1957, Hastings, Minnesota, died October 19 at age 78. Dr. Smith was a general surgeon at Charles T. Miller Hospital in St. Paul, which later evolved with Saint Luke’s Hospital into United Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Kathy; 3 children; and 7 grandchildren.


JOHN G. STAFNE, M.D.

Class of 1956, Andover, Minnesota, died December 6 at age 79. Dr. Stafne was the first plastic surgeon to practice in St. Paul. He is survived by his wife, Susan; 7 children; and 11 grandchildren.


PAUL H. STAVIG, M.D.

Class of 1949, Nevada City, California, died November 24 at age 85. Dr. Stavig practiced obstetrics and gynecology, was a physician at the 1960 Winter Olympics, and built and operated an assisted living center. He was preceded in death by 1 child. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine; 5 children; 8 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.


CHARLES A. STEGEMAN, M.D.

Class of 1971, Mendota Heights, Minnesota, died November 6 at age 65. Dr. Stegeman was an obstetrician and gynecologist. He is survived by 6 children and 6 grandchildren.


JOSEPH W. TEYNOR, M.D.

Class of 1953, Salt Lake City, Utah, died November 17 at age 83. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lael. He is survived by 10 children, 26 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.


JACQUELINE W. WALTER, M.D.

Class of 1979, Albuquerque, New Mexico, died October 10 at age 57. Dr. Walter practiced emergency medicine. She is survived by 1 child.


DAVID B. WINTER, M.D.

Class of 1989, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, died September 12 at age 47. A radiologist, Dr. Winter worked at Luther Midelfort, part of the Mayo Health System in Eau Claire. He is survived by his wife, Terry, and 2 children.

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