Winter 2012/13
Trisha (Gossard) De
’98 B.S. and Chip
De Preter, Chicago, Ill., a
son, Hansel Duke, born
April 10, 2012. Hansel
joins big brother, Dean (3).
Annie Gillis
’97 B.A.
Derik Kleibacker
’96 B.S., Houston, Tex.,
a son, Leo Gillis, born
Aug. 6, 2011. Leo joins
big brothers, Miles (8)
and Jules (5).
Dustin Johnson
B.A. and
(Dice) Johnson
’00 B.A.,
Mitchell, S.D., a son,
Owen Thomas, born
Feb. 7, 2012. Owen joins
big brothers, Max and Ben.
Bryan Benson
B.B.A. and Bethany
(Rattray) Benson, Phoenix,
Ariz., a daughter, Britain
Marquette, born April 29,
Stacee (Bechard)
’03 B.S., ’07
M.A. and Wyatt Compton,
Garretson, S.D., a
daughter, Genevra Missy,
born June 7, 2012.
Brody Griffin
B.S.Ed. and
(Hardy) Griffin
’07 B.S.,
’11 M.A, Watertown, S.D.,
a son, born Feb. 2, 2007.
Kimberley (Billings)
’01 B.S., ’09 M.A.
and Kevin Halle, Wayne,
Neb., a daughter, Kenna
Kay, born Jan. 24, 2012.
Kenna joins sister, Kyla (3).
Jon “Jack” Holdren
’07 B.B.A. and
(Krumnow) Holdren
M.B.A., Parkville, Mo.,
a son, Benjamin Phillip,
born Aug. 18, 2012.
Jennifer (Drake)
’05 B.S. and
Chris Johnston
Mitchell, S.D., a son, Ty
Christopher, born April 4,
2012. He joins sister,
Ella (2½).
Erik Peterson
M.D. and
(Tonner) Peterson
B.S.R., ’00 M.A, Sioux
Falls, S.D., a daughter,
Lucca Paige, born
April 5, 2012.
Shawn Starr
B.S.Ed. and Sara Starr,
Le Mars, Iowa, a
daughter, Kinsley.
In Memoriam
Faculty and Staff
Charles Estee,
Vermillion, S.D., on
Aug. 14, 2012. Estee
came to USD in 1947 as a
member of the chemistry
department, where he
served for a dozen years as
professor then as chair for
32 years. He inspired many
students, organized and
taught frequent summer
institutes for high school
teachers and retired as
distinguished professor
emeritus in 1991. The
USD Department of
Chemistry’s Estee Lecture
Series was established in
his honor.
Roger Kozak,
’70 M.A.,
’72 Ed.S. ’79 Ed.D.,
Vermillion, S.D., on
Aug. 1, 2012. Kozak
worked for 22 years at
USD, serving as special
assistant to the president,
associate vice president
and vice president. He
retired in 2002 and was
named professor and vice
president emeritus.
Merwin Roeder,
Neb., on July 2, 2012.
He was employed as a
professor of physical
education at USD for
many years, retiring
in 1995.
Jacob Stein,
Calif., on June 11, 2012.
A clinical psychologist
with the Veterans
Administration, Stein
taught at a number of
universities, including
former professor and
chair of obstetrics and
gynecology, died May 12,
John Zimmer,
’48 LL.B.,
Parker, S.D., on Sept. 15,
2012. Phi Delta Theta
alumnus Zimmer taught
medical jurisprudence at
USD in the early 1960s
and was member of USD
School of Law Advisory
Council in the early 1970s.
Evelyn (Pugsley)
’39 B.S.B.A.,
Bloomington, Minn.,
on Sept. 10, 2011.
Atchison was a member
of Alpha Phi.
Homer Carhart
’35 M.A.,
Herndon, Va., on
Dec. 22, 2011.
Joseph Kutcher
’38 B.A.,
Arden Hills, Minn., on
Aug. 1, 2011.
Shirley (Baughman)
’35 B.A., Sturgis,
S.D., on Sept. 12, 2012.
O’Leary was a member
of Alpha Phi.
Genevieve (Howe)
’31 B.A., Irving,
Texas, on March 30, 2012.
Spurdon was a member
of Pi Beta Phi.
Maurice Abrahamson
LL.B., Chicago, Ill., on
May 6, 2011.
Florence (Winkler) Bailey
’46 B.A., Bartlesville,
Okla., on June 6, 2012.
Bailey was a member of
Alpha Phi.
Jean (Shanard) Beach
B.S.Ed., Sioux Falls, S.D.,
on Sept. 17, 2012. Beach
was a member of Kappa
Alpha Theta.
Mary (Lyons)
’49 B.A.,
’51 M.A., Prior Lake,
Minn., on Aug. 23,
2012. Bodensteiner was
a member of Kappa
Alpha Theta.
Loretta (Brown) Bradfelt
’40 B.A., Sioux Falls,
S.D., on Aug. 2, 2012.
Bradfelt was a member
of Chi Omega.
Marjorie (Van Horne)
’46 B.A., Mission,
Kan., on June 16, 2012.
Arlene Fox
’48 B.A., ’63
Ed.M.S. Sun City West,
Ariz., on March 8, 2011.
Peter Hansen
’49 B.A.,
Yankton, S.D., on
Sept. 4, 2012.
Sally (Matlock) Kimmel
’44 B.A., Portland, Ore.,
on March 26, 2012.
Kimmel was a member
of Alpha Phi.
Mary (Dean) Ledbetter
’48 M.A., Pierre, S.D., on
May 10, 2012.
Harriet (Knox) Lee
B.S.Ed., Mankato, Minn.,
on May 10, 2012. Lee was
a member of Kappa
Alpha Theta.
Laura (McDonald) Marsh
’45 B.S.Ed., Hartington,
Neb., on April 28, 2012.
Nellie (Wallace) Meyers
’46 B.A., Albuquerque,
N.M., on July 12, 2012.
Meyers was a member of
Kappa Alpha Theta.
Avice (Josund) Morrow
’42 B.A., ’48 M.A.,
Milpitas, Calif., on
Feb. 10, 2012.
Sabin Nassif
’40 ATTD.,
Los Angeles, Calif., on
Aug. 27, 2012.
Rialto Roesler
’48 M.A.,
Paullina, Iowa, on Feb. 7,
Michael Ronayne
LL.B., Aberdeen, S.D., on
April 2, 2012. Ronayne
was a member of Lambda
Chi Alpha.
Mary (Heles) Sabo
ATTD., St. Petersburg,
Fla., on May 28, 2011.
Sabo was a member of Pi
Beta Phi.
Thomas Schmierer
B.A., Albuquerque, N.M.,
on March 24, 2012.
Schmierer was a member
of Lambda Chi Alpha.
Lyle Sladek
’49 M.A.,
Thousand Oaks, Calif., on
July 15, 2012.
Shirley (Trevor) Stephens
’45 B.F.A., New Holland,
Pa., on April 22, 2012.
Letitia (Hahn) Stormo
M.A., Aberdeen, S.D., on
March 9, 2012.
Phyllis (Duitsman)
’49 B.A.,
Bloomington, Minn.,
on Aug. 27, 2012.
Wagner was a member
of Alpha Phi.
John Zimmer
’48 LL.B.,
Parker, S.D., on
Sept. 15, 2012. Zimmer
was a member of Phi
Delta Theta.
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