In Memoriam

Dr. Goltz

Robert W. Goltz, M.D., Class of 1944, La Jolla, Calif., died March 23 at age 90. Dr. Goltz led the Department of Dermatology at the University of Minnesota Medical School from 1970 to 1985. He also served as the first professor of dermatology at the University of Colorado, Denver, and acting chief of dermatology at the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Goltz was known for his groundbreaking work on inherited genetic skin conditions. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia. He is survived by 2 children, 4 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.

Robert Goodale

Robert L. Goodale, M.D., Ph.D., a 1968 resident alumnus, Minneapolis, died July 17 at age 84. A pioneering surgeon, Dr. Goodale was founding director of the Department of Endoscopy at University of Minnesota Hospitals and was instrumental in introducing laparoscopic technology to U.S. medicine. “He set the standards and taught the rest of us,” says his colleague Henry Buchwald, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Goodale is survived by his wife, Katherine; 4 children; and 5 grandchildren.

Dr. Kottke Frederic “Fritz” J. Kottke, M.D., Ph.D., Class of 1945, Minneapolis, died May 23 at age 96. Dr. Kottke was internationally recognized for his contributions to physical medicine and rehabilitation and was on the University of Minnesota Medical School faculty for more than 40 years and served as the first chair of the school’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He was preceded in death by his wife, Astrid, and 1 child. He is survived by 3 children, 6 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

Rolf L. Andreassen, M.D., Class of 1946, Minneapolis, died March 5 at age 91. Dr. Andreassen was a founder of Minneapolis Cardiology Associates, the Minneapolis Heart Institute, and the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ellen. He is survived by his second wife, Norma; 6 children; 17 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.

John E. Applen, M.D., Class of 1954, San Diego, Calif., died November 27, 2013, at age 85. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen, and his children.

James R. Bergquist, M.D., Class of 1950, Ely, Minn., died May 16 at age 94. Dr. Bergquist founded a private obstetrics and gynecology practice. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan, and 1 child. He is survived by 3 children, 5 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

Kate E. Birkenkamp, M.D., M.P.H., Class of 2011, Rochester, Minn., died April 17 at age 29. Dr. Birkenkamp was an internal medicine resident at Mayo Clinic and conducted HIV research in Uganda. She is survived by her parents, 1 sibling, her boyfriend, and many friends and relatives.

Adrian H. Bodelson, M.D., Class of 1946, Santa Fe, N.M., died February 9 at age 90. Dr. Bodelson practiced obstetrics and gynecology and served as chief of staff at St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe. He is survived by his wife, Corinne; 10 children; 30 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.

Henry E. Brandt, M.D., Class of 1953, Minneapolis, died February 25 at age 86. Dr. Brandt practiced family medicine with Richfield Medical Group and Fairview Southdale Hospital and was a preceptor for the University’s family medicine residency program. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; 5 children; and 6 grandchildren.

Roger W. Brockway, M.D., Class of 1952, Duluth, Minn., died May 25 at age 88. He practiced in Minnesota and Colorado. He is survived by his wife, Connie; 2 children; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Edgar C. Burseth, M.D., Class of 1943, Mora, Minn., died June 11 at age 95. Dr. Burseth practiced medicine in Mora for nearly 30 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, and 1 child. He is survived by 2 children and 7 grandchildren.

Michael R. Busian, M.D., Class of 1974, Morris, Minn., died April 27 at age 67. Dr. Busian served as medical director of the Stevens County Ambulance Service and coroner for Stevens County. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia, and 2 children.

Frederick T. Ellingson, M.D., Class of 1962, Bismarck, N.D., died March 29 at age 78. Dr. Ellingson established the Ellingson Eye Clinic in Bismarck. He was preceded in death by 1 child. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne; 1 child; and 2 grandchildren.

Oscar G. Enstrom II, M.D., Class of 1958, Lincoln, Calif., died February 5 at age 81. Dr. Enstrom worked at Kaiser Permanente in California for more than 25 years. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn; 2 children; and 3 grandchildren.

Carol M. Erwin, M.D., Class of 1972, Brownsville, Texas, died March 12 at age 72. Dr. Erwin practiced family medicine and surgery. She is survived by 2 children.

George S. Eugster, M.D., Class of 1967, Spokane, Wash., died May 4 at age 73. A cardiologist, Dr. Eugster helped create the Heart Institute of Spokane and what is now Heart Clinics Northwest. He is survived by his wife, Susan; 3 children; and 7 grandchildren.

Roy H. Good, M.D., Class of 1952, Fari-bault, Minn., died May 1 at age 90. Dr. Good was a family practitioner in Northfield, Fari-bault, and other Minnesota towns. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen. He is survived by his second wife, Lana; 4 children; 2 stepchildren; 11 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

Jack F. Haas, M.D., Class of 1952, Northfield, Minn., died July 4 at age 93. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary. He is survived by 5 children, 11 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren.

Eugene W. Hanson, M.D., Class of 1956, St. Petersburg, Fla., died May 20 at age 85. Dr. Hanson was a general practitioner in Kenneth City, Fla., for more than 30 years. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nancy. He is survived by his second wife, Barbara; 4 children; and 8 grandchildren.

Matthew S. Harrison, M.D., Class of 1990, Taos, N.M., died February 21 at age 52. Dr. Harrison was director of inpatient rehabilitation at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth and later a sports medicine physician in Taos. He is survived by his wife, Beckett, and 3 children.

Seymour A. Hartman, M.D., Class of 1944, Encino, Calif., died April 19 at age 93. Dr. Hartman practiced internal medicine. He is survived by his wife, Colleen; 5 children; 13 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

Rodney B. Harvey, M.D., Class of 1946, Mahtomedi, Minn., died November 22, 2013, at age 91. Dr. Harvey taught physiology at a number of schools, including the University of Minnesota Medical School. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores. He is survived by 3 children and 4 grandchildren.

Robert L. Hegrenes, M.D., Class of 1962, Hutchinson, Minn., died April 12 at age 77. A family physician, Dr. Hegrenes was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis. He is survived by 3 children, 5 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.

Paul L. Hodge, M.D., Class of 1967, Butte, Mont., died July 11 at age 72. Dr. Hodge practiced pediatrics and worked in urgent care. He is survived by his wife, Marlys; 3 children; and 2 grandchildren.

Larry R. Hovde, M.D., Class of 1956, Pepin, Wis., died April 30 at age 83. Dr. Hovde practiced family medicine in California for more than 20 years. He was preceded in death by 1 child. He is survived by his wife, Edna; 6 children; and 5 grandchildren.

John S. Huff, M.D., Class of 1953, Bloomington, Minn., died July 21 at age 85. Dr. Huff practiced otolaryngology and taught at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, and is survived by 8 children, 17 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.

Ralph D. Hyden, M.D., Class of 1967, Santa Barbara, Calif., died April 20 at age 76. A surgeon, Dr. Hyden is survived by his wife, Helga.

Michael J. Kozak, M.D., Class of 1957, Golden Valley, Minn., died May 2 at age 91. Dr. Kozak practiced family medicine. He is survived by his wife, Lidia; 2 children; and 2 grandchildren.

Paul R. Leon, M.D., Class of 1954, Aberdeen, S.D., died April 11 at age 85. Dr. Leon founded the School for Radiological Technology at St. Luke’s Hospital and introduced nuclear medicine and radiation cancer therapy to the region. He was preceded in death by his wife, Therese, and is survived by 6 children, 28 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

Roger I. Lienke, M.D., Class of 1946, Oklahoma City, Okla., died December 25, 2013, at age 91. He practiced pediatrics and family medicine and created the family practice residency at the University of Oklahoma Medical School. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy, and is survived by 4 children, 7 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.

Malcolm I. Lindsay Jr., M.D., Class of 1961, Rochester, Minn., died February 19 at age 78. He worked for Mayo Clinic’s Division of Community Internal Medicine for 30 years and was chair for 8 years. He is survived by his wife, Karin; 4 children; and 6 grandchildren.

Robert B. Litin, M.D., Class of 1953, Portland, Ore., died June 22 at age 87. Dr. Litin practiced medicine for nearly 60 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rita, and 1 child. He is survived by 2 children and their families.

Jerrold M. Milstein, M.D., Class of 1964, Bellevue, Wash., died July 12 at age 75. He worked at the University of Washington for nearly 30 years and directed the Division of Pediatric Neurology. He is survived by his wife, Leslie; 2 children; and 5 grandchildren.

William D. Misbach, M.D., Class of 1946, Carlsbad, Calif., died February 21 at age 91. Dr. Misbach practiced medicine and pediatrics in Minnesota and California. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; 4 children; 5 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

James R. Monnahan, M.D., Class of 1952, Provo, Utah, died May 11 at age 88. He established Mountainview Radiology Associates and was chief of radiology at Payson Hospital in Provo. He is survived by his wife, Marian; 3 children; and 5 grandchildren.

Margaret V. Nelson, M.D., Class of 1966, Madison, Wis., died May 2 at age 73. Dr. Nelson practiced medicine for nearly 30 years, spending more than 20 years at University of Wisconsin Health Services. She is survived by 2 children.

Ronald J. Nelson, M.D., Class of 1960, Maplewood, Minn., died April 27 at age 80. Dr. Nelson helped found and served as president of East Metro Health Organization in St. Paul and served as chief of staff at St. John’s Hospital in Maplewood. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra. He is survived by 4 children and 7 grandchildren.

Alfred G. Pearson, M.D., Class of 1963, San Diego, Calif., died May 6 at age 80. Dr. Pearson was a family physician in the San Diego County area for more than 50 years. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, and 1 child.

Edward N. Peterson Jr., M.D., Class of 1954, Pawleys Island, S.C., died May 24 at age 84. Dr. Peterson practiced obstetrics and gynecology and taught and conducted research throughout the United States. He is survived by 4 children and 2 grandchildren.

Martha Pitel, Ph.D., Class of 1954, Oak Park, Ill., died April 19 at age 93. Dr. Pitel led the Department of Nursing at the University of Kansas, chaired the nursing education program at Northwestern University, and served as director of the American Nurses’ Foundation.

Roberta G. Rice, M.D., Class of 1943, Kansas City, Mo., died April 1 at age 96. She worked at the VA Medical Center in Grand Island, Neb.; Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va.; and Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. She is survived by several relatives.

Norton Rogin, M.D., Class of 1943, St. Louis Park, Minn., died March 4 at age 95. Dr. Rogin practiced medicine and surgery and worked with Minnesota’s Social Security Disability board. He is survived by his wife, Elaine; 5 children; and 6 grandchildren.

Albert H. Roth Jr., M.D., Class of 1962, Laramie, Wyo., died March 21 at age 80. Dr. Roth was a family practitioner in Minnesota for 20 years and director of the University of Wyoming’s Student Health Service. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor; 4 children; 2 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.

Nancy Leavenworth Schader, M.D., Class of 1982, Longmont, Colo., died May 15 at age 61. Dr. Schader was an ophthalmologist. She is survived by her husband, Robert; 1 child; and 2 stepchildren.

Martin M. Shaperman, M.D., Class of 1946, Sherman Oaks, Calif., died March 1 at age 89. Dr. Shaperman served as chief of imaging services at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Panorama City, Calif., for nearly 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Julie.

Walter Subby Jr., M.D., Class of 1939, Golden Valley, Minn., died February 6 at age 99. A pathologist, Dr. Subby was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret, and 1 stepchild. He is survived by 4 children, 8 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Alan P. Thal, M.D., Ph.D., Class of 1957, Golondrinas, N.M., died March 14 at age 88. Dr. Thal chaired the Department of Surgery at Wayne State University and conducted research in thoracic and esophageal surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Felicia; 3 children; 10 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.

Robert L. Vernier, M.D., Temecula, Calif., a member of the University of Minnesota Medical School pediatrics faculty for four decades, died May 2 at age 89. Dr. Vernier helped to establish percutaneous kidney biopsy as a diagnostic tool and created a foundation for understanding the ultrastructure of normal and diseased kidneys. Dr. Vernier is survived by his wife, Molly; 4 children; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Published on March 24, 2015