In Memoriam

Robert B. Howard, M.D., Ph.D., Class of 1944

Robert B. Howard, M.D., Ph.D., Class of 1944, Walnut Creek, Calif., died Feb. 7 at age 94. Dr. Howard was named dean of the University of Minnesota’s College of Medical Sciences in 1958, and in 1970, he became director of Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s internal medicine residency program. Dr. Howard concluded his career as editor-in-chief of Postgraduate Medicine, combining his love of medicine and words. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lorraine; second wife, Ardys; and 2 children and 1 stepson. He is survived by 4 children and 1 stepson, 6 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.

James R. Jude, M.D., Class of 1953

James R. Jude, M.D., Class of 1953, Coral Gables, Fla., died July 28 at age 87. Dr. Jude was a thoracic surgeon whose realization that external manual pressure could revive a stalled heart led to the development of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). He was chief of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at the University of Miami School of Medicine and Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, where he and several colleagues outfitted some of the first mobile cardiac units and trained paramedics in CPR. He is survived by his wife, Sallye; 6 children; 13 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.

Carroll J. Bellis, M.D., Ph.D., Class of 1935, Rolling Hills, Calif., died Feb. 3 at age 106. Dr. Bellis invented the mersilene mesh hernia procedure. He is survived by his wife, Mildred; 1 daughter; and 1 grandson. 

Dale A. Bergeron, M.D., Class of 1955, Rapid City, S.D., died March 18 at age 85. Dr. Bergeron practiced both internal and nuclear medicine. He is survived by 4 children, 13 grandchildren, and 31 great-grandchildren.

Eric M. Brown, M.D., Class of 1999, Minneapolis, died March 12 at age 44. Dr. Brown practiced psychiatry and served as medical director at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Lisa, and 2 daughters.

John M. Brown, M.D., Class of 1956, Vadnais Heights, Minn., died April 5 at age 83. Dr. Brown practiced ob/gyn. He is survived by his wife, Karin; 3 children; and 4 grandchildren.

Edmund C. Burke, M.D., Class of 1944, Rochester, Minn., died May 13 at age 95. Dr. Burke was a pediatric nephrologist. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Beebe, and 3 children. He is survived by his wife, Clarice; 6 children; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Sherman B. Child, M.D., Class of 1952, Scottsdale, Ariz., died Feb. 9 at age 88. Dr. Child was a family practitioner who founded the Twin Cities’ first cardiac stress–testing facility. He is survived by his wife, Mary; 3 children; and 2 grandchildren.

Eleanor Colle-MacLean, M.D., Class of 1950, Verdun, Quebec, died June 2 at age 89. Dr. Colle-MacLean helped to establish pediatric endocrinology as a medical discipline. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd MacLean. She is survived by 5 children and 10 grandchildren.

Myron E. Erickson, M.D., Class of 1947, Sacred Heart, Minn., died May 17 at age 92. Dr. Erickson was a family physician. He is survived by his wife, Katherine; 4 sons; and 1 granddaughter.

Frederick V. Featherstone, M.D., Class of 1958, Winnetka, Ill., died June 19 at age 82. Dr. Featherstone was an orthopaedic surgeon and a Public Health Service officer. He was preceded in death by 1 son. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; 2 children; and 4 grandchildren.

Thomas P. Ferry, M.D., Class of 1992, Sauk Centre, Minn., died June 22 at age 49. Dr. Ferry practiced family medicine. He is survived by his wife, Michelle, and 8 children.

Leonard T. Fielding, M.D., Class of 1962, Prescott, Ariz., died March 10 at age 78. Dr. Fielding was a psychiatrist and medical director at the Brainerd State Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Lois; 5 children; 10 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandson.

David E. Gambill, M.D., Class of 1968, Manomet, Mass., died June 22 at age 73. Dr. Gambill was a radiologist. He is survived by his wife, Michelle; 2 sons; and 2 grandchildren.

Theodore M. Gill, M.D., Class of 1951, Albert Lea, Minn., died May 10 at age 91. Dr. Gill was an ophthalmologist. He was preceded in death by his wife, Suanne, and 1 son. He is survived by 5 children, 4 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

Mildred S. Hanson, M.D., Class of 1951, Edina, Minn., died March 4 at age 91. Dr. Hanson was an ob/gyn and a 2001 recipient of the Medical Alumni Society’s Harold S. Diehl Award. She is survived by 4 children and 3 grandchildren.

Roger W. Hedin, M.D., Class of 1949, San Rafael, Calif., died April 28 at age 95. Dr. Hedin practiced general medicine. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary. He is survived by 4 children, 6 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

William R. Hilgedick, M.D., Class of 1955, St. Paul, Minn., died August 14 at age 85. Dr. Hilgedick practiced family medicine at the Columbia Park Medical Group. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; 3 children; and 8 grandchildren. 

Roger J. Jackman, M.D., Class of 1962, Palo Alto, Calif., died July 7 at age 78. Dr. Jackman was a diagnostic radiologist. He is survived by his wife, Mary; 3 children; and 3 grandchildren.

Mark O. Johnson, M.D., Class of 1987, Glenwood, Minn., died Feb. 17 at age 56. Dr. Johnson was a family physician. He is survived by his wife, Mary, and 2 daughters.

Charles E. Keenan Jr., M.D., Class of 1960, Simi Valley, Calif., died July 19 at age 82. Dr. Keenan established a family medicine practice and later became chief of staff at Santa Monica Hospital and an associate clinical professor at UCLA. He is survived by 5 children and 12 grandchildren.

Thomas J. Kennedy, M.D., Class of 1941, Greenwood Village, Colo., died Oct. 20, 2013, at age 98. Dr. Kennedy was a radiologist. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor; 3 children; 7 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.

Bruce E. Kloster, M.D., Class of 1979, Des Moines, Iowa, died April 1 at age 63. Dr. Kloster was a pathologist. He is survived by his wife, Mary, and 2 children.

Robert A. Knight, M.D., Class of 1980, Thornton, Colo., died Feb. 15 at age 60. Dr. Knight practiced internal medicine. He is survived by 2 sons. 

W. David Knowles, M.D., Class of 1968, St. Peter, Minn., died May 17 at age 77. Dr. Knowles was a family medicine practitioner who also served as training camp physician for the Minnesota Vikings for 35 years. He is survived by 3 children and 7 grandchildren.

Bruce A. Kottke, M.D., Class of 1954, Lakeland, Fla., died June 16 at age 86. Dr. Kottke practiced internal medicine. He is survived by his wife, Ivette, and 4 sons.

Jeffrey M. Kowitz, M.D., Class of 1983, Watertown, S.D., died July 21 at age 58. Dr. Kowitz, a pulmonologist, is survived by his wife, Lorraine; 7 children; and 3 grandchildren.

Alan F. Kremen, M.D., Ph.D., Class of 1976, Stockton, Calif., died June 13 at age 68. Dr. Kremen was a general, vascular/thoracic, and trauma surgeon. He is survived by 2 daughters.

Ronald R. Kyllonen, M.D., Class of 1957, El Sobrante, Calif., died April 5 at age 83. Dr. Kyllonen was a child psychiatrist and an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin. He is survived by 4 children and 4 grandchildren.

Roger C. Larson, M.D., Class of 1950, Golden Valley, Minn., died March 27 at age 88. Dr. Larson practiced ob/gyn with his brother, Donald. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine. He is survived by 3 children and several grandchildren.

Charles W. Lewis, M.D., Class of 1945, Cape Coral, Fla., died July 26 at age 95. Dr. Lewis was a rural Minnesota family physician and surgeon. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; 4 children; 2 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.

Michael R. Lynch, M.D., Class of 2007, Stillwater, Minn., died March 1 at age 35. Dr. Lynch specialized in family medicine. He is survived by his wife, Andrean Nguyen, and 2 children.

Royd J. Mahowald, M.D., Class of 1973, Los Angeles, died Feb. 23 at age 66. Dr. Mahowald, a radiologist, worked at Kaiser Permanente for 20 years. He is survived by his life partner, Edgar Nell.

Kenneth P. Manick, M.D., Class of 1960, Edina, Minn., died May 28 at age 87. Dr. Manick taught at the University of Minnesota Medical School and was chief of dermatology at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane. He is survived by 2 daughters, 2 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.

James C. Mankey, M.D., Class of 1943, Bloomington, Minn., died May 25 at age 97. Dr. Mankey practiced internal medicine and founded Southwest Internists P.A. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret, and 2 children. He is survived by 6 children, 19 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.

John R. McQuillan, M.D., Class of 1946, Helena, Mont., died June 2 at age 90. Dr. McQuillan was an internist and chief of staff at the Fort Harrison VA Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Hilde, and 1 daughter. He is survived by his wife, Joan; 4 children and 3 stepchildren; 7 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.

John E. Middlebrook, M.D., Class of 1951, Minneapolis, died May 25 at age 88. Dr. Middlebrook was the team doctor for the U of M basketball team for 20 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis, and 2 grandchildren. He is survived by 5 children, 7 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. 

Robert D. Mussey, M.D., Class of 1942, Urbana, Ill., died March 18 at age 98. Dr. Mussey was an orthopaedic surgeon. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jean. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; 5 children; 6 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.

Loren E. Nelson, M.D., Class of 1946, Fountain Hills, Ariz., died October 11, 2013, at age 88. Dr. Nelson was a colon and rectal surgeon. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara. He is survived by 4 children and 7 grandchildren.

Paul H. Pobor, M.D., Class of 1957, Shell Beach, Calif., died July 17 at age 85. Dr. Pobor was an anesthesiologist. He is survived by his wife, Vicki, and 4 children.

Bernard Pollara, M.D., Ph.D., Class of 1960, Tampa, Fla., died May 10 at age 87. Dr. Pollara was an expert in childhood immunology. He is survived by his wife, Jeannette Fleischer; 5 children; and 6 grandchildren.

Leland G. Reichelt, M.D., Class of 1956, Wadena, Minn., died May 23 at age 84. Dr. Reichelt was a family physician. He was preceded in death by 1 son. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn, and 1 son.

Robert T. Rowland, M.D., Class of 1941, San Diego, Calif., died February 8 at age 99. Dr. Rowland practiced internal medicine. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Kathryn, and his second wife, Ruth. He is survived by 1 daughter, 2 step-grandsons, and 2 step-great-grandsons.

Sheldon C. Siegel, M.D., Class of 1945, Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., died May 19 at age 93. Dr. Siegel cofounded the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. He was preceded in death by his wife, Priscilla, and 1 daughter. He is survived by 1 daughter, 4 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

Alan G. Smith, M.D., Class of 1955, Brooklyn, N.Y., died April 5 at age 87. Dr. Smith was chief of orthopaedic surgery at the Brooklyn VA Hospital. He was preceded in death by 1 son. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; 2 children; and 4 grandchildren.

James O. Wall, M.D., Class of 1945, St. Paul, Minn., died March 22 at age 90. Dr. Wall was an ob/gyn. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret. He is survived by 5 children, 11 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.

Harold A. Wente, M.D., Class of 1946, Rochester, Minn., died Feb. 21 at age 92. Dr. Wente began a solo medical practice that grew to become the Olmsted Medical Center. He was preceded in death by 1 daughter. He is survived by his wife, Elaine; 7 children; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Robert W. Westafer, M.D., Class of 1967, Long Beach, Calif., died March 18 at age 72. Dr. Westafer was an emergency and family physician. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; 3 children; and 2 grandchildren.

Howard M. Wikoff, M.D., Class of 1940, Crookston, Minn., died Jan. 6, 2014, at age 98. Dr. Wikoff practiced internal medicine. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice. He is survived by 8 children and many grandchildren.

Lorentz E. Wittmers Jr., M.D., Ph.D., Class of 1971, Duluth, Minn., died April 25 at age 73. Dr. Wittmers was an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, director of graduate studies in physiology, and interim director of the Center of American Indian and Minority Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; 5 children; and 8 grandchildren.

Ronald D. Workman, M.D., Class of 1972, Carmichael, Calif., died July 8 at age 68. Dr. Workman was a pathologist and physician executive. He is survived by his wife, Diana; 2 daughters; and 2 grandchildren.

John L. Zenk, M.D., Class of 1983, Eden Prairie, Minn., died June 29 at age 62. Dr. Zenk was an internist and chief medical and scientific officer for Humanetics Corporation. 

Published on October 19, 2015