In Memoriam

Portrait of Forrest Adams, M.D.

Forrest H. Adams, M.D., Class of 1943, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., died June 13 at age 97. Dr. Adams was a trailblazer in pediatric cardiology. He performed the first heart catheterization on a newborn, discovered the role of lung surfactant in respiratory distress syndrome, and made key strides in advancing the understanding of congenital heart disease and pulmonary function during fetal life. Dr. Adams also published Heart Disease in Infants, Children and Adolescents, considered the gold standard in pediatric cardiology textbooks. Dr. Adams’ many awards include the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Founders Award in 2000, the Medical Alumni Society’s Harold S. Diehl Award in 2009, and the University of Minnesota’s Outstanding Achievement Award in 2017. He is survived by his wife, Joan; and 8 children.

Portrait of Arnold Anderson, Jr., M.D.

Arnold S. Anderson Jr., M.D., Class of 1944, Minne-apolis, died May 8 at age 99. Dr. Anderson was a practicing pediatrician and clinical professor at the Medical School. In 1950, he helped start the St. Louis Park Medical Center, which later became the Park Nicollet Medical Center. Dr. Anderson also established the Foundation for Research and Education at the St. Louis Park Medical Center, as well as Minneapolis’ Teenage Medical Service and Children’s Health Center in Minneapolis, where he acted as the hospital’s first CEO and chief medical director. He received the Harold S. Diehl Award from the Medical Alumni Society in 1984, the Gold-Headed Cane Award from the Medical School’s Department of Pediatrics in 1990, and the Outstanding Achievement Award from the U of M’s Board of Regents in 1993. He was predeceased by his wife, Rusk; and 1 son. He is survived by 9 children, 17 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.

 

Dr. Curtis PortraitCurtis F. Ahrens, M.D., Class of 1944, Duluth, Minn., died March 20 at age 99. Dr. Ahrens practiced radiology for more than 50 years. He was head of radiology and chief of staff at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth and a professor of radiology at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus. Dr. Ahrens also lectured at Lake Superior College to radiology technicians and was a fellow of the American College of Radiology. He completed the first successful coronary arteriogram in Minnesota. Dr. Ahrens is predeceased by his first wife, Jane. He is survived by his second wife, Patricia; 3 children; 2 stepchildren; 7 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.

Daryl J. Batalden, M.D., Class of 1970, Dayton, Minn., died May 19 at age 73. Dr. Batalden was a clinical instructor for the Department of Surgery at the U of M. He is survived by his wife, Carla; 4 children; and 6 grandchildren.

Jean E. Carlin, M.D., Ph.D., Class of 1954, Seal Beach, Calif., died June 6 at age 86. Dr. Carlin was dean of the Medical School at University of California, Irvine and a forensic psychiatrist. She is survived by her sister, Joan Wallin.

Dennis P. Clifford. M.D., Class of 1978, Wheat Ridge, Colo., died May 20 at age 65. Dr. Clifford was president of the medical staff at Lutheran Medical Center, near Denver. He is survived by his wife, Pam; and 2 sons.

Robert E. Doan, M.D., Class of 1952, Plymouth, Minn., died on July 11 at age 90. Dr. Doan founded Wayzata Internal Medicine, now part of the Park Nicollet system, in 1956. He later served as medical director of Hillcrest Nursing Home in Wayzata. He is survived by his wife, Pat; 5 children; and 10 grandchildren.

James D. Elkjer, M.D., Class of 1970, Bakersfield, Calif., died May 5 at age 72. Dr. Elkjer practiced emergency and family medicine. He is survived by 4 children and 2 grandchildren. 

Richard L. Engwall, M.D., Class of 1956, Hopkins, Minn., died Feb. 5 at age 85. Dr. Engwall was an anesthesiologist. He is survived by his wife, Vianne; 3 children; 4 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.

Aaron G. Fingerhut, M.D., Class of 1954, Bend, Ore., died July 2 at age 87. Dr. Fingerhut was a radiation oncologist and a pioneer in mammography research and early detection methods for breast cancer. He is survived by his wife, Neill; 3 children; and 4 grandchildren.

David W. Grande, M.D., Class of 1962, Mankato, Minn., died Feb. 23 at age 81. Dr. Grande was a dermatologist. He is survived by his wife, Gayle; 2 children; 6 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandson. 

Stefan P. Guttormsson, M.D., Class of 1973, Duluth, Minn., died May 24 at age 69. Dr. Guttormsson practiced obstetrics and gynecology. He was also chief of staff at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary; 3 sons; and 3 grandchildren.

Kenneth Halverson, M.D., Class of 1959, Yankton, S.D., died March 13 at age 88. Dr. Halverson was a family medicine practitioner. He is survived by his wife, Mary Alice; 4 children; 8 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild. 

Leonore A. Herrera, M.D., Class of 1978, Clovis, N.M., died June 11 at age 64. Dr. Herrera practiced emergency medicine. She is survived by her husband, Gary; 3 children; and 2 grandchildren. 

Thomas W. Holm, M.D., Class of 1968, Duluth, Minn., died May 31 at age 74. Dr. Holm was a dermatologist. He is survived by his wife, Karen; 3 sons; and 3 grandchildren. 

Alan R. Hopeman, M.D., Class of 1950, Minneapolis, died April 12 at age 96. Dr. Hopeman was a military surgeon and professor of thoracic surgery at the universities of Missouri, Nebraska, and Colorado. He is predeceased by his wife, Dorothy. He is survived by 5 children, grand-children, and great-grandchildren. 

Gerald E. Howe, M.D., Class of 1950, San Diego, died March 5 at age 95. Dr. Howe was a clinical professor of surgery and urology at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Howe is predeceased by his wife, Elsie, and survived by 2 children and 3 grandchildren.

Paul E. Johnson, M.D., Class of 1955, Jonesborough, Tenn., died June 8 at age 88. Dr. Johnson was a general practitioner and radiologist. He is predeceased by his wife, Lois, and survived by 3 children and 3 grandchildren.

Richard S. Johnson, M.D., Class of 1946, Eden Prairie, Minn., died Feb. 8 at age 93. Dr. Johnson was a founding partner of Consulting Radiologists Ltd. and was head of radiology at Methodist Hospital. He is predeceased by his wife, Ruth, and survived by 4 children and 6 grandchildren.

John T. Kelly, M.D., Class of 1956, Wayzata, Minn., died May 10 at age 90. Dr. Kelly was a family physician. He cofounded Northeast Medical Clinic in Minneapolis and later became associate head of the U of M’s Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Kelly is survived by his wife, Leah; 1 daughter; 2 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. 

Gene F. Kishel, M.D., Class of 1970, Virginia, Minn., died March 7 at age 79. Dr. Kishel was a pediatrician. He is survived by his wife, Brynhild; 4 children; and 9 grandchildren. 

Willam R. Kueffner, M.D., Class of 1943, Southport, Conn., died on Feb. 10 at age 96. Dr. Kueffner was a pediatrician. He is predeceased by his first wife, Elizabeth, and his second wife, Nancy. He is survived by 6 sons, 8 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. 

Bradley W. Kusske, M.D., Class of 1944, West Des Moines, Iowa, died May 31 at age 96. Dr. Kusske was an otolaryngologist. He is pre-deceased by his wife, Jean, and survived by 1 daughter, 3 granddaughters, and 2 great-grandchildren. 

Donald M. Larson, M.D., Class of 1946, Minneapolis, died March 2 at age 94. Dr. Larson was an obstetric and gynecologic surgeon. He is predeceased by 1 daughter and 1 granddaughter. He is survived by his wife, Florence; 1 son; and 2 grandchildren.

Thomas A. Lincoln, M.D., Class of 1949, Battle Lake, Minn., died May 28 at age 92. Dr. Lincoln practiced preventive medicine.  

Raymond M. Martinson, M.D., Class of 1959, Eveleth, Minn., died March 20 at age 91. Dr. Martinson was the deputy coroner for St. Louis County and served as chief of staff at Eveleth Fitzgerald Hospital. He is survived by 1 sister.

Mary K. McCulloch, M.D., Class of 1986, Hopkins, Minn., died June 27 at age 66. Dr. McCulloch was an internist. She is survived by her husband, Joseph; 3 children; and 5 grandchildren.

Leo J. Moran, M.D., Class of 1954, Dunedin, Fla., died June 8 at age 88. Dr. Moran was a family physician. He is predeceased by his wife, Jane, and survived by 4 children and 3 grandchildren. 

John B. Moyer, M.D., Class of 1943, Duluth, Minn., died April 14 at age 99. Dr. Moyer was an oncologist. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte; 5 children; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Kenneth H. Neldner, M.D., Class of 1955, Lubbock, Texas, died July 15 at age 90. Dr. Neldner was a dermatologist. He is survived by 3 daughters, 3 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandson.

Rodger K. Nelson, M.D., Class of 1959, Berlin, Conn., died Feb. 25 at age 85. Dr. Nelson was a pediatrician. He is survived by his wife, Rose; 3 children; and 6 grandchildren.  

Bernerd L. O’Neil, M.D., Class of 1966, Prior Lake, Minn., died June 22 at age 82. Dr. O’Neil was an associate professor of family medicine at the U of M Medical School. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; and 2 children.

George L. Osland, M.D., Class of 1970, Minnetonka, Minn., died March 20 at age 73. Dr. Osland was an orthopaedic surgeon. He is survived by his wife, Heather; 7 children; and 6 grandchildren. 

Edward A. Pasek, M.D., Class of 1948, Sioux Falls, S.D., died May 7 at age 93. Dr. Pasek was an ophthalmologist. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; 9 children; 20 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. 

Robert F. Premer, M.D., Class of 1950, St. Paul, Minn., died April 13 at age 90. Dr. Premer was chief of orthopaedics at the Minneapolis VA Hospital and was a 2010 Harold S. Diehl Award recipient. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; 2 daughters; and 7 grandchildren. 

Cynthia A. Rask, M.D., Class of 1980, San Francisco, died July 27 at age 63. Dr. Rask was a renowned epileptologist and drug development expert at the Food and Drug Administration. She is survived by her sister, Pamela. 

Harold G. Ravits, M.D., Class of 1941, St. Paul, Minn., died March 27 at age 99. Dr. Ravits was a clinical professor of dermatology at the U of M. He is survived by his wife, Cissy; 3 children; 9 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. 

John P. Reed Jr., M.D., Class of 1948, Bellevue, Wash., died July 14 at age 93. Dr. Reed was an anesthesiologist. He is survived by his wife, Janet; 2 daughters; 4 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandson. 

Robert L. Sadoff, M.D., Class of 1959, Abington, Pa., died April 17 at age 81. Dr. Sadoff was a founder of modern forensic psychiatry, and director of the Center for Studies in Socio-Legal Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. He is survived by his wife, Joan; 4 children; and 10 grandchildren.

Terence J. Scallen, M.D., Ph.D., Class of 1961, Silver Bay, Minn., died March 24 at age 82. Dr. Scallen was a professor of biochemistry at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and a pioneer in lipid research. He is survived by his wife, Joan; 4 children; and 4 grandchildren. 

Aivars Slucis, M.D., Class of 1972, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., died March 1 at age 78. Dr. Slucis was a radiologist. He is survived by his sister, Maija. 

David W. Sontag, M.D., Class of 1953, Lake City, Minn., died May 9 at age 90. Dr. Sontag was a general practitioner. He is survived by his wife, Lucy; 5 children; 10 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. 

Sheridan S.H. Stevens, M.D., Class of 1964, New York, died April 3 at age 77. Dr. Stevens was a plastic surgeon. He is pre-deceased by his wife, Margaret, and survived by 2 daughters. 

Leslie A. Syverson, M.D., Class of 1955, Fergus Falls, Minn., died June 29 at age 90. Dr. Syverson was a general practitioner. He is survived by his wife, Lee; 3 daughters; 8 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild. 

George Tanbara, M.D., Class of 1951, Tacoma, Wash., died July 1 at age 95. Dr. Tanbara was a pediatrician and a survivor of Japanese internment. He is predeceased by his wife, Kimi, and survived by 4 children. 

Wesley G. Tomhave, M.D., Class of 1949, Lincoln, Neb., died July 8 at age 97. Dr. Tomhave was head of the department of metabolism at Northwestern University. He is survived by his wife, Ann; 5 children; 10 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.

Naip Tuna, M.D., Ph.D., Edina, Minn., died June 23 at age 95. A 1958 Ph.D. alumnus, Dr. Tuna was an important contributor in building the Medical School’s national renown in cardiovascular surgery. He is predeceased by his wife, Türkân, and survived by 2 children and 4 grandchildren. 

Published on October 18, 2017