Obituaries

Recent obituaries for WMU faculty, staff and retirees are listed on this page, beginning with the most-recent. Search WMU News for available obituaries dating back to 1997 by entering the name of the deceased and the word obituary. To find all available obituaries, enter only the word obituary.

George Dales , retired track and field and cross country coach , September 27, 2017.
Dawn M. Nelson , former senior restricted fund accountant in Grants and Contracts , September 21, 2017.
Rita 'Claire' Callan , associate professor emerita of occupational therapy , September 18, 2017.
Celia Yonkers , retired clerk in the School of Music , August 29, 2017.
Judyth K. Timmerman , retired office supervisor for the Department of Public Safety , August 14, 2017.
Patricia "Patty" Negrevski , budget analyst for the Evaluation Center , August 12, 2017.
Maria Saldivar , administrative assistant for pre-college programming , August 12, 2017.
George "Stewart" Johnson , retired professor of mechanical engineering , August 6, 2017.
David Chaplin , professor emeritus of sociology , July 27, 2017.
Dina Bangdel , former associate professor of art , July 25, 2017.
Daniel Stufflebeam , founder of the Western Michigan University Evaluation Center , July 23, 2017.
Shirley K. James , retired head cook in Davis Dining Hall , July 18, 2017.
Janet L. Clubb , retired custodian , July 9, 2017.
Meshulam Groper , professor emeritus of mechanical and aeronautical engineering , June 30, 2017.
Meshulam Groper , professor emeritus of mechanical and aeronautical engineering , June 30, 2017.
Barbara A. Barton , associate professor emerita of social work , June 15, 2017.
Shirley Ann Lukens , associate professor emerita of occupational therapy , June 3, 2017.
Herbert "Herb" E. Ellinger , professor emeritus of transportation technology , May 25, 2017.
Kathleen McHugh Drzick , professor emerita of English , May 13, 2017.
Mildred K. "Millie" Hedrick , former WMU librarian , May 1, 2017.
Sandra Lou Roellchen (Elzey) , former part-time occupational therapy instructor , April 26, 2017.
Clara Ouding , former cook in Goldsworth Valley II , April 24, 2017.
Ruth H. Peterson , retired administrative assistant in the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships and the Department of Paper and Printing Science and Engineering , April 20, 2017.
Annette LaVier , former Media Services utilization coordinator , April 8, 2017.
Joseph Asenbauer , retired equipment operator for landscape services in the Department of Facilities Management , March 20, 2017.
Gertrude E. "Trudy" Rohr , retired clerk II in parking services , March 16, 2017.
Barbara Jane Miller , former first lady of WMU , February 14, 2017.
Ross Gregory , retired professor of history , February 10, 2017.
Bernice F. Bigelow , retired audio visual clerk in Waldo Library's Division of Instructional Communications , February 6, 2017.
Bill Morris Chambers , former head baseball coach , January 10, 2017.
Chrysa Richards , former secretary for the student activities and leadership in Kanley Chapel and for the Center for Teaching and Learning in Waldo Library , January 8, 2017.
George M. Dennison , former provost , January 3, 2017.
Virginia S. "Ginny" Doornbos , retired finance clerk in the accounts payable office , December 31, 2016.
Kandeiss-Toi Ross , Human Resources assistant senior , December 29, 2016.
John F. Walker , former instructor and advisor in industrial design , December 27, 2016.
Nancy S. Wilson , retired occupational health and safety specialist in the Department of Public Safety , December 22, 2016.
Kamlesh Sharma , assistant professor emerita of biological sciences , December 21, 2016.
Anna K. Campbell , retired assistant professor of psychology , December 16, 2016.
Charles "Chuck" Comer , assistant professor emerius of health, physical education and recreation and assistant football coach , December 13, 2016.
Delores "Dede" Flowers , retired administrative assistant for speech pathology and audiology , December 12, 2016.
James Martin , retired service officer in the Department of Public Safety , December 6, 2016.
Ernst A. Breisach , professor emeritus of history , November 25, 2016.
June Marie Conkin , retired custodian , November 24, 2016.
Beatrice P. Hartman , assistant professor emerita of communication , November 15, 2016.
Mary Eleanor (Mariel) Neu obituary , associate professor emerita of art , November 15, 2016.
Virginia (Robinson) Sorenson , emerita teacher in education and professional development , November 7, 2016.
Bonnie Sleeman , retired executive assistant in the Office of Information Technology , October 19, 2016.
Elaine Chew , retired physician assistant in the Sindecuse Health Center , October 11, 2016.
Mary Cain , professor emerita of education and professional development , October 1, 2016.
Margaret J. Watson , retired classroom technology consultant , September 26, 2016.