Top News of 2016

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Former chair of anthropology dies

Robert Jack Smith, professor emeritus and chair of anthropology died Jan. 31. A gathering to celebrate his life will be held Saturday, Feb. 6.

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Jim Tripp obituary

Jim Tripp, a painter/glazier, died Dec. 25, 2015, at age 62. An open house to celebrate his life will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13.

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John J. Pruis obituary

John J. Pruis, a former WMU vice president, professor and secretary to the Board of Trustees, died Friday, Jan. 15, at age 92.

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Lambert R. VanderKooi obituary

Dr. Lambert R. VanderKooi, professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering, died Nov. 17, 2015, at age 80. Services have been held.

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Michael Woodhams obituary

Michael "Woody" Woodhams, former electrician in maintenance services, died Jan. 19. A memorial service will be held Monday, Jan. 25.

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Janice S. Weaver obituary

Janice S. Weaver, a retired Dining Services staff member, died Dec. 30, 2015, at age 68. Services have been held. A message book is available online

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Marvin 'Geno' Milkovich obituary

Marvin "Geno" Milkovich, a former carpet cleaner, died Dec. 24 at age 83. A private graveside service is to be held.

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Elton Mayo obituary

Elton Mayo, a former member of the Facilities Management staff, died Jan. 26, 2015, at age 83. Arrangements were handled by Life Story Funeral Homes-Betzler.

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Joseph T. MacLean obituary

Joseph T. MacLean, former manager of the WMU Bookstore, died Sept. 11, 2015, at age 77. Services have been held.

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Edward W. Randt Jr. obituary

Edward W. Randt Jr., a retired journeyman plumber, died Dec. 24 at age 77. Visitation and the funeral service will be held Friday, Jan. 15, at 10 and 11 a.m., respectively.

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John 'Bokey' D. Satterfield Jr. obituary

John "Bokey" D. Satterfield Jr., a retired maintenance services manager, died Dec. 29 at age 73. A visitation is set for Jan. 8 with a service on Jan. 9.