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.

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.
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.
James Croteau , professor of counselor education and counseling psychology , September 18, 2016.
Kay A. Shearer , retired office coordinator in the Mallinson Institute for Science Education , September 17, 2016.
Frank R. Olenchak , assistant professor emeritus of education and professional development , August 24, 2016.
Thomas L. Swihart , retired equipment operator for landscape services , August 24, 2016.
Fredrick J. Dobney , former provost and vice president for academic affairs , August 19, 2016.
Arthur T. Howson , assistant professor emeritus of education and professional development , August 15, 2016.
Russell P. Griggs , retired construction supervisor with landscape services , August 13, 2016.
Thomas J. Carr , retired associate vice president for operations of the Office of Business and Finance , July 15, 2016.
Elizabeth DeYoung , retired custodian , July 4, 2016.
Leander C. Jones , professor emeritus of Africana Studies , July 2, 2016.
Norma Cook , retired baker in Dining Services , June 22, 2016.
Robert Campbell , retired financial services specialist in the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships , June 11, 2016.
Bert Carr , retired vehicle mechanic in the Department of Facilities Management , June 10, 2016.
Charles Warfield , associate professor emeritus of educational leadership, research and technology , June 5, 2016.
Ronald "Ron" Hall , member of the WMU Board of Trustees , June 1, 2016.
Berwin H. Bergman , retired carpet and tile layer in the Department of Facilities Management , May 28, 2016.
Bernadine Carlson , professor emerita of English , May 17, 2016.
Donald F. Sellin , professor emeritus of special education , May 16, 2016.
Julie K. TerMeer , administrative assistant in Sindecuse Health Center's Counseling Services unit , May 11, 2016.
Ursula Barrett , retired head salad maker for Burnhams Dining Service , May 8, 2016.
Arthur W. Parker Jr. , retired press operator , May 7, 2016.
Paule Miller , retired associate professor emeritus of languages and linguistics , May 1, 2016.
Onsi B. Fares , retired language specialist in the Career English Language Center for International Studies , April 29, 2016.
Judy K. Dunn , retired athletic equipment handler for University Recreation , April 27, 2016.
Philip E. Kaldon , physics instructor , April 20, 2016.
Marcia L. Thompson , retired human resources assistant , April 20, 2016.
Dorene Lois Scheffers , retired receptionist in Graduate College admissions , April 17, 2016.
Robert "Rob" E. Fedorchak , retired millwright/maintenance mechanic in the Department of Facilities Management , April 14, 2016.
Robert L. Smith , professor emeritus of communication , April 11, 2016.
Eleanor Rose Samson , retired cashier in the WMU Bookstore , April 11, 2016.
Sophia Julia Marvin , retired data operator , April 9, 2016.
Timothy E. Kahler , retired material handler with landscape services , April 7, 2016.
Janet E. Stillwell , professor emerita of dance and a former associate dean of the College of Fine Arts , March 29, 2016.
Evaline Sue Marks , retired head cook in the Valley III Dining Service , March 26, 2016.
Alfred Balkin , professor emeritus of education and professional development , March 23, 2016.
Doretha E. "Corey" Mortimore obituary , former director of the Annual Fund , March 20, 2016.
David F. Sadler , professor emeritus of English , March 5, 2016.
Dan G. Malley , retired custodian , March 2, 2016.
Malcolm H. Robertson , professor emeritus of psychology , February 28, 2016.
Eugene M. Bernstein , professor emeritus of physics , February 20, 2016.
Flor De Lys Houston , retired library assistant at Waldo Library , February 16, 2016.
Eugene L. Keller , retired Dining Services manager , February 15, 2016.