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.

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.
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.
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.