December 01, 2002


 In Memoriam

Posted Nov. 15, 2002


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  Max S. Coates

Dr. Coates (OSU '33), 93, North Lewisburg, Ohio, died Sept. 18, 2002. Retired, he was in mixed practice in Champaign County, Ohio, for more than 40 years. During this time, Dr. Coates also worked as a market veterinarian for the Producers Livestock Association.

He served on several boards of education and the Rush Township Board of Zoning Appeals. Dr. Coates' brother, Dr. Fred B. Coates (OSU '38), is a veterinarian in Reidsville, N.C. Memorials may be made to Middleburg United Methodist Church, 11824 Route 287, Middleburg, OH 43336; or Friends of the North Lewisburg Library, 36 S. Sycamore St., North Lewisburg, OH 43060.

Harry H. Hanshaw

Dr. Hanshaw (UP '52), 78, Palmyra, Pa., died Sept. 28, 2002. Retired, he was in mixed practice in Palmyra for more than 30 years. Early in his career, Dr. Hanshaw established the Valley Animal Hospital in Palmyra. He moved on to concentrate on Standardbred equine practice, also breeding and racing them for several years.

Dr. Hanshaw was a founding member of the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen's Association in 1967, and had served on the Palmyra Board of Health. He was also a member of the Pennsylvania VMA. A Navy veteran, Dr. Hanshaw served during World War II.

His wife, Nancy, and four daughters survive him. One daughter, Dr. Nanette Hanshaw Roberts (NCU '98), is a veterinarian with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of South Central Pennsylvania, 2001 N. Front St., Building 2, Suite 321, Harrisburg, PA 17102.

Kevin P. Hines

Dr. Hines (WSU '85), 45, Longview, Wash., died Oct. 10, 2002. He was the owner of Hines Pet Health in Longview. A volunteer at the Cowlitz County Humane Society, Dr. Hines was the recipient of their 1997 Humanitarian of the Year Award.

His wife, Martha, and a daughter survive him.

John R. Oltman

Dr. Oltman (ISU '57), 77, Sylmar, Calif., died Sept. 10, 2002. Recently retired, he was a relief veterinarian in California. Following graduation, Dr. Oltman practiced large animal medicine in Pleasantville, Iowa, for 15 years. After that, he worked for the city of Los Angeles in the spay-and-neuter program. Dr. Oltman moved on to become a partner at the East Valley Veterinary Clinic in Sun Valley, Calif. He also did relief work. From 1986-1993, Dr. Oltman owned Roxford Veterinary Clinic in Sylmar, Calif.

The World War II Navy veteran was a member of the Iowa VMA and the California VMA, and a life member of the Southern California VMA. Dr. Oltman's wife, Virginia; three stepdaughters; and two stepsons survive him. Memorials may be made to HART/Muttmatchers, P.O. Box 920, Fillmore, CA 93016.

Daniel Paradee

Dr. Paradee (KSU '50), 80, Hustisford, Wis., died Sept. 27, 2002. He had owned a mixed practice in Hustisford since 1953. Following graduation, Dr. Paradee practiced in Iola, Kan. In 1952, he joined the Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service in Auburn, Ind., as district supervisor. He also became involved in dairy cattle theriogenology.

Dr. Paradee was a member of the Wisconsin VMA and the AABP. A charter member of the Southeastern Wisconsin VMA and the Dodge County VA, he served as president in 1962 and 1968, respectively.

He served as director of the Hustisford Volunteer Fire Department and on the board of directors of the Hartford Memorial Hospital Foundation. Dr. Paradee's nephews, Dr. V. Jack Capron (KSU '65) and Dr. Kenneth M. Capron (KSU '65), and great nephew, Dr. Steven D. Capron (OKL '96), are veterinarians in Webb City, Mo.; Tulsa, Okla.; and Las Vegas, respectively. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Hustisford, 128 E. Anthony, Hustisford, WI 53034; or Hartford Memorial Hospital Foundation, 1032 E. Sumner St., Hartford, WI 53027.

  David R. Stetter

Dr. Stetter (PUR '72), 64, Mount Carmel, Ill., died July 8, 2002. He practiced small animal medicine at Mount Carmel Animal Hospital for 27 years. Dr. Stetter was a member of the AAHA, the Illinois State VMA, and the Indiana VMA. He served in the Army.

Memorials may be made to Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, 1240 Lynn Hall, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1240.

Ernest H. Stratmeyer

Dr. Stratmeyer (AUB '43), 85, Litchfield, Ill., died June 26, 2002. He owned Strat's Animal Clinic, a mixed practice in Litchfield, for 53 years. Following graduation, Dr. Stratmeyer served in the Republic of Panama Veterinary Corps for two years, attaining the rank of captain. He then worked as the Montgomery County, Illinois, veterinarian for three years.

Dr. Stratmeyer was a member of the Illinois State VMA. He was active in his community. Dr. Stratmeyer's wife, Zonna; a son; and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to Shriner's Children's Hospital, 2001 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63131-3597; or St. Timothy United Methodist Church, 219 E. Union Ave., Litchfield, IL 62056-1570.

James H. Watson

Dr. Watson (KSU '37), 90, Atchison, Kan., died Sept. 6, 2002. From 1948 until retirement in 1984, he owned Atchison Animal Clinic. A World War II veteran, Dr. Watson served in the Army Veterinary Corps from 1938-1946. He attained the rank of major.

Dr. Watson was a member of the Kansas VMA. His wife, Nadine, and two daughters survive him. Dr. Watson's brother, Dr. Bruce C. Watson (KSU '42), is a veterinarian in Bakersfield, Calif.