May 01, 2004



Posted April 15, 2004

Memorial contributions to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation are gratefully accepted. When making such contributions, please indicate the name and address of the individual who should receive notification of your donation. Contact: AVMF 1931 N. Meacham Road, Suite 100 Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360 (800) 248-2862, Ext. 6689

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Gerald Brown

Dr. Brown (MSU '58), 69, Chicago, died Feb. 8, 2004. A feline practitioner, he owned City Cat Doctor Feline Medical Center in Chicago, also serving as its chief-of-staff. Earlier in his career, Dr. Brown was in mixed practice.

He volunteered surgical services at the Chicago Anti-Cruelty Society and taught adult education at Francis W. Parker School and Latin School of Chicago. Dr. Brown wrote monthly columns on cats for Today's Chicago Woman and Pet Times, and contributed to the "Chicago Vets on Pets" feature in the Chicago Sun-Times.

He served in the Army from 1959-1961, attaining the rank of 1st lieutenant. Dr. Brown's wife, Janice, and two daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to Anti-Cruelty Society, 510 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60610; Red Door Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 269119, Chicago, IL 60626; or Treehouse Animal Foundation, 1212 W. Carmen, Chicago, IL 60640.

Charles O. Haight

Dr. Haight (ISU '61), 77, New Hope, Minn., died Sept. 21, 2003. From 1961 until retirement in 1992, he practiced at Belt Line Pet Hospital in Minneapolis, co-owning the practice for a few years prior to retirement. Dr. Haight was a veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Laurie; a son; and a daughter. Dr. Haight's cousin, Dr. Daniel Ronen (PUR '94), is a veterinarian in Israel.

Robert D. Harting

Dr. Harting (KSU '60), 74, Donnelly, Idaho, died Jan. 22, 2004. He was in mixed practice in Idaho. A Vietnam War veteran, Dr. Harting served in the Army for 27 years, retiring as a lieutenant colonel in 1979. His wife, Margaret; two sons; and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to St. Luke's Hospice, McCall, ID 83638.

Elvero R. Henning

Dr. Henning (ISU '43), 83, Des Moines, Iowa, died Jan. 21, 2004. From 1977 until retirement in 1988, he was manager of the Diamond Laboratories animal test farm in Carlisle, Iowa. Following graduation, Dr. Henning practiced large animal medicine in Albany, Mo., and Breda, Iowa, for 32 years. From 1975-1977, he volunteered with Heifer Project International, traveling to Mbeya, Tanzania, where he established a dairy farm.

Dr. Henning served on the Carroll County Conservation Board and the Heifer International Foundation Board of Trustees. His wife, Carol; four daughters; three stepsons; a stepdaughter; and two foster daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to the Iowa State University Veterinary Medicine Scholarship Fund, c/o Monica Porter, 2505 Elwood Drive, Ames, IA 50014; Hospice of Central Iowa, Des Moines, IA 50307; or Carlisle Christian Church, 305 Market St., Carlisle, IA 50047.

Fred Jones

Dr. Jones (GA '53), 76, Mount Vernon, Ga., died Jan. 27, 2004. Prior to retirement, he owned Dale Mabry Animal Hospital in Tampa, Fla., for 38 years. Dr. Jones was a founding member of Central Animal Hospital and Hillsboro County VMS, also serving as the society's first president. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Dr. Jones' wife, Carolyn; three sons; and a daughter survive him. Two of his sons are veterinarians: Dr. Clayton E. Jones (FL '88), Tampa, Fla., and Patrick F. Jones (ROS '90) and his wife, Dr. Lorraine Jones (ROS '90), Spring Hill, Fla.

Memorials may be made to University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, Athens, GA 30605; Salvation Army, 1603 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33602; or Ailey United Methodist Church, c/o Montgomery County Bank, Ailey, GA 30410.

Clarence J. Klooster

Dr. Klooster (MSU '41), 86, Monticello, Wis., died Feb. 4, 2004. From 1946 until retirement, he practiced in Monticello. Dr. Klooster was a member of the Wisconsin VMA. His son and daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to the Monticello Foundation, Monticello, WI 53570; or Zwingli Church, P.O. Box 225, Monticello, WI 53570.

Frederick G. Leininger

Dr. Leininger (OSU '55), 73, Sarasota, Fla., died Feb. 23, 2004. He founded Glenway Animal Hospital in Cincinnati in 1958, practicing there until retirement in 1995. Dr. Leininger was past president of the Cincinnati VMA and past chair of the Ohio VMA Political Action Committee. During retirement, he volunteered as a research associate with the Mote Marine Aquarium and served on the board of the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary.

Dr. Leininger's wife, Lynn; three daughters; and two sons survive him. Memorials may be made to Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236.

Hugh M. Lightbody

Dr. Lightbody (ISU '39), 89, Dalton, Ga., died March 1, 2004. He worked for Salsbury Laboratories Inc., in Charles City, Iowa, for 42 years, retiring as vice president of marketing services in 1983. A veteran of World War II, Dr. Lightbody served as a captain in the Army Veterinary Corps from 1942-1946. His wife, Pearl, and a daughter survive him. Dr. Lightbody's cousins, Drs. John G. Salsbury (ISU '40) and Douglas E. Salsbury (ISU '67), are veterinarians in Ames, Iowa, and Whitehall, Mont., respectively.

Memorials may be made to First Methodist Church, P.O. Box 627, Dalton, GA 30722-0627.

Clayton E. Mikkelson

Dr. Mikkelson (COL '41), 85, Laveen, Ariz., died Dec. 7, 2003. Prior to retirement in 1995, he practiced in Arizona for 54 years. Following graduation, Dr. Mikkelson practiced briefly in Tempe, Ariz. He then established the Camelback Large Animal Hospital in Phoenix, later expanding his operation with his father, Dr. Vego Mikkelson (OSU '17), to include a Greyhound kennel and a small animal facility. In 1960, Dr. Mikkelson moved to Douglas, Ariz., where he established his second clinic. He returned to Phoenix in 1963, establishing a mixed practice, which he operated until retirement. Dr. Mikkelson served as veterinarian for the Arizona National Livestock Show and the Saguaro Kennel Club. He raised and raced Greyhounds, Quarter Horses, and Paint Horses.

A lifetime member and past president of the Arizona VMA, Dr. Mikkelson was named Veterinarian of the Year in 1984. He was a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, American Association of Bovine Practitioners, and the Arizona National Pioneer Cattlemen's Association Hall of Fame. Dr. Mikkelson was also a member of the Central VMA. He had served on the board of directors of the Arizona Quarter Horse Breeders Association.

Dr. Mikkelson is survived by his wife, Vivienne; four sons; and two daughters. Memorials may be made to Arizona Humane Society, 1521 West Dobbins Road, Phoenix, AZ 85041.

Robert Windschill

Dr. Windschill (MIN '52), 76, St. James, Minn., died Dec. 2, 2003. From 1952 until retirement in 1990, he practiced at St. James Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Windschill was a past president of the Minnesota VMA and the Minnesota Valley VMA. An Army veteran of World War II, he received the Victory Medal. Dr. Windschill was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was also a member and past president of the St. James Lions Club.

Dr. Windschill's wife, Betty; three sons; and two daughters survive him. One son, Dr. Gregory L. Windschill (MIN '86), is a veterinarian in New Ulm, Minn. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368-2454.