February 01, 2005

 

 Obituaries - February 1, 2005

Posted on January 15, 2005
 

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 www.avmf.org


Edward A. Atkinson

Dr. Atkinson (KSU '82), 47, Aubrey, Texas, died Nov. 21, 2004. He established the Country View Animal Hospital in Aubrey. Early in his career, Dr. Atkinson practiced in Kansas for several years. His wife, Doreen; a son; and two daughters survive him. Dr. Atkinson's father and brother, Drs. George W. Atkinson (KSU '43) and Bill W. Atkinson (KSU '70), are veterinarians in Norton, Kan., and Denton, Texas, respectively.

Memorials may be made to the Christian Veterinary Mission, 19303 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98133.

Brent P. Bartsch

Dr. Bartsch (ISU '91), 40, Wahpeton, N.D., died July 31, 2004. He practiced at Dakota Veterinary Hospital in Wahpeton, N.D., since 1996. Prior to that, Dr. Bartsch practiced at Sheyenne Valley Veterinary Clinic in Harvey, N.D., for five years. He was a member of the North Dakota VMA.

Memorials toward the Brent Bartsch DVM Scholarship Fund may be made to the North Dakota State University Development Foundation, Box 5144, Fargo, ND 58105; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368-2454.

Richard R. Crandall

Dr. Crandall (CAL '58), 76, San Dimas, Calif., died Sept. 20, 2004. Retired, he owned the San Dimas Animal Hospital for 35 years. Dr. Crandall was a life member of the California VMA and the Southern California VMA. His wife, Ruth; a son; and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to VNA Hospice of Southern California, 150 W. First St., Suite 270, Claremont, CA 91711.

Donald J. Hofmaier

Dr. Hofmaier (KSU '63), 70, Crofton, Neb., died Nov. 22, 2004. He practiced large animal medicine in Crofton for 41 years. Dr. Hofmaier was a lifetime member of the Nebraska VMA. His wife, Sally, and a son survive him.

Norman Holm

Dr. Holm (TEX '43), 91, La Porte, Ind., died Sept. 27, 2004. Prior to retirement, he practiced in La Porte. Dr. Holm was a past president of the Michiana VMA. His two sons and two daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of La Porte, 1225 Michigan Ave., La Porte, IN 46350; or The Salvation Army of La Porte, 209 State St., La Porte, IN 46350.

Thomas J. Love

Dr. Love (COR '46), 83, New Port Richey, Fla., died Oct. 25, 2004. He owned a practice in Watkins Glen, N.Y., until 1992. Dr. Love continued to practice part-time in the Watkins Glen area until his death. He was a member of the Southern Tier Veterinary Society. Dr. Love served on the Watkins Glen Board of Education for 18 years.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret; two daughters; and two sons. Memorials may be made to Hernando Pasco Hospice, 6801 Rowan Road, New Port Richey, FL 34653; or the Watkins Glen International Motor Racing Research Center (payable to Watkins Glen IMRRC), 610 S. Decatur St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891.

William S. Murphy

Dr. Murphy (WSU '54), 81, San Diego, died Nov. 17, 2004. A part-time veterinarian for Petco vaccination clinics during retirement, he owned a practice in San Diego from 1977-1994. Following graduation, Dr. Murphy practiced in Los Angeles for several years.

He then worked for the health department of the County of San Diego, including service as a dairy inspector for the entire region. Dr. Murphy also served as veterinarian at the Caliente Racetrack in Tijuana, Mexico. His daughter survives him.

Duane K. Peuse

Dr. Peuse (ISU '68), 60, Holstein, Iowa, died Sept. 22, 2004. He practiced at Four Rivers Veterinary Services in Holstein. Dr. Peuse served on the executive board of the Iowa VMA. His wife, Laura; three sons; and two daughters survive him.

Raymond W. Sprowl

Dr. Sprowl (OSU '43), 89, Los Angeles, died June 2, 2004. He was a small animal practitioner.

Harold C. Struthers

Dr. Struthers (ONT '54), 75, Ogema, Saskatchewan, Canada, died Sept. 26, 2004. Prior to retirement in 1994, he owned a practice in Ogema. A past president of the Saskatchewan VMA, Dr. Struthers was named their 2004 Veterinarian of the Year.

His wife, Bea; two sons; and two daughters survive him. One son, Dr. Howard K. Struthers (SKW '79), is a veterinarian in Ormstown, Quebec, Canada. Memorials may be made to Ogema Regional Park, c/o Brenda Mazer, Ogema, Saskatchewan, Canada SK S0C 1Y0; or the ALS Society of Saskatchewan, P.O. Box 31028, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada S4R 8R6.

Thomas F. Zweigart

Dr. Zweigart (OSU '49), 84, Raleigh, N.C., died Dec. 9, 2004. Executive director of the North Carolina Veterinary Board until 1990, he served as state veterinarian from 1966-1988. Following graduation, Dr. Zweigart practiced briefly in Warrenton, N.C. He then served as a field veterinarian for the North Carolina Department of Agriculture in Goldsboro, N.C.

In 1954, Dr. Zweigart joined the faculty of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine as associate professor of pathology and microbiology. He returned to Raleigh in 1959, serving as diagnostic laboratories director with the NCDA. In 1974, Dr. Zweigart received the North Carolina VMA Distinguished Veterinarian Award. He served as president of the United States Animal Health Association in 1978.

His wife, Gina; five daughters; and two sons survive him. Memorials may be made to Central YMCA, 1601 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC 27605; or Hospice of Wake County, 1300 Saint Mary's St., Suite 400, Raleigh, NC 27605.