June 01, 2005

 

 Obituaries - June 1, 2005

 

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posted May 15, 2005

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Bruce S. Blauch

Dr. Blauch (UP '56), 79, Manhattan, Kan., died Jan. 8, 2005. From 1977 until retirement in 1988, he was an associate professor in the Department of Surgery and Medicine at Kansas State University. Following graduation, Dr. Blauch practiced in New Jersey. From 1958-1965, he served on the veterinary faculty of Oklahoma State University, first as an instructor, and then, as an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery and Medicine. Dr. Blauch joined the faculty of Kansas State University in 1965.

Memorials may be made to Mercy Community Health Foundation, 1105 Sunset Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502; Homecare & Hospice Foundation, 323 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502; or Manhattan Sunset Zoo, 2333 Oak Drive, Manhattan, KS 66502.

Wayne D. Bradley

Dr. Bradley (KSU '56), 74, Wayzata, Minn., died March 23, 2005. Prior to retirement in 1996, he owned Leawood Animal Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., for 29 years. Beginning in 1976, Dr. Bradley also taught part-time at Kansas State University. Earlier in his career, he practiced briefly in Chicago; served with the Air Force in Lexington, Mass; and worked for the Department of Agriculture in Kansas City.

Dr. Bradley was a past area director for the American Animal Hospital Association and past director of the Missouri VMA. He was named Veterinarian of the Year by the Missouri VMA and the Kansas City VMA. Dr. Bradley's wife, Renea; two daughters; and a son survive him. Memorials in his name, with checks made out to the KSU Foundation, may be made to Pet Trust, c/o College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Development and Alumni Affairs, 103 Trotter Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506.


Frank L. Gentile

Dr. Gentile (ISU '42), 85, Milwaukee, died Feb. 11, 2005. Retired, he owned Wauwatosa Veterinary Clinic in Wauwatosa, Wis., from 1977-1991. Prior to that, Dr. Gentile owned Lisbon Animal Hospital in Milwaukee. He served as Wisconsin's delegate to the AVMA House of Delegates from 1963-1971 and from 1973-1975. A past president of the Wisconsin VMA, Dr. Gentile was named Veterinarian of the Year in 1962. He also received its Meritorious Service Award in 1983.

Dr. Gentile was a past member of the Wisconsin Veterinary Examining Board and a past president of the Milwaukee VMA. He had also been a member of the Illinois State VMA, Chicago VMA, and the American Veterinary Radiology Society. Dr. Gentile is survived by his wife, Irene, and three daughters. His brother-in-law, Dr. Joseph A. Graham (ISU '42), is a veterinarian in Milo, Iowa.

Memorials may be made to St. Anne's Home for Elderly, 3800 N. 92nd St., Milwaukee, WI 53222; or Layton Study Center, W. North Ave., Brookfield, WI 53005.

Donald H. Jenkins

Dr. Jenkins (WSU '58), 82, Neillsville, Wis., died March 3, 2005. Prior to retirement in 1997, he owned a practice in Neillsville. Dr. Jenkins was also the founder and president of Bio-Life Associates Ltd, a contract toxicology laboratory. Following graduation, Dr. Jenkins owned a practice in North Aurora, Ill., focusing mainly on livestock medicine. Later, he worked as manager and technical director for Wedges Creek Research Farm, a subsidiary of Nalco Chemical Company in Neillsville.

Dr. Jenkins is survived by his wife, Catherine; a daughter; and a son. Memorials may be made to the United Church of Christ, 515 W. Second St., Neillsville, WI 54456; or the Clark County Humane Society, W3926 State Highway 73, Neillsville, WI 54456.

Ira G. Liljenquist

Dr. Liljenquist (COL '58), 74, Ogden, Utah, died Nov. 26, 2004. Retired, he owned Brookside Animal Hospital in Ogden for 40 years. Dr. Liljenquist served as president of the Utah VMA in 1978. His wife, Catherine; two sons; and five daughters survive him. One son, Dr. Joseph Liljenquist (COL '78), is a veterinarian in Bountiful, Utah. Memorials may be made to Primary Children's Medical Center, 100 N. Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84113.

Thomas J. Matthews

Dr. Matthews (UP '50), 84, Seattle, died Jan. 25, 2005. Prior to retirement in 1975, he served as a consultant to meat packers in Dublin, Ireland. Before that, Dr. Matthews worked for the Department of Agriculture in meat inspection for several years. Early in his career, he practiced in Madison, Wis. Dr. Matthews' wife, Doris, survives him.

Wilson L. Miller

Dr. Miller (COR '50), 87, Lancaster, Pa., died Oct. 15, 2004. He was in poultry practice. In 1998, the American Association of Avian Pathologists awarded him a certificate of appreciation.

Judge E. Sandusky

Dr. Sandusky (TEX '60), 74, Hondo, Texas, died Oct. 11, 2004. He was in mixed practice.

Clark W. Werner

Dr. Werner (OSU '45), 84, Charlestown, Ind., died Feb. 9, 2005. He practiced in Charlestown for 60 years. Dr. Werner was a member of the Indiana VMA and had served on its board of directors.

He also served on the Charlestown Metropolitan School Board and the Clark County Memorial Hospital Board. In 2002, Dr. Werner received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the mayor of Charlestown. He was the recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash Award, the highest honor given by the governor of Indiana, in 2004.

Dr. Werner's wife, Ruth; four daughters; and six stepdaughters survive him. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368-2454; or Blazing Star Masonic Lodge, 4010 St. Road 62 E., Jeffersonville, IN 47130.