July 15, 2005

 

 Obituaries - July 15, 2005

 

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posted July 1, 2005
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Taylor A. Bragg Jr.

Dr. Bragg (OSU '49), 87, Monroe, Ga., died Nov. 19, 2004. He was in mixed practice in Monroe from 1949-1995. Dr. Bragg was a member of the Georgia VMA. In 1979, he was chosen Agri-Leader of the Year by the Atlanta Farmers Club for helping dairy and livestock producers in Walton County, Ga., conduct successful animal health programs.

Dr. Bragg's two daughters and a son survive him. Memorials may be made to Monroe-Walton County Library, 217 W. Spring St., Monroe, GA 30655; or University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, Athens, GA 30602.

Frank S. Entwisle

Dr. Entwisle (UP '45), 83, Langhorne, Pa., died Jan. 14, 2005. From 1956 until retirement in 1987, he owned Delaware Valley Animal Hospital in Falls, Pa. Earlier, Dr. Entwisle practiced in Pittsburgh for a year. In 1996, the Pennsylvania VMA honored him with its Outstanding Public Service Award.

Dr. Entwisle's wife, Bertha; three daughters; and a son survive him. Memorials may be made to Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center, Penn Neurological Institute, Pennsylvania Hospital, 330 S. 9th St., Philadelphia, PA 19107.

Eugene O. Nehmer

Dr. Nehmer (ISU '42), 87, Fort Atkinson, Wis., died Nov. 28, 2004. Prior to retirement, he practiced in Campbellsport, Wis., and later, worked for the Department of Agriculture. Dr. Nehmer's wife, Esther; two daughters; and two sons survive him. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph's School Endowment Fund, 310 N. Main St., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538.

Melvin U. Pettit

Dr. Pettit (KSU '55), 76, Wymore, Neb., died April 17, 2005. From 1958 until retirement in 2001, he owned a practice in Wymore. Early in his career, Dr. Pettit served in the Army Veterinary Corps as a meat inspector in Jackson, Miss. Later, he worked as an inspector for the Department of Agriculture in Kansas City, Mo. Dr. Pettit was a life member of the Nebraska VMA.

A breeder of Simmental cattle, he was a charter member of the American Simmental Association and a past president of the Nebraska Simmental Association. Dr. Pettit's wife, Yvonna; two sons; and a daughter survive him. One son and a nephew, Drs. Mark Pettit (KSU '81) and Lonnie Willis (KSU '69), are veterinarians in Fremont, Neb., and Bird City, Kan., respectively. Memorials may be made to the Nebraska Veterinary Centennial Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 296, Alliance, NE 69301; Wymore United Methodist Church or Wymore Rescue Unit, c/o Yvonna Pettit, 1313 West I, Wymore, NE 68466.

John T. Price

Dr. Price (KSU '51), 81, Warrensburg, Mo., died Nov. 30, 2004. Prior to retirement, he was in mixed practice.

Glen S. Remsberg

Dr. Remsberg (KSU '39), 89, Arkansas City, Kan., died March 2, 2005. Retired, he practiced in Arkansas City since 1946. Earlier in his career, Dr. Remsberg served as veterinarian for the state of Wisconsin. He was a member of the Kansas VMA. Dr. Remsberg's wife, Eloise, and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Church or Hospice Care of Kansas, c/o Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home, 100 E. Kansas Ave., Arkansas City, KS 67005.

Harold G. Scheffler

Dr. Scheffler (COR '42), 85, Buffalo, N.Y., died April 25, 2005. From 1945 until retirement in 1990, he owned Elmwood Small Animal Hospital in Buffalo. Following retirement, Dr. Scheffler worked part time until 1996. He was a member of the New York State VMS. Dr. Scheffler's wife, Mary; three daughters; and a son survive him. One daughter, Dr. Barbara D. Scheffler (COR '84), is a veterinarian in Buffalo. Memorials may be made to the James A. Baker Institute for Animal Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853.