April 01, 2007

 

 Obituaries - April 1, 2007

posted March 15, 2007
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Donald L. Croghan
Dr. Croghan (KSU ’49), 87, Nevada, Iowa, died Aug. 11, 2006. Prior to retirement in 1988, he worked for the Department of Agriculture. During his career with the USDA, Dr. Croghan served as a livestock inspector, was principal veterinarian for small animal biologics, and conducted research. A veteran of World War II, he served as a lieutenant in the Coast Guard.
Dr. Croghan’s daughter and son survive him. Memorials toward the Veterinary Virus Research Institute at Cornell University may be made c/o Laura Calderwood, 3407 Clearview Drive, Cedar Falls, IA 50613.
 
Sarah S. Dykstra
Dr. Dykstra (PEI ’93), 42, Seaford, Del., died Aug. 14, 2006. She co-owned Eastern Shore Veterinary Hospital in Laurel, Del., with her husband, Dr. John W.P. Dykstra (PEI ’93). Dr. Dykstra was a past member of the Delaware VMA executive board. Her husband; two sons; and a daughter survive her. Memorials may be made to the Atlantic Veterinary College’s Companion Animal Trust Fund, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Ave., Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada C1A 4P3.
 
Frank R. Enloe
Dr. Enloe (GA ’63), 72, Waynesville, N.C., died Jan. 9, 2007. Retired since 2003, he owned Enloe Animal Hospital in Waynesville and Cherokee Animal Hospital in Whittier, N.C. Dr. Enloe also co-owned Junaluska Animal Hospital in Waynesville. He was an Army veteran. Dr. Enloe’s wife, Joan, and three daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to The Francis Fund, P.O. Box 155, Hazelwood, NC 28738.
 
Henry G. Evers
Dr. Evers (CAL ’56), 75, Chico, Calif., died Dec. 22, 2006. In 1960, he founded Evers Veterinary Clinic in Chico. Dr. Evers was a past president of the California and North Valley VMAs. He served on the board of the Butte Creek Watershed Conservancy and traveled to Australia and New Zealand on a People to People tour as the American representative for veterinary medicine. Dr. Evers is survived by his wife, Marilyn; a daughter; and a son. His daughter, Dr. Susan L. Evers (CAL ’81), practices at Evers Veterinary Clinic. 
 
Jason E. James
Dr. James (IL’57), 77, Sullivan, Ill., died Jan. 21, 2007. From 1957 until retirement in 1996, he owned a practice in Sullivan. During his career, Dr. James also served as an adjunct professor of veterinary clinical medicine at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.

Known for his work at the Sullivan Embryo Transfer Center, established in 1981, he centered his practice activities on the production of specific-pathogen-free swine and swine embryo transfers, as well as bovine and ovine embryo transfers. Dr. James helped establish the Illinois SPF Association and promoted embryo transfer as a method of introducing new genetics into swine herds.

A member of the Illinois State VMA, he served on its Swine Disease Research and Economic Management committees. Dr. James was also a member of the International Swine Embryo Transfer Association and the Indiana VMA. He received several honors, including the National SPF Award in 1980, the American Association of Swine Veterinarians’ Swine Practitioner of the Year Award in 1983, and the ISVMA Special Recognition Award in 1985.

Dr. James’ wife, Mary, and two sons survive him. Memorials may be made to the Sullivan Fire and Ambulance Service, 115 W. Harrison, Sullivan, IL 61951.
 
Kenneth E. Hansen
Dr. Hansen (COL ’59), 73, Mendocino, Calif., died Jan. 14, 2007. He owned a consultative practice in Fort Bragg, Calif. Earlier in his career, Dr. Hansen owned practices in California at Point Reyes, Oakland, and Mendocino. His wife, Evelyn; three sons; and two daughters survive him.
 
Victor D. Lundstrom
Dr. Lundstrom (KSU ’51), 86, McPherson, Kan., died Sept. 19, 2006. Prior to retirement in 1983, he owned the McPherson Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Lundstrom also volunteered his services at the McPherson Humane Society. A veteran of World War II, he served as a 1st lieutenant in the Army. Dr. Lundstrom received the Bronze Star, France’s Croix de Guerre Medal with the Silver Star, the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with five battle stars and a bronzed arrowhead, and the Distinguished Unit Badge.

Active in civic life, he served on the McPherson City and County Planning commissions. His two daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to the McPherson Humane Society or The Cedars Staff Education Fund, c/o Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. 

Mark L. Morris Jr.
Dr. Morris (COR ’58), 72, Topeka, Kan., died Jan. 14, 2007. Prior to retirement in 1988, he headed Mark Morris Associates and Theracon Inc., continuing the work of his father, Dr. Mark L. Morris Sr. (deceased) in developing therapeutic food for companion animals. Following graduation, Dr. Morris worked briefly for Mark Morris Associates before serving as a lieutenant in the Army Veterinary Corps for two years in Fort Detrick, Md. In 1963, he returned to Topeka, where he began his expansion of the Prescription Diet line of products for Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

A charter diplomate and a member of the board of regents of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition, Dr. Morris became known for his expertise in companion animal nutrition. He went on to develop the Science Diet line of pet foods and the ZuPreem line of products for zoo animals. He served worldwide as a visiting lecturer in small animal clinical nutrition and co-authored three editions of the textbook Small Animal Clinical Nutrition. Dr. Morris was a trustee and vice president of scientific activities for the Morris Animal Foundation, founded by his father in 1948 to improve the health and well-being of companion animals and wildlife. He was a member of the Kansas VMA, American Animal Hospital Association, American Association of Veterinary Nutritionists, and Cornell University Feline Health Advisory Board.
Active in civic life, Dr. Morris served on the board and Investment Committee of the Topeka Community Foundation and on the Washburn University Board of Regents. He was a member of the Topeka Zoological Foundation, was a trustee of the St. Paul School of Theology, and served two terms on the Topeka School Board.

Dr. Morris is survived by his wife, Bette; two sons; and a daughter. His daughter-in-law, Dr. Darlia Morris (AUB ’91), is a veterinarian in Kansas City, Mo. Memorials may be made to Morris Animal Foundation, 45 Inverness Drive E., Englewood, CO 80112; First United Methodist Church, 600 S.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka, KS 66603; or Kansas Masonic Cancer Research Institute, Development Office, MS 3012, KU Endowment Association, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66160.
 
Otto M. Radostits
Dr. Radostits (ONT ’59), 72, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, died Dec. 15, 2006. Since 2002, he was professor emeritus at the University of Saskatchewan Western College of Veterinary Medicine, an institution he helped establish.  During his 38-year tenure, Dr. Radostits served as the first clinician at the college, headed the Department of Veterinary Internal Medicine, and served on the University Council.

A charter diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, he was a proponent of veterinary preventive medicine for food animals, and was known for his expertise in diseases of cattle and herd health. Dr. Radostits co-authored and edited six editions of “Veterinary Medicine, a Textbook of the Diseases of Cattle, Sheep, Pigs, Goats, and Horses,” three editions of “Herd Health: Food Animal Production Medicine,” and an edition of “Veterinary Clinical Examination and Diagnosis.” He was a past president of the Saskatchewan VMA and the Association of Faculties of Veterinary Medicine of Canada. Dr. Radostits was a past member of the board of directors of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners and a past member of the Canada VMA editorial board.

He received many honors, including the University of Saskatchewan Master Teaching Award, two Western College of Veterinary Medicine Distinguished Teacher awards, the Canada VMA’s first Schering Veterinary Award and President Award, and the AABP Amstutz-Williams Award. Dr. Radostits was also named the Saskatchewan VMA’s Veterinarian of the Year in 1992. The Western Canadian Association of Bovine Practitioners honored him as Bovine Practitioner of the Year in 1998 and established the O.M. Radostits Legacy Fund in 2002 to support an annual lecture on bovine medicine. In 2003, Dr. Radostits was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada, celebrating his outstanding achievements and service in veterinary medicine.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth; five daughters; and a son.
 
Robert A. Sauter
Dr. Sauter (COR ’47), 81, Indianapolis, died Dec. 20, 2006. Before retiring in 1989, he worked for Eli Lilly and Company for 32 years. During that time, Dr. Sauter served as director of biological and dry product operations, and parenteral products. He also directed scientific regulatory affairs for the company’s Elizabeth Arden division. Early in his career, Dr. Sauter worked at the Prince Speyer Hospital for Animals and the A.S.P.C.A. Hospital, both in New York City.

A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the Army Veterinary Corps, attaining the rank of captain. Dr. Sauter was a member of the board of directors of the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Indiana. His son survives him. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368.

Saul B. Seader
Dr. Seader (COR ’45), 82, Boca Raton, Fla., died Nov. 1, 2006. Prior to retirement, he owned Sunrise Animal Hospital in Rockville Center, N.Y. Dr. Seader was a member of the New York State VMS. His three sons and a daughter survive him.
 
Robert Schwarzmann
Dr. Schwarzmann (UP ’47), 86, Culver City, Calif., died Dec. 20, 2006. Prior to retirement in 2003, he practiced at the Brent-Air Animal Hospital in Los Angeles. Dr. Schwarzmann was a member of the California and Southern California VMAs. His wife, Susan; a daughter; and two sons survive him.
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, Department 20-1122, P.O. Box 5940, Carol Stream, IL 60197-5940 www.avmf.org