November 01, 2015

 

 Obituaries

Posted Oct. 14, 2015 

 

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Dawn M. Aberwald
Dr. Aberwald (Texas A&M ’90), 50, West Palm Beach, Florida, died July 25, 2015. She practiced small animal medicine in West Palm Beach for 22 years. Earlier, Dr. Aberwald worked in Corpus Christi, Texas. Active with the Florida Marlins Community Foundation, she was named its Rose Hicks Volunteer of the Year in 2003. Memorials may be made to Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, 3200 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
 
George C. Alexander II

Dr. Alexander (Ohio State ’59), 83, Thornville, Ohio, died April 29, 2015. He worked for the Indiana State Board of Animal Health for 15 years prior to retirement in 1991. Earlier, Dr. Alexander practiced large animal medicine in Shirley, Indiana. He was a past president of the Indiana Ropers and Doggers Association and a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Dr. Alexander was also a member of the Rushville Elks Lodge.

His two sons and two daughters, eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund, 101 Pro Rodeo Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80919, or Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43058. 

Tamara D. Bogan
Dr. Bogan (Louisiana State ’90), 63, Prairie Grove, Arkansas, died June 6, 2015. She served as a supervisory veterinary medical officer with the Department of Agriculture. Dr. Bogan received several performance awards during her career, including recognition for her work with the humane handling of animals. Her husband, Tim, survives her.
 
John C. Breithaupt

Dr. Breithaupt (Kansas State ’59), 81, Baldwin City, Kansas, died July 30, 2015. From 1962 until retirement in 1997, he practiced mixed animal medicine in Baldwin City, establishing Hilltop Animal Health Center in 1983. Earlier in his career, Dr. Breithaupt worked in WaKeeney, Kansas; served in the Air Force, attaining the rank of captain; and practiced in Hiawatha, Kansas. He was a member of the Kansas and Douglas County VMAs.

Dr. Breithaupt served on the Baldwin City Planning Commission for seven years. His wife, Carolyn; a son; and two grandchildren survive him. Memorials toward the Vinland Fair Association or Douglas County 4-H Club may be made c/o Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

David W. Conway
Dr. Conway (Michigan State ’51), 95, Sun City Center, Florida, died July 28, 2015. A small animal veterinarian, he owned Conway Animal Hospital in Southgate, Michigan, for 20 years prior to retirement. Before that, Dr. Conway co-owned a practice in Wyandotte, Michigan, for 10 years. He was a member of the Michigan and Southeastern Michigan VMAs. Dr. Conway served in the Navy during World War II. His wife, Portia; a son; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild survive him.
 
Robyn L. Dolliver
Dr. Dolliver (Ross ’99), 45, Windham, New Hampshire, died July 4, 2015. She was the founder of Dolliver’s Veterinary Mobile Service, providing veterinary care throughout northern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Dr. Dolliver was active with the Animal Rescue Network of New England and served as a foster care facilitator for several local shelters. Her husband, Jim, and two daughters survive her. Memorials may be made to Camp Sunshine, 35 Acadia Road, Caso, ME 04015.
 
Charles M. Early
Dr. Early (Kansas State ’54), 91, Harlan, Iowa, died Aug. 7, 2015. He practiced mixed animal medicine in Harlan prior to retirement. Dr. Early served as a Harlan city councilman and was a member of the Shelby County Board of Supervisors and Shelby County Fair Board. He served in the Navy during World War II. Dr. Early’s wife, Janet; three sons and two daughters; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, P.O. Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090.
 
Don R. Goodwin

Dr. Goodwin (Auburn ’45), 94, El Dorado, Arkansas, died July 1, 2015. He was the founder of Goodwin Animal Clinic in El Dorado, where he practiced mixed animal medicine until retirement in 1983. Dr. Goodwin was a member of the Arkansas VMA. He served as a captain in the Army Veterinary Corps during World War II.

Dr. Goodwin is survived by three daughters and a son, 12 grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchildren. His son-in-law Dr. Charles Jackson (Louisiana State ’81) is a mixed animal veterinarian who took over the practice from Dr. Goodwin. Memorials may be made to the John R. Williamson Hospice House, 2301 Champagnolle Road, El Dorado, AR 71730.

Jay S. Kumaran

Dr. Kumaran (Mhow ’64), 75, Fort Wayne, Indiana, died March 28, 2015. Following his graduation in 1964 from what was known as the Madhya Pradesh College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry in India and after earning his master’s in microbiology from the National Dairy Research Institute in India in 1966, he moved to the United States as an exchange research scientist and staff veterinarian at Tulane University in New Orleans and Tulane National Primate Research Center. In 1968, Dr. Kumaran began practicing at Broadmoor Veterinary Clinic in New Orleans. He later moved to Indiana, where he worked initially in Hammond and Valparaiso. From 1972 until retirement in 2009, Dr. Kumaran owned Allpet Hospital and Laser Surgery Center, a small animal practice in Fort Wayne. In later years, he served as an associate at Dupont Veterinary Clinic in Fort Wayne. He volunteered with spay-neuter organizations in the Republic of Panama.

A past president of the Northeast Indiana VMA, he was a charter member and board member of the Association of Indian Veterinarians in America. He was a member of the Indiana VMA and received its Guardian Award in 2011 for his volunteer work with the Black Pine Animal Sanctuary in Albion, Indiana. Active in civic life, he was a past president of the Kiwanis Club of Fort Wayne and a past lieutenant governor for the Indiana District of Kiwanis.

Dr. Kumaran is survived by his wife, Patrice; three daughters and a stepdaughter; and a grandchild. Memorials, designated to the Skylight Project, may be made to Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, P.O. Box 02, Albion, IN 46701.
 
Martin D. Kvitle

Dr. Kvitle (Kansas State ’55), 84, Lincoln, Illinois, died May 22, 2015. A mixed animal veterinarian, he owned Wes-Lyn Animal Clinic in Lincoln from the early 1960s until retirement in 1999. Dr. Kvitle also served as a rabies inspector for Logan County and was the veterinarian for the Logan County Fair for several years. Earlier, he worked as a meat and food inspector in the Army with the rank of 1st lieutenant. Dr. Kvitle was a life member of the Illinois State VMA. He served on the Logan County Health Board and West Lincoln School Board.

Dr. Kvitle’s wife, Janet; five daughters and two sons; and 16 grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to Jefferson Street Christian Church, 1700 N. Jefferson St., Lincoln, IL 62656.

James W. Mundy
Dr. Mundy (Colorado State ’69), 70, Chama, New Mexico, died April 22, 2015. He was the founder of Ark Veterinary Clinic, a mixed animal practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In the 1980s, Dr. Mundy moved the practice to Chama, where he eventually retired. His two sons and two grandchildren survive him.
 
Jennifer E. Noll

Dr. Noll (Virginia-Maryland ’04), 43, Exeter, New Hampshire, died July 7, 2015. A small animal veterinarian, she practiced at Rockingham Emergency Veterinary Hospital in Windham, New Hampshire, since 2011. Before that, Dr. Noll was with Small Animal Veterinary Emergency Services in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

Early in her career, Dr. Noll worked as an emergency veterinarian for the Intown Veterinary Group, practicing at Essex County Veterinary Referral Hospital in North Andover, Massachusetts, and Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Keith H. Orts

Dr. Orts (Cornell ’59), 81, Wernersville, Pennsylvania, died June 30, 2015. He owned a small animal practice in Lansing, Ohio, for 40 years. Dr. Orts also helped establish the Animal Urgent Care Center in Wheeling, West Virginia, and served on the adjunct biology faculty at Wheeling Jesuit University for 15 years. Active in civic life, he was instrumental in the founding of the Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services in Troy, Ohio, serving as its first president. Dr. Orts also served on the Martins Ferry School Board.

His wife, Carol; two sons and two daughters; and 10 grandchildren survive him. Memorials toward the Keith Orts Scholarship may be made to the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 416 Franklin St., Reading, PA 19602.
 
Donald G. Reeder

Dr. Reeder (Illinois ’60), 83, Galesburg, Illinois, died Aug. 2, 2015. Following graduation, he moved to Galesburg, where he established Knox Veterinary Clinic, a mixed animal practice. Dr. Reeder later farmed, raised livestock, and owned a hog operation. Active in civic life, he served on the board of directors of the Galesburg Rescue Mission, was a past president of the Galesburg Kiwanis Club, volunteered with the Knox County Habitat for Humanity, and led construction and medical mission teams to Central America, South America, and Mexico.

Dr. Reeder served in the military during the Korean War. He is survived by a daughter and a son, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 120 N. Kellogg St., Galesburg, IL 61401; Knox County Habitat for Humanity, 156 N. Seminary St., Galesburg, IL 61401; or Galesburg Rescue Mission, 435 E. 3rd St., Galesburg, IL 61401. 

David L. Ruehle

Dr. Ruehle (Georgia ’69), 70, Thomson, Georgia, died Aug. 7, 2015. He owned McDuffie Animal Hospital in Thomson, where he practiced small animal medicine for several years. Dr. Ruehle served on the McDuffie County Board of Education for eight years. He was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War.

Dr. Ruehle is survived by his wife, Wynelle; a son and a daughter; and two grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Ruehle Grandchildren College Fund, c/o First Citizen’s Bank, 235 Main St., Thomson, GA 30824. 

Raymond Russo
Dr. Russo (Brandeis Middlesex ’44), 93, Kingston, Massachusetts, died July 2, 2015. He was the founder of Kingston Animal Hospital, where he practiced small animal medicine for 68 years prior to retirement. Dr. Russo was a past president of the Massachusetts VMA. His wife, Milly; three sons; and four grandchildren survive him. One son, Dr. Mark E. Russo (Pennsylvania ’73), practices at Kingston Animal Hospital.
 
George N. Schatzle
Dr. Schatzle (Cornell ’59), 80, Rockland, Maine, died April 18, 2015. Prior to retirement in 1989, he owned Rumney Animal Hospital, a small animal practice in Rumney, New Hampshire. Dr. Schatzle is survived by his wife, Gail; two sons; and four grandchildren. Memorials may be made to The Sussman House, c/o Kno-Wal-Lin, 170 Pleasant St., Rockland, ME 04841.
 
John P. Smith Jr.

Dr. Smith (Texas A&M ’58), 92, Bryan, Texas, died July 26, 2015. He was an associate professor in the former Department of Veterinary Parasitology at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences prior to retirement in 1988. Earlier, Dr. Smith owned a mixed animal practice in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, and served as veterinarian-in-charge of livestock auction markets for the Livestock Sanitary Commission in Maryland. For several years during his career, he also veterinary meat inspectors with the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Dr. Smith is survived by his wife, Bernice; a son and two daughters; and four grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 W. 26th St., Bryan, TX 77803. 

Lyle E. Trout

Dr. Trout (Michigan State ’51), 93, Lamberton, Minnesota, died July 10, 2015. He practiced mostly large animal medicine in Lamberton for more than 35 years. Dr. Trout was a member of the Minnesota VMA. He was a founding member of the Lamberton Lions Club and was active with the 4-H Club and National FFA Organization. Dr. Trout served in the Navy during World War II and was a member of the American Legion.

His wife, Bernice; three daughters; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren survive him. Dr. Trout’s son-in-law, Dr. Davis J. Kirkpatrick (Minnesota ’72), and grandson, Dr. Nathan J. Kirkpatrick (Minnesota ’11), practice small animal medicine in Cokato, Minnesota. His granddaughter, Janna M. Sorg, is a second-year veterinary student at the University of Minnesota. Memorials may be made to American Legion Post #41, Lamberton, MN 56152. 

Bradley K. Williams

Dr. Williams (Oklahoma State ’86), 54, Moscow, Idaho, died May 23, 2015. He served as campus veterinarian at the University of Idaho from 1993-2014. Following graduation, Dr. Williams practiced mixed animal medicine at Ardmore Veterinary Clinic in Ardmore, Oklahoma. In 1987, he moved to Moscow, where he worked in the University of Idaho’s Department of Biological Sciences. Dr. Williams subsequently worked in the intensive care unit of the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine and served as an associate veterinarian at Southway Animal Clinic in Lewiston, Idaho. During his tenure as campus veterinarian at the University of Idaho, he also taught courses on animal diseases and herd health management, served as the university’s research compliance officer, and was a systems administrator and network support specialist.

Dr. Williams was a past president and a past liaison officer of the Idaho Board of Veterinary Medicine and a past president of the North Idaho VMA. He also served on the American Association of Veterinary State Boards Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence from 2001-2005 and was a member of the Idaho artificial insemination examination board from 1993-2000.

Dr. Williams is survived by his wife, Janet, and a son and a daughter. Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 1036 West “A” St., Moscow, ID 83843. 

Byron K. Winter

Dr. Winter (Iowa State ’60), 87, Seward, Nebraska, died June 21, 2015. He owned Winter Animal Clinic, a mixed animal practice in Seward, for 54 years. Dr. Winter served on the Seward City Council for 12 years, was a member of the Seward Area Chamber of Commerce, and served on the Seward Board of Education for 24 years. He was also a founding member of the Seward Kiwanis and was active with the Seward County 4-H program. Dr. Winter was inducted into the Seward County Agricultural Hall of Achievement.

He served in the Army from 1946-1948 and again from 1950-1951 during the Korean War. Dr. Winter’s daughter and three sons; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren survive him.

 

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