July 15, 2001


 In Memoriam

Posted July 1, 2001

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Richard D. Autry

Dr. Autry (TEX '61), 69, Highmore, SD, died April 20, 2001. Retired, he had owned and operated the Autry Veterinary Clinic, a predominantly large animal practice, for 35 years. Dr. Autry was a member of the South Dakota VMA. He served in the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Joyce.

John H. Crow

Dr. Crow (ISU '56), 68, North Oaks, Minn, died May 19, 2001. From 1974 until his retirement in 1994, he owned and operated a mixed practice in Cloquet, Minn. Prior to that, Dr. Crow practiced with his father, Dr. Fred J. Crow (KSU '18), and brother-in-law, Dr. Jesse E. Irwin (KSU '45), in Iowa City, Iowa. Early in his career, he worked as a meat and dairy inspector for the Army in St Paul, Minn.

Dr. Crow was a member of the Iowa VMA, the Eastern Iowa VMA, and the Minnesota VMA. He is survived by his wife, Janet; two daughters; and one son. His daughter, Dr. Sarah Crow Goebel (MIN '89), and son-in-law, Dr. Donald E. Goebel (MIN '89), now run the practice in Cloquet. Memorials may be made to Friends of Animals Humane Society, PO Box 107, Cloquet, MN 55720.

Carl H. Graham

Dr. Graham (ISU '59), 74, Shawnee Mission, Kan, died April 26, 2001. He was retired. Early in his career, Dr. Graham practiced in Sterling, Ill. He began his work as an industrial veterinarian when he joined the Veterinary Medicine Publishing Company in Kansas City, Mo, as managing editor. Later, Dr. Graham worked at Jensen-Salsbery Laboratories in Kansas City and at Phillips-Roxanne in St Joseph, Mo, in their research facilities. From 1968-2000, he worked at Farmland Industries Inc in Kansas, focusing on swine and toxicology.

Dr. Graham was a member of the Kansas City VMA and the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians. He achieved the distinction of master gardener. Dr. Graham had been a member of the 379th Evacuation Medical Unit of the Army and was stationed in Germany. He is survived by his wife, Louise; two sons; two daughters; one stepson; and two stepdaughters. His brother-in-law, Dr. James W. Dunn (ISU '59), is a veterinarian in Amarillo, Texas. Memorials may be made to the Dr. Carl H. Graham Scholarship Fund at Iowa State University, c/o The Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, IA 50011-1250.

  George A. Knox

Dr. Knox (AUB '49), 74, Iva, SC, died Feb 26, 2001. Retired, he had worked for the USDA. Dr. Knox was a World War II Army veteran. Memorials may be made to the Little Mountain Presbyterian Church, 3836 Hwy 28 N, Abbeville, SC 29620.

  Ray D. Ledgerwood

Dr. Ledgerwood (MO '50), 77, West Plains, Mo, died March 13, 2001. He had been in mixed practice.

Russell E. Rasmussen

Dr. Rasmussen (ISU '42), 80, Bloomfield, Iowa, died May 6, 2001. A sheep practitioner, he had owned and operated the Clearview Animal Hospital and Clearview Tree Farm in Bloomfield for several years.

Dr. Rasmussen was a past president of the National Association of Sheep and Goat Practitioners and, in 1985-1986, the group it became, the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners. Dr. Rasmussen represented the AASRP on the AVMA Drug Advisory Committee and on FDA committees. In 1990 he received the George McConnell Award, given by the Burns Company to the Sheep Veterinarian of the Year.

Dr. Rasmussen is survived by his wife, Dorothy; one daughter, and his son, Dr. David J. Rasmussen (ISU '81), who practices at the Clearview Animal Hospital. Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Brotherhood Youth Educational Assistance Fund, 2481 Como Ave, St Paul, MN 55108.

  Glen G. Wolff

Dr. Wolff (MIN '61), 68, Bloomington, Minn, died April 24, 2001. He owned and operated a small animal practice in Bloomington for almost 40 years. Dr. Wolff also owned Wolff Laboratories, a company that tested samples submitted by veterinary practitioners.

He was a member of the Minnesota VMA. A Korean War veteran, Dr. Wolff served in the Marines. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 130 W Superior St, #200, Duluth, MN 55802, or the Minnesota Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Crisis Fund, 10715 Zenith Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431.