In Memoriam

Published on
information-circle This article is more than 3 years old

AVMA member
AVMA honor roll member

 Your assistance is needed to ensure timely publication of death notices. At your earliest convenience, please report the death of a colleague or relative to the AVMA News Staff via a toll-free phone call at (800) 248-2862, ext 232; e-mail at newsatavma [dot] org (news[at]avma[dot]org); or fax at (847) 925-9239.





John R. Baker

Dr. Baker (ILL '52), 75, Erie, Ill, died Nov 25, 2000. A veterinarian in Erie, Ill, since 1953, Dr. Baker was in mixed practice and self-employed. He served in the Navy during World War II and, in 1952, graduated in the first class of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. In addition, he was a member of the Illinois State VMA and the American Association of Swine Practitioners (now called American Association of Swine Veterinarians). Memorials may be made to Erie United Methodist Church, 811 8th St, Erie, IL 61250.

Fred Buddingh

Dr. Buddingh (COL '51), 77, Lubbock, Texas, died Nov 29, 2000. From 1973-1993, Dr. Buddingh had been a professor in the Pathology Department at Texas Tech University College of Medicine and served as director of vivarium services. He was a member of the Texas VMA and a diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Dr. Buddingh served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and received the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with three clusters. Memorials may be made to West Texas Parkinsonism Society, 3506 21st St, Lubbock, TX 79410.

H. Dean Hopper

Dr. Hopper (COR '43), 83, Doylestown, Pa, died Oct 11, 2000. A retired, self-employed small animal practitioner, Dr. Hopper was the fourth-generation veterinarian in his family, a tradition that began with his great-grandfather, Dr. Abram G. Hopper, in 1871. Dr. H. Dean Hopper began his career as an instructor of pathology at Cornell University and later joined his grandfather, Dr. John B. Hopper, in private practice. His father was Dr. Earle Hopper. Dr. H. Dean Hopper was one of the first members of the AAHA and a member of the New Jersey VMA. Memorials may be sent to the H. Dean Hopper Memorial Fund, Office of Public Affairs, Box 39, New York State College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853.

Rue L. Jensen

Dr. Jensen (COL '42), 89, Fort Collins, Colo, died Nov 28, 2000. Various positions he held at Colorado State University included professor of pathology, director of the Agricultural Experiment Station, vice president for research, and dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. As dean from 1957-1966, he developed a strong research component that is still an integral part of the college's mission. He was also an adjunct professor of veterinary sciences at the University of Wyoming. He retired in 1977.

Dr. Jensen was a diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, a fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the International Academy of Pathologists. He was Colorado Veterinarian of the Year in 1966. While serving at Colorado State, he published two books, "Diseases of Feedlot Cattle" and "Diseases of Sheep."

Morton B. Krechmer

Dr. Krechmer (UP '44), 78, York, Pa, died Nov 7, 2000. He was a retired large animal practitioner. Once appointed by the governor to the State Drugs, Device, and Cosmetic Board, Dr. Krechmer served as veterinarian member of the advisory board to the Pennsylvania Secretary of Health.

Mark G. Munster

Dr. Munster (TEX '56), 66, San Antonio, died June 27, 2000. A small animal practitioner, he owned a private practice at Olmos Veterinary Clinic in San Antonio for 42 years. He also served as a captain in the Air Force.

Richard F. Palmer

Dr. Palmer (MIN '53), 77, Minneapolis, died Dec 13, 2000. He operated a mixed practice. Dr. Palmer also served in the Navy during World War II. Memorials may be made to the Animal Humane Society of Hennepin County, 845 Meadow Lane N, Golden Valley, MN 55422.

Dayton L. "Pat" Prouty

Dr. Prouty (MSU '57), 67, Rockport, Texas, died Nov 28, 2000. A small animal practitioner, Dr. Prouty opened a practice in Belleville, Mich, in 1957 and later a second one, in Marquette, Mich. Moving to Texas in 1976, he established a practice in Corpus Christi. He retired in 1999. Included among his leadership positions were the Michigan VMA board of directors and president of the Southeastern Michigan VMA, the Coastal Bend VMA in Texas, the Texas VMA in 1992, and the American Heartworm Society. In 1997 he received the Distinguished Service Award from the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. A scholarship program Dr. Prouty established has enabled some 200 students in India to finish college. Memorials may be made to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation.

Harvey B. Stetson

Dr. Stetson (UP '45), 86, Saint Johnsbury, Vt, died Dec 6, 2000. He joined his father, Dr. Henry C. Stetson, in practice in Saint Johnsbury and later, he owned and operated the first small animal hospital there. In 1957, his brother, Dr. John Stetson, joined the family practice as his partner. Dr. Stetson then moved to Lyndon Center, Vt, where he conducted his dairy practice. He retired in 1976. He was a member of the Vermont VMA and the New England VMA.

Richard W. Storey

Dr. Storey (MSU '45), 78, Naples, Fla, died Nov 27, 2000. He was a retired small animal practitioner. In 1947, he established the Animal Clinic of Muskegon, Mich, practicing there until he retired in 1990. After retirement, he devoted himself to creating abstract structural art. In 1995 he moved to Naples. He was a member of the Muskegon County VMA and served in the Army during World War II. He was a recipient of the Michigan State University Distinguished Alumnus Award. Memorials may be made to Parkinson's Association of Southwest Florida, PO Box 9778, Naples, FL 34101.

Mary E. Van Order

Dr. Van Order (COR '59), 64, Amherst, NY, died Nov 29, 2000. She was in a mixed practice. After working in Franconia, NH, she began work at the Hoffmire Veterinary Clinic in Perry City, NY. She later worked independently around Tompkins County, New York, where she also did volunteer work for rabies and vaccination clinics.

Norman E. Weiner

Dr. Weiner (CAL '60), 64, West Los Angeles, died Nov 26, 2000. A small animal practitioner for 40 years, Dr. Weiner was the retired owner of the Bel-Air Animal Hospital in West Los Angeles. He was a member of the California VMA, Southern California VMA, and Veterinarians for Israel. After graduation, he spent several years in Dover, Del, as a captain in the Air Force, performing a myriad of duties, from clinical work to food inspection.