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Hannah J. Belanger

Dr. Belanger (ORS '98), 33, South Thomaston, Maine, died July 3, 2002. She owned Brookside Veterinary Services, a mixed practice she built in South Thomaston. Prior to that, Dr. Belanger practiced briefly in Rockport, Maine.

Memorials to support Dr. Belanger's favorite charities may be made to the Hannah J. Belanger Memorial Fund, Rockland Savings and Loan Association, c/o Dawn Libby-Lynch, P.O. Box 585, Rockland, ME 04841.

Charles E. Donnelly

Dr. Donnelly (COL '53), 80, Twin Falls, Idaho, died May 3, 2002. Retired, he had practiced at Green Cross Veterinary Hospital in Twin Falls since 1957. Prior to that, Dr. Donnelly practiced in Wisconsin for three years. He was a member of the Idaho VMA, and had served as president and secretary of the Magic Valley VMA. Dr. Donnelly was a past member and chairman of the Idaho State Board of Examiners. Since 1960, he was involved with the Humane Society of Twin Falls.

An Army veteran, he served during World War II in the South Pacific, earning the Bronze Star for bravery in action. Dr. Donnelly attained the rank of sergeant. His wife, Evelyn; three sons; and two daughters survive him. One son, Dr. Timothy J. Donnelly (WSU '76), is a veterinarian in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Twin Falls, 139 6th Ave. W., Twin Falls, ID 83301.

  Helen B. Doremus

Dr. Doremus (COR '40), 83, Vero Beach, Fla., died July 20, 2002. From 1970 until retirement in 1980, she was assistant professor with the Department of Animal Pathology at the University of Vermont. Prior to that, Dr. Doremus had practiced at the Doremus Animal Hospital in Cedar Grove, N.J., for 12 years, and at the Green Mountain Animal Hospital in South Burlington, Vt., both co-established with her husband, Dr. Henry M. Doremus (COR '46). Early in her career, she worked as a supervisory laboratory technician in the Mastitis Diagnostic Laboratory in Ithaca, N.Y. During her career, Dr. Doremus also raised and trained Morgan horses, and operated boarding kennels for dogs.

She was a member of the Association for Women Veterinarians. Dr. Doremus received the Vero Humane Society's Ernest Miller Humanitarian Award in 1984. Her husband, Henry, survives her. Memorials may be made to the Vero Humane Society, P.O. Box 644, Vero Beach, FL 32961.

  James H. Fuller

Dr. Fuller (CAL '69), 59, Chicago, died July 2, 2002. A neurophysiologist, he was associate professor of oral biology at the University of Illinois-Chicago College of Dentistry. Dr. Fuller's main research interest was the motor control of eye, head, and neck movements in mammals. From 1975-1980, he was assistant professor at the University of Connecticut.

Dr. Fuller was a member of the California VMA.

  Jerry D. Hilgren

Dr. Hilgren (MIN '62), 69, White Bear Lake, Minn., died June 26, 2002. Retired since 1994, he co-founded the Apache Animal Hospital in Minneapolis in 1976. Prior to that, Dr. Hilgren was an associate professor at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, having joined the faculty in 1967. Following graduation he was in mixed practice in Parkers Prairie, Minn.

Dr. Hilgren was an Army veteran. He attained the rank of corporal.

Nancy D. Hutcheson

Dr. Hutcheson (ISU '87), 44, Waterloo, Iowa, died June 24, 2002. She practiced small animal medicine in the Waterloo area for 15 years, most recently as staff veterinarian at Readlyn Veterinary Associates in Readlyn, Iowa.

Dr. Hutcheson is survived by her husband, Jay, and a daughter. Memorials may be made to the Cedar Valley Hospice; St. Edward's School; or toward a trust fund benefiting Dr. Hutcheson's daughter, Caroline Hutcheson, all c/o Jay Hutcheson, 501 Cornwall Ave., Waterloo, IA 50702.

Edward T. Marsh

Dr. Marsh (OSU '37), 92, Hartford, Wis., died April 5, 2002. From 1963 until retirement in 1974, he worked for the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture in Hartford. Following graduation, Dr. Marsh practiced in Waupun, Wis., for five years. He then served on the adjunct faculty of The Ohio State University. Dr. Marsh joined the Army during World War II, serving in the United States and France. In 1963, he retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Dr. Marsh was a member of the Wisconsin VMA. His wife, Harriet; three daughters; and a son survive him. Memorials may be made to St. Aidan's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 270187, Hartford, WI 53027; or Hartford Care Center, Activities Department, 1202 E. Sumner St., Hartford, WI 53027.

Thomas I. Millerick

Dr. Millerick (MSU '44), 80, Saginaw, Mich., died July 17, 2002. From 1946 until retirement in 2001, he practiced small animal medicine in Saginaw, founding the Center Veterinary Hospital in 1951. Dr. Millerick served as Michigan's delegate to the AVMA for 27 years. He was elected to the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners by the HOD, and also represented small animal practice on the House Advisory Committee.

A past president of the Michigan VMA, Dr. Millerick received its Service Award in 1965, and was named Distinguished Life Member in 1991. He was also a past president of the Saginaw Valley VMA. From 1960-1972, Dr. Millerick served on the Saginaw Township board of trustees. His wife, Geri; two sons; a daughter; two stepsons; and a stepdaughter survive him.

Memorials may be made to St. Stephen Catholic Church, Eisenhower Medical Center Foundation, 39000 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270; or The Michigan Animal Health Foundation, 2144 Commons Parkway, Okemos, MI 48864.

William R. Theobald

Dr. Theobald (KSU '46), 85, Bushnell, Ill., died April 14, 2002. From 1947 until retirement in 1984, he was in mixed practice in Bushnell. Prior to that, Dr. Theobald worked as assistant Montana state veterinarian.

His wife, Betty, and a son survive him. Dr. Theobald's brother, Dr. Gerald W. Theobald (KSU '51), is a veterinarian in Bushnell. Memorials may be made to Bushnell United Methodist Church, 390 North Crafford St., Bushnell, IL 61422; or Avon Nursing Home, 1790 23rd Ave., Avon, IL 61415.

Charles W. Titkemeyer

Dr. Titkemeyer (OSU '49), 83, Baton Rouge, La., died July 17, 2002. Retired since 1990, he had been professor and associate dean at the Ross University College of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, West Indies. From 1969-1987, Dr. Titkemeyer was on the faculty of Louisiana State University, retiring as head of the Anatomy Department. He helped develop the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to that, Dr. Titkemeyer served on the faculty of Michigan State University for 20 years, attaining the status of professor. During this time, he served as a veterinary educational consultant at the University of Indonesia for two years, and at the University of Nigeria for a year.

Dr. Titkemeyer was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from The Ohio State University, and the Distinguished Service Award from LSU. An Air Force veteran, he served during World War II in the European theater. Dr. Titkemeyer attained the rank of lieutenant colonel. He is survived by his wife, Agnes, and two sons. Memorials may be made to the Louisiana State University Foundation for the School of Veterinary Medicine, 3838 W. Lakeshore Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70803; or Ingleside United Methodist Church, 4264 Capital Heights Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70806.