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AVMA honor roll member


Hans H. Grunbaum

Dr. Grunbaum (Washington State '55), 86, Sherwood, Oregon, died Sept. 23, 2018. He owned Tigard Veterinary Hospital in Tigard, Oregon, where he practiced small animal medicine for 50 years. Dr. Grunbaum helped establish the DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital in Portland, Oregon, and was active with the Oregon and Portland VMAs, Oregon Zoo, and Washington County Board of Health. His wife, Marilyn, and a son survive him. Memorials may be made to Doctors Without Borders USA, P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741; Guide Dogs for the Blind, P.O. Box 3950, San Rafael, CA 94912; Cedar Sinai Park, 6125 SW Boundary St., Portland, OR 97221; or Oregon Ballet Theatre, Development Department, 0720 SW Bancroft St., Portland, OR 97239.

Lowell B. Johnson

Dr. Johnson (Iowa State '59), 90, Granger, Iowa, died Oct. 25, 2018. From 1982 until retirement in 1991, he worked for the Department of Agriculture, first in Washington, D.C., moving later to Johnston, Iowa. Prior to that, Dr. Johnson served as a partner in a mixed animal practice in Garner. He was a member of the Iowa VMA. A veteran of the Air Force, Dr. Johnson attained the rank of captain and was a member of the American Legion. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Dr. Johnson's wife, Jean; two sons; and a grandchild survive him.

John W. Kenline

Dr. Kenline (Pennsylvania '61), 87, Canon City, Colorado, died June 24, 2018. Following graduation and after a brief stint as a meat inspector with the Department of Agriculture, he bought a practice in Canon City, where he practiced mixed animal medicine until 1998. Dr. Kenline served in the Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Dr. Kenline is survived by his wife, Dona; three sons; and two grandchildren. Memorials toward Parkinson's research may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

Charles T. Schenck

Dr. Schenck (Texas A&M '58), 84, North Brunswick, New Jersey, died July 10, 2018. A small animal veterinarian, he owned Edgebrook Veterinary Hospital in East Brunswick, New Jersey, for more than 40 years. A past president of the American Holistic VMA, Dr. Schenck incorporated acupuncture and homeopathic medicine into his practice. He was a member of the American Animal Hospital Association and American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture. Dr. Schenck's three sons, three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to Robert Wood Johnson Hospice, 972 Shoppes Blvd., North Brunswick, NJ 08902.

William D. Speer Jr.

Dr. Speer (Iowa State '59), 83, Ames, Iowa, died Sept. 15, 2018. He practiced mixed animal medicine at DeWitt Veterinary Clinic in DeWitt, Iowa, for 40 years. Dr. Speer was a member of the Iowa State University Alumni Association and Order of the Knoll, the university's donor recognition society. He is survived by his wife, Norma; two daughters and a son; eight grandchildren; and a brother. Memorials may be made to the Iowa State University Foundation, 2505 University Blvd., P.O. Box 2230, Ames, IA 50010; First United Methodist Church, 516 Kellogg Ave., Ames, IA 50010; Green Hills Retirement Community, 2205 Green Hills Drive, Ames, IA 50014; or Francis Banta Waggoner Library, 505 10th St., DeWitt, IA 52742.

Ashiaa L. Thompson

Dr. Thompson (Tuskegee '84), 60, Worcester, Massachusetts, died Oct. 1, 2018. A small animal practitioner, she owned Ward Animal Clinic in Worcester. Earlier in her career, Dr. Thompson worked in West Boylston, Massachusetts. She is survived by her life partner, Wayne Barrow, and five siblings. Memorials may be made to the Dr. Ashiaa Thompson Scholarship Fund, Office of Development, P.O. Box 1304, Tuskegee Institute, AL 36087.

Marvin E. Turner

Dr. Turner (Kansas State '68), 78, Chico, California, died May 7, 2018. From 1970 until retirement in 1997, he was a partner at Mangrove Veterinary Hospital in Chico, where he initially practiced mixed animal medicine, switching later to small animals. Dr. Turner also served as veterinarian for Guide Dogs for the Blind in Chico and the Chico California Police K9 Unit. Early in his career, he worked at Glen Cove Animal Hospital in Benicia, California. Dr. Turner's wife, Lynnee; a daughter and a son; and two grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Manhattan, KS 66502; Guide Dogs for the Blind, P.O. Box 3950, San Rafael, CA 94912; or The Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741.