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Paul E. Holkeboer

June 5, 2002

Paul E. Holkeboer, professor emeritus of chemistry, died May 26 in Holland, Mich. He was 74.

Holkeboer retired from WMU in 1988, after serving at the University for 33 years. During his tenure, he was a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry and served as the University coordinator of academic advising from 1978 until his retirement. In addition he was served as acting director of admission in 1984, director of academic advising in the College of Arts and Sciences from 1973 to 1978, and coordinator of graduate science education from 1966 to 1978.

A native of Holland, Holkeboer was an alumnus of Hope College. He received masters and doctoral degrees from Purdue University. He is survived by his wife, Alma, four children and seven grandchildren.

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