Obituaries

Recent obituaries for WMU faculty, staff and retirees are listed on this page, beginning with the most-recent. Search WMU News for available obituaries dating back to 1997 by entering the name of the deceased and the word obituary. To find all available obituaries, enter only the word obituary.

Todd Havener , police officer , August 10, 2018.
Werner Sichel , professor emeritus of economics , August 4, 2018.
Constance S. (Waltz) Weaver , professor emerita of English , July 21, 2018.
Phyllis E. Seabolt , assistant professor emeritus of consumer resources and technology , July 13, 2018.
William Appel , professor emeritus of music , July 7, 2018.
Robert Swinehart , retired upholsterer , July 5, 2018.
Keith Bailey , assistant professor emeritus of education and professional development , June 22, 2018.
Sharon Flickinger , retired word processor operator for Extended University Programs , June 3, 2018.
Margaret Large-Cardoso , professor emerita of health, physical education and recreation , May 28, 2018.
Norman Greenberg , emeritus professor of anthropology and social science and senior advisor to the president for international affairs , May 26, 2018.
Dorothy Kaczmarek , former utility food worker for Bernhard Dining Services , May 13, 2018.
Edgar Inselberg , associate professor emeritus of biological sciences , May 11, 2018.
John O. Norman , associate professor emeritus of history , April 27, 2018.
Stephen G. Jones , professor emeritus of music , April 25, 2018.
Carl A. Newton , retired assistant director of maintenance services-energy , April 24, 2018.
Helen J. Flaspohler , retired executive director of development , April 18, 2018.
Irene E. (Illes) Tocco , retired utility food worker , April 18, 2018.
Leona Heerlyn , retired medical office assistant in the Sindecuse Health Center , April 14, 2018.
Brenda L. Boerger , retired physical therapist at Sindecuse Health Center , April 14, 2018.
Griselda Daniel , retired assistant to the dean and director of diversity recruitment for the Graduate College , April 1, 2018.
John Bennett , retired shift supervisor in Facilities Management-building custodial and support services , March 27, 2018.
Charles M. Woodliff , professor emeritus of instructional communication and former director of the Division of Academic Services , March 17, 2018.
Shirley A. Ray , assistant director of the office formerly known as Handicapped Student Services , March 16, 2018.
Jo Ann Betz , retired finance clerk , March 15, 2018.
Walter Joseph Brunhumer , professor emeritus of history , March 15, 2018.
Dennis R. Corbin , senior associate athletic director for medical services , March 7, 2018.
Diann J. Miller , assistant professor emerita in the University Counseling and Testing Center , March 2, 2018.
Geoffrey A. Smith , former dean of the Division of Continuing Education and professor emeritus of continuing education , March 1, 2018.
Sharon K. Johnson , retired custodian , March 1, 2018.
Russell L. Gabier , retired assistant vice president for development and alumni relations and president and CEO of the WMU Foundation , February 18, 2018.
Shirley Bach , professor emerita of philosophy , February 13, 2018.
Doris "Dori" A. Rey , retired office associate in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation , February 11, 2018.
John T. Miller , assistant professor emeritus of health, physical education and recreation and a former assistant football coach , February 7, 2018.
Clara A. Van Eck , retired accounting clerk for the former Department of Continuing Education , January 29, 2018.
Laura G. Manis , associate professor emerita in the University Counseling and Testing , January 18, 2018.
Ruth Kaarlela , professor emerita and chair of blindness and low vision studies , January 8, 2018.
Laurel A. Grotzinger , professor emeritus of University Libraries and a former administrator , December 15, 2017.
Carroll Stump , retired custodian , November 23, 2017.
Richard F. Raklovits , associate professor emeritus of health, physical education and recreation , November 21, 2017.
Earl Borr , associate professor emeritus of education and professional development , November 5, 2017.
Betty A. Kocher , retired secretary of the WMU Board of Trustees , November 2, 2017.
June Mochizuki , associate professor emerita of counseling , October 29, 2017.
James E. Riley , professor emeritus of mathematics and statistics , October 28, 2017.
Martin E. Gingerich , professor emeritus of English , October 19, 2017.
George Dales , retired track and field and cross country coach , September 27, 2017.
Dawn M. Nelson , former senior restricted fund accountant in Grants and Contracts , September 21, 2017.
Rita 'Claire' Callan , associate professor emerita of occupational therapy , September 18, 2017.
Sinnie Yzenbaard , former independent study coordinator in Extended University Programs , September 12, 2017.
William H. Cotton , retired director of the Office of Business Development Services , September 12, 2017.
Celia Yonkers , retired clerk in the School of Music , August 29, 2017.