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Obituaries

March 14, 2014

Obituary: LaRue T. Hosmer

LaRue T. Hosmer, professor emeritus of corporate strategy at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, died Feb. 23 at the age of 86.

January 17, 2014

Obituary: Stephen J. Tonsor III

Emeritus Professor of History Stephen J. Tonsor III, of Chelsea, formerly of Ann Arbor, died Jan. 8 at the Chelsea Retirement Community, Towsley Village.  He was 90 years old.

January 10, 2014

Obituary: James Lyle Miller Jr.

James (Jerry) Lyle Miller Jr., a professor emeritus of higher education at the University of Michigan, died Nov. 4, 2013, in Concord, Calif.

January 10, 2014

Obituary: Dr. George H. Koepke

Dedicated student, educator, physician and family supporter, George Henry Koepke died Nov. 26, 2013. He was the first child born on Jan. 1, 1916, in Toledo, Ohio. Gust and Louise (Kutz) Koepke were his parents. His wife, Helen K. LaBoiteaux Koepke, a younger brother, Dr. Charles Koepke, and son-in-law, Lloyd Bunting, preceeded him in death.

January 10, 2014

Obituary: Katalin “Kathy” Berdy

Katalin “Kathy” Berdy, who formerly worked as the Latino/a coordinator for the Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs Office, died Jan. 3. She was 53.

She will be missed by many, including her dear companion, John Everett.

November 22, 2013

Obituary: Rolf Arnold Deininger

Rolf Arnold Deininger, professor emeritus of environmental health sciences in the School of Public Health, died at his home in Ann Arbor on Nov. 1. He was 79.

November 15, 2013

Obituary: Vern Terpstra

Vern Terpstra, professor emeritus of international business, died Nov. 6. He was 86 years old.

October 17, 2013

Field hockey team to honor late coach Phyllis Ocker

The University of Michigan field hockey team will honor former Wolverine coach and U-M women's athletics pioneer Phyllis Ocker with a commemorative patch affixed on their uniforms for the remainder of the 2013 season. Ocker died Aug. 23 at the age of 87 in Ellensburg, Wash.

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