In Memoriam

Portrait of RICHARD M. MAGRAW, M.D.,

RICHARD M. MAGRAW, M.D., Class of 1943, Spring Park, Minn., died Nov. 30 at age 98. Dr. Magraw completed his residency in psychiatry in 1951 and a fellowship in internal medicine in 1953 at the U of M. He served as director of the comprehensive clinic program at the U of M Medical School, assistant director of the Bureau of Medical Services and deputy assistant secretary for health manpower at the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (now Health and Human Services), dean of the University of Illinois Medical School, president of the Eastern Virginia Medical School, chair of the American Medical Association’s Committee of Undergraduate Education, consultant for the Indian Health Service, and chief of psychiatry at the Minneapolis VA Hospital. He returned to teaching at the U of M in retirement and was an emeritus director of the Center for Victims of Torture. In 1966, he wrote Ferment in Medicine: A Study of the Essence of Medical Practice and of Its New Dilemmas, for which he received the Norman Welch Award for the most distinguished writing in medical care and economics. He received the Harold S. Diehl Award from the Medical Alumni Society in 2000. Dr. Magraw is predeceased by his wife, Shirley. He is survived by 4 children, 6 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.

LEON J. ABRAM, M.D., Class of 1982, Danville, Va., died Sept. 9 at age 61. Dr. Abram was a spinal surgeon. He is survived by his husband, Matthew R. Warren; and 3 children.

C. KNIGHT ALDRICH, M.D., former faculty member, Charlottesville, Va., died Nov. 3 at age 103. Dr. Aldrich was an assistant professor of psychiatry and neurology at the U of M. He is predeceased by his wife, Julie; and 2 children. He is survived by 2 children, 8 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.

C. ARTHUR ANDERSON, M.D., Class of 1962, Redlands, Calif., died Sept. 23 at age 80. Dr. Anderson had his own obstetrics and gynecology practice. He is survived by his wife, Marianne; 2 children; 6 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.

KENNETH G. BERGE, M.S., M.D., Class of 1951, Rochester, Minn., died Sept. 24 at age 91. Dr. Berge was an internal medicine practitioner and a medical editor at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Berge is predeceased by his wife, Aline. He is survived by 3 children, 5 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.

PHILLIP M. BLOOM, M.D., Class of 1959, Hopkins, Minn., died Aug. 4 at age 84. Dr. Bloom was a nephrologist and known as a pioneer in kidney transplant and dialysis. He is survived by his wife, Bobby; 4 children; and 8 grandchildren.

CHARLES T. BROWN, M.D., Class of 1957, Afton, Minn., died Nov. 24 at age 85. Dr. Brown practiced obstetrics and gynecology in St. Paul. He is survived by his loving friend Joan Roe, 6 children, and 4 grandchildren.

ANITA S. BUCKLER, M.D., Class of 1981, Minneapolis, died Sept. 1 at age 67. Dr. Buckler practiced internal medicine in Cambridge and Coon Rapids, Minn. In addition to her doctor of medicine degree, Dr. Buckler received a master’s degree in library science at the U of M. She is survived by her husband, Robert; 3 children; and 2 grandchildren.

DAVID G. CONNOR, M.D., Class of 1966, Petaluma, Calif., died Oct. 8 at age 77. Dr. Connor was a nephrologist.

JAMES A. DANIEL, M.D., Class of 1966, Minneapolis, died Nov. 24 at age 77. Dr. Daniel was a cardiologist and founding member of the Minneapolis Heart Institute and Foundation. He completed his residency and a cardiology fellowship at the U of M. He is predeceased by his first wife, Bobbi. Dr. Daniel is survived by his wife, Judy McMahon; 3 children; 4 grandchildren; and 3 stepchildren. 

GEORGE C. DORSEY Jr., M.D., Class of 1954, Chanhassen, Minn., died Dec. 5 at age 90. Dr. Dorsey was a psychiatrist and partner at the Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology and Psychiatry. He is predeceased by his wife, Patricia Mae; and 2 children. He is survived by 10 children, 23 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. 

MARK R. ECKMAN, M.D., Class of 1967, Duluth, Minn., died Feb. 3 at age 75. Dr. Eckman practiced internal medicine with an infectious disease specialty at the Duluth Clinic. He is survived by his wife, Mary; 5 children; and 5 grandchildren. 

JAMES A. FISCHER, M.D., Class of 1966, Sacramento, Calif., died Sept. 8 at age 77. Dr. Fischer was a cardiologist and internal medicine practitioner in Sacramento and later came out of retirement to join the staff at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He is survived by his wife, Karen; 2 children; and 1 grandchild. 

ROBERT J. GOLDISH, M.D., Class of 1946, St. Louis Park, Minn., died Oct. 15 at age 93. Dr. Goldish practiced internal medicine. He was a member of the University of Minnesota Duluth Medical School Founders Group, chief of staff at Miller Memorial Hospital and St. Luke’s Hospital, president of the St. Louis County Medical Society, and adjunct professor at the Medical School, Duluth Campus. He is survived by his wife, Selma; 4 children; and 3 grandchildren. 

RICHARD D. GRANQUIST, M.D., Class of 1953, Fridley, Minn., died Dec. 24 at age 90. Dr. Granquist was an orthopaedic surgeon. His wife, Corinne, died on Dec. 25. Dr. Granquist is predeceased by his daughter, Mary. He is survived by 6 children and 18 grandchildren. 

JOHN D. GRISWOLD, M.D., Class of 1980, White Hall, Md., died Aug. 22 at age 64. Dr. Griswold practiced emergency and occupational medicine. He is survived by his wife, Terry Gessner; 3 children; 2 stepchildren; and 1 stepgrandchild. 

HAROLD C. “Pete” HABEIN Jr., M.D., M.S., Class of 1946, Billings, Mont., died Dec. 4 at age 94. Dr. Habein was a surgeon. He helped lead a statewide initiative to improve trauma care in Montana. Before retiring, he joined the staff at a mission hospital in Tanzania. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; 3 sons; 7 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.

BURTON L. HAUGEN, M.D., Class of 1978, Walker, Minn., died Feb. 1 at age 67. Dr. Haugen practiced family medicine in Walker, Minn. He is survived by his wife, Rollie; 3 children; and 3 grandchildren. 

LYLE F. JACOBSON, M.D., Class of 1946, Santa Rosa, Calif., died Dec. 30 at age 94. Dr. Jacobson was a cardiothoracic surgeon in Detroit before retiring to California. He is predeceased by his daughter, Elizabeth. He is survived by his wife, Liz; 2 daughters; and 7 grandchildren.

MARGARET C. KEENAN, M.D., Class of 1971, Oceanside, Calif., died Oct. 9 at age 72. Dr. Keenan was a psychiatrist and Minnesota’s first female psychoanalyst. Dr. Keenan is survived by 3 children.

JOHN W. LADWIG, M.D., Class of 1972, Moorhead, Minn., died Oct. 24 at age 70. Dr. Ladwig was a primary care physician who also practiced geriatric medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at Hennepin County Medical Center in 1976 and his clinical cardiology fellowship at the U of M in 1977. In 2002, he became a clinical professor of internal medicine at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is survived by his wife, Carol; 3 children; and 4 grandchildren. 

NEIL C. LEERSSEN, M.D., Class of 1971, Newport, R.I., died Nov. 5 at age 73. Dr. Leerssen was an emergency room physician. He is survived by his wife, Betsy; 2 children; 3 stepchildren; and 9 grandchildren.

LEONARD S. LINNELL, M.D., Class of 1953, New Hope, Minn., died Dec. 18 at age 89. Dr. Linnell was a psychiatrist. In the 1950s, he served as a medical missionary in Kiomboi, Tanzania. He is predeceased by his wife, Clarice; and his granddaughter, Marta. He is survived by 6 children, 4 foster children, 12 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.

WILLIAM T. McKENNA, M.D.Class of 1946, Palo Alto, Calif., died Dec. 5 at age 95. Dr. McKenna practiced internal medicine. He is predeceased by his wife, Mary Ann; and his son, William. Dr. McKenna is survived by 4 children, 9 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren.

THOMAS M. PARKER, M.D., M.S., Class of 1954, Roseau, Minn., died Aug. 3 at age 88. Dr. Parker practiced pathology. Dr. Parker is predeceased by his wife, Louise. He is survived by 6 children and 4 grandchildren.

BRYANT I. PICKERING, M.D., Class of 1958, San Diego, Calif., died Sept. 11 at age 88. Dr. Pickering was an endocrinologist and practiced medicine in Arizona for many years before retiring in California. Dr. Pickering is survived by 3 children, 6 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.

THOMAS A. POLTA, M.D., Class of 1971, Spring Lake Park, Minn., died Oct. 25 at age 70. Dr. Polta was an anesthesiologist at Unity and Mercy hospitals in the Twin Cities. He is predeceased by his wife, Mary, and survived by 4 children.

JOEL S. PRAWER, M.D.Class of 1978, Fort Myers Beach, Fla., died Oct. 11 at age 66. Dr. Prawer practiced family medicine. He is survived by his wife, Cathy; 2 children; and 3 grandchildren. 

V. TERRANCE RHODES, M.D., Class of 1970, Minneapolis, died Sept. 2 at age 75. Dr. Rhodes, an otolaryngologist, practiced in the Twin Cities, Crosby, and New Prague, Minn. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; 4 children; and 7 grandchildren. 

JEAN C. SAUER, M.D.Class of 1956, Edina, Minn., died Dec. 9 at age 86. Dr. Sauer completed her residency in psychiatry at the U of M. She is survived by a daughter and 2 grandchildren. 

LEIGHTON G. SIEGEL, M.D., Class of 1962, St. Paul, Minn., died June 16 at age 79. Dr. Siegel was an ear, nose, and throat specialist. He is survived by his wife, Dianne; 3 children; and 7 grandchildren. 

BARBARA R. (KAHN) VISSCHER, M.D., Class of 1951, Minneapolis, died Aug. 12 at age 90. She earned an M.P.H. and Dr.P.H. in epidemiology from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health, where she taught and did research until 2010. Dr. Visscher is survived by 3 children and 3 grandchildren.

FRANK L. WALKER Jr., M.D., Class of 1969, Missoula, Mont., died Aug. 19 at age 74. Dr. Walker practiced emergency medicine. During the Vietnam War, he served as a Public Health Service doctor for the Navajo Nation in Chinle, Ariz. He is survived by his wife, Jeanine; 4 children; 3 stepchildren; and 4 grandchildren. 

THEODORE W. WILSON, M.D., Class of 1947, Sarasota, Fla., died Aug. 27 at age 93. Dr. Wilson was a radiologist in Sarasota. He is predeceased by his wife, Nan, and is survived by 3 children, 5 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. 

Published on April 24, 2018