In Memoriam

Portrait of John Song, M.D.

John Song, M.D., an associate professor in the Center for Bio-ethics and in the Medical School’s Division of General Internal Medicine, died Feb. 27 in Minneapolis. Dr. Song was a talented teacher, researcher, and clinician who was dedicated to health justice and equity and passionate about addressing the needs of disadvantaged people. He founded the Phillips Neighborhood Clinic in Minneapolis, a free clinic staffed by volunteers and students that serves those without insurance.



Charles V. Allen, M.D., Class of 1958, Modesto, Calif., died Jan. 19 at age 85. Dr. Allen practiced internal medicine.

Alan M. Avrick, M.D., Class of 1943, La Cañada Flintridge, Calif., died Jan. 12 at age 101. Dr. Avrick specialized in surgery and family medicine.

Malcolm N. Blumenthal, M.D., Class of 1958, Minneapolis, died Nov. 14 at age 85. Dr. Blumenthal was an allergy and immunology specialist.

Jon E. Boline, M.D., Class of 1960, Highlands Ranch, Colo., died Sept. 15 at age 82. Dr. Boline was a pathologist.

Eunice A. Davis, M.D., Class of 1954, St. Paul, Minn., died Jan. 28 at age 89. Dr. Davis was a pediatrician.

James H. Dobis, M.D., Class of 1976, Lake Nebagamon, Wis., died Nov. 30 at age 69. Dr. Dobis practiced family medicine.

Richard A. Edlund, M.D., Class of 1956, Muskegon, Mich., died Jan. 31 at age 88. Dr. Edlund practiced obstetrics and gynecology.

Gilbert H. Friedell, M.D., Class of 1950, Charleston, S.C., died Sept. 23 at age 91. Dr. Friedell was a pathologist.

A. William Gehring, M.D., Class of 1965, Hazen, N.D., died Jan. 15 at age 79. Dr. Gehring was a pathologist.

Daniel J. Hanson, M.D., Class of 1953, Toledo, Ohio, died Nov. 2 at age 90. Dr. Hanson was a pathologist.

Kenneth G. Henry, M.D., Class of 1952, Bloomington, Minn., died March 12 at age 98. Dr. Henry practiced family medicine.

Douglas L. Hom, M.D., Class of 1974, Seattle, Wash., died Jan. 25 at age 69. Dr. Hom practiced internal medicine.

Leslie W. Jacobson, M.D., Class of 1957, Minneapolis, died Sept. 17 at age 86. Dr. Jacobson was an ophthalmologist.

Wayne H. Jarvis, M.D., Class of 1982, Duluth, Minn., died Nov. 15, at age 65. Dr. Jarvis was a general surgeon.

Lawrence J. Klecatsky, M.D., Class of 1967, Myrtle Beach, S.C., died Dec. 13 at age 77. Dr. Klecatsky practiced emergency medicine.

Lowell H. Kleven, M.D., Class of 1966, Minneapolis, died Oct. 2 at age 85. Dr. Kleven was an orthopaedic surgeon.

Randall A. Lakosky, M.D., Class of 1962, Faribault, Minn., died Dec. 30 at age 82. Dr. Lakosky was a psychiatrist.  

Charles N. Marvin Jr., M.D., Class of 1981, Wayzata, Minn., died Oct. 7 at age 64. Dr. Marvin was a plastic surgeon.

Duane E. Ness, M.D., Class of 1958, Wadena, Minn., died Nov. 10 at age 91. Dr. Ness practiced family medicine.

S. Scott Nicholas, M.D., Class of 1961, Minneapolis, died Oct. 17 at age 81. Dr. Nicholas was an allergy and immunology specialist.

William F. Nuessle, M.D., Class of 1946, St. Cloud, Minn., died Dec. 7 at age 94. Dr. Nuessle practiced internal medicine.

Robert J. Olson, M.D., Class of 1957, Williston, N.D., died Nov. 6 at age 87. Dr. Olson was a radiologist.

Warren F. Ostlund Jr., M.D., Class of 1968, Oakmont, Pa., died Sept. 26, at age 75. Dr. Ostlund was a radiologist.

John A. Peterson, M.D., Class of 1957, Rio Verde, Ariz., died Aug. 20 at age 87. Dr. Peterson was an anesthesiologist.

Dean B. Pratt, M.D., Class of 1963, Elkhart Lake, Wis., died Oct. 29 at age 80. Dr. Pratt was a general surgeon.

George E. Reisdorf, M.D., Class of 1960, Inverness, Fla., died Jan. 11 at age 83. Dr. Reisdorf was an orthopaedic surgeon.

Brian D. Saine, M.D., Class of 1967, Granger, Ind., died Jan. 16 at age 76. Dr. Saine was an otolaryngologist.

John M. Scanlan, M.D., Class of 1963, St. Paul, Minn., died Oct. 26 at age 81. Dr. Scanlan was a psychiatrist.

Monica A. Sheridan, M.D., Class of 1983, Walnut Creek, Calif., died Nov. 24 at age 66. Dr. Sheridan specialized in physical medicine and rehabilitation.  

Joseph L. Sprafka, M.D., Class of 1945, St. Paul, Minn., died Oct. 14 at age 96. Dr. Sprafka was a surgeon.

Anton F. Spraitz Jr., M.D., Class of 1957, St. Paul, Minn., died Sept. 16 at age 87. Dr. Spraitz practiced obstetrics and gynecology.

Barbara H. Subak, M.D., Class of 1956, Minneapolis, died Oct. 29 at age 92. Dr. Subak practiced family medicine.

Frank A. Ubel Jr., M.D., Class of 1946, St. Paul, Minn., died Jan. 9 at age 94. Dr. Ubel specialized in internal medicine and occupational medicine.

David A. Van Bockel, M.D., Class of 1975, Louisville, Ky., died Dec. 2 at age 71. Dr. Van Bockel was an anesthesiologist.

Stanley C. Von Drashek, M.D., Class of 1947, Rio Verde, Ariz., died Dec. 19 at age 93. Dr. Von Drashek was a radiologist.

Jeffrey C. Yue, M.D., Class of 1986, Medina, Minn., died Jan. 10 at age 59. Dr. Yue was an anesthesiologist.

Published on April 3, 2019