12 June 2020
Jean Osman, age 90, died on May 17th in Rochester, MN. Jean was an instructor in Education at Carleton from 1975–1986. She returned as a tutor and tester in the Learning Center from 2000–2002.
9 June 2020
Betty Pelkey, age 95, died on May 22nd. Betty worked as a custodian at Carleton from about 1980 to her retirement in 1994. Before coming to Carleton, she worked as a cook in the Randolph Schools and taught in a one-room schoolhouse in the Stanton area.
8 June 2020
Marianne Elofson, age 79, died on May 16th at her home near Alexandria, MN. Marianne worked in several positions during her 18 years at Carleton, but primarily as the Administrative Assistant in the Psychology Department.
24 April 2020
Charlotte Lobitz, age 96, died on April 22nd in Mt Horeb, WI. Charlotte worked in the Carleton Library from 1971 to 1985, starting as an Assistant in Technical Services and then becoming an Associate in Public Services and Reserves, where she worked closely with faculty members and her crew of student employees.
10 April 2020
Mike Jochim, 56, died April 9th after being diagnosed with leukemia just two weeks ago. Mike worked as a Maintenance Electrician at Carleton from January 2006 until the present.
31 March 2020
Mylla Urban, age 78, died on March 29th after a long illness. Mylla came to Carleton in 1969, coaching field hockey, swimming, and softball. Her gifts for connecting with people and managing programs became quickly known and she took on a wide range of roles in her 30 years at Carleton.
10 January 2020
William Woehrlin, age 91, died on January 9th in Northfield. Bill taught History at Carleton for 31 years, beginning as an Assistant Professor of History in 1962 and retiring as the Laird Bell Professor of History, Emeritus, in 1993. Bill was a deeply respected, popular, and caring teacher and colleague. He was a “gracious intellectual,” an eloquent, clear, and careful scholar, teaching courses in Russian, Soviet, and Modern European intellectual and economic history.
2 January 2020
Betty Schuette, age 88, died on December 19, 2019, at the Three Links Care Center in Northfield. Betty was a dining hall checker for Sodexho and Bon Appétit from 2001–2009. She was a caring and friendly face for all who passed through her line, and she will be missed by many.
28 October 2019
Mary Horozaniecki, age 68, died on Oct 23rd after a long battle with cancer. Mary taught violin at Carleton for 24 years, beginning as an adjunct instructor in 1993 and retiring as Senior Lecturer in Violin and Viola in 2017. “Mrs. H,” as she was known to her students, was a cheerful, supportive, and effective teacher and a gracious and generous colleague.
23 October 2019
Patty Olson, age 72, died October 22, after a hard battle with cancer. Patty worked at Carleton for 36 years, beginning as a Data Systems Specialist and Computer Operator in 1974 and retiring as a User Support Specialist with Information Technology Services in 2010. With the huge changes in computing during those years, Patty kept up with learning about all the new technologies. She launched into everything with a smile and positive energy, which made working with her a real joy.