• Jeanne Jacobson

    12 February 2021

    Jeanne Jacobson, age 96, died on January 31st. From 1966 to 1985, Jean worked as an administrative assistant in departments and offices across campus (PEAR, Student Activities, Dean of the College, Music, and Alumni Affairs). She immersed herself in campus life, including as an avid Carleton basketball fan.

  • Teresa Pittman

    12 February 2021

    Teresa Pittman, age 56, died of complications related to COVID-19 on February 9. She was known as a wonderful teammate in Custodial Services, always reaching out and trying to lift people up.  She was warm and outgoing, sharing a smile or a kind word with those around her. She was highly regarded as a colleague and will be deeply missed.

  • Sylvia Mollenhauer

    11 February 2021

    Sylvia Mollenhauer, 93, died on January 29th. Sylvia worked for many years in the Carleton food service, retiring in 1994. Co-workers said that she enjoyed her work in the Burton Dining Hall, usually in the kitchen pantry doing prep work. She was kind, fun, and a hard worker.

  • Barbara Blackstone

    21 January 2021

    Barbara Blackstone ’63, age 79, died peacefully on January 6. Barbara was Director of Alumni Affairs from 1988 to 1991, at a time alumni involvement with the college was increasing rapidly. She graduated from Carleton in 1963 with a degree in religion, and ultimately found her calling as a mediator for the State of Minnesota and an educator on women’s power in the workplace.

  • Nancy Wilkie

    19 January 2021

    Nancy Wilkie, age 78, died at home in Northfield on January 18th after a long battle with cancer. Nancy taught at Carleton for 39 years, beginning as an adjunct instructor in Classics in 1974, adding Sociology/Anthropology as one of her home departments, creating and directing the Archaeology program at Carleton, becoming an “honorary member” of the Geology department, and retiring as the William H. Laird Professor of Classics, Anthropology, and the Liberal Arts, Emerita.

  • Carolyn Soule

    12 January 2021

    Carolyn Soule ’58, age 84, died on Sunday, January 10 in Northfield. Except for two years from 1970–72, Carolyn was the administrative assistant in the English Department and the editor and manager of The Carleton Miscellany from 1963-2015 — which means she was employed by the college for 50 years.

  • Paul Lovestrand

    3 December 2020

    Paul Lovestrand, age 53, died at his home in Northfield on December 1st.  Paul began work at Carleton as a baker with Sodexho in 2000, and continued here as Lead Baker with Bon Appetit until his death. Paul greeted everyone with a smile and conversation while he worked and was well-liked and respected by all.

  • Jim Stenstrom

    24 November 2020

    James Stenstrom, age 83, died on November 19th in Northfield. Jim began working at Carleton as the college’s chauffeur, enjoying the chance to meet and talk with people on the way to and from the airport. Jim’s primary work at Carleton was as Assistant Locksmith, a role that grew out of his earlier business as a jeweler and watch repairer.

  • Janet Swearer

    17 November 2020

    Janet Swearer, age 90, died on November 6th in Northfield. Jan was married to Howard Swearer, the President of Carleton from 1970–1977. In her role as the president’s spouse, Jan graciously welcomed faculty, staff, students, trustees, and speakers into Nutting House, which she developed into the presidential home using her creative eye.

  • Sy Schuster

    2 November 2020

    Seymour (Sy) Schuster, age 94, died on October 31st. He had tested positive for COVID-19 on October 28. Sy taught Mathematics at Carleton, beginning as a visiting associate professor in 1958, and retiring as the Laird Professor of Mathematics and the Liberal Arts, Emeritus, in 1994.