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  • Fred Easter

    27 September 2022

    Fred Easter, age 81, died on September 24th after a long battle with cancer. Fred began working at Carleton in 1968 and served in multiple capacities including: Assistant Director of Admissions, Director of Black Activities, Director of Project ABC (“A Better Chance”), Associate Dean of Students, Director of the ABC Regional Office, one season in 1972 as the Freshman Basketball Coach, and Lecturer in English from 1974-76. Fred’s work at Carleton and throughout his life was dedicated to helping Black and other students of color gain access to higher education. He brought a sharp wit, strong intellect, and deep wisdom to all he did.

  • Romulus (“Molly”) Busa

    27 September 2022

    Romulus (“Molly”) Busa, age 82, died on Saturday, September 24th. Molly worked at Carleton for 27 years as a custodian, beginning in 1976 when he moved to Northfield from the Philippines. He worked in Severance for 23 of those years; Sayles-Hill for four more years; and just before his retirement in 2003, he worked in Hulings. Molly’s warmth, care, and sense of humor was appreciated by the students and many others with whom he worked.

  • Walter Wojciechowski

    2 September 2022

    Walter Wojciechowski, age 69, died on August 24th at home in Northfield. Walter was the designer & technical director of Theater from 1993 to 2011, as well as a senior lecturer in Theater and technical advisor to UNCO (The Uninvited Company, a student summer theater troupe) until 2011.

  • Sheila Best Kimble

    2 August 2022

    Sheila Best Kimble, age 82, died on July 26th in Casper, Wyoming. Sheila began as the Assistant Dean of Women in 1965 and left in 1974 as an Associate Dean of Students. At a time of great change at Carleton and in society, she was adept at helping to navigate the many complex issues.

  • Lyle Oster

    5 May 2022

    Lyle Oster, age 71, died on Sunday, May 1st. After graduating from the Culinary Institute in New York, Lyle managed catering at Carleton for Sodexho out of the Burton Dining Hall from 1986 to 1999. He went on to a 40 year career with Sodexho, managing food services at other universities and other senior administration work.

  • Leonard Wenc

    4 April 2022

    Leonard (Len) Wenc, age 82, died on March 29th in Northfield. Len was the Director of Student Financial Services from 1970 until his retirement in 2000. During his 30 years at Carleton, Len is quoted as saying he had “a social worker’s mentality—the need to open doors to higher education for those unable to attend due to financial circumstances.” Students and colleagues respected his forthright commitment to equity in meeting students’ full financial needs, advocating for grant aid, and further developing the work-study program.

  • Marlene Kispert

    21 March 2022

    Marlene Kispert, age 89, died on March 13th. Marlene worked as a switchboard operator at Carleton for 27 years, from 1971 to 1997. She was a caring and generous person who will be greatly missed.

  • James Stowe

    25 February 2022

    James Stowe, age 75, died at home in Northfield on Feb 21st. Jim worked at Carleton for 39 years, beginning in 1969 on Grounds right out of Northfield High School, then as a chauffeur, and retiring as Locksmith Lead in 2008. He was a kind, caring, and quiet man, dedicated to his work and to Carleton.

  • Brian Murphy

    1 February 2022

    Brian Murphy, age 65, died on Sunday, January 30, surrounded by his family. Brian worked in the Career Center beginning in 2011 and left in June 2021 as his health began to deteriorate due to a brain tumor. In his primary role as Program Director for Internships and Experiential Learning, Brian went above and beyond for students, supporting their dreams with careful listening and extensive research on their behalf.

  • John Jindra

    14 January 2022

    John Jindra, age 54, died on January 7 at his home in Le Center, Minn. John worked in Dining Services from 2002–2005 and then as a Custodian from 2005–2019. John was helpful, thoughtful, and tender-hearted, working even the second shift with enthusiasm.

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