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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
14 October 2020
Elizabeth “Betty” Raadt, age 92, died on October 9th. Betty was a secretary in Admissions from 1947–49 and 1950–52. She worked most of her career at St. Olaf, but returned to Carleton as a food service checker for Sodexho from 1998–2002.
28 September 2020
Jackie Detlie, age 81, died on Saturday, Sept 26th. Jackie retired in 1999 from Custodial Services after more than 21 years of work primarily in Watson Hall. After her retirement, she continued working until 2005 in the Recreation Center as a Control Counter Staff.
23 September 2020
Carol Eyler, age 69, died on September 23rd. Carol was the Head of Technical Services in the Library from 1999–2017. Under her leadership, Carleton launched the joint online catalog with St. Olaf College.
16 September 2020
Lorraine Andreas, age 80, died on August 23rd. Lorraine worked at Carleton in catering for the Sodexho food service from 1999–2002.
16 July 2020
Maria Lugones, age 76, died on July 14th. Maria taught Philosophy at Carleton, beginning in 1972 as an instructor and leaving in 1994 as a full professor. She went on to teach at Binghamton University in New York. She returned in 2005–2006 as the Cowling Visiting Professor of Philosophy