Vickie Duscher

6 January 2022
Vickie Duscher

Vickie Duscher, age 64, died of cancer at her home in Aitkin, Minnesota on January 2nd. Vickie worked in the President’s Office from 1998 to 2012. Vickie formed genuine relationships with people across campus, reminding us all that, at its core, a residential college is about human interactions as we seek to better understand the world.

Vickie’s former colleagues recall that she was deeply caring, fiercely loyal, hard working, perceptive, and was always ready to address the daily challenges using her practical wisdom. And her laugh was greatly appreciated — Vickie was able to find joy and humor in all situations.  

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  • 2022-01-14 14:07:09
    Linda Mueller

    Vickie wasn't just a colleague, she was also a classmate of mine. In Junior High we pulled a few shenanigans but never got caught! She had an infectious smile and a heart of gold. RIP Vickie.

  • 2022-01-15 15:43:33
    Jane Nelson

    Vickie was my co-worker in the President's Office. Her smile was terrific, and often just the thing a person needed, whether communicating empathy, humor, mischief, welcome..... She was a can-do gal and always chipped in to help wherever it was needed. Her common sense brought many people together and accomplished many a complicated task. She made working fun. I'll carry her memories always. There is another angel in Heaven.

  • 2022-01-19 10:25:42
    Becky Krogh

    When Vickie first started working at Carleton she was a temporary person in the Dean of the College Office. She was great fun to work with and also a hard worker. I was glad she was able to continue to work in Laird as we had many interactions throughout the years. My husband was working at Kwik Trip in Faribault at the time and Vickie would often give him crap when she would stop there. She brought joy wherever she was no matter what the task was. You will be missed Vickie.

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