John Bonzer, M.D. (B.S. Med ’40), of Eugene, OR, died April 20, 2007 at age 88. He served as a physician in the U.S. Army medical corps in the European theater from 1944 to 1947, attaining the rank of major. He graduated from UND and received his medical degree from Temple University in Philadelphia. He served his residency at the Jersey City Medical Center in New Jersey. He practiced internal medicine in Eugene from 1949 to 1991.
He is survived by his wife Sallylou; son John; daughters Laura Howard, Alexis Schmidt and Dolores Gandall; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Albert Carlin, M.D. (B.S. Med. ’45), of Liberty, MO, died October 15, 2006. Dr. Carlin received his medical degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, in 1947. He served in the Army Medical Reserve Corps in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan, and as surgeon to the Fifth Battalion of the U.S. Calvary in Korea.
His is survived by his wife, Catherine; sister, Evelyn Mercer; his children, Paul (Pat), Janice (Ron) Smith, Elizabeth (Ken) Keim, Ann (Eric) Grape; his grandchildren, Amanda (Jason) Carlin Keim, Leslie Carlin, Catherine (Patrick) Keim-Falvey, Emily and Jonathan Smith, and Savanna Grape, and great-grandchildren, Micah and Elise Keim.
Walter Wasdahl, M.D. (B.S. Med. ’52), 79, of
Grand Forks, ND, died May 25, 2007. He attended a one-room schoolhouse and graduated from Cogswell (ND) High School in 1944. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy as a medical corpsman. He earned a degree in chemistry from Jamestown (ND) College graduating in 1950. He attended the UND medical school and received his medical degree from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He served his internship at St. Luke’s hospital in Duluth, MN. While in Duluth, he married Carole Joan Nichols on June 25, 1955. They returned to UND, where he served as student health care physician and pathology resident. He traveled to Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) for a neurosurgery fellowship, and to Malaysia for an academic fellowship in pathology. The remainder of his medical career was spent at UND, where he became professor and chairman of the Department of Pathology, retiring in 1993. Carole preceded him in death on August 17, 2003. Dr. Wasdahl authored numerous medical articles and received many teaching awards while at UND. An avid handball player, he was state champion and is in the North Dakota Handball Hall of Fame.
He is survived by his sons, Daniel (Colette) Wasdahl, M.D. ‘87, David (Leanne) and Maximillian; grandchildren, Coral, Ivy, Alex and Sara Wasdahl; a brother, Richard (Rosemary); sisters, Dorothy (Bayard) Lewis and Sylvia (Chuck) Flaa.
Memorials may be sent to: INMED Program, c/o Indian Studies, 317 Cambridge St., University Station, Grand Forks, ND 58202.
Betty Shui Mui Soo, M.D. (B.S. Med. ’57), of Honolulu, HI, died March 7, 2006 at age 72. She attended St. Andrew’s Priory and earned her B.A. degree from the University of Hawaii in 1955 and a B.S. Med. degree from UND in 1957. She received her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1959. She interned at Sacramento (CA) County Hospital from 1959 to 1960. She was a resident in pediatrics at Sacramento County Hospital (1960-61), Highland-Alameda County Hospital, California (1961-62), and Children’s Hospital, Honolulu (1962-63). She was associated with the Chock Pang Clinic in Honolulu and then had her own practice in Moiliili. After retirement she moved to Arcadia Retirement Home in Honolulu.
She is survived by brothers Harry and Daniel, and sisters Jennie Chow, Ellen Lum, Evelyn Shiroma and Kathleen Ong.
Dean Danner, Ph.D. in Biochemistry ’68. of Decatur, GA, died on January 2, 2007. He completed undergraduate studies at Lakeland College in Sheboygan, WI. He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from UND and following a post-doctoral stint at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis, moved on to a faculty position at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA. In 1973, he joined the faculty of Emory University as a research scientist in genetics. He was regarded as a leading world authority on MSUD and the related aspects of protein metabolism. In addition to his lab research, he also took time to work with the families of children affected by MSUD, answering questions, and explaining the findings of his research.
He is survived by his wife, Susan; son and grandson, Mark and Jaxon Danner; daughter, Kirstin (Eric) Batchelor, and sister, Diane (Ralph) Mueller.
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