Randall Murray, ’85 DVM, Bemidji, Minn., died on April 30, 2021, at age 62. In pursuit of his passion for animal care, Murray purchased the Blackduck Vet Clinic in Blackduck, Minn., before moving his operation to Bemidji, where he opened the Friendly Vet Clinic. Murray worked at the clinic until his passing. He also had an affinity for rabbits and spent much of the 1990s successfully breeding and showing New Zealand Reds all over Minnesota. Murray is survived by his two children, his mother, three siblings, two grandchildren, and many extended relatives.
Loyal “Doc” Monson, ’69 DVM, Plum City, Wis., died on April 9, 2021, at age 81. Before starting his veterinary career, Monson served abroad in the U.S. Army for a few years. Upon returning stateside, he obtained his DVM and opened a large animal practice in Plum City, where he served the surrounding farms for more than 40 years until his retirement in 2010. Monson is survived by his two children, five grandchildren, one great-grandson, two siblings, several nieces, and other relatives and friends.
Douglas Mason, ’68 DVM, Chippewa Falls, Wis., died on May 9 at age 75. Mason entered private practice following his graduation from veterinary school but went on to spend most of his veterinary career working for the USDA as an inspector for meat processing plants. Additionally, he served in the U.S. Army and the Wisconsin Army National Guard, retiring with a rank of colonel. Mason is survived by his wife, Cheryl; three children; nine grandchildren; two brothers; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Rodney Neubert, ’61 DVM, Fairfield, Calif., died on June 9, 2021, at age 88.
Charles Vandermause, ’73, DVM, Austin, Texas, died on February 27, 2021, at age 71. Known as Dr. V to his clients, Vandermause began his veterinary career in California, where he opened and operated a practice in suburban Los Angeles for nearly 25 years. In 1996, his family moved to Austin, Texas, where he owned and operated Crystal Mountain Animal Hospital. Vandermause is survived by his wife, Sheri; two sons; two grandchildren; his sister and five brothers; and his mother-in-law, brother-in-law, and sister-in-law.
Roderick Stenzel, ’58, DVM, Eau Claire,Wis., died on March 9, 2021, at age 87. Prior to beginning his veterinary career, Stenzel served in the Air Force for several years before moving to Durand, Wis., and practicing veterinary medicine. He worked as a veterinarian for 44 years until he retired in 2005. In addition to animal care, Stenzel had a passion for flying and took many trips in his Cessna 172. Stenzel is survived by his wife, Lorraine; his brother; his four daughters and four stepchildren; 19 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Gerald “Jerry” Rosen ’57, DVM, Fort Myers, Fla., died on December 5, 2020, at age 88. After graduating from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Rosen established Park Pet Hospital in Milwaukee and practiced until his retirement in 2002. He also served in leadership roles over the years for the Milwaukee Veterinary Medical Association, the Wisconsin Humane Society, and the Wisconsin Veterinary Examining Board. Rosen is survived by his wife, Anne; their four children; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Steven Gilbertson, ’70, DVM, Stamford, Conn., died on February 3, 2021, at age 74. Gilbertson’s veterinary career took him to the East Coast, where he held roles at the U. S. Army Institute of Infectious Diseases, the Sloan Kettering Institute, and the Animal Medical Center in New York City. He also co-founded Cen-Vet Laboratories, which was later sold to VCA Antech. Gilbertson is survived by his wife, Jenny Cordero; his four siblings; his sister-in-law; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Fritz P. Gluckstein, ’55 DVM, Kensington, Md., died on Feb. 14, 2021, at 94. Gluckstein was born in Berlin, Germany. Following the events of World War ll, Gluckstein immigrated to America in 1948 and settled in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. He pursued a doctorate of veterinary medicine from the College of Veterinary Medicine. From there, he worked in an Iowa laboratory before holding positions at the Smithsonian Institute and the National Library of Medicine. Gluckstein also served as a dedicated volunteer to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. He is survived by his wife Maran, his daughter, two stepchildren, and five grandchildren.