Frieda Kooiker, ’78 DVM, Luverne, Minn., died on Jan. 10, 2022, at 68. Kooiker is remembered as a dedicated dairy woman and farmer known for her creativity in designing, crafting, and building items for her yard and flowerbeds. She is survived by her husband, Harlyn; four children; her mother; four grandchildren; three brothers; four sisters; and many nieces and nephews.
Jay J. Hanson, ’64 DVM, died in August of 2021.
William Rogers, ’59 DVM, died in March of 2022.
Hans Peterson, ’59 DVM, Kaufman, Texas, died on Jan. 8, 2022, at 88. Peterson practiced veterinary medicine for 51 years. In addition to treating animals, he also served as a lay minister, including overseeing a jail ministry in Eagle Pass and Piedras Negras, Mexico. Peterson is survived by his wife, JoAnne Peterson; seven children; his brother; his sister Lila (Tom) Creager, two sisters-in-law; many nieces and nephews; 20 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and their families.
Christopher Lee, ’87 DVM, Cape Coral, Fla., died on Jan. 10, 2021, at 66. Lee owned and operated the South Berwick Veterinary Hospital in South Berwick, Maine, for 20 years where he practiced small animal medicine and surgery with special interests in dermatology, ophthalmology, soft tissue surgery, and orthopedics. He also founded and owned the Eliot Veterinary Hospital in Eliot, Maine.
Alan Flory, ’87 DVM, Benzonia, Mich., died on Dec. 21, 2021, at 70. A man of many passions, Flory started his professional journey in automobile assembly before earning degrees in economics, an MBA, his DVM in his 30s, and, upon retirement, a graduate degree in ecology. He spent the majority of his career leading clinical and regulatory teams to bring heart valves, stents, and other lifesaving medical device products to market. He is survived by his wife, Monica; five siblings; and many nieces and nephews.
Terrance Curtin, ‘54 DVM, MS, PhD, Raleigh, N.C., died on Dec. 15, 2020, at 94. Curtin began practicing after graduation but the lure of academia led him to hold faculty positions at Purdue University, the University of Missouri, and North Carolina State University. Curtin served as the founding dean for NCSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine from 1981 to 1992. He is survived by his wife Sharon; his sister; four children; stepdaughter; three grandchildren; step-granddaughter; and step-grandson.
Joseph “Doc” McGlynn, ’60 DVM, Gay Mills, Wis., died on Oct. 31, 2021, at 92. McGlynn and his wife settled down in Soldiers Grove, Wis., in 1960, and there he practiced as a veterinarian until his retirement in 1996. He was an avid reader, and his favorite books to read were biographies, poetry, and Russian literature. McGlynn is survived by his wife Barb; his three children; 13 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and his nephew.
Ann Haugen, ’09 DVM, Milton, Wash., died on Oct. 10, 2021, at 38. Haugen moved to Washington shortly after graduation and worked as a veterinarian for 12 years until she passed away. In addition to caring for animals as a clinician, she rescued several dogs over the years, including one named Zim who was at her side when she passed. Haugen is survived by her parents, sister, brother, niece, nephew, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.