Lyle J. Hanson, ’52 DVM, Canon City, Colo., died on July 31, 2021, at 94. After receiving his veterinary degree from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, Hanson joined the College as an instructor in the veterinary pathology and parasitology division.
Thomas Hagerty ’59 DVM, St. Michael, Minn., died on August 14, 2021, at 85. Hagerty spent 25 years of his career practicing large and small animal medicine in St. Michael. He also served as the executive director of the Minnesota State Board of Animal Health from 1984 until his retirement as state veterinarian in 2001. Hagerty spent another 15 years as the lead veterinarian of the Minnesota State Fair. He also was active in many civil and agricultural organizations for decades. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; his five children; 14 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; two siblings; and many other relatives.
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.