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  • Herbert Halverson, ’63 DVM, Grand Rapids, Minn., died on June 15, 2022, at 90. After spending years as a naval fighter pilot and helicopter pilot, Halverson earned his DVM and moved to Owatonna, Minn., where he established his veterinary practice. In 1986, he began his second career as a veterinarian for the USDA in Barron, Wis. Halverson is survived by his wife, Jean; two daughters; four sons; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; his sister; and many nieces and nephews.

  • Charles Blackbourn, ’60 DVM, Winter Haven, Fla., died on April 15, 2022, at 86. After graduating from veterinary school, Blackbourn became a large and small animal veterinarian, establishing Rock Veterinary Clinic in Janesville, Wis., which ran for over 30 years. In addition to treating animals, he participated in field trials with dogs and horses. He is survived by his two sons, two daughters, and six grandchildren.

  • Philip Salem, ’61 DVM, Selby, S.D., died on Jan. 6, 2022, at 98. After serving in the U.S. Army, Holmberg worked as an agriculture instructor before earning his DVM. Upon graduation, he served as state veterinarian for Idaho before moving back to South Dakota to found the Salem Veterinary Clinic. He is survived by his three children and his brother.

  • Paul Holmberg, ’60 DVM, St. Paul, died on March 15, 2022, at 90. He served in the U.S. Navy before pursuing a DVM, which marked the starting point of a 43-year veterinary career. He is survived by his wife, Marion; four children; and 11 grandchildren.

  • John Quast, ’66 DVM, ’73 PhD, Midland, Mich., died on March 20, 2022, at 83. He pursued his DVM and a PhD in pathology after serving in the U.S. Navy. He landed a job with the Dow Chemical Company in its toxicology department. Over the course of his 25-year career, Quast led many studies aimed at protecting human health and the environment. He is survived by his wife, Mary; his daughter; his son; and five grandchildren.

  • John Quast, ’66 DVM, ’73 PhD, Midland, Mich., died on March 20, 2022, at 83. He pursued his DVM and a PhD in pathology after serving in the U.S. Navy. He landed a job with the Dow Chemical Company in its toxicology department. Over the course of his 25-year career, Quast led many studies aimed at protecting human health and the environment. He is survived by his wife, Mary; his daughter; his son; and five grandchildren.

  • Henry Lawston, ’68 DVM, Cresco, Iowa, died on Feb. 18, 2022, at 79. Lawston founded a veterinary practice in Lanesboro, Minn., treating both large and small animals. In 1987, he sold his practice and worked full-time in meat inspection for the USDA for the next seven years. Lawston spent another five years working as a part-time inspector. He is survived by his wife, Harriet; his two sons; and three grandchildren.

  • Jay J. Hanson, ’64 DVM, died in August of 2021. 

  • 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.