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.
Fred "Will" Willard Carlson, ’57 DVM, Forest Lake, Minn., died on Feb. 14, 2021, at 89. Upon graduating from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Carlson set up a small and large animal practice in Forest Lake. He was known to residents as “Doc Carlson.” He also farmed and planned conservation-focused housing developments. Will was preceded in death by his first wife, son, two brothers, one sister, one grandson, one daughter-in-love, and one son-in-law. He is survived by his wife Jeanette, four sons, his daughter, and his sister, a daughter-in-love, 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Calvert Larsen, ’79 PhD, South Jordan, Utah, died on Jan. 24, 2021, at 87. Larsen grew up on a farm and received his veterinary doctorate from Colorado State University. Later, he obtained a PhD in Veterinary Microbiology-Virology from the UMN College of Veterinary Medicine. In 1979, Larsen became one of the first faculty members to join the new Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. He served as poultry specialist until his retirement in 2002. Larsen is survived by his four children, 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, two sisters and a sister-in-law. He was preceded in death by his wife Colleen, his brother, and his parents.
Diane Sittig, ’72 DVM, St. Paul, Minn., died on February 12, 2021. Upon graduating from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Sittig started a veterinary house call that eventually became Century Animal Clinic in Maplewood, Minn.
Marcus R. Berg, ’69 DVM, Rochester, died on November 8, 2020, at 76. Berg started his career practicing veterinary medicine in Fairmont, Minn., where he met his beloved wife, Susan. He eventually purchased the Sleepy Eye Veterinary Clinic after practicing in Fairmont, Clarks Grove, and Tracy. His interest in small animals and the Arizona sun led him to the Phoenix area in 1996, where he provided pet care before eventually retiring in 2007. He is survived by his wife, two children, three grandchildren, four brothers, and many nieces and nephews.