Dennis G. Hockett
Dennis G. Hockett, 57, Lawrence, died Feb. 29. He was a programmer and
analyst at KU from 1984 to 2004. Survivors include three sisters, Marylee
Rohla, Wichita, Barbara Tabata, Cambridge, N.Y., and Nyla Slate, Andover;
a brother, Richard, El Dorado; and his companion, Gini Newcomb, Raytown,
Mo. Memorials to the American Heart Association.
Ahman R. Karr
Ahman R. Karr, 89, Tonganoxie, died March 10. He retired in 1980 from
KU, where he worked as a grounds foreman. Survivors include a daughter,
Laurie Nelson, Lawrence; a son, Ralph B., Kansas City, Mo.; and a grandson.
Memorial contributions to the Tonganoxie Public Library.
Charles ‘Bert’ Reynolds Jr.
Charles Albert “Bert” Reynolds Jr., 80, Lawrence, died March
14. He came to KU in 1947 as an assistant professor of chemistry. He was
associate chair of chemistry from 1961 to 1967 and 1980 to 1987. Survivors
include his wife, Priscilla; three sons, Thomas A., Kansas City, Mo.,
John W., Lee’s Summit, Mo., and Joseph P., Gaithersburg, Md.; three
daughters, Marcia Farley and Vickie Quillin, both of Lawrence, and Amy
Daub, Parkersburg, W.Va.; and 15 grandchildren. Memorials to the KU chemistry
department or the Corpus Christi Catholic Church.
Janice R. Roberts
Janice R. Roberts, 64, McMinnville, Ore., died March 13. She worked as
a cook for KU residence halls in the 1980s. Survivors include two sons,
Michael Zeeb, McMinnville, and Richard Zeeb, Hartford City, Ind., and
Michael “Mike” Scherer, 81, died Feb. 3 in Munich, Germany.
Scherer, working with Toni Burzle, was instrumental in establishing the
first KU Summer Language Institute in Germany near Holzkirchen when he
held an appointment as a visiting assistant professor in German at KU
in 1960-61. He returned to KU as a visiting associate professor from 1962-64.
Scherer and his wife, Elisabeth, taught and worked with students in the
SLI for many years. She survives, in Munich, as does a daughter in New
Margaret Nasmith Wedge
Margaret Nasmith Wedge, 73, Lawrence, died March 2. She was a practicum
instructor for students in the School of Social Welfare. Survivors include
three daughters, Laura Lawrence, Williamsburg, Va., Alberta Elliott Wedge,
Ozawkie, and Louise Wedge Pennewell, Lawrence; a son, Philip Wedge, Lone
Star; and five grandchildren. Memorials to the Lawrence Chamber Orchestra
or the Youth Council of the National Association for the Advancement of
Montrose M. Wolf
Montrose M. Wolf, 68, Lawrence, died March 19. He was a professor in human
development and family life from 1965 to 2000. Survivors include his wife,
Sandra; a daughter, Julie Planchon, Seattle; a son, Peter Madison, Lawrence;
and two grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to the Department
of Human Development and Family Life through KU Endowment, Hospice Care
of Douglas County or the charity of the donor’s choice, sent in
care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org,