Faculty/Staff Passings

Tom Ebert, 49, of Eau Claire, assistant professor in the department of business, passed away June 11, 2009, at home as the result of cancer.

Eugene “Gene” Flug, 84, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, at Red Cedar Medical Center in Menomonie. Flug came to UW-Stout in 1962 and retired in 1988 after serving as an administrator and faculty member.

Ed Gold, 91, born Isador Gold, of St. Paul. Gold, who retired from UW-Stout in 1983, taught chemistry at the university.

Howard Heise, 68, of Menomonie, assistant professor emeritus, passed award Saturday, March 28, 2009. Heise retired from the university in 1998, after teaching speech and forensics for 35 years.

Beulah C. Howison, 99, of Menomonie, died Thursday, March 12, 2009, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie. Howison served as a librarian at the university from 1942 until her retirement in 1975.

Clark Leeson, 65, of Hudson, emeritus senior lecturer in the department of English and philosophy, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008.

Thomas Ninneman, 80, of Tomah, passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2009. Ninneman Joined the faculty of UW-Stout in 1970, where he served 32 years in capacities as full professor, chairman of the social science department and associate dean of Graduate Studies. He retired from the UW System as Professor Emeritus in 2002.

Glenyce Peterson ’58, 71, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008. Peterson graduated from Stout in 1958 with a degree in home economics education. She later returned to the university and taught in the clothing and textile department for 31 years.

Vernon Rhodes, 82, of Menomonie, died Friday, Oct. 23, 2009. He retired from UW-Stout in 1990, after spending 31 years at the Memorial Student Center, with the last several years serving as the dining service manager.

Evelyn Rimel, 97, of Missoula, Mont., passed away Aug. 6, 2009. Rimel came to UW-Stout in 1961. She was among the first to be named an Outstanding Teacher at Stout. Her contributions include the development of the counseling practicum and play therapy.

Paul Robinson, 55, of River Falls, died unexpectedly on Nov. 12, 2008.  Paul attended UW-Stout and lived in Menomonie from 1974-1979. Although he completed his studies elsewhere, Paul made many life long friends while at UW-Stout.

E. Robert Rudiger BS ’48, MS ’50, of Hayward, passed away Monday, July 28, 2008. While at Stout, he developed and was chairman of the Department of Industrial Teacher Education. During this period, he also initiated the Stout extension program. In addition, he served as executive secretary of the Stout Alumni Association for 14 years.


Charles “Chuck” Thomas BS ‘51, MS ‘55, 86, of Menomonie, died Jan. 10, 2010 at the Dunn County Health Care Center. Thomas retired from UW-Stout in 1985 after teaching in the field of printing and graphic arts.

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