Jan 212021
 

Angela “Ann” (Kreider) Proctor ’57 died Jan. 10, 2021, in Milan, Ohio.

Ann majored in music and was active in Sigma Alpha Iota at Illinois Wesleyan. She was a Rotarian, and was active in the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra, Firelands Symphony Orchestra and Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra Board. She played in many quartets over the years. She loved “gadding” around town, watching sports, needle point, sewing, reading and listening to books on tape. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and family. She is survived by three children, six grandchildren, a brother, Stanley Kreider ’53, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

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Jan 132021
 

Marlin TenBoer ’52 of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, died Nov. 21, 2020.

Marlin, or “Muggs” as he was known by his classmates, majored in music at Illinois Wesleyan and was active in Phi Mu Alpha, the Apollo Quartet, and IWU’s concert and marching bands. He married Sara (Watson) TenBoer ’52 shortly after their IWU graduation. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and was a playing member of the 5th Army Band, stationed at Fort Sheridan, Illinois. He later served as an admissions counselor at Illinois Wesleyan before earning a doctorate at Indiana University. He was a longtime employee of Northern Illinois University, and he and Sara were longtime residents of DeKalb, Illinois. He was known for his wit and humor, and was a friend to all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his wife. He is survived by two children and several grandchildren.

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Jan 122021
 

Patricia (Clothier) Schumm ’48 of Normal, Illinois, died Jan. 4, 2021. She was 94.

Pat was active in Kappa Delta, sports and choir at Illinois Wesleyan. She was the backbone to her late husband’s many businesses and shared with him a love of NASCAR, fishing and farming. She was a past president of Towanda (Ill.) PTA, IWU’s Kappa Delta Alumni Association and Hudson (Ill.) Education Association. She was active in Second Presbyterian Church and a women’s farming group known as the Towanda Busy Bees. She enjoyed bird-watching, gardening and all things recycling. She is survived by four children, six grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, three stepchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.

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Jan 122021
 

Sybil (Wyle) Young ’52 of Arlington Heights, Illinois, died Sept. 24, 2020. She was 90.

Sybil studied foreign languages, music, English literature and creative writing at Illinois Wesleyan. She spent 38 years in education as an elementary and high school teacher, and English as a second language instructor. During her years of teaching, she pursued graduate studies at BouIder State University, Northeastern University and the National College of Education. She retired from teaching in 1989. Sybil was an ardent believer in giving and was a volunteer at Northwest Community Hospital, where she co-chaired the hospital’s fashion show charity luncheons in 1991 and 1992. She tutored Japanese adults in reading and ESL, volunteered at the Arlington Heights Senior Center, and was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights, where she sang in the choir. Sybil is survived by many friends and acquaintances.

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Dec 142020
 

John Kahle ’50 died Nov. 26, 2020, in Lynchburg, Virginia. He was 92.

John earned a bachelor’s degree in physics at Illinois Wesleyan and a master’s degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Cincinnati. He spent four years in the U.S. Air Force as a nuclear radiation specialist. John worked in a variety of roles: at General Electric’s aircraft nuclear propulsion facility in Cincinnati; at GE’s nuclear fuel fabrication facility in Wilmington, North Carolina; as a senior health physicist at Monsanto Research Corporation in Miamisburg, Ohio; and at the Atomic Energy Commission/Nuclear Regulatory Commission Inspection and Enforcement Department in Atlanta. John was a member of the American Health Physics Society, American Nuclear Society, American Industrial Hygiene Association, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, and Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed hunting and participating in the National Cornhusking Association’s annual contest held every October in various Midwest locations. He is survived by two children.

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Dec 142020
 

Charles Doxey ’58 of Valparaiso, Indiana, died Nov. 18, 2020. He was 84.

Charles served in the United States Air Force Reserves. He graduated from Illinois Wesleyan, where he was active in Sigma Chi and met his future wife, Diana (Davis) Doxey ’60. Charles worked as a certified public accountant. His work took him all over the Midwest, and he eventually ran his own business in Crown Point, Indiana, for 30 years. He was active in the Rotary Club and enjoyed playing bridge and golf, working on puzzles, and gardening with his wife. He was a lifelong Chicago Cubs and deemed the team’s World Series win in 2016 as one of the highlights of his life. He also enjoyed traveling with his family, particularly to Hilton Head Island in South Carolina and Door County in Wisconsin. He was preceded in death by his wife. He is survived by three children, his AFS daughter and her children, and four grandchildren.

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Dec 142020
 

Marguerite (Nigro) Flanigan ’54 died Nov. 9, 2020, in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was 89.

Marguerite earned a bachelor’s degree in music at Illinois Wesleyan, where she was active in Sigma Alpha Iota. She later met her husband while pursuing a master’s degree at Northern Illinois University. Together they raised five children in Champaign, Illinois, and New Lenox, Illinois. Marguerite was a gifted mezzo-soprano and pianist who regularly performed in church. She taught private piano lessons for many years and was an elementary school music and classroom teacher who retired from Goodings Grove School in Homer Glen, Illinois. In her later years, she moved to Minneapolis-St. Paul, where she made countless friends. Her family was of the utmost importance to her, and her home was always open to family, friends, or anyone else who came to her door. She is survived by two sisters, five children, eight grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

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Dec 112020
 

Mary (McCarthy) Migielicz ’42 of Savoy, Illinois, died Nov. 11, 2020. She was 99.

Mary earned degrees at both Lincoln College and Illinois Wesleyan; she studied vocal music and joined Sigma Alpha Iota at IWU. Mary taught music and English at high schools in the Illinois communities of Divernon, Wood River, Charleston and Lincoln. She married a fellow teacher in 1951 and soon left teaching to raise four daughters. But she remained active in music, directing a women’s choral group, singing and directing music at Holy Family Catholic Church in Lincoln, and organizing community concert series. She continued to work as a substitute teacher until she was nearly 80 years old. After her husband’s death, Mary moved into a senior living facility, where she continued to engage in music as a member of the Windsor Singers and the Windsor Bell Choir. She is survived by four daughters and three grandchildren.

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Dec 112020
 

Aline (Rosendahl) Henerberg ’47 died Nov. 7, 2020, in Bourbannais, Illinois. She was 94.

Aline studied nursing at Illinois Wesleyan and Olivet Nazarene universities. She later earned a master’s degree from Governors State University. Aline was employed for 33 years at Manteno (Ill.) State Hospital as a nurse and hospital administrator. She was also a nursing professor for 20 years at Kankakee Community College. She is survived by her husband and four children, including James Bourland ’74, three stepdaughters, 20 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

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