Sep 112017

We are deeply saddened to announce that Howard Berggren, class of ’54, passed away in his sleep on Sept. 1, 2017. Howie was an outstanding athlete at IWU, selected for all conference teams in both baseball and basketball. He played on the same teams as Bobby “Ace” Winkles, ’52 and Earl Neeman, ’53. He attended many IWU events trough the years and was co-chair of the 50th, 55th, and 60th alumni reunions with Jim Ridenour’54.

Howard is survived by his wife Penny, daughter Kathy Pollcita, Louisville, CO, son Mark, daughters Ashley and Erica Bunting in the Aurora, IL area.

Contributions can be made in memory of Howie at Scholarship Funds, Illinois Wesleyan University or by calling 1-800-689-9743.

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Sep 072017
Since his retirement as a psychiatric social worker, (at age 79), it has been the goal of Harlan Dalluge (’58) to visit all 59 national parks.  To date, Harlan and his wife, Jeannine, have visited and toured 29 of those 59 parks. He says his philosophy is : “Tour those parks with agility, while I still have the ability…before I reach senility”. Their favorites to date include Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Sequoia/Redwoods, and several parks in Utah.  In August, Harlan and Jeannine visited and toured Crater Lake in Oregon–“very impressive”. The adventuring pair have 30 more to go.  The attached photo is from Yosemite:
We can’t wait to see where you two go next! Good luck, Harlan!
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Sep 052017

Rev. Elmer A. Dickson (’53) made an 18 day trip to Europe in August of 2017.  The center piece of the journey was a week of two classes at Oxford University and 3 days in London.  The courses were: “C.S. Lewis and the Christian Imagination” and “The Protestant Reformation and the Scientific Revolution.”  Elmer also spent 3 days in Wittenberg, Germany for the 500 year anniversary of the Reformation sparked by Martin Luther.  The homeward trip included 2 days in Lisbon, Portugal, the oldest city in Western Europe.

What a wonderful trip, Elmer!

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Aug 312017

Mary Winn ’43 will be a guest of honor at the Broadview Mansion bell dedication on September 7, 2017 at 4 pm. Mary attended the last bell dedication in 1940. You can read more about it here. 

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Aug 312017

We are deeply sorry to announce the passing of William Whiteside ’51 on June 8th, 2017. William was a resident of Wilmington, Illinois at the time of passing. He was raised and educated in Wilmington, and graduated from the Wilmington Public Schools with the class of 1945. Bill went onto honorably serve in the United States Navy along with the United States Air Force.

You may read his full obituary here:

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Aug 312017

We are deeply sorry to announce the passing of Robert Erdman ’51 on July 8th, 2017. After Illinois Wesleyan, Bob graduated from the University of Illinois in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering. Prior to attending the University of Illinois, he served in the US Army. After working as an engineer with Univac and Control Data in Minnesota, he was employed in marketing and sales with Memorex and Verbatim corporations in California. Upon retirement, he served as a volunteer at the Hiller Aviation Museum.

You may read his obituary here:

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