In Memoriam: Spring/Summer 2017-18

University School of Milwaukee wishes to acknowledge and celebrate the lives of our dearly departed alumni and friends. We thank them for enriching our lives throughout their friendship.

Lawrence Rudolph Kem passed away peacefully on June 11, 2017, after a brief illness. He is survived by his daughters Elizabeth Clark ’79 and Laura Kem ’82, two beloved grandchildren, Danny Clark ’10 and Jack Clark ’13, many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara, and infant son, David. He lived a life filled with friends, loved ones, and joy.

Kem was born to a family of tenant farmers in Sikeston, Missouri in 1936. From humble beginnings, he became the first in his family to attend college, graduating with honors and serving as student body president at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy and enjoyed a distinguished career in business. Upon leaving active military service, he joined Proctor & Gamble and went on to be elected partner at McKinsey & Company, a global advisory firm, serving clients across Europe and North America.
He subsequently served as president of the American Appraisal Company, among other senior executive and principal investor roles.

He was a lifelong proponent of education and served as president of USM’s Board of Trustees from 1980 to 1982. He also established a scholarship program in his late wife’s name at their alma mater. He received the 2008 Merit Award from Southeast Missouri State in recognition of his career and life’s work. He enjoyed music, reading, and vacations with family.


William L. Davis III MCDS’37 – Newhall, Calif.


Audrey Nunnemacher Pertl MUS’41 – June 1, 2017, Salt Lake City, Utah

Arthur W. Hornig Ph.D. MCDS’42 – Feb. 12, 2018, Lexington, Mass.

Patton Fitzgerald McCulloch MCDS’42 – Feb. 8, 2017, La Luz, N.M.

Robert T. Allis MCDS’43 – Dec. 16, 2017, Denver

David J. Cunningham MCDS’43 – April 20, 2018, Milwaukee

Richard Seaman MCDS’43 – Nov. 17, 2017, Milwaukee

Erwin S. Huston MCDS’44 – April 10, 2018, Milwaukee

Marion Wheeler Emerson MDS’47 – Nov. 23, 2017, Tucson, Ariz.

Joan Wendel Ketchum MDS’47 – Nov. 13, 2017, Milwaukee

Robert Kloppenburg MCDS’48 – Dec. 24, 2017, Mequon, Wis.

Harold T. Bolte MUS’49 – April 14, 2018, Florence, Ala.

Carolyn Ziemann Wright MUS’49 – March 23, 2018, Oconomowoc, Wis.


Charlie Krause MCDS’51 – June 2, 2018, Mequon, Wis.
Additional coverage of his life and contributions to USM will appear in the Fall/Winter 2018–19 issue of USM Today.

David R. Duffett MUS’53 – Nov. 17, 2016, Glendale, Ariz.

Ann Reckmeyer Kobs MDS’54 – May 1, 2018, Pewaukee, Wis.

Douglas L. Anderson MCDS’55 – Dec. 10, 2014, Columbus, Ohio

Charles C. Bird MCDS’55 – May 8, 2010, Evanston, Ill.

Marjorie L. Hiller Schneider MDS’55 – March 6, 2017, Chicago

Roberta Williams MUS’55 – Dec. 14, 2017, Milwaukee

R. Michael Mett MUS’57 – March 22, 2018, Fort Pierce, Fla.

Charles R. Warner MCDS’58 – Nov. 8, 2017, Minneapolis

Carrie Johnson MUS’59 – May 5, 2018, Arlington, Va.


Gerard Kemperman MUS’61 – Nov. 10, 2017, Milwaukee

Nicholas C. Wilson MUS’61 – Jan. 10, 2018, Mequon, Wis.

Mary Stark Seefeld MUS’64 – April 26, 2018, Mequon, Wis.


Perri E. Mayes ’78 – March 1, 2018, Milwaukee


Marlin K. Ford ’88, June 25, 2017, Washington, D.C.


Ashley Beth Pindyck ’99 – May 23, 2018, Marin County, Calif.


Dr. Rajeev Jain – Nov. 18, 2017, Milwaukee
Father of Deeptee ’05, Namita ’06, and Vinay ’16.

Claire D. Johnson – Dec. 14, 2017, Milwaukee
Retired Preprimary teacher, 1960–1990.

Michael C. Kubly – Jan. 23, 2018, Naples, Fla.
Father of Molly Fritz ’80, Heather Erlandson ’92, Julianne Spadafora ’83, Kerry Bolger ’89, and Charlie Kubly ’94 (deceased). Grandfather of Augie Fritz ’10, Billie Fritz ’12, Colin Fritz ’09, Michaela Fritz ’19, Shelby Fritz ’22, Sydney Fritz ’17, George Erlandson ’21, and Grace Erlandson ’23.

Sadhana Kumar – Dec. 14, 2017, River Hills, Wis.
Mother of Maya ’96 and Justin ’98; wife of Ashok Kumar, former USM trustee.

Karen Siemers – April 21, 2018, Mequon, Wis.
Lower School tutor.

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