In Memoriam

We celebrate the lives of the following alumni and friends, whose deaths were recently shared with us. We are thankful for their friendship.


Betty Eastman Peyton MUS’35 — June 12, 2011, Minneapolis

Thomas B. Wilson MUS’38 — May 14, 2018, Mequon, Wis.


William Krauthoefer MUS’41 — May 1, 2017, Carmel, Calif.

Dorothy Dickens Mestier MDS’41 — Aug. 23, 2018, Mequon, Wis.

Mary Ellen Crane Rossiter MDS’41 — Oct. 21, 2018, Ithaca, N.Y.

Henry S. Jefferson MCDS’44 — Sept. 15, 2018, Santa Barbara, Calif.

Ann Madden Gales MDS’48 — Sept. 4, 2018, Winter Springs, Fla.

Gloria Ratzsch Mitchelson MUS’48 — Sept. 24, 2018, Cedarburg, Wis.

Arthur O. Smith II MCDS’48 — Nov. 22, 2018, Milwaukee

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


Edward A. Purtell Jr. MCDS’51 — Aug. 26, 2018, Milwaukee

Victor V. Dahl MUS’52 — June 22, 2018, Milwaukee

Norma Militzer Doner MUS’52 — Aug. 1, 2018, Woodruff, Wis.

Jane Slichter Allen MDS’53 — March 30, 2017, Oxford, England   

Theodore A. Ray MCDS’56 — Oct. 5, 2018, Jackson, Wis.

Victoria Krause Mayer MDS’57 — Nov. 6, 2018, Mequon, Wis.

Allen I. Bernfeld MUS’58 — March 18, 2017, Milwaukee

Susan Van Dyke Mackie MUS’59 — Nov. 6, 2018, Grafton, Wis.


Jeffery Park MCDS’64 — Aug. 30, 2018, Ridgefield, Conn.


Dana C. Hoelter Acker ’91 — July 28, 2018, Fort Myers, Fla.

Carson Simms ’99 — October 2018, Bayside, Wis.


Edward Bischoff Jr. — Oct. 15, 2018, Sanibel, Fla.
Father of Peggy Purtell ’80, Marion MacNeil ’82, and Liza Caputo ’86.

David Eppelsheimer Sr.  — Oct. 8, 2018, Wauwatosa, Wis.
Husband of faculty member Francine Eppelsheimer.

Charles Hansen — Oct. 14, 2018, Clayton, Mo.
Member, Board of Trustees, 1976–1978; father of Mark Hansen ’74 and Melissa Hansen ’77.

Krause is survived by his wife of 62 years, Roz (Stearns) Krause MDS’52 (pictured above in April 2018) and their four children, Charles A. Krause IV ’75, Kathryn (Krause) Higgins ’77, William Krause ’78, and Timothy Krause ’81; 10 grandchildren including Sarah Campbell-Harris ’05, Jane Krause ’07, Tim Krause ’10, and two great-grandchildren.

Charles A. Krause MCDS’51 passed away on June 2, 2018 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Krause was an executive at the family business, Krause Milling Co., and later ran the Glendale-based business consulting firm Krause Consultants Ltd. He was a long-standing supporter of University School of Milwaukee, having served as a trustee from 1972–78, and as the corporate division chair for the USM Fund cabinet in 1996. His ties to the school date back to his grandmother, Ida (Winkler) Krause, who was a graduate of the German-English Academy in 1892.

Krause was a major supporter of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and held many different positions at the symphony, including volunteer leader, board chair, interim executive director, and interim vice president of development. To honor Krause, the symphony named its vice president of development chair the “Charlie Krause Chair.” He also was an avid supporter of Kids from Wisconsin and founded the Milwaukee Urban Soccer Collaborative, which makes soccer leagues possible for inner city youth.

In 1995, he wrote a book, “Fastrack Business Management: The Minute MBA,” which was aimed at helping company leaders adapt quickly to changing environments.

Updated as of Nov. 27, 2018.


In the “In Memoriam” section of the Spring/Summer 2017–18 issue, the following women were incorrectly listed as graduates of Milwaukee Country Day School, when in fact they were graduates of Milwaukee Downer Seminary: Gertrude Buss Couch, Ph.D. MDS’27; Marion Wheeler Emerson MDS’47; Joan Wendel Ketchum MDS’47; Ann Reckmeyer Kobs MDS’54; and Marjorie L. Hiller Schneider MDS’55. Our sincerest apologies for the error.

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