Farewells

Notices of the passing of members of the Carleton community

  • Margaret Ann (Ranny) Riecker '54

    Margaret Ann (Ranny) Riecker '54, trustee from 1987-2010 and former chair of the board from 1999-2004, died peacefully at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland on Monday, April 7. She was 80 years old. She was born Nov. 9, 1933, in Ann Arbor, the daughter of the late Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley. A zoology major at Carleton, she graduated in 1954 and participated as a student in music and drama events. She served as president of the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation and president and chair of the Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundations.

  • Paxton Harvieux ’15

    Paxton Harvieux '15

    March 1, 2014

    Paxton Harvieux '15 died as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident just outside Northfield on February 28, 2014.  Paxton, of Stillwater, Minnesota, was a Computer Science major.  A funeral service for Paxton was held on Saturday, March 8 at the Stillwater Junior High School Auditorium.  A memorial service will be held at Carleton College on Saturday, April 12 at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel.                   

  • Michael Goodgame ’15

    Michael Goodgame '15

    March 1, 2014

    Michael Goodgame died as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident just outside Northfield on February 28, 2014.  Michael, of Westport, Connecticut, was a Political Science major.  A memorial service for Michael was held  on Thursday, March 6 at Christ and Holy Trinity Church in Westport.  A memorial service will be held at Carleton College on Saturday, April 12 at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel.                  

  • James Adams ’15

    James Adams '15

    March 1, 2014

    James Adams '15 died as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident just outside Northfield on February 28, 2014.  James, of St. Paul, Minnesota, was a Chemistry major. A funeral service for James was held on Saturday, March 8 at House of Hope Presbyterian Church in St Paul. A memorial service will be held at Carleton College on Saturday, April 12 at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel.                  

  • Ian Barbour

    Ian Barbour

    December 27, 2013

    Ian Barbour died on December 24th. Ian suffered a stroke at home in Northfield on Friday, Dec. 20th, and remained in a coma at Abbott Northwestern Hospital until his death. He was 90 years old. Ian came to Carleton in 1955 with the founding of the Religion department.  In the 1970's, he co-founded of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy program at Carleton, which has since become ENTS (Environment and Technology Studies). He retired in 1986 as the Winifred and Atherton Bean Professor Emeritus of Science, Technology and Society.

  • Peter Prenzel-Guthrie

    Peter Prenzel-Guthrie

    December 16, 2013

    Peter Prenzel-Guthrie, age 87, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 15th. Peter taught Psychology at Carleton from 1960 until 1992. His interests included the history of this country's treatment of people with mental retardation, the nature, causes, and treatment of developmental delay, and related topics in the areas of learning, cognition, and motivation.