Farewells

Notices of the passing of members of the Carleton community

  • Dick Cantwell

    W. Richard (Dick) Cantwell

    September 8, 2014

    W. Richard (Dick) Cantwell died on Sunday, Sept 7, at the age of 82. Dick came to Carleton as an Instructor in German in 1965 and retired as Professor of German in 1993. In the 1970’s, he initiated the department’s overseas seminar in Germany. He was also the Director of Off-Campus Programs from 1979-1983. Dick was a generous and supportive colleague with a wry sense of humor. He brought many interests to his teaching, including his extensive knowledge of German history, German literature, and his expertise in opera and the German Lied.

  • 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.