Notices of the passing of members of the Carleton community
- April 29, 2013 at 1:14 pm
Chemistry Lab Manager Brian Mars, 65, passed away on Saturday, April 27 at his home in Cannon Falls. Brian had just received recognition last week for 30 years of work at Carleton, having joined the Carleton Chemistry Department in June of 1983. Brian was a vital component of the teaching and research mission of the department, and he excelled at solving problems associated with installing, maintaining, and operating equipment and instruments in the chemistry department.
- May 14, 2012 at 3:12 pm
Professor of biology emeritus Paul Jensen, 91, passed away in California on May 12. Paul taught biology at Carleton for 31 years, arriving as an instructor in 1955 and retiring as professor emeritus in 1986. Paul was an ecologist before that was a common word. He cared deeply about the environment and communicated his passion for nature to his students and on alumni reunion nature walks. He was married to Marie Jensen '47, who taught piano at Carleton and who died this past October. Together they had three children, Katherine (deceased in 1963), Niels, and Karen. In keeping with Paul Jensen's request, Arboretum Director Nancy Braker '81 will lead a contemplative walk in Paul's memory at McKnight Prairie on Sunday, June 17th, from 7:15a.m. to 9:15am. Please meet in front of the Recreation Center at 7:15a.m. to car pool with alumni. Paul taught Biology at Carleton for 31 years.
- May 3, 2012 at 3:37 pm
Former Carleton art professor Raymond "Jake" Jacobson, age 91, passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Jake taught art, especially sculpture, for 31 years at Carleton, arriving in 1955 as an assistant professor of art and retiring as professor emeritus in 1986. Jake was known for the vast amounts of time and wisdom he gave both to his students and to his colleagues. He was patient, but professional, expecting the highest quality.
- April 9, 2012 at 2:01 pm
Edward Reed Whittemore, Jr. passed away on Friday, April 6th after a long illness. He was 92. Reed taught at Carleton in the English department from 1947 to 1969. He founded "The Carleton Miscellany," a nationally acclaimed literary magazine published quarterly at Carleton from 1960-1980.
- February 27, 2012 at 10:23 am
David Maitland, former Carleton College Chaplain, passed away at age 89 on Feb 22nd in Northfield. David was the Carleton Chaplain for 30 years, beginning in 1956. He was also a member of the Religion Department and taught a wide range of courses on religion and faith.
- February 16, 2012 at 10:36 am
George Soule died at age 81 on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, at United Hospitals, St. Paul, after a short illness. A service to remember and celebrate George's life will be held during Carleton's Alumni Reunion weekend on Friday, June 15th, at 9:30 am at the Carleton Chapel. A 1951 graduate of Carleton, he earned a Ph.D. in English Literature at Yale University in 1960 and joined Carleton’s faculty as an assistant professor in 1962. He directed Carleton’s Centennial Celebration and founded the Carleton Summer Writing Program. He was chair of the English Department from 1980 to 1983 and retired as a professor emeritus in 1995. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Soule, of Northfield; daughter, Kate Soule, of Etna, N.H.; and two granddaughters.