Farewells

Notices of the passing of members of the Carleton community. For notices of alumni passings, please see Alumni Farewells.

  • Andrea Kodner-Wenzel

    Andrea Kodner-Wenzel

    March 22, 2019

    Andrea Lucia Kodner-Wenzel, age 59, died on March 14th. Andrea was an adjunct instructor in flute at Carleton from 1991 to 2001. She combined her interests and skills in music with work in information technology.

  • LaNelle Olsen

    LaNelle Olsen

    March 12, 2019

    LaNelle Olsen, age 89, died on March 6th in Northfield. LaNelle was a Development Staff Associate at Carleton from 1974–1979. Beyond her work in Development at both colleges, LaNelle was known for her energy, good humor, and commitment to peace and social justice.

  • David Roberts

    David Roberts

    March 5, 2019

    David Roberts, age 58, died in Northfield on February 24th after a long illness. David worked for the Sodexho food service from December 1996 to May 2003. He made strong friendships with students over those years and was known as "Superfan David Roberts" because of his enthusiasm for Carleton athletics.

  • Nancy Cantwell

    Nancy Cantwell

    December 4, 2018

    Nancy Cantwell, age 88, died on November 16th in an assisted living facility near her son's home in Maryland. Nancy worked in the Carleton Library as an assistant in circulation from 1976-1986. She was married to Richard Cantwell, an emeritus professor of German, who died in 2014.

  • Dennis Easley

    Dennis Easley

    September 27, 2018

    Dennis Easley, age 68, died Wednesday, September 26 after a difficult illness. Dennis was Carleton’s Superintendent of Grounds from 1979 until his retirement in 2012. He was also the clock operator for basketball during many of those years, including the most recent season. Dennis cared deeply about the Carleton community and wanted the physical campus to reflect the college's values and be welcoming of all. His quiet remarks and actions were sprinkled with a dry sense of humor.

  • Betty Kendall

    Betty Kendall

    June 4, 2018

    Betty Kendall, age 88, died on Sunday, June 3rd in Northfield. Betty worked at Carleton for almost 35 years, beginning in 1968 as secretary to the Chemistry and Geology departments, then to History and Modern Languages for 3 years, and from 1972 until 1996 in Economics and Sociology/Anthropology. After her retirement, she continued to work part time as a checker for Sodexho until 2003.