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

  • 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.

  • Joan Reitz

    Joan Reitz

    May 22, 2018

    Joan Reitz, 91, died on Saturday, May 19th here in Northfield. Joan worked at Carleton first as secretary in the Art Department in 1975-1976, and then for 13 years as secretary to the Chaplain until her retirement in 1989. Friends and colleagues describe Joan as unfailingly gracious and kind to all and a loyal friend. She was devoted to her family, Carleton, its students, her church, and many community groups.

  • Arlene Kluver

    Arlene Kluver

    April 27, 2018

    Arlene Kluver, age 89, died on Thursday, April 26th, at the Three Links Care Center here in Northfield. Arlene worked from 1965 to 1995 in the Office of Admissions, including eight years as Secretary to the Dean of Admissions. She continued to work when needed as a Sodexho checker in Burton Dining Hall for two years after her retirement. 

  • Mary Bigelow

    Mary Bigelow

    April 18, 2018

    Mary Bigelow, age 61, died on Tuesday, April 17th at the Reflections Care Center in Northfield. Mary worked part time and seasonally from 1991 through this past fall in Carleton’s “Garden of Quiet Listening” behind Watson Hall.