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

  • Mark A. Greene

    Mark A. Greene

    June 23, 2017

    Mark A. Greene, the college's first professionally trained archivist, died in a car accident on June 21st. Mark worked at Carleton from 1985–1990 and went on to an impressive archival career at three additional institutions, authoring important articles in the field, and serving as a president of the Society of American Archivists (SAA).

  • David Sipfle, William H. Laird Professor of Philosophy and Liberal Arts, Emeritus (pic 1989)

    David Sipfle ’53

    May 4, 2017

    David Sipfle ’53 died at age 84 on April 30th due to complications from pneumonia. David taught Philosophy at Carleton from 1960 until his retirement in 1998 as the emeritus William H. Laird Professor of Philosophy and the Liberal Arts. In addition to twice chairing the Philosophy Department and serving on many committees, David was elected as Chair of the Faculty in 1975.

  • Mariea Guthrie

    Mariea Guthrie

    April 20, 2017

    Mariea Guthrie died on Sunday, April 16th, at her care facility in St Paul, at the age of 86. Mariea did interior design work at Carleton for over 40 years, including at least eight years after her official retirement in 1998. She had a gift for finding ways to retain the ethos of the College and its particular buildings. Mariea's elegant and practical solutions to design problems grace almost every historical building on campus.

  • LaVon Emery

    LaVon Emery

    April 7, 2017

    LaVon Emery died on Saturday, April 1st at Three Links here in Northfield. LaVon was a checker in the dining halls from 1998 to 2006.  As in many other aspects of her life, she loved connecting with people there.

    Services for LaVon were held yesterday at the Stanton United Methodist Church. A more complete obituary is below.

    Please keep all of LaVon's friends and family in your thoughts and prayers.

  • Lenora (Lee) Ramette

    Lee Ramette

    March 29, 2017

    Lee Ramette died on March 25th at home in Green Valley, AZ. Lee was a secretary in the Office of the President from 1970-1973 and then in Art and Art History until retiring in 1997. Faculty colleagues in Art and Art History describe Lee as the heart of the department. She was a skillful administrative assistant, flexible and resilient, with a wry wit. For many in the department, Lee also acted as an older sister, loyal friend, and sounding board, giving gentle advice and offering cooking, parenting, and gardening tips when needed.

  • Doris Pumper

    Doris Pumper

    February 27, 2017

    Doris Pumper, age 94, died on February 23rd at Three Links Care Center in Northfield. Doris worked in the Carleton Business Office from 1967-1991. Her role as student account specialist gave her the opportunity to assist students with their financial issues during their time at Carleton and during their loan repayment periods after graduation. She touched many of them with her concern and dedication.