Joseph Anton Nyiri ’59, MA’61

Joe Nyiri (83) passed away October 27, 2020. Joe was a teacher/art consultant with the San Diego Unified School District and was an art instructor at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and at local public libraries for over 45 years. He was represented by Orr’s Gallery in San Diego and exhibited world-wide. He made a name for himself in the local art scene as he created Modernist inventive metal sculptures. He earned a reputation as one of the area’s top sculptors.

Elmer P. Petersen Obituary – Sculptor

Local Artist, Elmer P. Petersen, 91, of Galesville passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse.

Passing of Peter M. Mack, UW ’61

Major Peter M. Mack, USMC (Retired), UW Class of 1961, died on 15 July 2020, in Birmingham, Alabama, at age 81, surrounded by family.

Dean Meeker Retrospective at MOWA: Jack Leissring

I turned to a full time concentration upon writing and care of my art collection, which now consists of more than 7000 works dating from 1600 to yesterday.

Richard Boyd recognized for his lifetime of archaeological and preservation efforts

Dr. Boyd is being recognized this year for his research and published material about the Great Lakes over six decades.

Obituary: Wayne Clifford Schroeder, Class of 1961

Wayne C. Schroeder, Class of ’61, died October 26, 2017. Wayne worked as a UW Extension agent and 4-H leader after graduation.

Renaissance Studies Award: Paul F. Grendler

On April 1, 2017, the Renaissance Society of America awarded its Paul Oskar Kristeller Lifetime Achievement Award to Paul Grendler (M. A. 1961, Ph. D. 1964, History, supervisor George Mosse).

UW-Madison Grads Inspire Scholarship Fund: Mike Asmus, Dave and Sally Asmus

A scholarship fund honoring the memories of Dave and Sally Asmus was established by their family earlier this year to provide financial support to University of Wisconsin-Madison undergrads.

In Memory of James W. Mink

James Mink passed away peacefully on November 1, 2016 at Rex Hospital following a long and courageous battle with cancer, recent heart attack, and emotional grief over the loss of his beloved wife of 57 years. His wife, Mary Jane Mink, passed away just 5 days prior and he was eager to be reunited in perfect peace with her. He was surrounded by family and friends.