WSU Currents •
Winter 2012 27
Lee Haglund ’70
passed away on July 20. He began
his career as a teacher, but became a
legal investigator and worked for the
O’Brien Law Firm before starting his
own private investigation business.
He completed his working career with
Rochester City Line, retiring in 2011.
Suzanne (Metzler) Enebak ’71
lors Falls, Minn.) passed away on July
She earned her bachelor’s in art at
Winona State and worked at St. Paul
Companies and W.A. Lang as a claims
adjustor for 12 years. She and her
husband, Tom, raised their family in
Burnsville, St. Paul, and finally Taylors
Falls where Suzanne took a part-time
job in the elementary school cafeteria
Nancy M. Stark ’76
Minn.) passed away on August 14.
After graduating from WSU, she
earned her master’s in nursing at the
University of Minnesota. Nancy was
employed at Winona Health and
Janet J. Johnson ’77
passed away on October 19. She
earned her bachelor’s at the University
of Minnesota and master’s at WSU. Ja-
net was employed by Winona Senior
High School for more than 15 years.
Leanne Marie Gilbertson ’82
son, Wis.) passed away on July 31.
She earned her bachelor’s in elemen-
tary education at Winona State and
master’s at the University of Northern
Illinois. While at WSU, she was an
exchange student in Oslo, Norway.
Leanne taught for 22 years in Black
River Falls, Colby, and Madison.
Joann Carlson ’86
passed away on November 5. She
began her accounting career with the
Federal Reserve after graduating
from high school and later attended
Rochester Community College and
WSU, where she earned a degree in
accounting. She worked as controller
for Williams Publications before retir-
ing to Becker.
Steve Kereakos ’89
Minn.) passed away on October 28.
He earned his bachelor’s at the Univer-
sity of Minnesota, where he played on
the 1961 and 1962 Rose Bowl football
teams, and master’s from Winona
State. He worked at the State Hospital
in Rochester, Quarry Hill Treatment
Program, and Rochester Community
and Technical College, where he
was an instructor, administrator, and
football coach for 27 years. He won
MCCC coach of the year four times
and NJCAA Region XIII coach of the
year two times.
Karlyn Keuter-King ’95
Texas) passed away on May 31 fol-
lowing a fight with cancer. Active in
volleyball and softball while at Winona
State, she was also a talented singer.
She was most recently employed by
Bank of America Merchant Services
and was an active volunteer at St. Vin-
cent de Paul Church and school.
Shari Lynn (Dahl) Oldenburg ’98
Rochester, Minn.) passed away on
July 12 after battling a rare form of
cancer. She received an accounting
degree at WSU and worked for more
than 30 years at Mayo Clinic.
Winona) passed away
in August while visiting
Vietnam. She was on
vacation from her teach-
ing position in South Korea. While the
circumstances of her death remain
unclear, Kari became sick while
in Nha Trang, a popular tourist
destination, and passed away appar-
ently of respiratory failure after being
taken to the hospital.
Staff & Friends
Mary Ann Boyd
away on November 1. For 24 years she
worked as a lab technician at Winona
State and, on her retirement, received
the Member Emeritus Award from the
WSU Chemistry Department.
Winona) passed away
on September 9. He taught in North
Dakota and Minnesota and spent 27
years as faculty member at Winona
State, retiring in 1992. Memorials
may be directed to the Ray Brooks
Scholarship Fund through the WSU
worked at Winona State from 1980 to
and was staff development
coordinator in Teaching, Learning
Technology, passed away on
away on October 3 at her home. She
was employed at Winona State in the
Publications Office until her retirement
in 1990. Phyllis was the mother-in-law
of Pat Malotka, who works in Creative
Services at WSU and on the magazine.
away on August 9. A veteran of the
U.S. Army, he worked at WSU for 40
years as a carpenter before retiring in
and starting Ken’s Carpentry.