computer programmer for 40 years and also taught computer programming for several years. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Willoughby, where he taught Sunday school and served as president of the congregation. He was an avid Cleveland Browns and Ohio State University Buckeyes fan. Klein is survived by his wife of 50 years, Anita; daughter, Debbie Krainz; son, Walter Klein; three grandchildren; a brother; a brother-in-law; a sister-in-law; and many nieces and nephews and their families.
TERRY (CLAYMAN) LONG, Lynchburg, Va., died Oct. 27, 2010. She is survived by her stepfather, James Patrick; husband, Jeff Long; son, Brandon; twin brother, Barry Clayman; sister, Cynthia Wright-Banks; three nieces; a nephew; an uncle; and many cousins.
HERBERT RANSOM JR., Mentor, Ohio, died June 28, 2011. He was a small business owner and worked many years in sales and training. He served his country as a U.S. Marine. He had battled ALS for 25 years and, although wheelchair-bound and with limited mobility, he received his bachelor’s degree from Lake Erie College. He is survived by his sons, Conor and Eugene Brett Ransom; sister, Cindy Simons; and mother, Helen Lister.
DANIELLE MARIE OHLER, Painesville, Ohio, died tragically in an automobile accident Aug. 10, 2011. Danielle was entering her sophomore year at Lake Erie College, where she was a member of the Spanish Club. She was a member of Willo-Hill Baptist Church and enjoyed music, Facebooking, four-wheeling and spending time with her friends. She was employed by the Winking Lizard in Mentor, Ohio. Ohler is survived by her mother, Jonea Shultz; father, Tim Ohler; sister, Sara Ohler; grandparents, Albert and Joan Adache, Mary Lou Luhta and Carl Gray Jr., and Richard and Mary Ohler; seven uncles; one aunt; and 10 cousins.
FRIENDS ISABELLE HENRIETTA KLEIN, Riverton, Wyo., died March 25, 2011 at age 91. Early in her career, she taught classes in ornithology at Lake Erie College. Later, she and her husband settled on Sawdust Tract in Ashtabula County, Ohio, which was the focus for their many studies about the flora and fauna of Northeastern Ohio. Isabelle was the author of several books about the natural history of this area. She then lived in Wyoming for 27 years, where she continued as a birder and natural history researcher. She is survived by her son, Richard Klein; daughter, Milcey Scott; sister, Sally Hohnhorst; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. DOROTHY MADSEN, Madison, Ohio, passed away March 10, 2011. She worked for many years as a nurses’ aide and later in the cafeteria at Lake Erie College. She was a member of Park Street Christian Church, a past member of the AMVETS Perry Chapter and a member of the Sands Retirement Community Tenants Association. She was a volunteer for the children of Mexican parents who were learning to speak English. Madsen is survived by her daughter, Marsha Wade; sons, Loring, Michael and Joseph; and six grandchildren. HELEN WAGNER, Painesville, Ohio, died Feb. 15, 2011. She was emeritus professor of physical education at Lake Erie College, where she had taught for 30 years beginning in 1954. Wagner was a patron of the arts and had attended over 300 performances at Blossom Music Center. She greatly enjoyed the Cleveland Orchestra and the Cleveland Chamber Music Society.
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Lake Erie College Magazine, Fall 2011 issue