Goshen College President James E. Brenneman today sent the following statement to students, faculty and staff: “It is with profound sadness that I inform you of the death this morning of Professor James S. Miller, 58, a professor of biology at Goshen College since 1980.
Residents of Elkhart County as well as members of the Mennonite church and the Goshen College community praised President Emeritus J. Lawrence Burkholder as a visionary leader with an enduring love for the church, his family and scholarship during a memorial service Wednesday, June 30.
Goshen College President Emeritus J. Lawrence Burkholder, an influential figure in the Mennonite church, passed away early on Thursday, June 24 at the Greencroft Healthcare Center in Goshen. Burkholder, 92, played many significant roles throughout the 20th century as a pastor, professor, pilot, philosopher, civil rights activist, war-time relief worker and college president.
Goshen College Physician Emeritus and Associate Professor Emeritus of Health Education Willard S. Krabill, who gave 24 years of service to the college, died this morning after a courageous six-month battle with cancer at the age of 82. He was a pioneer in the areas of medical ethics, public health, family-centered childbirth and sex education.
A long-time fixture and author from Goshen College’s sociology department has died. J. Howard Kauffman, 84, Goshen College professor emeritus of sociology, died in his home in Goshen on the morning of Nov. 18.